Conway sweeps St. James in boys-girls doubleheader

Coming off a school-record run the Class 5A Lower State final last year, the Conway High girls basketball team is off to a good start for another deep run in 2017-18.

The Lady Tigers (2-0) rolled to a 51-29 victory over St. James in the Shark Tank on Wednesday.

Led by a trio of returning seniors, Conway got almost half its point production from Lanaejha Evans with a game-high 25.

Fellow seniors Aishera Williams added 14 points and Neci Hemingway had 5 points. Sophomore Jayla Boone also got in the act with 7 points.

St. James (2-2) was led by Cherish Washington and Hunter Clapham with 8 points apiece, and Ilenne De Los Santos added 7 points

The Sharks travel to Socastee on Friday, when the Tigers host Myrtle Beach in their home opener.

Boys

* Conway 69, St. James 40: The Tigers pounced early for to a 24-4 lead after one quarter and cruised the rest of the way in an intra-county matchup at the Shark Tank.

The Sharks (1-1) were led by seniors Alex Holmes with 8 points and Andrew Gasperson with 6 points. They play cross rival Socastee at home Friday.

 

Photo by Joel Beachum

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