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