Lady Seahawks top Wilson to reach 3A state title game

mbghoops-2The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team opened the season with plans to finish it in Columbia. Three months later, the Lady Seahawks punched their ticket to the Class 3A state title game by winning Friday night’s Lower State Championship Game.

Myrtle Beach knocked off region rival Wilson 47-38 in front of the Lady Tigers’ hometown crowd at the Florence Civic Center, leading from wire-to-wire to win the rubber match in the season series and to set up a March 5 date against Upper State Championship winner Dreher at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

The Lady Seahawks (24-4) were lead by Nia Sumpter with a game-high 22 points and Kiana Adderton scored 12. But it was a team defensive effort that held the Lady Tigers to only 13 points in the first half and again proved to be Myrtle Beach’s strong suit.

Myrtle Beach has won six state championships, including back-to-back crowns in 2010 and 2011.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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