Saints survive cold-shooting night at Carolina Academy

cambhoops-5jumperThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team survived an ice-cold shooting night and a fourth-quarter deficit to escape with a 41-31 victory over host Carolina Academy on Thursday night.

The Saints trailed 25-22 entering the final period but finally heated up to outscore Carolina Academy 19-6 in the fourth period, led by freshman Jaylen Johnson’s game-high 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

The Saints shot 24 percent (12 for 50) from the floor and 20 percent from 3-point range (4 for 20). Johnson was 6 for 10 from the field and 3 for 6 from behind the arc, so the rest of the team went a combined 6 for 40 and 1 for 14. Senior Josh Lang added seven points and six rebounds.

The Saints return to the road Friday night to face Kings Academy before taking a short Christmas break and playing a pair of exhibition games in the Beach Ball Classic.

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