Local teams hit road for state basketball playoffs

The SCHSL basketball playoffs tip off this week, and it’s going to be a long road for several local teams to make it to Columbia.

While 10 of the 12 area teams qualified for the state tournament, only four will begin their playoff quest on their home court. If they advance, only two teams – the top-seeded Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach girls teams – have home advantage through the first two rounds.

The Class 5A champion Carolina Forest girls play host to fifth-seeded West Ashley on Tuesday. After falling to Sumter in Saturday night’s playoff game for the No. 2 seed, Conway will visit third-seeded Wando instead of hosting fifth-seeded White Knoll. Fourth-seeded Socastee travels to third-seeded Lexington.

In Class 4A girls, Myrtle Beach plays host to fourth-seeded Beaufort on Tuesday. Third-seeded North Myrtle Beach travels to second-seeded Berkeley, and fourth-seeded St. James takes on top-seeded Stall.

In boys action, only two teams have home games on Wednesday – second-seeded Conway against third-seeded River Bluff in Class 5A, and second-seeded Myrtle Beach vs. third-seeded Stall. Third-seeded Socastee visits second-seeded Ashley Ridge, and third-seeded North Myrtle Beach goes to second-seeded Colleton County.

Tuesday
5A Girls
#5 West Ashley at #1 Carolina Forest
#3 Conway at #3 Wando
#4 Socastee at #3 Lexington
4A Girls
#4 Beaufort at #1 Myrtle Beach
#3 North Myrtle Beach at #2 Berkeley
#4 St. James at #1 Stall

Wednesday
5A Boys
#3 Socastee at #2 Ashley Ridge
#5 River Bluff at #2 Conway
4A Boys
#3 Stall at #2 Myrtle Beach
#3 North Myrtle Beach at #2 Colleton County

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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