Girls Hoops: Socastee hits floor running in new region

socghoops-22The Socastee High girls basketball team made an impressive debut in Region 6-4A with a dominating 50-30 victory over visiting Conway on Tuesday night.

The Lady Braves (9-6 overall, 1-0 region) jumped out to an early lead and maintained it the rest of the way to defeat the Lady Tigers.

Socastee’s stingy defense limited Conway to only five points in the first quarter and three points in the second for a 28-8 halftime lead.

Kira Bell led the Lady Braves with yet another double-double performance, scoring a game-high 21 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

Mia Angelo had 16 points for Socastee, which moved up from Class 3A this season. The Lady Braves travel to West Florence on Friday night. Conway plays host to Sumter on Friday night.

* West Florence 56, Carolina Forest 37: The Lady Panthers lost their Region 6-4A opener against the visiting Lady Panthers, the preseason favorite to win the league title.

Carolina Forest travels to South Florence on Friday.

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