NMB boys take first victory; Lady Chiefs go cold on road

nmbghoops-31dribbleFollowing a cold-shooting opening night, the North Myrtle Beach boys basketball team turned in a balanced scoring effort Wednesday night to score a 74-59 victory over host Ashley (NC).

The Chiefs (1-1), who suffered a 66-56 loss to Carolina Forest on Tuesday, went north of the Carolina border to get a total team effort. Four players scored in double figures and 10 players scored overall.

North Myrtle Beach was led by Matt Lindsey, who tallied a team-high 17 points and game-high 11 rebounds for a double-double. Twin brother Josh Lindsey added 14 points, Matthew Stanalan scored 11 and Kendrick Funress chipped in 10.

Ashley got a game-high 29 points from Tyre Gathright but the Chiefs were able to contain the rest of the team. After being outrebounded by a huge margin Tuesday, NMB managed to tie Ashley on the boards with 29 apiece.

Girls

* Ashley (NC) 48, North Myrtle Beach 31: The Lady Chiefs (1-1) suffered their first loss of the season thanks to an ice-cold shooting performance.

NMB shot just 29 percent from the floor and scored only 12 points in the first half. Still, the Lady Chiefs trailed only 20-15 in th third period before Ashley closed with a 28-16 run.

NMB failed to have a player score in double figures. Marci Chestnut scored nine points and grabbed six reounds, and Aquera Johnson came off the bench to chip in seven points and seven boards.

Ashley’s Felecity Haven led all scorers with 20 points.

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