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Lady Hilltoppers stomp Myrtle Beach

From staff reports • Dec 19, 2019 at 12:41 AM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — With Kijanae Marion tossing in 14 points and the Lady Hilltoppers holding Myrtle Beach to only 10 buckets, Science Hill blasted its way to a 61-25 triumph on Wednesday morning in the CresCom Holiday Invitational.

Marion sank 6 of her 11 field-goal attempts and Jeila Greenlee went 4-of-7 as the Lady Hilltoppers (6-3) shot 44.2 percent from the field — compared to Myrtle’s 23.8 effort (42 attempts) — inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Erin Egerbrecht scored 12 points on four 3-pointers, Greenlee totaled 10 points and Alasia Smith coupled nine points with 10 rebounds. Egerbrecht and Jasmine Myers added six boards apiece, helping Science Hill win the rebounding battle 42-27.

Aliyanna Hill handed out four assists for the ’Toppers, who meet Georgia’s Southwest DeKalb at 3:15 Thursday afternoon.

Johnson County 57, David Crockett 55

MOUNTAIN CITY — Behind a strong offensive output by Taylor Parsons, Johnson County picked up a quality non-conference win on Wednesday night — edging past visiting David Crockett 57-55.

Parsons, a senior forward, pumped in 24 points for the Lady Longhorns (7-4), who took a 46-37 lead into the fourth quarter after the two teams played to a 29-29 halftime tie.

Sadie Stout contributed 13 points to the victory, which included eight points from Taylor Cox.

The Lady Pioneers (8-3) were paced by Halle Scott with 15 points. Alyssa Suits, leaning on her three 3-pointers, contributed 10, Emily Trivette tallied nine and Zoe Sanders scored eight.

Lee High 43, J.I. Burton 33

BEN HUR — Drew Cox powered the Lady Generals to a double-digit win over J.I. Burton with a 12-point outing at home in a non-district affair. Philly Tolentino chipped in with 11 points.

Thomas Walker 65, Hancock County 26 (Tuesday)

EWING — Lakin Burke scored 20 points to power the Lady Pioneers to a road blowout over Hancock County in non-district play. Shelbie Fannon and Abby Bullins each tallied 10 points.

Lexi Linden led Hancock County in scoring with seven points.

Boys

Johnson County 64, David Crockett 62

MOUNTAIN CITY — Johnson County cooked up an upset special on Wednesday night, nipping David Crockett 64-62 on a last-second bucket by Michael Oxentine.

The non-league contest was tied before Clayton Cross drove the baseline and fed the ball to Oxentine for the winning shot.

Lucas Phillips topped the Longhorns (3-5) with a 25-point performance that featured five 3-pointers. Oxentine followed with 16 and Darren Cunningham also reached double digits, scoring 11.

Dawson Wagner was high man for the Pioneers (8-3), pitching in 17 points. Donta Hackler was next with 14 while Avery Letcher and Mack Hensley netted nine apiece.

Lee High 60, J.I. Burton 59

BEN HUR — Jacob Whitaker poured in 18 points to help the Generals edge out J.I. Burton at home in a nail-biting non-district clash. Dylan Fannon added 16 points, and Logan Grace aided with 13 points.

Jonah Cochrane led the Raiders in scoring with 19 points. Trevor Culbertson netted 15 points, and Zac Campbell tallied 12 points.