Friday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsDecember 7, 2012 

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.

•  MULLINS (67) – Demetri Readds 20, Travon Swinton 2, Jalik Felton 17, Earnell Leggett 4, Alex Brown 24.

•  MYRTLE BEACH (70) – Anthony McNeil 4, Tyshame Lewis 5, Norin Butler 20, Wayne Vereen 6, Brooks Swanson 1, Bert Mack 13, Tyrone Cooper 7, Solomon Cooper 12, Withers Singleston 2.

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• 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.

• Records: Mullins 2-1, Myrtle Beach 1-2.

High school boys basketball

•  (At) Aynor 85, Lake View 31 | Aynor played four strong quarters to trample visiting Lake View in a 85-31 rout. Christian Buie led the Blue Jackets with 14 points, while Brandon Young and Nathan Peeples each had 11 points.

Michael Paige led the way for Lake View with 11 points.

•  LAKE VIEW (31) – Corenthius Burnson 1, Michael Paige 11, Recco Brown 5, Christian Jordan 3, Jamal Ford 4, Joshua Butler 1, Jeremy Moody 4, Anthony Bynes 2.

•  AYNOR (85) – Ronique Smith 1, Graham Harrington 1, Brandon Young 11, Hunter Chestnut 9, Adam Doyle 2, Nathan Peeples 11, Hunter Windham 9, Phil Jenkins 8, Chris Brown 7, Zach Jennerette 13, Christian Buie 14.

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• 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.

• Records: Aynor 4-3.

•  (At) St. James 58, Waccamaw 44 | The Sharks started out slow but finished with an impressive fourth quarter, edging out Waccamaw for the win.

“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.

•  WACCAMAW (44) – Noah Gulley 13, Rob Fierrao 9, Matthew Fisher 8, Adonis Williams 7, Jake Dwyer 5, Stefon Funnye 2.

•  ST. JAMES (58) – Tredarius McCallum 21, Caleb Duggan 12, Russ Sansbury 7, Matthew Strange 6, Neheaimah Stafford 6, Dakota Holmes 2, Heywood Brandon 2, Brooks Hurston 2.

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• 3-point goals: Waccamaw 2 (Fierrao 2); St. James 1 (Duggan). Team fouls: Waccamaw 15, St. James 15.

• Records: St. James: 3-1, Waccamaw: 1-2.

•  (At) Palmetto Christian Academy 64, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 61 | Kendall Henry had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to get past Palmetto Christian. Max Smith also scored 15 points and Josh Lang chipped in with 11 for the Saints.

Palmetto Christian’s Gabe Hogan had a game-high 23 points.

•  CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (61) – Bernard Jones 2, Kendall Henry 16, Max Smith 15, Austin Guyton 8, Cole Gore 1, Garrett Richards 6, Matt Doria 2, Josh Lang 11.

•  PALMETTO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (64) – Joe Siegwald 13, J.T. Waters 13, Mitch Hogan 5, Ben German 8, Cody Brewerton 2, Gabe Hogan 23.

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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.

• Records: Christian Academy: 8-1, Palmetto Christian Academy: 4-3.

High school girls basketball

•  (At) Aynor 52, Lake View 40 | Brooke Barfield scored 28 with 12 rebounds as the Blue Jackets rolled over Lake View. Caprisha Nash added 11 points for Aynor.

Jasmine Ford had a team-high 15 points for Lake View.

•  LAKE VIEW (40) – Tranya Ford 12, Pamela Butler 5, Jasmine Ford 15, Diyah Williams 3, Chelsie Williams 5.

•  AYNOR (52) – Brooke Barfield 28, Elle Griffin 3, Ayawana Dees 2, Kimberly Smith 8, Caprisha Nash 11.

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• 3-point goals: Lake View 4 (Butler, Ford 3); Aynor 1 (Barfield). Team fouls: Lake View 23, Aynor 12.

• Records: Aynor 3-1.

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.

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