Sand & Hoops: Tomlin lifts Carolina Forest into semis

cfhoops-13usaIt didn’t take long for Carolina Forest’s Alexis Tomlin to make the transition from the volleyball court to the basketball floor in Monday’s opening round of the Lady Braves Sand & Hoops Invitational.

After leading the Lady Panthers volleyball squad to a first-round playoff win, Tomlin made the move to the hardwood to lead the Carolina Forest girls to a 50-40 victory over Georgetown.

Tomlin posted a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds, and she added three blocks to her big night. Cheyenne Pyles also had 13 points with seven assists and five steals and 13 points. Ellen Nardella had 17 points thanks to five 3-pointers and Aubrey Bowen added seven points.

Carolina Forest advances to face tournament host Socastee, which scored a 60-30 victory over Green Sea Floyds. Leading the Lady Braves were Shayla Baldwin with 26 points, while teammate Mia Angelo celebrated her signing with Catawba College earlier in the day with 16 points and seven assists. They face Carolina Forest in the 7:30 matchup on Tuesday night at Socastee.

In the other semifinal, St. James will welcome Myrtle Beach to the Shark Tank at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. St. James blew out Loris 81-42 in Monday’s first round.

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