Conway tops St. James to claim Sand & Hoops title

conghoops-15layupConway emerged as a bit of a surprise winner of the Lady Braves Sand & Hoops Invitational on Wednesday by defeating St. James 34-31 in the title game.

Coming off a 7-16 season, the the Class 4A Lady Tigers (3-0) won three games in as many days, albeit against smaller schools. Still, Wednesday’s win over the Class 3A Lady Sharks (2-1) showed an improved team in 2013-14.

Conway’s Zakera Chadmon scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Lady Tigers to the tournament title. St. James got a team-high 11 from Kelsey Bachmann and Bethany Goodrich added 10 for the Lady Sharks.

In other Wednesday action involving local teams, Mullins defeated tournament host Socastee 60-48 in the consolation game, and Carolina Forest beat Waccamaw 42-37.

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