Chiefs miss chance to rule region with loss at Wilson

Wilson broke the Region 7-3A race wide open Tuesday night with a 73-48 upset over first-place North Myrtle Beach.

The No. 7-ranked Chiefs (15-6 overall, 5-2 region) had a golden opportunity to all but clinch the region title after second-place Myrtle Beach and St. James lost, but they let the Tigers make a major comeback and keep the region race up for grabs. North Myrtle Beach now holds a one-game lead over Myrtle Beach, St. James and Georgetown with only three games left in the regular season.

North Myrtle Beach led 21-9 in the second period before Wilson caught fire in the second half. The Tigers used a 23-8 advantage in third period to erase the early deficit, then pulled away in the fourth period to make the rest of the region race more interesting.

Jaquan Grissett scored a team-high 18 points and Matt Lindsey added 11, but the Chiefs were more than doubled up on the boards by a 29-14 margin. Wilson’s Patrell Rogers scored a game-high 29 points for the Tigers.

The Chiefs face Georgetown on Friday before closing out the regular season against Socastee and Myrtle Beach.

Photo by Digital Magic Photo

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