Lady Braves roll in opener of Sand & Hoops Invitational

socghoops-rutledgeThe Socastee High girls basketball team opened the 2013-14 season on Monday night, and the Lady Braves already appeared to be in midseason form.

Socastee defeated Waccamaw 70-20 in the first round of the Lady Braves Sand & Hoops Classic. No first-game jitters for the young Lady Braves (1-0), who shot 50 percent from the floor and 16 of 20 from the free-throw line to rout the Lady Warriors.

Socastee sophomore Mia Angelo led all scorers with 17 points, and sophomore Shayla Baldwin and Kira Bell tallied 13 apiece. Amber Rutledge added 10 to give the Lady Braves four double-digit scorers.

Socastee advances to face Conway, which defeated Cheraw in another first-round game, at 4:30 p.m. In the other semifinal, Mullins will take on St. James, a 49-29 winner over Carolina Forest, at 6 p.m., followed by the losers’ bracket games. The finals will be held Wednesday night.

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