Hoops Recap: Lady Braves steal victory at Georgetown

The Socastee High girls basketball team stole a key region victory at Georgetown on Friday night, scoring a 39-36 win thanks to SaySay Grant’s steal in the final seconds.

Clinging to a 37-36 lead with 10 seconds left, Grant made the steal and passed the ball down court to Mia Angelo, whose basket allowed the Lady Braves (13-7 overall, 4-2 region) to preserve the win and stay in the race for the Region 7-3A title.

Socastee, which trailed 29-26 entering the fourth quarter, got a game-high 16 points from senior Blake Smith, including 12 of 14 shooting from the free throw line. The Lady Braves hit 16 of 21 foul shots for the night, many of them down the stretch to ice the win.

* South Florence 45, Carolina Forest 37: The Lady Panthers (5-13, 2-3) were shutout in the second quarter and couldn’t make a run in the second half. Ashleigh Turner tallied 22 points and Marisa Runyon added 11 for Carolina Forest.

Boys

* Georgetown 40, Socastee 24: The Braves hit a season-low for offense, failing to score in double figures in any quarter to fall to the Bulldogs. Socastee (5-14 overall, 0-6 region) remained winless in region play. Dante Moore scored a team-high six points.

* Sumter 58, Conway 54: Malcolm Green and Reggie Bonner posted double-doubles for the Tigers (11-7, 3-2) but were swept in the season series to the Gamecocks in a showdown for first place in Region 6-4A. Green scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Bonner tallied 14 points and 11 boards.

* South Florence 60, Carolina Forest 35: The Panthers (4-14, 2-3) turned in a poor offensive effort against the Bruins. Isaac Wathen led Carolina Forest with 11 points.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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