St. Joseph Central Catholic (Huntington, WV) defeated host Myrtle Beach (SC) 63-36 in the opening round of the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational. Myrtle Beach (3-3) scored the first point of the game from the free throw line just 48 seconds into the contest but that would prove to be the only lead for the Seahawks. St. Joseph (5-1) went on a 13-4 run to open a 13-5 advantage and went on to lead 36-17 at halftime. The Fighting Irish led by as many as 32 points in the second half.
St. Joseph was led by Mychal Johnson’s 18 points and six assists. Rachel Lee added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Fighting Irish, while Griffin Dempsey chipped in with 11 points and six assists. Myrtle Beach was paced by freshman Kiana Adderton’s 15 points and five rebounds.