Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bids

What appeared to be a pair of lopsided affairs turned out to be a couple of barn-burners between the Carolina Forest and North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams on Tuesday.

In the opener, the Lady Chiefs built a 13-5 lead in the first quarter and maintain the comfortable margin at halftime. But the Lady Panthers rallied in the second half before falling 38-36.

Gabby Giracello led the Carolina Forest with 15 points and 5 assists, while Carly Skolsky chipped in 12 points.

The nightcap saw a similar scenario as the Panthers more than doubled up the Chiefs at halftime, 27-13. North Myrtle Beach came back in the second half but also came up two points short in a 53-51 defeat.

PJ Robinson scoring a lay-up and free-throw to lay final claim to the lead for the Panthers with just 3 seconds remaining on the clock. Mason Garcia celebrated his birthday by leading the Panthers with a double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. The Chiefs were led by Tyron Stockdale with 19 points and Javi Marlowe with 15 points.

North Myrtle Beach travels to Conway on Wednesday, while the Panthers head to Carvers Bay on Thursday.

Boys

* Georgetown 48, St. James 34: The Bulldogs downed the Sharks (1-2) in a non-region showdown. Candido Ortiz-Robles had 18 points and 4 rebounds to lead the Sharks.

The boys and girls varsity team will travel to Waccamaw on Friday.

Girls

* St. James 47, Georgetown 42: The Lady Sharks picked up a big road victory over the Lady Bulldogs

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