Boys Hoops: Sharks let one slip away at West Ashley

sjhoops-4blueThe St. James High boys basketball team led throughout most of Monday night’s game against tournament host West Ashley, but the Wildcats rallied in front of their home fans to defeat the Sharks 65-60 in the first round of the West Ashley Classic.

The Sharks (4-3) held a 48-43 advantage entering the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold off the Wildcats’ comeback. West Ashley outscored St. James 22-12 in the final frame and advances to the winners’ bracket.

St. James was led by Jackson Hurston with 19 points and Zach Werba added 18. Jordan Fields tallied 14 points in the losing effort.

The Sharks will face East Hall on Tuesday in the consolation bracket.

* Panther Classic: Tournament host Carolina Forest suffered a 66-40 first-round loss to Booker T. Washington, and Myrtle Beach took an 88-64 defeat to IDEA Charter to fall into the consolation bracket of the Panther Classic at Carolina Forest High.

Otherirst-round scores were Carvers Bay 56, Thurgood Marshall 53; Brookland-Cayce 76, Clinton 56; Andrews 71, Bearden 70; Lakewood 56, Mt. Zion 53; and Somerset 72, Calhoun County 71.

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