Myrtle Beach girls, boys win rematch with Carolina Forest

What a difference one week and 10 miles can make.

Coming off a narrow 40-35 victory at Carolina Forest last week, the Myrtle Beach girls basketball team returned home and turned the tables back heavily in its favor with a 71-39 home victory over the Lady Panthers on Friday night.

The Lady Seahawks’ (6-0) lethal 1-2 combination of Khadijah Sessions amd Tanisha Brown proved to be too much for Carolina Forest to handle in the rematch.

Sessions scored a game-high 22 points and Brown recorded another double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Myrtle Beach duo matched the Lady Panthers’ total offensive output for the game.

Sessions also had seven rebounds and a team-high seven assists, while Brown dished out six assists for the two-time defending Class AAA state champions.

Myrtle Beach returns to action in the first round of the Crescent Bank Holiday Invitational against Center Point (Ala.) on Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Carolina Forest (6-3) travels to Loris on Tuesday.

* Boys: The Myrtle Beach boys also got some payback Friday by avenging last week’s loss to Carolina Forest.

The Seahawks (3-3) got a game-high 18 points from T.J. Jones and a double-double from Tramond Wilson, who had 11 points and 10 rebounds, to deal the Panthers (4-2) their second straight defeat.

Myrtle Beach trailed 46-44 entering the final period but got hot behind Solomon Cooper, who came off the bench to score 11.

The Panthers got off to a 4-0 start after beating Myrtle beach last week but they suffered their first loss of the season last Tuesday at North Myrtle Beach.

The Panthers were led by Ryan Yurachek’s 15 points and Melquan Nelson scored 14. Carolina Forest travels to Loris Tuesday before hosting the Seahawks in next week’s Panther Classic.

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