Senior Jaquan Grissett eclipses the 1,000-point career mark as the North Myrtle Beach boys basketball team clinched Region VI-AAA with a 53-45 win over Socastee on Tuesday.
Grissett eclipsed the mark in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 27 points.
Matt Lindsey contributed 13 points and six rebounds for the Chiefs, who were outscored 26-4 inside the paint. North Myrtle Beach was 10-for-18 from behind the arc, as Grissett chipped in six treys of his own.
Socastee was paced by Finn Melko’s 15 points. Will Caswell added nine points and nine rebounds for the Braves.SOCASTEE (45)
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Jalen Hennigan scored the first four points in overtime, including a big 3-pointer that set the pace for the Tigers en route to an overtime win and a second-place position in the Region VI-AAAA standings.
“Going into overtime I told our guys, ‘here we go, this is what we do. Let’s win it in first overtime and not take it to two,’ ” Hopkins said. “It’s like the fourth or fifth time this year we’ve been into overtime. It’s like deja vu pretty much, we’re just finding a way to get it done.”
Hennigan finished with 14 points, Kahmil Cooper added 11 and Reggie Bonner grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with eight points.
“It was certainly [a total team effort],” Hopkins said. “That’s what we stress to our guys to get done. When we get down, we keep stressing team play and they’ve bought into it. We haven’t put together a full 32 minutes like that, but we keep stressing that team play because that’s the only way we’ll have a chance.”
Malcolm Green produced 10 points and had game-high 16 rebounds for Conway.
“Malcolm has been huge,” Hopkins said. “He’s accepted his role grabbing boards and doing the dirty work.”
Meanwhile, the Tigers will wrap up region play this Friday when they take on Carolina Forest.
“It would be a great way to send out our seniors on a good note,” Hopkins said. “It’s not going to be easy but we’re looking forward to it.”CONWAY (53) SOUTH FLORENCE (48)
Nolin Butler had 12 points and Soloman Cooper scored 11 for Myrtle Beach, which was unable to overcome a slow start in the first half.MYRTLE BEACH (45) GEORGETOWN (52)
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CCU Men’s Golf
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. Coastal Carolina had three golfers finish among the individual top 20 and shot 302 on Tuesday for a 54-hole score of 898 to finish third in the 15-team field at the SeaBest Invitational.
Ben Wheeler led the Chants, finishing tied for sixth with a three-round score of 6-over par 222. Andrew Dorn finished tied for ninth, his best career outing, with a 7-over 223 (73-76-74). Roberto Ballesteros tied for 16th with a 10-over 226 (78-70-78), while Sebastian Soderberg finished in a tie for 41st with a 17-over 233 (81-75-77).
The $650,000 Web.com Tour event will be played May 16-19 on three courses in the Greenville area, including Thornblade Club.
May shot a 4-under-par 67 and Ernst a 68. This is the fourth year tournament officials have held a competition for tournament exemptions.
“I played well today, said Ernst, who plays out of Cross Creek Plantation. “I am very appreciative of the opportunity to qualify for the BMW tournament.”
Murrells Inlet resident and CCU grad Zack Byrd was among the 21 other pros vying for the spots and shot 75. Byrd and Big Break winner Mark Silvers are competing as a team Thursday and Friday in the Florida Pro Tour’s Two-Man Team Scramble event at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando.