Socastee snaps out of cold start to sweep Georgetown

sochoops-3leapAfter having their last two games postponed due to ice and snow, it took the Socastee High boys and girls basketball teams a little time to thawl out from the cold.

But both teams heated up in the second half to sweep visiting Georgetown on Saturday. The Lady Braves defeated the Lady Bulldogs 49-40 while the Braves rolled to a 55-35 victory over the Georgetown boys.

The Lady Braves (13-7 overall, 3-2 Region 7-3A) came out ice cold and trailed 20-16 at halftime, but they matched that point total in the third period alone to take a 32-29 lead. Socastee never trailed again en route to the region win as Kira Bell scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Mia Angelo added nine points and Sydney Wortham had eight points and seven rebounds.

The Socastee boys also struggled in the first half but managed to take a 25-17 lead into the locker room at the half. The Braves (12-7, 4-1) used an 18-4 run in the third period to spark the blowout victory.

Socastee’s Max Kjosa scored a game-high 12 points and Adarius McCray added 10. Koel Cutler chipped in nine points for the Braves, who face region rivals Myrtle Beach on Tuesday and North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of Shannon Keevert

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