Strand hoops teams return to face familar foes, floors

mbhoops-13jFollowing a whirlwind three weeks of holiday hoops tournaments, Grand Strand basketball teams start the new year and the second half of the season in a more normal setting.

Myrtle Beach and Socastee, which took their share of licks competing in the prestigious Beach Ball Classic and the CresCom Bank Holiday Classic, face familiar Georgetown County foes Tuesday night. The Seahawks play host to Georgetown, while the Braves welcome Waccamaw.

Wednesday night sees an unusually heavy slate of hoops, including a pair of intra-county matchups – North Myrtle Beach at Socastee and St. James at Conway. The Tigers were the big winners among local boys teams by winning the Panther Classic at Carolina Forest. The Panthers take on Hoggard (NC).

Local teams open region play later in the week, with Region 6-5A foes Conway and visiting Socastee set for Friday. Region 7-4A rivals St. James and host North Myrtle Beach also tip-off Friday. Myrtle Beach travels to Wilson on Saturday.

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