Jones’ double-double leads cold-shooting Saints to win

cambhoops-jonesdribbleThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team escaped with a narrow 49-46 road victory on Friday night at Florence Christian.

The Saints (7-5 overall, 2-0 Region 3A) shot just 30 percent from the floor and connected on only 1 of 16 attempts from the 3-point line in a rare cold-shooting night for the defending SCISA Class A state champions.

But sophomore guard Bernard Jones had the hot hand and a nose for the ball for Christian Academy, scoring a game-high 22 points and pulling down 15 rebounds for an impressive double-double. He hit 8 of 17 field goals to make up for an otherwise off night for the Saints.

CAMB’s Garrett Richards scored nine points for the Saints, and Cole Gore hit the team’s lone 3-pointer to finish with four points, six boards and two steals.

The Saints return home Thursday night against Palmetto Christian Academy.

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