HSBBB: Sluggish start dooms Sharks at Effingham

May River’s boys got off to a slow start at the offensive end and couldn’t dig out of the early hole in a 64-49 loss at Effingham County (Ga.) on Friday. 

Both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm early, and it was tied 8-8 after one quarter before the Rebels surged to a 27-17 halftime lead.

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The Sharks started to get some shots to fall in the second half but couldn’t close the gap despite 21 points from James Layman, who drained three 3-pointers. Garvin Douglas added nine points for the Sharks, while Jason Epke-Bueso had eight, and Steffin Gadson contributed six.

The Sharks are back at home Saturday, hosting South Effingham (Ga.) at 3:30 p.m.

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