Lady Chiefs lock up third in region with win at Socastee

The North Myrtle Beach Lady Chiefs scored a 52-36 road victory over rival Socastee to lock up the third-place playoff spot in Region VIII.

North Myrtle Beach improves to 16-7 overall and 6-3 in Region VIII, while Socastee falls to 9-12 overall and 3-6 in the Region. The Lady Braves are vying for the fourth and final playoff spot.

Leading 21-18 at halftime, the Lady Chiefs opened the third quarter with a 13-5 run to open a 34-23 cushion with 3:22 remaining in the quarter.  North Myrtle Beach held the lead the rest of the game and closed with a 14-5 run to slam the door shut on another region victory.

Taylor Allman led the way for North Myrtle Beach with a game-high 17 points.  Allman, who connected on 7-of-13 from the field, also posted five steals as the Lady Chiefs forced Socastee into 28 turnovers.  India Farmer added 13 points and seven rebounds for North Myrtle Beach.

The Lady Chiefs will face second-place Myrtle Beach on Thursday but if even they win the Lady Seahawks hold the tie-breaker by virtue of their victory over first-place St. James last week. The Lady Sharks swept the season series with North Myrtle Beach.

Sierrah McCarthy came off of the bench to lead Socastee with 15 points. The Lady Braves face St. James on Thursday trying to lock up the final playoff spot.

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