Girls Hoops: MB cranks up defense to beat Socastee

On a night when neither team could seem to buy a basket, the Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team got it done with defense Tuesday night for a 28-24 victory at Socastee.

Myrtle Beach star Tanisha Brown, who is averaging a double-double for the Lady Seahawks (13-8 overall, 5-2 Region 7-3A), was held to only two points by the Lady Braves (12-8, 4-3) defense.

But Brown made it for it by pulling down a game-high 15 rebounds and she and her teammates shut down Socastee’s offense to take over sole possession of second place in the region standings.

With Brown being shut down, the Lady Seahawks had to rely on some unlikely sources of offense. Sophomore Nakia Black scored a team-high nine points and Kyerra Adderton added six.

Blake Smith scored a game-high 10 points for Socastee and Kirstin Zanardo added nine.

* Georgetown 45, St. James 41: The Lady Sharks (8-12, 0-7) remained winless in region play with a difficult loss to the Lady Bulldogs. Hannah Price had 11 points and Eldreonna Hannah added 10 for St. James, but it wasn’t enough to pull out the win at Georgetown.

* Carolina Forest 44, West Florence 38: Marisa Runyon scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Lady Panthers (6-14, 3-3) to a key region road victory over the Lady Knight.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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