Boys Hoops: Tigers hold off Seahawks; Sharks win

The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team took its best shot at visiting rival Conway on Tuesday night, but the No. 2-ranked Tigers managed to remain undefeated by escaping with 66-57 victory.

Conway jumped out to a big early lead of 21-9 in the first quarter, but the Seahawks gradually trimmed away at the deficit to pull within three late in the game, 60-57, on a big 3-pointer by Robert Swanson. But Conway scored the game’s final six points to pull away in the end.

Conway’s Jimmy Nichols turned in another strong performance with a game-high 25 points. Teammate Darren Grainger added 14 points, and Juwon Moody hit double figures with 10.

Swanson had a big night for the Seahawks, finishing with a team-high 23 points. Emorie Knox tallied 14 points, and teammates Jayce Allen and Jack Martini added 8 apiece.

* St. James 57, Georgetown 54: The Sharks captured a big road win over the Bulldogs, escaping Georgetown with a hard-fought victory.

St. James’ Payton Lewis led the Sharks with 22 points, and teammate Alex Holmes added 13 to sweep the season series with the Bulldogs.

* Oak Hill (VA) 63, Christian Academy of MB 53: The Saints suffered a tough loss to Oak Ridge Academy to fall under .500 for the season.

The Saints (4-5) got 16 points from Mike Green and 12 from Davis Guyton but it wasn’t enough.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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