Monday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsJanuary 14, 2013 

— Blake Smith had her way on Monday.

The Socastee senior racked up a career-high 29 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Braves’ 45-40 win over Wilson in Region VII-AAA play.

“She really played like a warrior on both ends of the floor,” Socastee coach Ginger Ford said. “She was vocal and extremely aggressive.”

The Braves, who were coming off a disappointing 34-30 loss to Myrtle Beach on Friday, trailed the Tigers 20-18 at halftime. Wilson outscored Socastee 12-9 in the third quarter, but the Braves came to life in the fourth.

With Socastee down by two with about four minutes to play, Kirstin Zanardo hit a 3-pointer to put the Braves ahead by one and they were in the driver’s seat the rest of the way. Smith was 8-for-10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Braves executed down the stretch – something they lacked in their loss to the Seahawks.

“We didn’t finish the game against Myrtle Beach Friday night,” Ford said. “I’m proud of the girls for coming behind and winning the game at the free-throw line tonight.”

•  SOCASTEE (45) – Blake Smith 29, Maegen Harrelson 2, Kira Bell 4, Madison Lowe 1, Sierrah McCarthy 2, Kirstin Zanardo 7.

•  WILSON (40) – Brianna Goodson 13, Jazzmyn Burch 17, Nijeria White 4, Nyasia Stephenson 2, Amanda Barr 1, Mingo V. 3.


• 3-point goals: Socastee 2 (Smith, Zanardo); Wilson 4 (Goodson 3, Burch). Team fouls: Socastee 14, Wilson 15. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Socastee (11-6, 2-1), Wilson (7-8, 0-3).

High school boys basketball

•  (At) St. James 50, Myrtle Beach 41 | TreDarius McCallum had a game-high 17 points, Caleb Duggan had 15 points, and the Sharks had to withstand a third-quarter run by the Seahawks, who tied it up in the fourth quarter. St. James went 7-for-9 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

•  MYRTLE BEACH (41) – Bert Mack 9, Mason Lewis 8, Nolin Butler 7, Coleman Martini 6, Soloman Cooper 5, Tyrone Cooper 4, Tyshame Lewis 2.

•  ST. JAMES (50) – TreDarius McCallum 17, Caleb Duggan 15, Nehemiah Stafford 11, Haywood Brandon 1, Matt Strange 2, Russ Sansbury 4.

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• 3-point goals: Myrtle Beach 4 (Lewis 2, Butler, Mack); St. James 4 (Duggan 2, McCallum, Stafford). Team fouls: Myrtle Beach 21, St. James 7. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Myrtle Beach (8-9, 1-2), St. James (12-5, 2-1).

•  North Myrtle Beach 52, (at) Georgetown 45 | Jaquan Grissett and Josh Lindsey had 12 points apiece, Matt Lindsey added 11, and the Chiefs came from behind to take down the Bulldogs.

Trailing 38-31 entering the fourth quarter, North Myrtle Beach outscored the Bulldogs 21-7 in the frame. The score was tied 10 times in the contest, and the lead changed hands six times.

•  NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (52) – Marshawn Scott 2, Jahlen Livingston 5, Josh Lindsey 12, Jaquan Grissett 12, Matt Lindsey 11, Jeff Vereen 2, Forrest Vereen 8.

•  GEORGETOWN (45) – AJ Walker 5, Anthony Blair 1, Charlie McGirt 14, Dae’Quan Gibson 15, Eddie Anderson 4, Stepfon Cuttino 4, DJ Dailey 2.


• 3-point goals: NMB 4 (J. Lindsey 3, M. Lindsey); Georgetown (None). Team fouls: NMB 16, Georgetown 23. Fouled out: Livingston, Gibson. Technical fouls: Livingston.

• Records: North Myrtle Beach (13-4, 3-0), Georgetown (10-7, 1-2).

High school girls basketball

•  North Myrtle Beach 54, (at) Georgetown 42 | India Farmer had 15 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, Taylor Allman contributed a game-high 17 points, and the Chiefs defeated the Bulldogs.

North Myrtle Beach started slow, leading only 19-16 at halftime, but the Chiefs had a surge in the third quarter in which they outscored Georgetown 18-4. North Myrtle Beach committed 31 turnovers – 20 of those off steals – opposed to the Bulldogs, who had 20 turnovers.

•  NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (54) – Ja’Quella Livingston 6, Marci Chestnut 2, Sarah McCloskey 8, Taylor Allman 17, India Farmer 15, Ingrid Edge 2, Taylor White 2, Julia Cole 2.

•  GEORGETOWN (42) – Justice Evans 13, Raven Smith 3, Tazia Moody 10, Moet Spann 6, Alexis Grove 3, Shurman Anderson 1, Jamia Porcher 6.


• 3-point goals: NMB 1 (Allman); Georgetown 1 (Moody). Team fouls: NMB 21, Georgetown 23. Fouled out: Evans, Smith. Technical fouls: Spann.

• Records: North Myrtle Beach (15-2, 3-0), Georgetown (8-4, 1-2).

•  Myrtle Beach 43, (at) St. James 35 | Tanisha Brown had 13 points and 10 rebounds for her ninth double-double in a row to lead the Seahawks over the Sharks in a Region VII-AAA contest.

Kimmie Hotzelt had a team-high nine points for St. James.

•  MYRTLE BEACH (43) – Ivey Collins 2, Shavae Shaw 10, Nia Sumpter 5, Nakia Black 6, Tasha Chestnut 4, Christiana Myers 3, Tanisha Brown 13.

•  ST. JAMES (35) – Kimmie Hotzelt 9, Kelsi Bachmann 5, Hannah Price 8, Eldreonna Hannah 6, Bethany Goodrich 7.

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• 3-point goals: Myrtle Beach 2 (Black, Chestnut); St. James 2 (Hotzelt, Bachmann). Team fouls: Myrtle Beach 11, St. James 16. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Myrtle Beach (11-6, 3-0), St. James (8-9, 0-3).


Fish fans of the Grand Strand will be heading to the Upstate Saturday for a trade show. The event is sponsored by the S.C. Aquaria Association and will include speakers from around the country. For more information, visit The event is Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the USC Upstate campus ballroom, 800 University Way, Spartanburg and is open to the public with a $2 admission fee.

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