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Local Roundup: SEB girls win in OT

Brittany Cater had 17 points and Jasmine Sandifer scored 15 to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets to a 48-47 overtime win against Swainsboro Saturday in Brooklet. SEB improved to 8-10 overall and 4-7 in Region 3-AA. The Jackets travel to Claxton for a 6 p.m. game Tuesday. Portal boys down SCD in OT Fred Williams hit 4 of 5 free throws in overtime to lift Portal (15-6, 7-3) to a 66-63 victory over Savannah Country Day Saturday in Savannah. Williams had a game-high 30 points for the Panthers, who trailed 34-20 at the half. Mario Farris added 18 for Portal and Shane Reese scored 10. PHS travels to Richmond Hill Tuesday. SEB boys fall to Swainsboro Tony Mitchell scored a game-high 19 to lead Swainsboro to a 83-44 victory over Southeast Bulloch Saturday in Brooklet. Chris Rogers had a team-high 13 for SEB (3-20, 1-10) and Tony Raymond and James Scott added 10 each. The Yellow Jackets travel to Claxton Tuesday. BA B-teams end season with wins The Bulloch Academy girls' B-team ended its season with a 23-20 home victory over David Emanuel Academy Saturday. The Lady Gators finished with a 7-2 record and were led by Rachel Gilbert's six points. Coutney Johnson scored seven to lead DEA. The BA boys' team also won Saturday, downing DEA 45-25 behind 14 points from Jonathan Williamson and eight from Chan Newton. The Gators were 11-1 on the year. DA's top scorer was Hudson Johnson with nine. Screven girls top Westside Screven County's girls' team improved to 18-3 overall and 9-2 in Region 3-AA with a 58-44 home victory over Westside (7-12, 5-6) Saturday. Kadedra Evans scored a game-high 22 points and Ashley Lundy had 11 for the Lady Gamecocks. Screven hosts Jefferson County Tuesday at 6 p.m. Screven boys hold on Antjuan Albright hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to put Screven County up by three and Dajuwan Carter blocked the potential game-tying 3-point attempt as Screven County (9-12, 5-6) picked up a 59-56 win over Westside (14-8, 8-3) Saturday in Sylvania. Albright finished with 12 points and scored his 1,000th career point, while Carter had 16. Screven hosts Jefferson County Tuesday. Claxton girls fall to Calvary Calvary Baptist improved to a perfect 10-0 in Region 3-A and 18-2 overall with a 55-37 home win over Claxton Saturday. Ashley Kennedy led the Tigers with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Lacreasha Brewton scored 13. Claxton (7-13, 3-6) hosts SEB Tuesday. PHS JV boys win Portal's JV boys rolled to a 60-50 win over Calvary Baptist Friday thanks to 26 points from Steven Cox. The Panthers improved to 8-3. SEB ROTC drill team results Southeast Bulloch's ROTC drill team competed in a nine-school meet Saturday at Ware County. The Yellow Jackets won first place in male mixed unarmed platoon and female unarmed squad, while Corey Rodriguez took home first place in armed knockout. SEB finished second in male mixed armed squad, male mixed unarmed squad and male mixed armed platoon. Male mixed color guard and female color guard both won third place. SEB's next meet is Saturday at Groves High in Savannah. GSU men’s tennis drops opener The GSU men’s tennis team fell 5-2 in the season opener at Jacksonville University Saturday. “This was a hard fought match for us,” said coach Justin Miles. “We just have to take advantage of opportunities when we have them. We were up in a lot of the matches, but we’ve just got to learn to close them out. Most of these [matches] could have gone either way, so it was close.” In singles action, Emmanuel Nkoueleue fell 6-3, 7-6 in the No. 1 position to Jordi Ballester.  Joris De Weerdt lost 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 2 slot to Fransicso Riveroll.  Matthew Sands was defeated 7-5, 6-4 by Victor Vaz in No. 3 singles.  Greg Bekkers lost 3-6, 7-6, 6-1 to Ernesto Ramos at No. 4.  Borja Malet took the No. 5 singles on a default after being up 3-6, 6-2, 3-0.  Philip Prins fell 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in No. 6 singles to Marcos Oliveira.  Georgia Southern captured the doubles point thanks to victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.  At No. 2, De Weerdt/Bekkers won 8-4 over Ballester/Craveiro and at No. 3, Sands/Neil Shine defeated Oliveira/Vaz 8-3.  In No. 1 doubles, Nkoueleue/Prins fell 8-5 to Ramos/Riveroll. The Eagles will take to the road again next Saturday (Feb. 3) as they travel to Atlanta to face No. 26 ranked Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m.  GSU will return home to face Florida A&M on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Hanner Fieldhouse Courts at 1 p.m. GSU women’s tennis tops Florida A&M The Georgia Southern women’s tennis team picked up their first win of the season Saturday, defeating Florida A&M 6-1. “We’re really happy to have won our first match of the season at home,” said coach Amy Bartlett-Bonner. “To win here at Hanner is good for us and hopefully we can build on this match.” In No. 1 doubles, Kristi Kegerreis/Heather Reynolds (GSU) fell 9-7 in a tough match versus Rachel Pye/Kimber Redfern (FAMU). But the Eagles captured the doubles point thanks to wins from No. 2 Molly Maddox/Christine Caforio (8-0) over Sarah Brinkley/Izomor and No. 3 Shea Huxtable/Jessica Matlosz (8-2) over Ashley Green/Samaria Bailey. In singles action, Maddox defeated FAMU’s Izomor 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 1 slot.  Kegerreis beat Pye 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles.  At No. 3, Reynolds fell 6-3, 6-2 to Redfern.  Jessica Fuller defeated Sarah Brinkley 6-2, 6-3 in No. 4 singles and Lauren Wolken took No. 5 singles from Samaria Bailey 6-2, 6-2. Kelli Helms wrapped up the Eagle victory, winning No. 6 singles 7-6 (4), 6-2. The Eagles will continue the four-match homestand today as the Mercer Bears visit the Hanner Fieldhouse Courts.  Match time is set for 1 p.m. Richardson inks 10-day contract ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks signed forward Jeremy Richardson to a 10-day contract Saturday. Richardson (6-7, 190) started 15 games this season for Fort Worth of the NBA Development League, where he ranked 11th in the league with his average of 18.5 points per game. Richardson, a native of Allentown, Pa., signed with Fort Worth from Delta State University.

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