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Local Roundup: McBride drops 23 for SEB

    BROOKLET — Matthew McBride scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a 56-51 win over Brantley County on Saturday.
    Nijil Smith added 14 points, and Kaelin Jones added 10.
    The Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host Savannah at 7:30 p.m.

Claxton eases by ECI
    TWIN CITY — The Claxton Tigers edged the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs, 67-62, Saturday on the road at Twin City in Region 3A-A action.
    Cornelious Taylor dominated the game for the Tigers, finishing with 29 points.
    Darius Small added 14 points for the Tigers.
    Taylor Fields led the Bulldogs with 18 points.

Lady Tigers pick up road win
    TWIN CITY — The Claxton Lady Tigers knocked off region rival Emanuel County Institute, winning 62-42, Saturday on the road.
    The Lady Tigers (17-6, 7-2 Region 3A-A) were led in scoring by Jazmine Price, who scored 23 points.
    Ikeria Brown had 13 points, 12 rebounds and five steals, and Devonna Brewton dished 14 assists and added seven points.

Lady Cavs knock off Portal
    SAVANNAH — The Portal Lady Panthers fell on the road Friday, 73-38, at Calvary Day.
    Cheyenne Hagins scored 19 points and Macey Hagins added 11.

GSU track and field set bests
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Georgia Southern track and field team continued Friday’s trend and set four more personal bests at the second and last day of the Hilton Garden Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday.
    Freshmen Alyssa Felton and Taylor Johnson improved their records for two events over the past two days.
    After setting a new personal best in the 600-meter Dash yesterday, Felton improved her Long Jump by 17 centimeters, leaping for 5.69m, good for a fourth place finish. Taylor Johnson improved her Shot Pup mark to 9.32m as well as her High Jump mark to 1.42m, improving her old best by 20 centimeters.
    Freshman Keyanna Harris also continued to establish herself in the High Jump, finishing 12th with a new personal best of 1.62m.
    Freshman Jami Joyner ran her fastest mile, taking almost seven minutes off her old time.
    On Friday, Dana Edwards posted a personal best score of 3043 (ninth place) in the Pentathlon, improving her previous score by more than 300 points. The junior had not competed in a pentathlon before until this year but already established herself in the Georgia Southern history, claiming the fifth spot with her results.
    Next up for the Eagles is the Samford Multi and Invitational at Samford University next weekend on Feb. 8 and 9.

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