Girls Hoops: Socastee, MB claim key region victories

socghoops-blondThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team claimed the cat-bird seat of the Region 7-3A standings by defeating rival North Myrtle Beach 55-46 on Friday night.

The Lady Seahawks (8-8 overall, 4-0 region) won their fourth consecutive region game to remain undefeated and atop the standings. The visiting Lady Chiefs (12-6, 2-2) fell to .500 in league play.

Myrtle Beach’s Nia Sumpter scored a game-high 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Lady Seahawks. Mya Pressley came off the bench to score 13 on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and Nakia Black added 11 points and six boards.

North Myrtle Beach trailed by as many as 13 in the first half but managed to cut the deficit to single digits in the second half before falling short. Marci Chestnut scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Lady Chiefs.

* Socastee 41, St. James 39: The Lady Braves (11-7, 2-2) claimed a share of second place in the Region 7-3A standings with a narrow victory over the visiting rival Sharks.

Kira Bell scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Lady Braves. Sierrah McCarthy added 12 points and Madison Lowe also had nine boards.

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