Panthers, Seahawks swept by South Florence, Wilson

The Carolina Forest boys and girls basketball teams were swept at South Florence on Friday night.

The Panthers (13-6 overall, 3-2 region) held a double-digit lead at halftime but saw the Bruins come storming back in the third period en route to a 66-58 come-from-behind victory.

Carolina Forest’s Will Brunson and Jarvez Holmes scored 11 apiece and teammate Robert Gray added nine points but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Bruins.

The Lady Panthers played a triple-overtime thriller against South Florence but came out on the short end of an 81-71 defeat.

* Wilson at Myrtle Beach: Wilson swept Myrtle Beach on Friday night in a pair of close Region VIII-AAA games.

The Lady Tigers needed overtime to get past the Lady Seahawks 70-57, while Wilson’s boys battled from behind to beat Myrtle Beach 55-53.

The Seahawks led by nine at halftime but saw the Tigers storm back in the third period for a 41-39 advantage. Brandon Jones and Braxton Ivory scored 14 apiece, including some clutch shots down the stretch.

Myrtle Beach was led by Tramond Wilson’s 12 points, Emeray Johnson’s nine points and E.J. Goings’ eight points.

The Lady Seahawks suffered their second region loss of the season after winning six consecutive region titles. After battling to a tie through four quarters, Wilson’s Nijeria White scored eight of her 23 points to open overtime as the Lady Tigers rolled to the win.

The Lady Seahawks were led by Khadijah Sessions’ game-high 30 points.

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