Georgetown shuts down Socastee
By Chris Sokoloski
Georgetown High’s boys basketball team used full-court pressure defense for the first 10 minutes of Friday night’s game against Socastee, stifling the Braves’ offense and setting the tone for a 40-24 victory.
“Every time we play defense like that it gives us a chance to win,” said Bulldogs coach Alvin Walker. “Giving up 24 points in 32 minutes, I couldn’t even ask for anything more. [Although] I would like to get more than 40 points.”
Socastee also played strong defense, holding Georgetown well below their season average of 56 points per game.
The Bulldogs led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter, and extended it to 22-11 at halftime.
After dominating the third quarter 11-5, the Bulldogs were outscored 8-7 in the fourth but held on for their 12th win of the season.
Charlie McGirt had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Georgetown.
Anthony Blair had eight points and five rebounds; Dae’Quan Gibson had eight points, three rebounds and three steals; Stephon Cuttino had eight points and seven rebounds; A.J. Walker had four rebounds, three assists and two steals; and Eddie Anderson had three rebounds.
“We started off the second half of the region the way we wanted to, with a win,” coach Walker said.
The Lady Bulldogs lost 39-36 to the Lady Braves.
Georgetown got to within one point as time was winding down, but a turnover killed the comeback.
“We fought, played man-to-man, never quit, like a heavyweight boxing match,” coach Tony Ford said.
Raven Smith had 12 points and five steals to lead Georgetown.
Alexis Grove had eight points, 13 rebounds and four steals; Taziya Moody had seven points and four steals; Justis Evans had four points and five steals; Jamia Porcher had four rebounds and two steals; and Moet Spahn had three rebounds and six steals.
After losing the first nine games of the season, the Yellow Jackets improved to 5-14 with a 62-58 win over Lee Central on Friday night.
Andrews was down by 13 at halftime, but rallied in the third quarter to cut the lead to 51-50. The Yellow Jackets then outscored the Stallions 12-7 in the fourth for the victory.
Johnel Grant had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Andrews.
D.J. Lawrence had 11 points; Monte McCrea had nine points and 13 rebounds; Travis Collins had eight points and four rebounds; Jonathan Grant had seven points and four steals; and Jowan Grant had five points.
The Bears improved to 13-5 on the season with a 72-34 win over East Clarendon on Friday night.
Carvers Bay dominated the first two quarters, building a 27-13 lead by halftime.
Darius Williams led the Bears with 15 points, six rebounds and eight steals.
Da’Shaun Aiken had 14 points; Shayton Durand had 13 points and five rebounds; Shaquan Durand had nine points; Chris Carter had six points; T.J. Myers had five points; Eaddy Moore had five points and three rebounds; Walter Linnen had three rebounds; and Rayshad Dorsey had four steals.
Desaree Green had 21 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and four steals to lead the Lady Bears past East Clarendon 58-22.
Carvers Bay held the Lady Wolverines to single digits in scoring in all four quarters.
Jasmine Cobb had 11 points and three steals; Quantaisha Robinson had 10 points, three rebounds, four steals and five assists; Zaria Blain had nine points; Jasmine Eaddy had five points, seven rebounds and four steals; and Jada Walker had five rebounds.
The Lady Warriors lost 72-35 to Mullins.
The Lady Auctioneers dominated the first and third quarters, holding Waccamaw in single digits in scoring in both.
Mary Tyler had seven points to lead Waccamaw.
Jess Preedom and Jaynae Rice had six points each, and D’etta Greene and LeAnn Thompson had four points each.
The boys lost 64-47.
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