Despite being the center of attention, Carolina Forest’s Alexis Tomlin found herself alone under the basket on a regular basis Tuesday night.
And honestly, she didn’t mind that one bit.
The Panthers center scored 21 points to lead her team to a Sand & Hoops Invitational title, claiming a 60-42 victory over host Socastee.
Tomlin was named tournament MVP. She was joined on the all-tournament team by guard Ellen Nardella, who had 17 points of her own in the championship game.
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Cheyenne Pyles also scored 18 points.
On the all-tournament team from Socastee was Mercer Roberts, who scored 8 points in the tourney final. The Braves were led on the night by Marta Galindez with 10 points.
▪ Georgetown 42, Waccamaw 25
Desideria Anderson’s 11 points led the way for Georgetown in its Sand & Hoops Invitational contest with Waccamaw, allowing the Bulldogs to pull away for a 42-25 victory.
For her effort, Anderson was named to the all-tournament team.
Also scoring in double figures for Georgetown was Alexus Milton, with 10 points on the night.
Waccamaw was led by Dee Funnye, whose 7 points had a role in her alsoearning all-tourney honors.
LADY TROJANS TURKEY SHOOTOUT
▪ Loris 50, Green Sea Floyds 33
Despite both Jalinda Johnson and Tamara Jackson scoring in double figures, a fourth quarter drought sealed the fate of Green Sea Floyds, falling to Loris in the Lady Trojans Turkey Shootout final.
In the final eight minutes of play, the Lions outscored their Horry County foes by a score of 10-1.
Ikela Green led all scorers with 19 points, such a contribution making her an easy choice for the all-tournament team. Also scoring in double figures for Loris was Tamera Bellamy with 14 on the night.
Johnson led Green Sea Floyds with 16 points, while Jackson had 14 in a losing effort. Both were named to the Lady Trojans Turkey Shootout all-tournament team.
▪ Creek Bridge 62, Aynor 12
Four Creek Bridge players scored in double figures as it cruised to a 50-point victory over Aynor in a Lady Trojans Turkey Shootout consolation game.