Conway boys, NMB girls capture overtime thrillers

nmbgihoops-31The North Myrtle Beach girls basketball team had to work overtime to take a hard-fought 71-66 victory over visiting Conway on Thursday night.

North Myrtle Beach’s Aquera Johnson led the Lady Chiefs with a double-double, posting game highs in both points with 26 and rebounds with 15.

North Myrtle Beach also got solid performances from Ingrid Edge and Ronshelia Dewitt, who tallied 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Boys

* Conway 63, North Myrtle Beach 58: The Tigers overcame a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to force overtime and defeat the Chiefs on their home court.

Conway’s Christian Jeffords scored a game-high 22 points and Jalen Hennigan poured in 20 behind three 3-pointers to lead the Tigers.

Matthew Stanaland and Drew Dunn led the Chiefs with 15 points apiece and Josh Livingston scored all 12 of his points on four 3-pointers.

The Chiefs led 21-7 after the first period but Conway slowly crept back into the ballgame, cutting the halftime deficit to 29-25. NMB went back up by double digits after the third quarter at 46-36, but the Tigers forced OT and pulled away in the extra period.

Photo by Sona McIntyre

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