MB boys turn tables on Aucs for first victory of season

The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team avenged last week’s loss to Mullins with a 70-67 road victory over the Auctioneers on Friday night.

The Seahawks (1-2) lost their home and season opener to Mullins last Friday before suffering an overtime loss at West Florence on Tuesday. The improvement continued and finally resulted in a win as the Seahawks held the lead for the better part of the game. Mullins hit some late 3-pointers to close the final margin.

Myrtle Beach was led by guard Nolin Butler, who scored a season-high 20 points. Bert Mack added 13 points and Solomon Cooper chipped in 12 to boost the Seahawks, who return to action Saturday at rival Conway. Myrtle Beach faces home-and-away series with the Tigers and Carolina Forest before the Beach Ball Classic and region play.

“We’re playing with a lot of balance and we’re playing better as a team,” said Seahawks coach Craig Martin. “We’re still working on our rotation and we’re going to have to keep getting better because we’re going to play a good schedule from here all the way through the region.”

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