Girls Hoops: MB, NMB net big wins in region openers

nmbghoops-24rebThe Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball teams made strong opening statement in their Region 7-4A debuts Friday night.

The Lady Seahawks (10-2 overall, 1-0 region) made the hour-long road trip to Florence to face fellow region and state title contender Wilson, downing the Lady Tigers 67-56 and to snap a home unbeaten streak that dates back to 2015.

Myrtle Beach senior standout Kiana Adderton had a career night against Wilson, scoring a game-high 31 points to lead the Lady Seahawks to the top spot in the standings right out of the gate.

They currently share first place with rival North Myrtle Beach, which dominated visiting St. James by a 59-23 score. The Lady Chiefs’ previously scheduled contest against Socastee on Saturday has been cancelled.

* Conway 53, Socastee 43: The Lady Tigers opened Region 6-5A play with a big win over the host Lady Braves.

Zakera Chadmon and Neci Hemingway led the Lady Tigers (7-4, 1-0) with 17 points apiece, and Hemingway made it a double-double with 11 rebounds. Lenaejha Evans tallied 14 points and six boards.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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