Hoops Roundup: St. James, Conway earn region wins

The Conway High boys basketball team scored its second consecutive double-overtime victory with a 71-68 win over visiting South Florence on Tuesday night.

After defeating rival Carolina Forest in two extra periods at the Black Hole on Friday, the Tigers (13-6 overall, 3-1 Region 6-4A) took two more overtimes to secure their third straight region win.

Conway moves into a first-place tie atop the region standings with Sumter, which suffered its first region loss to West Florence on Tuesday.

* St. James 59, Wilson 52: The Sharks (14-5, 4-1) remained in a three-way tie atop the Region 7-3A standings with a victory over the host Tigers on Tuesday night.

Leading by only two points after three quarters, St. James managed to pull away in the fourth period at the free throw line, connecting on 23 of 32 foul shots on the night.

St. James improved to 4-1 in the region along with Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. The Sharks face the Chiefs on Friday.

Girls

* Conway 41, South Florence 39: The Lady Tigers (6-11, 3-1) scored a critical region win by defeating the Lady Bruins on Tuesday in overtime. Briana Steele scored 13 points to leadConway.

* Wilson 72, St. James 42: The Lady Sharks (8-11, 0-5) remained winless in region play with a road loss to the Lady Tigers. Eldreanna Hannah scored 13 points for St. James

Photo by Joel Beachum

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