BRIEFLY

Friday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsDecember 14, 2012 

The Coastal Carolina Board of Trustees voted to approve the installation of a turf field inside Brooks Stadium during their session Friday.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the new playing surface is imminent, however.

The vote simply gave CCU athletic director Hunter Yurachek approval to move forward with the process once the funds are raised. That money hasn’t been identified yet, though, and the project is expected to cost a little less than $1 million, according to Yurachek.

“The football coaching staff has identified turfing the field would help reach their long-term goals of competing on a national level, and the Board of Trustees supported that vision by voting for this. I will immediately begin working with the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation to identify donors to get this project completed,” Yurachek said in a statement relayed through associate athletic director for media relations Mike Cawood.

There are two windows to get the project done before next season – from January to March before the Chants begin spring practice or from May to July after spring practice and before they launch fall camp.

Yurachek had previously been asked by the Board of Trustees back in October to evaluate the benefits of installing the FieldTurf product.

For what it’s worth, the Coastal football team is 6-18 all-time on turf. The benefit, though, is the synthetic surface’s ability to drain water and allow the team a better option for practice on rainy days instead of having to move inside to the baseball and softball hitting facility.

The addition of FieldTurf would also allow the stadium to be used by other teams and for other sporting events, such as hosting high school all-star and championship games.

High school boys basketball

•  Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 86, (at) Green Sea Floyds 52 | Bernard Jones and Kendall Henry scored 25 points apiece as the Saints coasted to a victory over the Trojans.

Henry also had 11 rebounds and seven assists.

“It was a good bounce back for us after losing a couple close games at Waccamaw, and Socastee,” Christian Academy coach Darren Gore said.

Green Sea Floyds’ Devonte Dalton scored 19 and DeAndre Collins had 17 in the loss.

•  CAMB (86) – Austin Guyton 8, Bernard Jones 25, Cole Gore 7, Matt Doria 9, Garrett Richards 12, Kendall Henry 25.

•  GSF (52) – N/A

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• 3-point goals: CAMB 6 (Guyton, Jones 2, Doria 3). Team fouls: CAMB 12, Green Sea Floyds 11.

• Records: CAMB 9-3

•  Socastee 53, (at) Waccamaw 43 | Will Caswell scored 16 points to lead the Braves.

•  SOCASTEE (53) – Erick Mortel 2, Dante Moore 6, Adarius McCray 2, Finn Melko 2, Will Caswell 16, Dylan Thompson 14, Duncan Morgan 9, Zack Brooks 2.

•  WACCAMAW (43) – Adonis Williams 10, Rob Ferraro 13, Matt Fisher 3, Parker Brinson 1, Jack Dwier 2, Noah Gulley 6, Stefon Funnye 8.

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• 3-point goals: Socastee 2 (Caswell, Thomspn); Waccamaw 3 (Williams, Ferraro 2). Team fouls: Socastee 18, Waccamaw 16. Fouled out: Williams.

• Records: Socastee 3-3, Waccamaw 2-4.

•  (At) Conway 79, Loris 54 | Kahmil Cooper scored 24 and Jalen Hennigan had 17 as the Tigers wrapped up the Lions.

•  LORIS (54) – Jackson 6, Gore 9, Wheeler 11, Johnson 7, Floyd 14, Chestnut 2, Wideman 6.

•  CONWAY (79) – Jalen Hennigan 17, Juquail Crosland 2, Christian Jeffords 10, Kahmil Cooper 24, Reggie Bonner 10, Bryan Edwards 4, Trayvon Long 9, Demar Williams 3.

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• 3-point goals: Loris 4 (Gore, Wheeler 2, Johnson); Conway 8 (Hennigan 3, Jeffords 2, Cooper 3). Team fouls: Loris 14, Conway 19. Fouled out: Edwards.

• Records: Conway 4-2

• Aynor 61, (at) Lake View 38 | Christian Buie had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Blue Jackets.

•  AYNOR (61) – Ronique Smith 2, Brandon Young 13, Hunter Chestnut 3, Nathan Peeples 3, Hunter Windham 11, Chris Brown 5, Ashton Culick 2, Zack Jenerette 4, Christian Buie 18

•  LAKE VIEW (38) – Corenthius Burnson 5, Chris Ford 9, Michael Paige 12, Recco Brown 2, Darius Lednard 8, Jamal Ford 2

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• 3-point goals: Aynor 6 (Young 3, Chestnut 1, Windham 1, Brown 1), Lake View 6 (Burnson 1, C. Ford 3, Paige 2). Team fouls: Aynor 10, Lake View 14. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Aynor 5-4

•  (At) Georgetown 72, Andrews 50 | Charlie McGirt scored a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Bulldogs defeat the Yellow Jackets.

•  ANDREWS (50) – Lawrence 2, Grant 5, Grant 2, Wilson 10, McCrea 13, Lewis 6, Grant 2, Collins 8.

•  GEORGETOWN (72) – Cuttino 18, Tucker 4, Anderson 12, Blair 7, Billings 4, Keith 4, Doiley 6, McGirt 13.

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• 3-point goals: Georgetown 8 (Cuttino 4, Anderson 2, Doiley 2). Team fouls: Andrews 18, Georgetown 11. Fouled out: Grant.

• Records: Georgetown 4-3, Andrews 0-6

High school girls basketball

•  Socastee 61, (at) Waccamaw 7 | Kira Bell scored 13 and added five steals in the Braves’ rout of the Warriors.

•  SOCASTEE (61) – Blake Smith 1, Heather Kiker 7, Sadriana Grant 3, Kira Bell 13, Sidney Wortham 2, Madison Lowe 2, Nia Angelou 6, Sierrah McCarthy 11, Ashley Schildkraut 5, Kirstin Zanardo 11.

•  WACCAMAW (7) – Zietta Greene 2, Mary Tyler 2, Janae Rice 2, Jess Benton 1.

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• 3-point goals: Socastee 7(Kiker, McCarthy 3, Zanardo 3); Team fouls: Socastee 14, Waccamaw 18. Fouled out: Rice.

• Records: Socastee 5-3, Waccamaw 1-4

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