Boys Hoops: Sharks, Chiefs win for share of region lead

sjhoops-15layupThe St. James boys basketball team pulled out a 76-69 overtime victory over visiting Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night, handing the Seahawks their first Region 7-3A loss of the season.

The Sharks (11-3 overall, 2-1 region) tightened up the region race and pout themselves in a share for first place after taking down Myrtle Beach (6-11, 2-1).

In the final minute of regulation in the see-saw affair, Myrtle Beach took a 63-62 lead on a pair of free throws by Bryce Schneider, who led the Seahawks with 27 points. Adam Zam scored 14 points and Will Gray added 11.

But a foul shot by Jackson Hurston sent the game into overtime and the Sharks used some clutch free throws by Jordan Fields and by Hurston, who led all scorers with 28 points. Fields finished with 17 points and Haywood Brandon tallied 12.

St. James welcomes Lake City on Friday.

* North Myrtle Beach 55, Georgetown 36: The Chiefs (10-4, 2-1) cruised to an easy win over the host Bulldogs to claim a share of first place in Region 7-3A.

North Myrtle Beach led throughout and outscored Georgetown 21-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the big win. The Chiefs moved into a first-place tie with St. James and Myrtle Beach.

Matthew Stanaland led the Chiefs with 17 points and Josh Livingston added 13. Steven Bryant and Drew Dunn tallied 11 apiece.

* West Florence 70, Conway 64: The Tigers (12-3, 2-1 Region 6-4A) blew a double-digit halftime lead to suffer their first league loss of the season to the region rival Knights.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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