Seahawks celebrate Senior Night with sweep of Chiefs

mbhoops-13dribOn Senior Night for the Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams, the Seahawks swept arch-rival North Myrtle Beach Thursday and ensured it would not be their final home game of the season.

Trailing  midway through the second period, the Myrtle Beach boys used an 19-3 run to close the second quarter and took control of the key showdown with the Chiefs with a 35-22 halftime lead.

They cruised to a 69-46 victory to claim second place in Region 7-4A and a first-round home playoff game on Feb. 15. Although the two teams split the season series and have identical region records, the Seahawks (11-10 overall, 5-3 region) claimed the tiebreaker from the Chiefs (10-11, 5-3) on point differential.

Myrtle Beach senior Robert Swanson led a balanced scoring effort for the Seahawks with 14 points. Jayce Allen added 13 points and JaQuan Chestnut chipped in 11. Sophomore Tyrone Stockdale led the Chiefs with a game-high 19 points.

In the opener, the Lady Seahawks (19-2 overall, 8-0 region) turned in a dominating performance to enter the postseason on a high note, downing the Lady Chiefs (14-9, 5-3) by a score of 57-28.

Myrtle Beach’s Kiana Adderton scored 12 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter as the Lady Seahawks pulled away early, and senior teammate Nia Sumpter added 13 points. North Myrtle Beach’s Aquera Johnson matched that total with a team-high 13 points.

No. 2-ranked Myrtle Beach will hold home court for at least the first two rounds of the playoffs, which get under way Feb. 14. Both North Myrtle Beach squads earned No. 3 seeds and will open the playoffs on the road.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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