Seahawks hold off Bulldogs; MB girls fall to Georgetown

The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team pulled out a key Region 7-3A victory over visiting Georgetown on Tuesday night, allowing the Seahawks (11-8 overall, 3-2 region) to remain in a three-way tie atop the league standings.

The Seahawks jumped out to a 40-22 halftime advantage over the Bulldogs (11-8, 2-3), who stormed back in the second half to make it a close one. Georgetown scored 23 points in both second-half periods but couldn’t overcome the huge early deficit.

Myrtle Beach held the Bulldogs at bay with some sharp 3-point shooting, including a pair of treys from Solomon Cooper. Mason Lewis and Nolin Butler hit one each and scored a team-high 16 points apiece to lead the Seahawks. Anthony Blair scored a game-high 27 for Georgetown.

The Seahawks remain tied atop the region standings with North Myrtle Beach and St. James with identical 4-1 league records. The Chiefs visit the Sharks on Friday while Myrtle Beach takes on Wilson.

Girls

* Georgetown 36, Myrtle Beach 34: The Lady Seahawks (12-8, 3-2) suffered a tough region loss to the visiting Lady Bulldogs (9-6, 2-3) on Tuesday.

Myrtle Beach’s Tanisha Brown registered another double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds and Christina Myers added 10 points for the Lady Seahawks, but they couldn’t overcome Georgetown down the stretch.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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