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Thursday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsJanuary 3, 2013 

Brianna Steele had a game-high 10 points to lead Conway girls basketball to a 47-36 win over St. James on Thursday.

The Tigers took advantage of a 17-point second quarter and gave up just six in the same frame.

“We came out flat in the first half,” Sharks coach Stan Patterson said. “[Conway] basically out played us there in the second quarter.”

Hannah Price and Eldreonna Hannah led St. James with eight points a piece.

•  ST. JAMES (36) – Kimmy Hotzelt 2, Anna Cavan 6, Kelsi Bachman 7, Nicole Myers 2, Hannah Price 8, Eldreonna Hannah 8, Bethany Goodrich 3.

•  CONWAY (47) – Zakira Chadmon 6, Ashiera Williams 7, Sierra Griffin 4, Janecia Hemingway 7, Alia Austin 1, Brianna Steele 10, Shonda Green 6, Miko Johnson 4.

St. James86111036
Conway317111347

• 3-point goals: St. James 1 (Bachman). Team fouls: St. James 19, Conway 21. Technical fouls: St. James team.

• Records: St. James 7-6, Conway 2-9.

High school boys basketball

• Myrtle Beach 68, West Florence 43 | Nolin Butler’s 14 points and a heap of turnovers turned out to be the undoing for West Florence, as the Seahawks got the win.

•  WEST FLORENCE (43) – W. Kelson 4, M. Shamri 7, E. Ryan 2, D. Lachel 4, B. Cam 4, H. MacClain 2, K. Bryan 2, H. Ramel 2, G. Maryvane 2, D. Thomas 6, C. Jamal 8.

•  MYRTLE BEACH (68) – Tyshame Lewis 9, Graham Vaughn 4, Nolin Butler 14, Heath Grey 10, Mason Lewis 7, Wayne Vereen 6, Brooks Swanson 5, Tyrone Cooper 9, Soloman Cooper 2, Coleman Martini 2.

West Florence88121543
Myrtle Beach2110211668

• 3-point goals: West Florence 1 (Thomas); Myrtle Beach 4 (Butler 2, M. Lewis, T. Lewis ). Team fouls: West Florence 19, Myrtle Beach 22. Technical fouls: Cam.

• Records: Myrtle Beach 7-6.

CCU Football

•  The Chanticleers’ Niccolo Mastromatteo was one of 54 student-athletes named to the 15th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team, presented by KP Sports.

Mastromatteo carries a perfect 4.0 through three full years and he is majoring in philosophy with future plans of going to either law or medical school. Mastromatteo is also a standout on the field, earning four All-Big South honors as well as being an Academic All-Big South selection in 2012. This past fall, he earned first team all-league honors as a punt returner and second team honors as a wide receiver, while earning second team honors as a punt returner in 2010 and ’11.

Minor league baseball

•  Jason Wood will return for a third year to manage the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The announcement was made Thursday by Texas Rangers’ Director of Player Development Tim Purpura.

Wood will also have two new coaches by his side, pitching coach Steve Mintz and hitting coach Josue Perez.

Former pitching coach Brad Holman and former bench coach Kenny Holmberg have each been promoted to other positions in the Rangers’ farm system – Holman to pitching coach at Triple-A Round Rock and Holmberg to manager of Texas’ affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona Summer League.

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