Saints sink Oakbrook Prep to reach SCISA state semis

cambhoops-24jThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team is two steps away from giving coach Darren Gore the best possible going-away present.

The Saints (19-11) defeated Oakbrook Prep 59-45 in Tuesday night’s SCISA Class 2A state tournament quarterfinals at the Sumter Civic Center to advance to the final four and earn their 11th win in their last 12 outings.

Christian Academy senior Bryce Schneider led the Saints with a big double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds. Teammates Michael Green and Justin Busby added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Gore, who is sharing the job with co-coach Colin Stevens in his 10th and final season with the Saints, has the team in position to claim a sixth state title in a decade. He has a 198-82 record since starting the program. A state title win would be the 200th of his career.

The Saints face Hilton Head Prep at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Photo by Lindsay Hickman

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