Girls Hoops: NMB, Conway knock off intra-county rivals

nmbghoops-31The North Myrtle Beach girls basketball team had one final tuneup before opening their region title defense next week. If Friday’s game is any indication, the Lady Chiefs are ready to make a repeat run.

North Myrtle Beach destroyed host Loris 60-21 with a suffocating defense, turning 41 Lady Lions’ turnover into 40 points. The Lady Chiefs built a 27-7 halftime lead and cruised the rest of the way.

North Myrtle Beach’s Marci Chestnut scored a game-high 14 points and Asia Duncan came off the bench to add 12 points. Ronshella Dewitt pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds to go with her seven points.

The Lady Chiefs will open defense of their Region 7-3A title on Monday against St. James.

* Conway 36, St. James 32: The Lady Tigers scored their 10th win of the season and won the rubber-match against intra-county rival St. James.

After beating St. James in the finals of the season-opening Sand & Hoops Invitational but falling at home a few nights later, Conway (10-5) broke the series tie by edging the Lady Sharks (9-3) on their home court.

Conway’s Lashonda Green scored a team-high 12 points and Aishera Williams added 10. St. James got a game-high 14 points from Heather Price and 13 from Kelsi Bachmann.

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