BRIEFLY

Friday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsJanuary 25, 2013 

— Blake Smith scored 16 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Socastee girls basketball team to a 39-36 win over Georgetown on Friday night.

Smith was 12-of-14 from the free-throw line as the Braves finished 16-of-21 from the stripe overall.

“The free-throw line I think was key tonight,” Braves coach Ginger Ford said. “We hit eight free throws in the fourth quarter, so that was the key.”

With 10 seconds on the clock, Saysay Grant stole the ball from Georgetown and scored a layup to stop the play clock at three seconds, putting Socastee up 39-36.

“We turned the ball over too much, but Georgetown had the same problem,” Ford said. “We were out-rebounded in the first half, but then we were plus-4 for the game, so those crucial rebounds in the second really helped.”

•  SOCASTEE (39) – Blake Smith 16, Saysay Grant 2, Kira Bell 4, Sydney Wortham 4, Madison Lowe 6, Mia Angelou 2, Kirsten Zanardo 5.

•  GEORGETOWN (36) – Raven Smith 12, Taziya Moody 6, Jamia Porcher 2, Moet Spann 2, Alexis Grove 10, Justice Evans 4.

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Georgetown12512736

• 3-point goals: Socastee 1 (Zanardo); Georgetown 6 (Smith 4, Moody 2). Team fouls: Socastee 14, Georgetown 16. Fouled out: Evans. Technical fouls: Evans.

• Records: Socastee 13-7, 4-2 Region VII-AAA, Georgetown 9-7, 2-4

High school girls basketball

• (At) South Florence 45 Carolina Forest 37 | Ashley Turner had 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers fell.

•  CAROLINA FOREST (37) – Jalah Horton 4, Marisa Runyon 11, Ashley Turner 22

•  SOUTH FLORENCE (45) – A. Briggs 14, B. Wilder 2, S. McCants 6, A. Wilson 17, Z. Douglas 6

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S. Florence41791545

• 3-point goals: Carolina Forest 2 (Runyon 2), South Florence 3 (Briggs 1, Wilson 2). Team fouls: Carolina Forest 13, South Florence 21. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Carolina Forest 5-13 (2-3 Region VI-AAAA), South Florence 7-13 (1-4)

•  Mullins 72, (at) Waccamaw 35 | The Auctioneers proved too much for the Warriors.

•  MULLINS (72) – Zaakariah Williams 6; Britanni McDonald 18; Brianna Brantley 2; Niesha Godfrey 12; Jaleah LaSane 16; Maya Rush 2; Kendra Legette 2; Cassie Phillips 12; Precious White 2.

•  WACCAMAW (35) – Kayla Boyd 2; Jess Preedom 6; D’etta Greene 4; Jess Benton 2; Mikayla Knowlin 2; Madison Bass 2; Mary Tyler 7; Jaynae Rice 6; LeAnn Thompson 4.

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Waccamaw6138835

• 3-point goals: Mullins 1 (Lasane); Waccamaw (None). Team fouls: Mullins 3, Waccamaw 14. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Mullins (N/A, 6-0), Waccamaw (6-8, 2-4).

•  (At) Carvers Bay 59, East Clarendon 22 | Desiree Green’s 21 points and a dominant fourth quarter lifted the Bears over the Wolverines.

•  EAST CLARENDON (22) – B. Floyd 1, L. Altman 2, D. McFadden 9, T. Kennedy 10.

•  CARVERS BAY (59) – Jasmine Eady 5, Jasmine Cobb 11, Desiree Green 21, Quantasia Robertson 10, Zaria Blain 9, Jada Walker 2.

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Carvers Bay131372559

• 3-point goals: East Clarendon 3 (McFadden 3); Carvers Bay 7 (Cobb, Robertson 2, Blain 3, Green). Team fouls: East Clarendon 11, Carvers Bay 12. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Carvers Bay 8-6

•  Trinty-Byrnes Collegiate 46, (at) Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 23 | Mary Chandler Butler had a team-high nine points for the Saints in a loss Thursday night.

•  CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF MYRTLE BEACH (23) – Caroline Gore 6, Mary Chandler Butler 9, Simi Oduwole 4, Rebekah Bowers 2, Tori Burke 2

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CAMB493723

High school boys basketball

•  (At) Sumter 58, Conway 54 | Malcolm Green had 21 points, 12 rebounds and five steals, and Reggie Bonner had 14 points and 11 rebounds, but late turnovers doomed Conway as the Tigers fell to Sumter.

•  CONWAY (54) – Jalen Hennigan 6, Jaquail Crosland 1, Christian Jeffords 2, Malcolm Green 21, Kahmil Cooper 4, Reggie Bonner 14, Bryan Edwards 4, Demar Williams 1.

•  SUMTER (58) – Kyles 7, Butler 3, McBride 3, Parker 16, White 3, Rembert 2, Edwards 2, Holloway 9, Moses 7, Kershaw 6.

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• 3-point goals: Conway 3 (Hennigan 2, Cooper); Sumter 6 (Kyles, Butler, White, McBride, Parker 2). Team fouls: Conway 17, Sumter 16. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Conway (11-7, 3-2), Sumter (N/A, 4-1).

•  (At) Carvers Bay 72, East Clarendon 34 | Da’Shaun Aiken and Darius Williams had 14 points each as the Bears dominated East Clarendon.

•  EAST CLARENDON (34) – J. Arrison 9, M. McFadden 10, N. Floyd 4, Burgess 3, Floming 4, Benjamin 2.

•  CARVERS BAY (72) – Walter Linnen 2, Shayton Durand 13, Shaquan Durand 9, Da’Shaun Aiken 14, Nigel Gamble 3, Chris Cotter 7, TJ Meyers 5, Eaddy Moore 5, Darius Williams 14.

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Carvers Bay1025467272

• 3-point goals: E. Clarendon 3 (McFadden 2, Arrison); Carvers Bay 4 (Shaq. Durand, Aiken 2, Williams). Team fouls: E. Clarendon 18, Carvers Bay 18. Fouled out: Floming. Technical fouls: Floming.

• Records: Carvers Bay (15-5, 6-0)

•  Myrtle Beach 42, (at) Wilson 40 | Nolin Butler scored a team-high 14 points and hit a last-second shot to secure a Seahawks victory over the Tigers.

Soloman Cooper produced 13 points, and Graham Vaughn had nine points to go along with 10 rebounds for Myrtle Beach.

•  MYRTLE BEACH (42) – Graham Vaughn 9, Nolin Butler 14, Mason Lewis 2, Wayne Vereen 2, Soloman Cooper 13, Coleman Martini 2.

•  WILSON (40) – Boston 3, Jenkins 2, McCall 6, Frederick 4, Gamby 2, Haile 6, Rodgers 17.

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Wilson414121040

• 3-point goals: Myrtle Beach 1 (Cooper); Wilson 3 (McCall 2, Rodgers). Team fouls: Myrtle Beach 15, Wilson 15. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Myrtle Beach 11-9, 4-2; Wilson N/A, 2-4.

•  Mullins 64, (at) Waccamaw 47 | Adonis Williams scored 22, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Auctioneers.

•  MULLINS (64) – Demetri Reaves 14, Darren Ceo 3, Trayon Swinton 3, Jalik Felton 16, Cameron Graham 2, Fazon Powell 3, Ernell Legette 2, Alex Brown 13, Royal Purnell 4, Malik McGill 2, Paul Stackhouse 2.

•  WACCAMAW (47) – Adonis Williams 22, Rob Ferraro 7, Matt Fisher 2, Jefron Smalls 4, Jack Dwier 4, Noah Gulley 2, Stephon Funnye 6

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Waccamaw121982047

• 3-point goals: Mullins 7 (Ceo, Swinton, Felton 3, Powell, Brown); Waccamaw 2 (Williams, Ferraro). Team fouls: Mullins 14, Waccamaw 12. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Waccamaw (5-10, 2-4)

• (At) Georgetown 40, Socastee 24 | Charlie McGirt had 12 points and 10 rebounds and the Bulldogs defense used a full-court trap to slow down the Braves in a defensive battle.

•  SOCASTEE (24) – Moore 6, Nieves 2, Bennett 2, Fitzpatrick 2, Melko 4, Caswell 4, Brown 1, Thompson 3

•  GEORGETOWN (40) – Gibson 8, Cuttino 8, Walker 2, Blair 8, Billings 2, Charlie McGirt 12

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Georgetown101211740

• 3-point goals: None. Team fouls: Socastee 18, Georgetown 9. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: Socastee bench.

• Records: Georgetown 12-8 (3-3 Region VII-AAA), Socastee 0-6 Region VII-AAAA

• (At) Andrews 62, Lee Central 58 | Monty McCrea had nine points and 13 rebounds and the Yellow Jackets came from 21 down to beat the Stallions.

Andrews turned up the defense in the third quarter, outscoring Lee Central 26-14 en route to the come-from-behind win.

“I think we found the right combination of defensive players,” Andrews coach Kevin Branham said. “We started wearing them down. We made a run to cut it to nine and Juwan Grant had a great pass in to McCrea, who had a nice dunk over one of their players. That even sparked us more and we kept rolling from there.”

•  LEE CENTRAL (62) – Montrell Smith 19, George Howard 18, Juwan Thomas 10, Reginald Jackson 7, N. Soloman 2, Tyrone Wilson 2

•  ANDREWS (58) – Johnel Grant 17, D.J. Lawrence 11, Monty McCrea 9, Travis Collins 8, Jonathan Grant 7, Juwan Grant 5, William Lewis 3, Jackie Wilson 2

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• 3-point goals: Lee Central 5 (Jackson 2, Smith 1, Thomas 1, Howard 1), Andrews 7 (Lawrence 3, Ju. Grant 1, Joh. Grant 1, Lewis 1, Jon. Grant 1). Team fouls: Lee Central 16, Andrews 20. Fouled out: Jonathan Grant (Andrews). Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Andrews 3-3 Region VII-AA, Lee Central 3-3 Region VII-AA,

NFL

• Former Coastal Carolina standout Jamie Childers was signed by the New York Giants via a reserve/future contract, according to the team’s website.

Childers, who played quarterback and tight end at CCU, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in May before being cut in August after playing in one preseason game.

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