Lady Seahawks drop second straight in Crescent tourney

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team finds itself in unfamiliar territory in the Crescent Bank Holiday Invitational – the consolation bracket.

The two-time defending state champion Lady Seahawks (6-2) suffered their second straight loss of the season and tournament on Monday, falling the Greater Atlanta Christian (6-3) by a 71-60 score at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

The Lady Seahawks, who have finished fifth, third and third in the past three Crescent Bank tourneys, will close out the event Wednesday with an 8:15 a.m. losers’ bracket matchup with Goose Creek, which suffered a 32-27 defeat to Fayette County (Ga.) on Monday.

Myrtle Beach senior Khadijah Sessions scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds, and Tanisha Brown failed to record a double-double for only the second time this season with 16 points and only six boards.

Greater Atlanta Christian had more weapons than Myrtle Beach could handle. Sierra Lawrence scored a team-high 19 points, Brianna Cummings posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and CiCi Buford and Sydni Means had 12  points apiece.

The Lady Seahawks led by as many as six points in the first half before falling behind at the half 38-35. Greater Atlanta Christian took its biggest lead of 54-42 midway through the second half and Myrtle Beach got no closer than 60-55 the rest of the way.

Photo by Digital Magic Photo

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