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Monday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsDecember 10, 2012 

Will Caswell had a team-high 14 points to lead three Braves in double figure scoring as Socastee defeated Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 59-50 on Monday.

Dante Moore and Adarius McCray had 11 points each for the Braves.

Kendall Henry recorded a game-high 18 points to go along with eight rebounds and four steals for the Saints.

•  CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF MYRTLE BEACH (50) – Bernard Jones 8, Kendall Henry 18, Cole Gore 2, Josh Lang 3, Max Smith 2, Garrett Richards 3, Matt Doria 14.

•  SOCASTEE (59) – Erick Mortel 8, Dante Moore 11, Adarius McCray 11, Finn Melko 8, Will Caswell 14, Dylan Thompson 7.

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• 3-point goals: CAMB 3 (Lang, Doria 2); Socastee 6 (Moore 3, McCray 2, Thompson). Team fouls: CAMB 22, Socastee 17. Fouled out: Jones, Henry, Guyton (CAMB). Technical fouls: None.

• Records: CAMB 8-2, Socastee 3-4.

CCU football

Sophomore linebacker Quinn Backus was named to The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS All-American third team.

Backus becomes Coastal Carolina’s 16th All-American in program history after being named the Big South Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-Big South, a five-time Big South Defensive Player of the Week and a two-time national defensive player of the week honoree this past season.

He set a Chanticleers’ record with 139 tackles in 13 games during the 2012 season, which ranks second on the Big South single-season chart. He had 123 tackles during the 11-game regular season, which is also a CCU record, the 123 alone would have ranked fifth on the Big South list. Backus had eight games with at least 10 tackles this season.

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