Chiefs leapfrog Seahawks for top spot in CBCA poll

nmbhoops-5ftsNorth Myrtle Beach has leap-frogged Myrtle Beach for the top spot in the latest Coastal Basketball Coaches Association Poll, which was released Tuesday.

The Chiefs, who have been No. 2 behind the Seahawks since the start of the season, overtook the top spot after the opening week of region play. Both MB and NMB got off to 2-0 starts in Region 7-3A play but the Chiefs got the nod. The debate will be settled on the court on Friday.

At the No. 3 spot, Carolina Forest has used a six-game winning streak to move up to its highest ranking of the season. The Panthers also got off to a 2-0 start in Region 6-4A to jump over No. 4 Conway and No. 5 Socastee, which fell from No. 3. Carolina Forest and Conway will meet Friday as well.

Rounding out the Top 10 are No 6 Georgetown, No. 7 Carvers Bay, No. 8 Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, Andrews and Waccamaw. Christian Academy’s Austin Guyton also made the weekly “Fabulous Five” list after averaging a double-double (16 points, 15 rebounds) in a pair of wins last week.

Carolina Forest placed a pair of players on the Fab 5 – Parker Helgerson and Jawan Butler-Stephens, who averaged 15 and 14 points apiece last week, respectively.

Photo by Sona McIntyre

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