Saints rally to claim region tournament title, top seed

cambhoops-jonesdribbleThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team used a huge defensive effort in the fourth quarter to rally past Faith Christian 62-56 and claim the SCISA Region 3A tournament title Tuesday night.

The defending Class A state champion Saints played like it in the title game, outscoring Faith Christian 21-10 in the final period to capture the tourney title and earn the top seed in the playoffs.

Trailing 46-41 entering the final frame, the Saints took control on the defensive end and got the offense in gear down the stretch. Austin Guyton scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Sophomore point guard Bernard Jones had a huge night on both ends of the floor. He scored 15 points, made six steals and five rebounds while holding Region 3A player of the year Theron Reddy to only five second-half points.

The Saints will be the overall No. 1 seed heading into the state playoffs starting this weekend. They will face an opponent to be determined at CAMB.

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