Girls Hoops: Smith, Brown lead Socastee, MB on road

The Socastee High girls basketball team put together an impressive comeback on the road Monday night for a 45-40 victory over Wilson.

The Lady Braves (11-6 overall, 2-1 Region 7-3A) trailed by eight points in the final seconds of the third quarter but senior Blake Smith drilled a half-court shot before the buzzer to cut the deficit to five.

Socastee’s Kirstin Zanardo hit a 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter to give the Lady Braves their first lead of the half, and they did not let it slip away the rest of the way.

Smith, who finished with a career-high 29 points, connected on 8 of 10 free throws in the final period to help Socastee stay on top of the scoreboard and in the top tier of the region standings.

Zanardo added seven points and Kira Bell added four for the Lady Braves.

* Myrtle Beach 43, St. James 35: Tanisha Brown scored her ninth double-double of the season to lead the Lady Seahawks (11-6, 3-0) to a key region victory over the Lady Sharks.

Brown scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and teammate Shaya Shaw added 10 points to help Myrtle Beach remain undefeated in region play.

The Lady Seahawks face also-unbeaten region rival North Myrtle Beach on Friday in a showdown for sole possession of first place in the league standings.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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