Girls Hoops: MB soars past Hanahan in opening round

mbghoops-24dThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team made a convincing postseason debut Thursday night with a 58-32 victory over visiting Hanahan in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

The top-seeded Lady Seahawks (14-10) enjoyed their first easy win in their last six outings, finishing the regular season with two losses, a pair of one-point victories and an overtime win.

But Myrtle Beach started a new season Thursday night and came out hungry from the start against the fourth-seeded Hawks, jumping out to a 28-12 halftime advantage a coasting the rest of the way.

Myrtle Beach’s Kiana Adderton scored a game-high 14 points and Keocia Walker added 12. Nia Sumpter returned to the lineup to score nine, a promising sign for the Lady Seahawks heading into the second round.

Myrtle Beach will play host to Lakewood on Saturday night at 6 p.m.

* Hilton Head 45, North Myrtle Beach 30: The Lady Chiefs saw their season come to an end with a loss to the Lady Seahawks.

* Orangeburg-Wilkinson 59, Socastee 36: The third-seeded Lady Braves lost their first-round playoff game at second-seeded O-W.

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