Banner Day for CA: Saints open new home for hoops

After years of playing on church cafeteria floors and borrowed middle school gymnasiums, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach will finally and officially open its own basketball facility on Sunday.

Along with the recently opened school building off Ron McNair Boulevard, the new gym will be dedicated at a 3 p.m. ceremony which will honor a boys basketball program that quickly became a SCISA Class A powerhouse.

The Saints have won four of the last six SCISA state championships, including the 2012-13 title, despite never playing a “real” home game. The new facility will be decorated to the reflect the short but successful history of the program.

Members of the 2012-13 state championship team, including senior and reigning SCISA Class A Player of the Year, will be presented with their rings. Two players will have their jerseys retired and banners representing state titles and title appearances will be displayed.

CAMB also is adding eight-man football in the fall and have been holding their first spring practices. The team will play its home games at Ashley Booth Field.

In addition to the boys and girls basketball programs, the CAMB volleyball team is also getting a new and much-needed home. The Lady Saints finished runners-up in the SCISA Class A state volleyball tournament last fall – one of many upstart CAMB programs that have tasted quick success. The boys tennis team, along with mixed doubles and boys doubles teams individually, finished second in the state this spring.

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