Sessions nets triple-double, lifts MB to win over Wilson

The Myrtle Beach girls basketball team successfully opened its Region VIII-AAA title defense campaign with a 55-45 victory over host Wilson on Tuesday night.

Khadijah Sessions registered a triple-double – 34 points, 15 rebounds and 10 steals – to pace the Lady Seahawks (13-2) to the win in their region opener.

The Lady Seahawks haven’t lost a region game in the past six seasons and are going for their seventh straight title. They also have won back-to-back state championships.

Myrtle Beach lost six players off last year’s squad, forcing Sessions and teammate Tanisha Brown to increase her productivity this season.

The Lady Seahawks have been looking for a more contributions, and they found it Tuesday from Martino Ballestero. She scored 12 points for the second straight game, this time hitting four 3-pointers to help out on the perimeter.

Myrtle Beach returns to the Grand Strand but faces another, closer roads game against rival Socastee on Friday.

* Boys: The Seahawks dropped their Region VIII-AAA opener Tuesday night with a 66-55 loss to Wilson. Tney return to action Friday at rival Socastee.

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