Saints wrap up region title without firing a single shot

cambhoops-1The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team clinched the SCISA Class 1A, Region 3 regular season crown and the top seed in this weekend’s region tournament without firing a single shot.

Rather than scramble to make up Tuesday’s weather-affected finale at James Island Christian, the Saints (18-6 overall, 9-1 region) were beneficiaries of a forfeit that locked up the championship.

Christian Academy draws a bye to Saturday’s semifinals at Cathedral Academy, which will host the tourney and face Coastal Christian in the first round at 6:15 p.m. The winner will meet the Saints in the semis. The region championship game is Tuesday.

The Saints are the defending state champions and are looking to repeat, but they lose six seniors after the season. The future for the state power remains bright, however. The Saints’ JV squad just completed an undefeated region season and play in the JV tournament this weekend at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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