Girls Hoops: NMB bounces back; CF takes third place

nmbghoops-22The North Myrtle Beach girls basketball team bounced back from a first-round loss to score back-to-back wins, capped by a 34-28 win over Assumption (Louisville, KY) in Thursday’s third round of Carolina Invitational Palmetto Division at Bishop England.

North Myrtle Beach Aquera Johnson scored a game-high 19 points in the consolation game to earn all-tournament team honors for the Lady Chiefs.

They defeated West Oak 49-22 in Thursday’s second round of the Carolina Invitational thanks to a balanced scoring effort. Johnson and Julie Carini led North Myrtle Beach with nine points apiece and were two of 10 Lady Chiefs to get in the scoring column.

* Carolina Forest 62, Northwestern 11:The Lady Panthers captured third place in the Lady Sandlappers tournament with a blowout win over over Northwestern.

After routing Travelers Rest 54-17 in the opener and falling to Christ Church 62-53 on Friday, Carolina Forest went on to take third by winning the consolation bracket final. Alexis Tomlin posted her third straight double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Panthers. Cheyenne Pyles scored 13 points and Ellen Nardella added 12 on four 3-pointers.

In the opener, the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Devildogs 34-9 in the second half to pull away for the easy win. Ellen Nardella led the Lady Panthers with 20 points and five steals, Alexis Tomlin posted a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds while adding four blocks. Cheyenne Pyles and Aubrey Bowen added seven point apiece.

The Lady Panthers then lost Christ Church on Friday thanks to another double-double by Tomlin (20 points, 10 rebounds) before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Nardella once again led the team in scoring with 21 points. Carolina Forest plays a team to be determined at 6 p.m.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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