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Local Roundup: BA JV girls win
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    Taylor Collins scored a game-high 11 points and Rachel Gilbert added eight to lead the Bulloch Academy girls' team to a 34-20 win at Citizens Christian Academy Tuesday. The BA girls (9-2) begin GISA Region 2-AA tournament play Thursday at home.

Screven girls
pick up 20th win
    The Screven County girls improved to 20-4 — their third consecutive 20-win season — with a 62-29 non-region win over South Effingham Tuesday in Sylvania. Three Lady Gamecocks reached double figures led by Kadedra Evans with 14 and Symphony White and Ashley Loundy with 10 apiece. Screven concludes regular-season play Friday, hosting Region 3-AA foe Southeast Bulloch.

SHS rifle team
outshoots SEB
    Statesboro High outshot Southeast Bulloch 961 to 939 to win the rifle match Tuesday.  The high shooter was Statesboro's Josh Brannen with 272. SHS was also led by Chris Wrye (250), Cameron Hendrix (234) and Matt McCall (205). Leading shooters for SEB were Melissa Bradley (253), Dexter Kight (233), Josh Shenk (222) and Joshua Hadaway (231). SEB will host Savannah High Thursday.

Citizens Christian girls top BA
    The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators (11-14) fell to two time GISA defending champion Citizens Christian Academy (21-3) by a score of 65-43 on Tuesday. Leading scorers for CCA were Courtney Darwin with 24 points and Amber Fountain with 14. Kaylee Lanier led BA with 15 points and Kacie Lanier added 12. BA hosts regional foe Trinity Christian School for senior night on Friday.

Gamecocks knock
off South Effingham
    Screven County (12-12) knocked off the Mustangs of South Effingham 81-64 on Tuesday. Gamecock Desmond Campfield led all scorers with 14 points and Dajuwan Carter added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Antrjuan Albright and Jamez Colbert also scored in double digits for Screven as Matt Taylor helped out with 12 rebounds on the night. The Gamecocks close out the regular season against South Bulloch on Friday.

Swainsboro boys beat Southeast Bulloch
    The Swainsboro Tigers beat the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (4-22, 1-12) 67-37 on Tuesday.
    Swainsboro's Demetrius Howard led all scorers with 12 points and Dwight Howard put up 10. For Southeast Bulloch, James Scott scored 11 points and Chris Rogers put up 10. Southeast Bulloch closes the regular season at Screven County on Friday.

Gator JV boys fall
    Brandon Walker scored 13 and Win Lee had nine as the Bulloch Academy JV boys fell at Citizens Christian Academy 43-34 Tuesday. BA (8-3) begins GISA Region 2-AA tournament play Thursday at home.

CCA outscores BA
    Bulloch Acadamy (10-13) fell to Citizen's Christian 80-69 on Tuesday. Jordan Walker led all BA scorers with 16 while Wil Hall, Will Powell and Mark Rocker all reached double digits. BA trailed 43-26 at halftime but took a 55-54 lead at the end of the third before falling in the fourth. The Gators host Trinity Christian on Friday for Senior Night.

Georgia Tech 74,
N.C. State 65
    ATLANTA — Javaris Crittenton scored 21 points, including 8 points in an 18-0 run in the second half, and Georgia Tech rallied from an early 15-point deficit to beat North Carolina State 74-65 on Tuesday night.
    Georgia Tech forced 18 turnovers, including 11 in the second half when its defense sparked the decisive run. Crittenton, a freshman, helped force N.C. State senior Engin Astur into six turnovers and 1-for-9 shooting from the field.
    Georgia Tech held the Wolfpack scoreless for almost 8 minutes and without a field goal for more than 11 minutes as it turned a 56-45 deficit into a 63-56 lead.
    Thaddeus Young, also a freshman, scored 15 points and yet another freshman, Zach Peacock, added 11, for Georgia Tech.

1957 World Series MVP dies at 80
    WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Lew Burdette, MVP of the 1957 World Series when he pitched the Milwaukee Braves to their only championship, died Tuesday. He was 80.
    Burdette had been ill for an extended period with lung cancer. Family members were with him when he died at home, they told the Atlanta Braves.
    A two-time All-Star and a member of the Braves’ Hall of Fame, Burdette was 203-144 with a 3.66 ERA from 1950-67. He also pitched a no-hitter.
    Burdette’s greatest success came in the 1957 Series when he went 3-0 with an 0.67 ERA while pitching three complete games against the New York Yankees. He capped his performance with a seven-hit shutout in Game 7 at Yankee Stadium, finishing off a run of 24 straight scoreless innings.
    ‘‘I have a boatload of memories about Lew Burdette,’’ commissioner Bud Selig told The Associated Press by telephone.