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.”
• 3-point goals: Socastee 1 (Zanardo); Georgetown 6 (Smith 4, Moody 2). Team fouls: Socastee 14, Georgetown 16. Fouled out: Evans. Technical fouls: Evans.
High school girls basketball
• 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.
• 3-point goals: Mullins 1 (Lasane); Waccamaw (None). Team fouls: Mullins 3, Waccamaw 14. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.
• 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.
High school boys basketball
• 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.
• 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)
Soloman Cooper produced 13 points, and Graham Vaughn had nine points to go along with 10 rebounds for Myrtle Beach.
• 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.
• 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.
• 3-point goals: None. Team fouls: Socastee 18, Georgetown 9. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: Socastee bench.
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.”
• 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.
• 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.