Hoops: Lady Braves, Chiefs win, help playoff positions

On a night that the North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team received its state championship rings, the Lady Chiefs basketball team pulled off an impressive feat of their own.

The Lady Chiefs scored a 56-54 upset victory over visiting Wilson, the first place team in Region 6-4A. North Myrtle Beach is still alive for the No. 2 playoff seed in the region.

* Socastee 33, St. James 23: The Lady Braves took another step toward securing the Region 6-5A title, using a suffocating defense to down the rival Lady Sharks.

* Myrtle Beach 68, Marlboro County 47: The Lady Seahawks ran away from the Lady Bulldogs to stay alive for the second seed in Region 6-4A.

Boys

* Conway 69, Carolina Forest 56: The Panthers remained winless in Region 6-5A as the rival Tigers ran away with the win.

Tonka Hemingway led the Tigers with a game-high 23 points. Kyle Watkins paced the Panthers with 17.

* Socastee 65, St. James 59: The Braves won a hard-fought contest with the rival Sharks in the Battle of Highway 707 series.

* Myrtle Beach 57, Marlboro County 48: The Seahawks stayed in the thick of the playoff hunt by knocking off the visiting Bulldogs.

* Wilson 62, North Myrtle Beach 54: The Chiefs couldn’t hold off the visiting 10th-ranked Tigers in a Region 6-4A contest.

File Photo by Janet Morgan/myhorrynews

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