North Myrtle Beach boys, girls sweep rival Socastee

The North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team captured its sixth consecutive victory Wednesday night by doubling up visiting Socastee, 46-23.

Following a season-opening loss to Carolina Forest by one point, the Lady Chiefs have avenged that loss and continued their momentum. On Wednesday they used their defensive intensity to shut down the Lady Braves, who were held to eight points in the first half.

North Myrtle Beach turned a 23-8 halftime lead into an easy win. Jordan Burger led the Lady Chiefs’ offense, nearly singlehandedly outscoring Socastee with a game-high 21 points. The Lady Chiefs travel to Loris on Friday.

Boys

* North Myrtle Beach 59, Socastee 50: The Chiefs let the air out of the Braves’ hot start to the season by downing the Braves on their own home court.

Socastee, winner of four of its last five games, ran into a hot-shooting Chiefs squad, led by Cason McClendon. His 14 points helped North Myrtle Beach build a 34-28 halftime lead and hold off Socastee in the second half.

North Myrtle Beach travels to Loris on Friday.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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