Seahawks sweep Conway

The Myrtle Beach girls and boys basketball teams blew out rival Conway on Saturday night.

The two-time defending Class AAA state champion Lady Seahawks (5-0) jumped out to a 21-4 lead over the Lady Tigers (0-3) in the first quarter and rolled to an easy 73-37 victory.

Myrtle Beach once again relied on the 1-2 punch of Khadijah Sessions, who scored a game-high 31 points, and Tanisha Brown, who got her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Brown just missed out on a triple-double, falling two assist shy of 10. Sessions added seven rebounds and seven steals, so the Lady Seahawks are leaning heavily on the duo after losing four senior starters from last season.

“It’s a good problem to have because those two are outstanding, but the more we play the more teams will start keying on them,” Myrtle Beach girls coach Brian Kiper said. “So we’re really going to have to start working our other players into the mix.”

The Myrtle Beach boys struggled for a half with the Tigers before putting them away in the second half. Clinging to a 28-26 halftime lead, the Seahawks exploded for 24 points in the fourth period and held Conway to single-digit scoring in both periods en route to a 63-40 victory.

Myrtle Beach’s T.J. Jones dominated the inside against the smaller Tigers, tallying 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to record another double-double. Teammates E.J. Goings (13), Tramond Wilson (12) and Emarjay Johnson (11) each scored in double figures.

Myrtle Beach is off until Friday when Carolina Forest pays at visit. Conway hosts Georgetown on Tuesday.

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