Girls Hoops: Sharks upset Tigers; CF tops Socastee

cfghoops-socThe St. James girls basketball team scored a big upset over No. 3 ranked Wilson 53-49 on Tuesday night at the Shark Tank, allowing the Lady Sharks to claim a share of first place midway through the region schedule.

In a see-saw contest that came down to the wire, St. James was able to ice this one away at the free throw line. Leading by two in the final seconds, Kimmie Hotzelt made a steal and pass to Abigail Rumpf, who hit a pair of foul shots to pin the first region loss of the season on Wilson.

St. James’ Kelsi Bachmann returned from an injury to lead the Lady Sharks with 17 points and Hotzelt added 16.

The Lady Sharks (12-6 overall, 4-1 Region 7-3A) claimed a share of first place in league play. They travel to North Myrtle Beach on Friday.

* Carolina Forest 52, Socastee 39: Alexis Tomlin posted a double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds in a dominating performance against region rival Socastee on Tuesday.

Carolina Forest helped stay in the hunt for a Region 6-4A playoff berth with the road win. Ellen Nardella added 13 points and Cheyenne Pyles tallied nine to lead the Lady Panthers (9-10, 2-3). Mia Angelo and Shayla Baldwin led the Lady Braves (8-10, 1-3).

* North Myrtle Beach 52, Lake City 32: Aquera Johnson erupted for a game-high 20 points and Julie Carini added 10 as the Lady Chiefs (7-14, 2-3) improved their chances of making the Class 3A playoffs.

* Myrtle Beach 56, Georgetown 22: The Lady Seahawks (16-4, 4-1) had a pair of players post double-doubles – Nia Sumpter with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Kiana Adderton with 13 points and 11 boards – in an easy victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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