NMB boys, girls rally late to remain unbeaten in region

It took the North Myrtle Beach girls basketball team a little time to get started in Monday night’s game at Georgetown.

But once they did, the No. 6-ranked Lady Chiefs (15-2 overall, 3-0 Region 7-3A) managed to roll past the Lady Bulldogs for a 54-42 victory to remain undefeated in region play.

A cold-shooting night for both teams left North Myrtle Beach clinging to 19-16 halftime advantage. But the Lady Chiefs went on an 18-4 run in the third period to pull away.

North Myrtle Beach was led by Taylor Allman’s game-high 17 points and India Farmer notched a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Ja’Quella Livingston added 12 boards and six points.

The Lady Bulldogs (8-4, 1-2) were led by Justice Evans’ 13 points and Tazia Moody chipped in 10. They were limited to 24 percent shooting on the night.

The Lady Chiefs host Myrtle Beach on Friday night in a showdown of region unbeatens and bitter border rivals.

Boys

* North Myrtle Beach 52, Georgetown 45: The No. 4-ranked Chiefs used a 21-7 run in the fourth quarter to rally past the host Bulldogs and remain undefeated in region play.

Georgetown carried a 38-31 lead into the fourth period, but the Chiefs (13-4 overall, 3-0 Region 7-3A) mounted a major comeback behind the hot hands of Jaquan Grissett and the Lindsey twins.

Grissett and Josh Lindsey scored a team-high 12 points apiece and Matt Lindsey added 11 points, including a 4 for 4 night at the free throw line. The Lindseys combined for all four 3-pointers in th game.

The Chiefs hit 4 of 11 from behind the 3-point line on the night compared to an 0 for 5 outing for the Bulldogs. Georgetown was led by Dae’Quon Gibson’s game-high 15 points.

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