Seahawks knock off Chiefs for first place in Region 7-3A

mbhoops-cooperdribbleIn a battle of region unbeatens against neighboring rivals, Myrtle Beach really didn’t need any extra motivation when it played host to rival North Myrtle Beach on Friday night.

But when the Chiefs leap-frogged the Seahawks (12-5 overall, 4-0 Region 7-3A) for the top spot in last week’s CBCA poll, Myrtle Beach had even more reason to get up for the big game. And did they ever, rolling to a 65-50 victory over NMB (14-4, 3-1).

The Chiefs jumped out to an early six-point lead in the first quarter but it was short lived. The Seahawks claimed a 34-29 halftime advantage and then extended it to double digits in the third quarter.

That’s when things got exciting for all the wrong reasons. NMB’s Drew Dunn and MB’s Drew Allan collided and touched off a brawl that was quickly broken up before it got out of hand. The Seahawks cruised the rest of the way to the win to remain undefeated in region play.

Solomon Cooper scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Seahawks, and Brooks Swanson added 16 points. The Seahawks had a big night defensively, holding the Lindsey twins to 18 points on 5 of 18 shooting from the field. Matt Lindsey scored 13 and Matt Stanaland had a team-high 17.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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