Seahawks’ comeback falls short to Sports Academy

mbhoops-cooperbeachballAfter facing tough tests in the Beach Ball Classic and Panther Classic over the holidays, the Myrtle Beach boys basketball team had one more challenge before entering region play next week.

The Seahawks (8-5) suffered a 55-53 loss Thursday night to visiting Sports Academy of Murrells Inlet, featuring high school graduates hoping to use prep school as a stepping stone to college.

Myrtle Beach trailed 36-19 at the half before launching an impressive comeback bid. The Seahawks held Sports Academy to only four points in the third quarter to close the gap, but they couldn’t get over the hump.

Solomon Cooper led the Seahawks with 14 points. Will Gray added eight points and Tysheme Lewis chipped in seven.

Spots Academy was led by Myrtle Beach alum Wayne Vereen with a game-high 16 points. Former Socastee standout See Man tallied eight.

The Seahawks open Region 7-3A play Monday night at Wilson.

Photo courtesy of BBC

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