Saturday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsFebruary 9, 2013 

Kellen Brand had 29 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the South Carolina Warriors to a 116-102 victory over the Greenville Galaxy on Saturday night at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center.

Former Coastal Carolina standout Jon Pack added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors (19-1), who are going through another roster transition.

Jarred Stockton and Lashun Watson have left the Warriors to pursue international opportunities, while former Belmont-Abbey player Kyle Phillips and former Charlotte 49er Chris Hill joined the squad.

“With two new guys I thought we did well,” Warriors coach John Kefalas said. “They all worked together and we got a win out of it.”

Kefalas said the Warriors will focus on defense and once again molding new players into the fold ahead of a pair of games next weekend.

“We’re going to work on some of our defense. We need to trap better and basically help out,” he said. “We’ll get it. We’re just getting into it too late.”

CCU indoor track and field

•  Coastal Carolina’s set a school record in the 60 meters and took runner-up in the 200 meters as the Chanticleers competed in the 43-team Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational.

Peake ran a school-record 7.39 seconds – the 19th best time in the nation – in the preliminaries of the 60 meters, but did not compete in the finals. She also took second in the 200 with a time of 23.97, which is tied for 12 in the nation.

Other Chanticleers with top-10 finishes were: Letitia Saayman (3,000m, second, 10:18.47); Jessica Gelibert (400m, second, 56.42; 60m hurdles, sixth, 8.71); Camille Hurley (400, eighth, 57.89; 60m hurdles, eighth, 8.75); Christina Davis (400m, ninth, 58.29; 60m hurdles, third, 8.58); Latisha Simpson (high jump, tied for second, 5-5); Raven Hamilton (high jump, seventh, 5-3); Ashley Davis (60m hurdles, fifth, 8.70); Mary Lawrence (pole vault, third, 11-5); Jessica Dennison (5,00m, sixth, 18:49.84); Kelila Naules (long jump, eighth, 17-7); Anjulia Nicholson (weight throw, ninth, 51-7); and Amirah Al-Bayyinah (triple jump, ninth, 38-23/4).

CCU softball

•  The Coastal Carolina softball team split a pair of games Saturday in the Georgia Tech-Kennesaw State Invitational, falling 2-1 to Georgia Tech before beating Missouri State 5-2.

Jazmin Daigle was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBIs in the victory.

Against the Yellow Jackets, though, the Chants were held to two hits by Hope Rush, an all-ACC first-team selection a year ago.

CCU women’s tennis

• (At) Coastal Carolina 7, Savannah State 0 | The Chanticleers (1-1) had little trouble with the Tigers in earning their first victory of the season in the home opener.

Pro golf

•  Murrells Inlet’s Zack Byrd teamed with Georgia’s Mark Silvers to fire a final-round 16-under 56 to finish second in the Florida Professional Golf Tour’s 2-Man Team Championship at Rio Pinar Country Club.

The duo finished at 26 under, two strokes behind Ty Harris of Longwood, Fla., and Jesse Hutchins of Orlando.

High school girls basketball

• Lowcountry Prep 51, (at) Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 36 | Mary Chandler Butler had 17 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Saints fell.

•  CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF MYRTLE BEACH (36) – Caroline Gore 6, Mary Chandler Butler 17, Sini Oduwole 4, Katelyn Jordan 2, Rebekah Bowers 7



High school boys basketball

•  (At) Conway 58, Carolina Forest 47 | Tigers senior Reggie Bonner led the way for Conway with 17 points and 11 boards to take the win over the Panthers on Friday.

•  CAROLINA FOREST (47) – Jones 8, C. Johnson 1, Helgerson 5, Yurachek 10, Butler 2, Williams 6, Brunson 8, T. Johnson 7.

•  CONWAY (58) – Jalen Hennigan 3, Juquail Crosland 6, Christian Jeffords 5, Malcolm Green 8, Kahmil Cooper 11, Reggie Bonner 17, Bryan Edwards 4, Trevon Longs 2, Demar Williams 2.

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• 3-point goals: Carolina Forest 1 (Brunson); Conway 1 (Cooper). Team fouls: Carolina Forest 24, Conway 16. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

• Records: Conway (14-7, 6-2)

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