Girls Hoops: Addertons lift Lady Seahawks to victory

mbghoops-42The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team took the next step toward reclaiming the Region 7-3A championship with a convincing 52-40 victory over visiting Socastee on Tuesday night.

And the Lady Seahawks (10-8 overall, 5-0 region) , who saw their streak of seven consecutive region crowns snapped last season, can lock up the title on Wednesday night at Georgetown.

But first Myrtle Beach had to get past another region rival in a resurgent Socastee (12-8, 4-2), whom the Lady Seahawks defeated with relative ease for the second time this season.

Leading just 23-20 at halftime, Myrtle Beach outscored the Lady Braves 15-7 in the third period to make it a double-digit ballgame and the Lady Seahawks were never threatened in the fourth.

Myrtle Beach’s Adderton sisters accounted for more than half of the Lady Seahawks’ point total with a combined 27 points. Kiana had a game-high 16 and Kyerra added 11 to lead the scoring.

Kira Bell scored 15 to lead the Lady Braves, who face North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday in a key contest for second place in the region.

* North Myrtle Beach 48, Wilson 45: The Lady Chiefs (13-6 overall, 3-2 region) used a pair of double-doubles by Marci Chestnut and Aquera Johnson to down the Tigers.

Chestnut had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Johnson added 10 points and 19 boards to lead the Lady Chiefs. Bryanna Goodson had 16 points for Wilson.

Photo by Shannon Keevert

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