Hoops: Tigers, Sharks win; Lady Seahawks still perfect

mbhoops-10cfThe Conway High boys basketball team got some payback against rival Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night, avenging an earlier home loss to the Seahawks by returning the favor by a 60-50 score.

Conway emerged from a back-and-forth first half with a 30-28 lead and stretched it to double-digits with a strong third quarter run. The fourth quarter turned into a free-throw shooting contest as the Tigers held on for the win.

Conway’s Jimmy Nichols had a game-high 25 points.Emory Knox scored 17 for the Seahawks and JaQuan Chestnut tallied 11.

* St. James 60, Georgetown 40: The Sharks (3-3) rolled past former region rival Georgetown on Tuesday night at the Shark Tank.

St. James built a 25-16 lead at halftime and pulled away from the Bulldogs in the second half. The Sharks got great senior leadership with Trey Myers tallying 10 points and Cam Williams scoring 14. Jordan Furlough led all scorers with a game-high 21 points, and Alex Holmes had a breakout night with eight points on 2-for-3 shooting from behind the 3-point line.

The Sharks play again at home on Thursday night against North Myrtle Beach Christian.

GIRLS

* Myrtle Beach 49, Conway 36: The Lady Seahawks swept the season series with the Lady Tigers, pulling away in the second half for a convincing victory.

Playing without injured star Nia Sumpter, Myrtle Beach got 18 points from Kiana Adderton and 10 from Kira Bell to lead the Lady Seahawks.

Myrtle Beach will travel to Georgetown on Thursday before hosting the upcoming CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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