Girls Hoops: NMB caps big week by defeating Conway

Pay-back continued for the North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team Friday night.

After turning the tables on Carolina Forest on Tuesday, the Lady Chiefs knocked off local power Conway with a 54-46 victory

Conway  took control of the game early and led 15-8 after the opening quarter. But the Lady Chiefs rallied to take a 23-21 lead into halftime.

North Myrtle Beach continued to pull away in the second half. They built a double-digit lead and the Lady Tigers could only close the gap to six before losing their first game of the season.

The Lady Chiefs were once again led by several younger players. Freshman Daveona Hatchell scored a team-high 14 points, and sophomore twin sisters Jordan and Jenna Berger had 12 and 11 points apiece, respectively. Senior Jevelyn Cox had 9 points.

Conway was led by Meme Williams with a game-high 15 points, and Lenaejah Evans scored 10. Neci Hemingway posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The win capped a 3-0 week for the Lady Chiefs under first-year coach Brooke Smith. They return to action Wednesday against Socastee. Conway travels to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.

* Socastee 46, St James 38: The Lady Bravves improved to 5-3 on the season by completing the series sweep over the Lady Sharks in the Battle of Highway 707 rivalry.

Socastee junior Mercer Roberts led all scorers with 16 points. Freshman teammate Mariah Leinbach had 10 points.

Socastee’s next game is at North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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