Beach Ball Classic: Day 2

      Nehemiah Stafford scored 19 points for St. James on day two at Beach Ball.

      East Rutherford (NC) defeated St. James 49-44 in a consolation bracket quarterfinal at the Beach Ball Classic on Thursday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Nehemiah Stafford led St. James with 19 points. East Rutherford got a combined 25 points from the tandem of T.J. Watkins and Travis Waldroup-Rodriguez. East Rutherford improves to 1-1 at the Beach Ball Classic and 10-2 for the season. The St. James Sharks are winless after two games at Beach Ball and 7-4 on the year.

      Spring Valley scored a blowout win over Socastee in another consolation contest at Beach Ball. The Vikings beat the Braves 60-37. Socastee's Will Caswell scored nine points and hauled down 12 rebounds, and Dante Moore scored 12 points. Spring Valley's Perry Dozier, Jr. led three Vikings in double-figures with 15 points. Spring Valley is now 1-1 at Beach Ball, 8-5 on the season. Socastee is 0-2 at Beach Ball, 4-4 on the season. St. James will play Socastee in a final consolation bracket game for both teams on Saturday, December 29 at 10:15 a.m.

      More Day 2 Beach Ball Classic Scores

      St. Rita of Cascia (IL) 78 Christ Presbyterian Academy (TN) 64 - Dominique Matthews 27 pts for St. Rita

      Scott County (KY) 57 Orem (UT) 44 - Trent Gilbert 25 pts. for Scott County

      Bishop Gorman (NV) 69 Franklin (OH) 55 - Rashad Muhammad 22 pts. for Bishop Gorman

      Whitney Young (IL) 80 Myrtle Beach 44 - L.J. Peak 23 pts., Jahlil Okafor 16 pts., 11 rebs. for Whitney Young

      Pepsi Carolina Classic 2nd Round Scores

      West Florence 102 South Florence 100 in triple OT

      Wilson 57 Mullins 48

      Hartsville 85 Timmonsville 36

      Darlington 62 Lower Richland 44

      Marion 73 Florence Christian 48

      Lake City 61 Hemingway 48