HSBBB: Sharks get defensive to lock down first W

May River’s boys used a strong defensive showing to lock up their first victory of the season Saturday, holding off visiting South Effingham for a 48-40 win.

Gavin Blocker poured in 21 points, and Jason Epke-Bueso added 12 to lead the offensive attack for the Sharks, who nursed a lead all night and closed it out by spreading the floor and running clock for the final four minutes.

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Guards Steffin Gadson and James Layman led the stifling defensive effort for May River, containing the Mustangs’ top offensive threat.

The Sharks (1-1) travel to SCISA 3A power Pinewood Prep on Tuesday.

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