MB boys reach Lower State semis; Lady Seahawks fall

The Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams experienced mixed results in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs at Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday night.

The second-seeded Myrtle Beach boys upset the top-seeded Bruins in their own back yard 60-51 to advance to the Lower State semifinals. Nolin Butler scored a game-high 27 points and Mason Lewis added 13 to lead the Seahawks to the road win.

The second-seeded Lady Seahawks didn’t fair as well against No. 1-seeded Orangeburg-Wilkinson, which ended Myrtle Beach’s season with a 55-41 victory. Senior Tanisha Brown had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds in her final high school game.

The boys game was a back-and-forth affair, with the game tied at 11 after one period and the Seahawks ahead 26-23 at halftime. O-W cut the deficit to 36-35 entering the final frame.

But Myrtle Beach hit 17 of 20 free throws in the fourth period, including 11 of 12 by Butler. to put the game away. The Seahawks connected on 20 of 25 foul shots on the night while the Bruins made just 5 of 21.

The Seahawks advance to Tuesday’s Lower State semis against the winner of Friday night’s contest between Strom Thurmond and Darlington.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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