Girls Hoops: MB takes title; SJ nips NMB for No. 3 seed

nmbghoops-mbThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team captured its third straight Region 7-3A title Thursday night by defeating rival North Myrtle Beach 55-35 on the road in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The No. 5-ranked Lady Seahawks (19-4 overall, 9-1 region) won their ninth consecutive game to cap the season claim a No. 1 seed entering next week’s Class 3A state tournament. Myrtle Beach will play host to Lakewood on Monday.

Myrtle Beach was led by Keocia Walker’s game-high 17 points, Nia Sumpter with 14, and Kiana Adderton’s 12. Shaquera Johnson led North Myrtle Beach with nine points.

The Lady Chiefs (9-15, 5-5) fell out of a third-place tie with St. James (14-9, 6-4), which won its season finale over Lake City 57-20. The Lady Chiefs settled for the No. 4 seed and travels to top-seeded Crestwood on Monday.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson

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