NMB boys, girls advance to Shootout by the Sea semis

The North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams held home court in the opening round of their annual Shootout by the Sea tournament on Wednesday.

The Chiefs defeated Covenant Day  75-71, led by Jaquan Grissett with a team-high 19 points. Matt Lindsey scored 14 points and Josh Lindsey added 13 for the Chiefs.

After keeping it close through the first half, Covenant Day was down by 12 points midway through the second half before tying it up with 2 minutes left in the game. The Chiefs played solid defense and Grissett continued his offensive domination, allowing the Chiefs to pull out the win.

The Chiefs advance to Thursday’s 8:30 p.m. semifinal game against Nation Ford, which defeated Scotland County 58-49 on Wednesday. In the other semifinal at 4:30 p.m., Summerville – a 65-54 winner over Clover – will face Hoggard – a 69-56 winner over Woodmont.

In girls action, the Lady Chiefs defeated South Florence 64-39 in their opening round game. Starting cold and down 9-0, the Chiefs turned up the heat to lead 31-21 at the half.

“We did a real good job on defense and played together as a team,” said Coach Jude Hunt, “the more we can do of that, the better we’ll be. I’m proud of our girls.”

The Lady Chiefs were led by Taylor Allman with 16 point. India Farmer added 12 and Kendricka Bellamy had 8.

The Lady Chiefs advance to Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinal against Scotland County, which defeated Nation Ford 38-35 on Wednesday. In the other semifinal at 3 p.m., Sumter – a 46-20 winner over Marlboro County – will take on defending champion Clover, which routed South Pointe 47-17.

Photo Credit: Sink Photography

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