Girls Hoops: MB, Conway use rallies for region wins

Myrtle Beach High girls basketball coach Jennifer Dennison had a simple message for her team at halftime of Friday’s Region 7-4A showdown with Wilson. The Lady Seahawks hear it loud and clear.

No. 5-ranked Myrtle Beach rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat the visiting No. 9 Lady Tigers 42-41. Asia Smith’s game-winning putback with 9 seconds remaining gave the Seahawks their only lead of the contest.

“We weren’t playing with any heart, so at halftime I said, ‘Who loves basketball? Who loves to play basketball? Give me five or six girls that want to play and we will win this game,’ ” Dennison recalled. “They answered the call.”

Trailing 23-11 at halftime, Myrtle Beach had more than a handful of players come through in the clutch. Smith hit back-to-back baskets and Janell Horton hit a basket to 36-29 after three quarters of play.

Ivy Collins hit a 3-pointer and a layup to pull Myrtle Beach within to 2 midway through the period, and Ajia Kelly made a pair of steals and layups to put the Lady Seahawks down 41-40 with 15 seconds left.

With Wilson attempting to milk the clock, eighth-grader Shillae Campbell made a big steal on the inbound pass. Following a miss by Kelly, Smith got the rebound and hit the putback to give Myrtle Beach its first lead with 9 seconds left.

On the other end, Smith made a big block at the buzzer to put the game away and all but seal the Seahawks’ chances at a fifth straight region title.

Kelly led the Seahawks with 12 points and Collins and Janell Horton had nine apiece. Smith and Jaleh Horton scored six apiece.

Myrtle Beach (15-3, 5-0) swept the season series with the defending state finalists and beat No. 3 North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.

* Conway 54, South Florence 39: The Lady Tigers used a huge fourth quarter to overcome the Lady Bruins, outscoring them 24-7 in the final period to earn a region win.

Conway trailed 32-30 entering the fourth before its senior trio combined for 19 of its 24 points in the final quarter.

Meme Williams led the Lady Tigers with 19 points and dished out eight assists. Lenaejah Evans tallied 17 points, and Neci Hemingway had 10 points and nine rebounds.

* Carolina Forest 54, Socastee 35: The Lady Panthers (15-4, 7-0) kept their undefeated region record alive with a road win over the rival Lady Braves.

Carolina Forest started off strong with an 18-point explosion in the first quarter but ran into foul trouble early in the second quarter, taking an 8-point lead into the half. After the intermission, the Panthers got back on track with a 20-point third quarter, cruising the rest of the way to the victory.

Alexis Tomlin led the Panthers in scoring with 22 points and in blocks with two. Ellen Nardella drained three 3-pointers to finish with 13. Cheyenne Pyles and Carly Skolsky added 6 points apiece.

The Panthers travel to West Florence on Tuesday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

Comments

comments

Coastal's Ellis earns honor from first college program

Coastal's Ellis earns honor from first college programForty-four years after taking his first college job at Cumberland [more]

P-Nats preempt Pelicans' winning streak in opener

P-Nats preempt Pelicans' winning streak in openerThe Potomac Nationals ended the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' six-game winning [more]

Coastal's Schnall named among top D1 assistants

Coastal's Schnall named among top D1 assistantsCoastal Carolina associate head baseball coach Kevin Schnall was named [more]

From MB to Majors: 20th Anniversary Pelicans Team

From MB to Majors: 20th Anniversary Pelicans Team In 20 seasons of Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball, more than [more]

Pelicans shut out Woodies, return home on hot streak

Pelicans shut out Woodies, return home on hot streakAlex Lange fired five shutout innings and Yeiler Peguero added [more]

Local hoops team claims second crown this week

Local hoops team claims second crown this weekApparently one tournament championship this week wasn't enough for Big [more]

Mutiny enters playoffs on seven-game unbeaten run

Mutiny enters playoffs on seven-game unbeaten runThe South Atlantic champion Myrtle Beach Mutiny wrapped up the [more]

Pelicans ride long ball to fifth consecutive victory

Pelicans ride long ball to fifth consecutive victoryThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans blasted a season-best three home runs [more]

Hudson tosses Pelicans to fourth consecutive victory

Hudson tosses Pelicans to fourth consecutive victoryBryan Hudson was brilliant for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on [more]

MB's Vaugh runs the table, wins SC Junior Match Play

MB's Vaugh runs the table, wins SC Junior Match PlayDespite qualifying in the middle of the pack for this [more]

Pelicans slam door on Wood Ducks in opener

Pelicans slam door on Wood Ducks in openerWith the bases loaded and one out in the bottom [more]

Mutiny tops Tobacco Road to defend division crown

Mutiny tops Tobacco Road to defend division crownThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny had a golden opportunity to clinch [more]

Promoted ace Lacy makes strong debut for Pelicans

Promoted ace Lacy makes strong debut for PelicansRollie Lacy was brilliant on the hill in his Myrtle [more]

Strand team holds home court, wins national title

Strand team holds home court, wins national titleA basketball team made up predominately of Horry County players [more]

CCU's Chavers nets fourth Freshman All-American nod

CCU's Chavers nets fourth Freshman All-American nodCoastal Carolina centerfielder Parker Chavers was named second team Freshman [more]

Five local athletes qualify for National Junior Olympics

Five local athletes qualify for National Junior OlympicsFive members of the Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club [more]

Pelicans' batters break out wood on Woodstock Night

Pelicans' batters break out wood on Woodstock NightP.J. Higgins notched four hits, including a three-run home run, [more]

Pelicans open homestand with 3-1 loss to Mudcats

Pelicans open homestand with 3-1 loss to MudcatsThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 3-1 on Monday night in [more]

Pelicans lose four leads to fall in extras, return home

Pelicans lose four leads to fall in extras, return homeThe Buies Creek Astros tied the game four separate times [more]

Horry Post 111 opens run for AL state championship

Horry Post 111 opens run for AL state championshipHorry Post 111 will begin its quest for an American [more]

NFL's Henderson returns home for football camp

NFL's Henderson returns home for football campFormer Coastal Carolina football standout and current Denver Broncos running [more]

Pelicans snap eight-game cold spell vs. Buies Creek

Pelicans snap eight-game cold spell vs. Buies CreekThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans snapped an eight-game skid head-to-head against [more]

Strand swimmer captures silver at Special Olympics

Strand swimmer captures silver at Special OlympicsSurfside Beach resident Max Wolff made the cross-country flight to [more]

Early rain delay can't stop Pelicans' three-game slide

Early rain delay can't stop Pelicans' three-game slideThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans waited out a first-inning rain delay [more]

Ander's spark lights late fire for first-place Mutiny

Ander's spark lights late fire for first-place MutinyThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny captured a critical 4-1 victory over [more]

Coastal's Ellis earns honor from first college program

Coastal's Ellis earns honor from first college programForty-four years after taking his first college job at Cumberland [more]

P-Nats preempt Pelicans' winning streak in opener

P-Nats preempt Pelicans' winning streak in openerThe Potomac Nationals ended the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' six-game winning [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach