Lady Seahawks snap losing skid at CresCom Invitational

mbghoops-43dribbleMyrtle Beach snapped a two-game losing streak in the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational in Saturday’s opening game at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

The Lady Seahawks (7-2) trailed only briefly early in the first half in route to an easy 52-31 victory over Daniel in a consolation bracket game.

Myrtle Beach, which led by as many as 24, was led by Kiana Adderton’s double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Kareena Oglesby was the high scorer for Daniel (1-6; Central, SC) with nine points.

* Marietta (GA) led by as many as 19 before having to hold off Dreher (SC) for a 62-55 victory.

Marietta (7-6) held its largest lead at 53-34 with 11:57 to play before Dreher (5-3; Columbia, SC) stormed back to close the gap to just four points.  Dreher used a 19-4 run to pull the score to 57-53 with 5:22 to play but could get no closer as they managed to connect on just 1-of-6 shots from the field and committed a pair of turnovers down the stretch.

* Riverside (NC) scored a 50-45 victory over Orangeburg (SC)-Wilkerson to advance to the consolation bracket championship game in the 2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational.

Kayla Jones led Riverside with 16 points while Orangeburg-Wilkerson was paced by Dejoria Howard’s 16 points and 12 rebounds.

* South Forsyth (GA) defeated Floyd (TN) County 70-45 to advance to the championship game of the consolation bracket of the 2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational.  The War Eagles will face Riverside (Durham, NC) for the title on Monday at 9:00 a.m.

South Forsyth (11-1; Cumming, GA), which trailed for less than 30 seconds early in the first half, was led by Sarah Myers’ 23 points and nine rebounds.  Floyd County (6-2) was paced by Ragan Wiseman’s 24 points and 11 rebounds.

* Shelbyville (TN) Central turned a three-point halftime advantage into a 53-31 victory over Fayette County (GA) to advance to the fifth place game of the 2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational.

After trading baskets to open the second half, Shelbyville (8-5) went on a 19-0 run that opened  43-23 advantage with 7:02 to play.  Fayette County (5-3; Fayetteville, GA) could not close the gap to less than 17 points the rest of the way.

Romny Felts led a balanced attack for Shelbyville Central with 12 points.  To’Nesha Allison and Keleigh Hardy added 11 points each for the Eaglettes.  Fayette County was led by Darry Langford’s nine points.

Photo courtesy of CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational

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