Socastee turns tables on Saints, rallies for 59-50 win

One week after suffering a tough loss to Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, the Socastee High boys basketball team turned the tables on the Saints in a 59-50 victory on Monday night at the Brave Wave.

Socastee blew a 16-point lead late last Monday as CAMB took a 51-48 overtime win. But the Braves (3-4) evened the score to the season series with the Saints (9-1) with a comeback victory of their own.

Trailing by eight points at halftime, Socastee outscored the Saints 19-8 in the third period to take the lead, then pulled away in the fourth quarter as the Braves hit their free throws down the stretch.

Socastee’s Will Caswell led the Braves with 14 points, and Adarius McCray and Dante Moore added 11 apiece, including three 3-pointers for Moore – all in the second half. Finn Melko and Erick Mortel added eight points each and Dylan Thompson chipped in seven in the balanced scoring attack.

CAMB’s Kendall Henry led all scorers with 18 points and Matt Doria tallied 14 points off the bench. Bernard Jones, who scored a game-high 23 in last week’s win over Socastee, was held to eight this time as the Saints suffered their second straight loss.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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