Christian Academy topples Braves in Turkey Shootout

camblogoThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team had a near-miss with a major upset over a Class 5A school on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Saints didn’t let the opportunity slip away.

The private school power knocked off public school neighbor Socastee 72-61 in the consolation game of the Gatorade Turkey Shootout in Florence, capturing third place in the eight team preseason hoops tournament.

Michael Green led the Saints with 21 points. Justin Busby, whose 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark in a 71-69 loss to Class 5A tournament host West Florence in the semifinals, scored 17 points. Sam Woods had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Saints take a short break for Thanksgiving before heading to another big-time tournament in Wilmington, NC. The Saints face Ben Smith at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Big Shots Hoop Feast at Laney High.

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