Local hoops stars team up to capture Big Shots title

The Confidence Cougars out of Horry County defeated the Charlotte Hoyas 74-70 in the U-17 Gold Championship of the Big Shots Myrtle Beach Live Tournament on Sunday.

Featuring players from several local high schools competing at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, the Cougars pulled together to capture the AAU tournament championship.

Jonathan Wright of Socastee High was selected as the Finals MVP. He scored a team-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers.

Jevon Giffin of North Myrtle Beach High chipped in 10 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1 minute remaining. North Myrtle Beach teammate Maurice Finch dished out 11 assist and made four steals, and Derrick Alston of Carolina Forest High scored six points and had four steals.

The Cougars advance to the NTBA State Championships on May 4-6.

– Photo courtesy of Big Shots

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