Boys Hoops: MB tops CF; Socastee blows out Lions

mbhoops-4cf (2)The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team scored in the 90s for the second straight game Tuesday night, defeating host Carolina Forest 91-79 to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Following a woeful shooting opener last week at Mullins, the Seahawks have rebounded for back-to-back wins over intra-county Class 4A foes. They defeated Conway 93-91 in overtime Friday before lighting up the scoreboard against the Panthers.

Still shorthanded from the football team’s state championship run and injuries, Myrtle Beach had only seven players score on Tuesday but six of them were in double figures. Brooks Swanson scored a game-high 20, Solomon Cooper tallied 19, Tyshame Lewis netted 14 and Coleman Martin added 13 to lead the Seahawks.

Carolina Forest had four players score in double digit, led by Ryan Yurachek’s 18 and Jawan Butler’s 16 points. Parker Helgerson added 12 and Zavier Jones had 11 as the Panthers (1-3) connected on six 3-pointers. But the Seahawks had nine and led comfortably throughout in the cross-town rivalry.

* Socastee 52, Loris 34: The Braves (3-0) outscored the Lions 18-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win at the Brave Wave.

Koel Cutler scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Braves, who return home Thursday for a matchup with Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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