Girls Hoops: Socastee tops Conway; MB stays on roll

conghoops-layupThe Socastee High girls basketball team put itself in position to claim the final playoff spot in Region 6-4A with a 46-38 victory over host Conway on Tuesday night.

Playing without injured leading scorer Shayla Baldwin, the Lady Braves (11-10 overall, 3-4 region) outscored the Lady Tigers 18-8 in the second quarter to pull away in an otherwise tight ballgame.

Socastee’s Kira Bell scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed five rebounds, Mia Angelo added 19 points, five boards and assists, and Hannah Darnell grabbed a career high 14 rebounds.

Conway travels to first-place West Florence on Friday.

* Myrtle Beach 51, Lake City 36: The Lady Seahawks (16-5, 7-0) continued their torrid run through region competition with a road win over the Lady Panthers.

Nia Sumpter scored a game-high 18 points and Kiana Adderton added 13 as Myrtle Beach took one step closer to locking up the region championship.

The Lady Seahawks face second-place St. James on Friday with a chance to clinch the title.

* St. James 54, Georgetown 33: The Lady Sharks had three players score in double figures for an easy win to remain one game behind Myrtle Beach for first place in the region.

Kimmie Htzelt led all scorers with 15 points, Kelsi Bachmann scored 14 points, and Anna Cavin chipped in 11 to lead the Lady Sharks (15-6, 6-1). They take on Myrtle Beach on Friday in a showdown for first place in the region.

* Wilson 79, North Myrtle Beach 69: The Lady Chiefs (10-11, 2-5) continued to slide in the region standings with road loss at Wilson.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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