Girls Hoops: Lady Braves surge into second in 6-4A

socghoops-22The Socastee High girls basketball team scored its third region win in five nights to give a big boost to its playoff hopes with a 58-41 victory over visiting Conway on Tuesday night.

The Lady Braves (11-10 overall, 4-3 Region 6-4A) moved over the .500 mark for the season and in the league standings, tying Conway for second place with just three region games remaining. The two teams split the season series.

* Myrtle Beach 71, Lake City 18: Nia Sumpter exploded for 28 points to surpass the 1,000th-point mark of her career and the Lady Seahawks (18-4, 6-1) held the visiting Lady Panthers to only two points in both the first and second quarters.

Myrtle Beach’s Ivy Collins scored 12 points and Kiana Adderton added eight as the Lady Seahawks were able to empty the bench and have 10 different players break into the score column.

* West Florence 42, Carolina Forest 33: The Lady Panthers (9-12, 2-5) suffered their fourth region loss in their past five outings to fall in danger of earning the fourth and final playoff berth.

* St. James 59, Georgetown 35: The Lady Sharks (13-7, 5-2) held the Lady Bulldogs scoreless in the first half and never looked back en route to a region road win.

Kimmie Hotzelt scored 18 points to lead St. James, which hosts Myrtle Beach on Friday with a chance to move into a share of first place in Region 7-3A.

* Wilson 63, North Myrtle Beach 43: The Lady Chiefs (7-14, 3-4) suffered a tough loss at home to the Lady Tigers.

Aquera Johnson scored 22 for the Lady Chiefs, more than half her team’s points. North Myrtle Beach travels to Georgetown on Friday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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