Girls Hoops: Seahawks roll; Sharks shoot down Airport

mbghoops-43breakThe top-seeded Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team relied on a familiar formula to roll through the first round of the Class 3A state tournament on Monday night.

Combining a balanced offensive attack with a suffocating defensive performance, the Lady Seahawks blasted visiting Gilbert 71-16 to advance to the second round.

Myrtle Beach’s Nia Sumpter single-handedly outscored Gilbert with a game-high 17 points, and Kiana Adderton also scored in double figures with 11. A total of 12 Lady Seahawks scored in the game, which Myrtle Beach led 30-6 at halftime.

The Lady Seahawks will host the winner of Monday’s game between Stall and Marlboro County on Thursday.

* St. James 40, Airport 37: The third-seeded Lady Sharks scored a big road win over the second-seeded Lady Eagles in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.

Kelsi Bachmann led the Lady Sharks with 14 points as St. James advanced to face the winner of Monday’s first round game between Lakewood and Berkeley.

* Aiken 62, North Myrtle Beach 50: The Lady Chiefs saw their season come to an end with a road loss to the top-seeded Lady Green Hornets.

Despite a slow start, North Myrtle Beach outscored Aiken 20-10 in the second quarter to take a 26-25 lead at the intermission.

But Aiken regained the lead in the third quarter and outscored the Lady Chiefs 24-15 in the final frame to pull away for the win and advance to the second round.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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