Panther Classic: MB, CF win big as Sharks stumble

One night after suffering through one of its worst shooting performances of the season, the Myrtle Beach Seahawks exploded for a 79-54 victory over Carvers Bay in the consolation bracket of the Panther Classic.

Following Myrtle Beach’s 64-56 loss to Bearden (TN) in the opener, the Seahawks (5-3) finally heated up from the field at Carolina Forest High. They were led by Nolin Butler’s 22 points, including four 3-pointers.

Myrtle Beach’s Tyshame Lewis and Bert Mack chipped in 10 points apiece, and Mack just missed out on a triple-double with eight rebounds and blocks. The Seahawks advance to play Carolina Forest in Friday’s fifth-place game.

* Bearden (TN) 70, St. James 60: The Sharks couldn’t overcome a big first-half deficit against the visitors from Knoxville, Tenn.

Bearden advances to Friday’s final of the Panther Classic against Georgetown, which defeated Oakbrook Prep 87-57.

St. James (6-2) got a game-high 21 points from Matt Strange and Caleb Duggan added 12 points, but it wasn’t enough against a balanced Bearden (11-1) squad.

* Carolina Forest 89, Charleston Math & Science 39: The Panthers got their first win in their own tournament in blowout fashion in the consolation bracket.

Carolina Forest’s Ryan Yurachek scored a game-high 18 points for the Panthers (2-6).

Photo by Joel Beachum

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