Girls Hoops: Myrtle Beach sweeps Highway 501 foes

mbghoops-5sjThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team remained undefeated on the season with a 62-36 victory over host Carolina Forest on Friday night.

Nia Sumpter posted a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Lady Seahawks (5-0) defeated the Lady Panthers for the second time this season. Myrtle Beach beat Carolina Forest in the championship game of the Sand & Hoops Invitational.

Carolina Forest (3-2) was led by Cheyenne Pyle with 12 points, and Alexis Tomlin narrowly missed another double-double with nine points and 15 rebounds.

Myrtle Beach made it a weekend sweep of Highway 501 rivals by knocking off host Conway 67-29 on Saturday, one night after posting a similarly lopsided win at Carolina Forest. Sumpter had another big night with 20 points, Walker added 13 points and Ivy Collins scored 12.

* Laney (NC) 41, Carolina Forest 28: The Lady Panthers struggled through a three-point second quarter and couldn’t catch up in their trip over the Carolina border Saturday.

Pyles led Carolina Forest in scoring with 13 points and Ellen Nardella added 12 with three 3-pointers. Alexis Tomlin again posted double figures in rebounds with 10 but was limited to two points.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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