North Myrtle Beach sweeps West Brunswick in opener

The North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams opened the 2012-13 season with big wins on the road at border rival West Brunswick on Tuesday night.

The Lady Chiefs (1-0) cake-walked their way to a 71-15 victory, while the North Myrtle Beach boys had a tougher time knocking off the Trojans 69-92.

The Chiefs led by as many as 18 points in the first half, but a second-half rally saw West Brunswick close the gap to only two points in the final minutes.

With a chance to tie or take the lead, the Trojans had the ball stolen away by Jaquon Grissett, who hit a wide-open Josh Lindsey for a 3-point basket that allowed the Chiefs to put the game away.

Grissett led all scorers with 22 points and Lindsey finished with 17 points. Senior Marshawn Scott narrowly missed a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing nine boards for the Chiefs.

The nightcap was far more thrilling than the opener, when 10 Lady Chiefs scored and the starters sat most of the second half. Seniors Taylor Allman, India Farmer and Taylor White led the Lady Chiefs (1-0).

Allman scored a game-high 21 points, Farmer just missed a quadruple-double with 18 points, 10 boards, eight steals and eight assists, and White added six points, five rebounds and four steals.

North Myrtle Beach returns across the state line to play a double header home opener against Loris at 6 p.m. Friday.

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