Moody, Tigers make smooth move from football to hoops

Conway High’s Mykal Moody wasted little time in making the transition from the gridiron to the hardwood, helping the Tigers to an easy 65-39 victory over Loris on Tuesday night.

Moody scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made six steals in assisting the Tigers (1-0) to a successful season opener, much the way he did for the Conway football team in the fall.

Moody, who was the star quarterback for the Tigers’ football team, rushed and passed for a combined 42 touchdowns this season, or 252 points.

The junior guard also appears to be the Tigers’ do-it-all on the hardwood as well. He is on pace to top the 250-point mark in basketball in 15 games, a rare two-sport feat at any level.

The Tigers also got a game-high 20 points from Kahmil Cooper as Conway built a big early lead and never looked back. The Tigers will play their home opener on Friday against St. James.

* Girls: Conway junior Briana Steele scored a game-high 15 points but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Tigers lost their season opener 41-39 on Tuesday night in Loris.

Conway’s Sierra Griffin added 11 points for the Tigers (0-1) in a game that was nip-and-tuck virtually the entire game before the Lady Lions (1-0) pulled away late.

Conway welcomes St. James on Friday

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