MYRTLE BEACH— For the second year straight year, teams from South Carolina swept their North Carolina counterparts in the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The game is jointly sponsored by the North Carolina Coaches Association and the coaches’ association in South Carolina.
In the women’s game, the South Carolina al-stars defeated North Carolina 90-71 with some strong play inside, outscoring the North Carolinians 48-24 in the paint and dominating the boards with an edge of 19 rebounds.
N’Dea Bryant of Goose Creek (SC) was chosen as the Most Valuable Player for her team and paced South Carolina with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
North Carolina’s Most Valuable Player was Sidney Cook of South View, who led her team in scoring with 17 points. Rockingham County’s Autumn Carter contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds.
The men’s game saw North Carolina lead most of the way before South Carolina rallied for a 100-96 victory.
South Carolina trailed North Carolina 87-82 with 4:12 to play, but South Carolina went on an 8-0 run to take a 90-87 lead with 2:16 left in the game. The run was the last lead change of the game as South Carolina held on.
Jordan Roper of Irmo earned Most Valuable Player honors for South Carolina with a game-high 26 points. Josh Smith of Olympic in Charlotte was named the Most Valuable Player for North Carolina with 18 points and 13 rebounds.