Tigers leap past Seahawks in poll and on hardwood

mbhoops-socThe Conway High basketball team leap-frogged Myrtle Beach for the No. 2 spot in the Coastal Basketball Coaches Association poll, which was released earlier Monday. A few hours later, the Tigers proved themselves worthy of the promotion.

Conway’s Jimmy Nichols exploded for a game-high 24 points and Shy Holmes poured in 18 to lead the Tigers to a 72-58 victory over rival Myrtle Beach. Juwon Moody and Darren Grainger added 10 points apiece as Conway enjoyed a hot shooting night in the Seahawks’ gym.

Myrtle Beach was limited to seven points in the second quarter as Conway claimed a 39-23 halftime lead. The Seahawks stormed back to cut the deficit to 52-45 entering the final frame but the Tigers doubled the deficit in the fourth period to sweep the season series with their rivals.

Myrtle Beach was led by Bryce Schneider with 16 points, Emory Knox with 13 and Robert Swanson had 10.

Carolina Forest maintained the top spot in the poll. The CBCA’s Top 10 is listed below:

Top 10 CBCA Teams (12-14-15)
#1- Carolina Forest
#2- Conway
#3- Myrtle Beach
#4- St. James
#5- Andrews
#6- Carvers Bay
#7- Socastee
#8- Waccamaw
#9- Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach
#10- North Myrtle Beach

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