MYRTLE BEACH The Myrtle Beach Seahawks boys basketball has finally got it’s first win under its belt with a 70-67 victory over Mullins on Friday.
“It was close,” Myrtle Beach coach Craig Martin said. “Mullins is a really good team and they made a little run in the third quarter to tighten it up a little bit. It came down to execution at the end, and we did relatively well and hit our free throws down the stretch.”
The Seahawks entered the fourth quarter with 48-46 deficit, and outscored the Auctioneers by five in the fourth quarter to secure a win. Norin Butler had a team-high 20 points for Myrtle Beach, and Solomon Cooper added 12.
“It was excellent,” Martin said of his team’s performance. We played team first, and I think you can tell by the score, we spread the ball out and that’s what we want. Our kids really played unselfish.”
Mullins was led by Alex Brown’s game-high 24 points. Demetri Readds added 20 points, and Jalik Felton had 17.
• 3-point goals: Mullins 7 (Felton 3, Brown 4); Myrtle Beach 4 (Butler, Vereen 2, Mack). Team fouls: Mullins 14, Myrtle Beach 24. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.
High school boys basketball
Michael Paige led the way for Lake View with 11 points.
• 3-point goals: Lake View 3 (Paige 3); Aynor 9 (Young 2, Chestnut, Peeples 3, Windham, Jenkins 2). Team fouls: Lake View 17, Aynor 16. Fouled out: Burnson.
“It was a close game the whole way,” St. James coach Monty Carr said. “During the third quarter, Waccamaw took the lead, but we finished the third with a two point lead and we took advantage of the turnovers by Waccamaw to get the margin in the fourth quarter.”
Tre McCallum had a game-high 21 points while teammate Caleb Duggan added 12 for the Sharks.
Adding another notch to the win column is always a positive, but Coach Carr isn’t discounting his team’s slow start.
“It was not a positive offensive showing for us,” Carr said. “We didn’t shoot the ball well, but we took advantage of the turnovers, which helped tremendously. Every win’s a good win.”
Noah Gulley led the Warriors with 13 points.
• 3-point goals: Waccamaw 2 (Fierrao 2); St. James 1 (Duggan). Team fouls: Waccamaw 15, St. James 15.
Palmetto Christian’s Gabe Hogan had a game-high 23 points.
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• 3-point goals: Christian Academy 2 (Henry, Lang); Palmetto Christian Academy (G. Hogan). Team fouls: Christian Academy 24, Palmetto Christian Academy 19. Fouled out: Brewerton, Guyton, Richards.
High school girls basketball
Jasmine Ford had a team-high 15 points for Lake View.
• 3-point goals: Lake View 4 (Butler, Ford 3); Aynor 1 (Barfield). Team fouls: Lake View 23, Aynor 12.
CCU men’s soccer
Ashton Bennett is still racking in the awards for the Chants. Bennett earned national honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the Senior CLASS Award committee and Top Drawer Soccer.
The senior forward was named to the NSCAA All-American First Team for the second straight season, while being tabbed a Second Team Senior CLASS Award All-American. In addition, the speedy striker was named a Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season Second Team forward.
CCU Indoor Track & Field
The Chanticleers’ Erica Peake was named the Big South Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. Peake took home first-place at the Clemson Classic with a time of 7.52 in the 60-meter event. She also won her heat and finished third overall in the 300-meter event with a time of 38.89. Her leadoff leg on the 4x400-meter relay led her team to a second-place overall finish with a time of 3:49.10.