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Local Roundup: Screven wins rivalry over SEB
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    Screven County led by as much as 27, dominating visiting Southeast Bulloch 66-48 Friday in Sylvania.
    Antrjuan Albright had 22 points and eight rebounds for SCHS (9-4, 2-1 Region 3-AA). Jamez Colbert added 17, Dajuwan Carter had 10 points and six rebounds and Maurice Perry had 11 assists.
    James Scott led SEB with 17. The Yellow Jackets fell to 5-6.
    Screven County travels to Swainsboro today while SEB returns home to welcome Josey at 5 p.m.

Statesboro comes back on Greenbrier
    Eric Ferguson scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds as Statesboro came back to beat Greenbrier 55-47 Friday in Augusta.
    The Blue Devils (6-6) trailed 16-9 after one and 29-20 at halftime, but clawed their way back to take a 39-38 lead after three.
    Mario Jackson added 12 points for Statesboro.
    Statesboro travels to Savannah to face Beach tonight  with the girls game beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Devils fall on the road
    Greenbrier hit a shot with 2.3 seconds remaining Friday night in Augusta to upset Statesboro 50-49.
    Victoria Mikell had 15 points for SHS (10-2, 0-1 Region 3-AAAA), Mo Bennett had 13 and Gwen Jones had 12.
    Statesboro travels to Savannah to face Beach tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Stratford pulls away from BA
    Bulloch Academy drew to within two points with four minutes to play Friday in Macon, but Stratford Academy pulled back away to hang on for a 65-54 win.
    The Gators (6-3) trailed by five at halftime and after three, but couldn’t get over the hump against their GISA Class AAA foes.
    Arne Bencker led BA with 15 points, Darion Carter had 12, Paul Son had 11 and Will Powell added 10.
    Bulloch Academy returns home tonight to host a doubleheader with rival Pinewood Christian Academy. The girls’ teams will tip things off at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Gamecocks rout SEB
    Ciera Anderson scored 18 points and had six assists as Screven County beat Southeast Bulloch 49-25 Friday in Sylvania in girls basketball action.
    Stephanie Scott added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists for SCHS (10-3, 3-0 Region 3-AA). Bria Lonon had eight rebounds and Artavia Zeigler had seven rebounds for Screven.
    Crystall Mikell led SEB (4-7, 1-2) with 10 points and Olivia Melvin had eight.

Lady Gators stomped by Stratford
    The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators fell 54-17 to Stratford Academy Friday night in Macon. Heaven Hinton led BA (7-4) with six points. Stratford improved to 12-0.

Lady Bulldogs hold off Lady Tigers
    Emanuel County Institute held off Claxton 53-43 Friday night in Twin City in girls basketball.
    Zalese McAllister scored 18 and Angel Lundy had 11 for ECI, who improved to 2-0 in Region 3-A.
    Lacreasha Brewton had 17 for CHS (0-12, 0-2) and Angel Levingston finished with a double-double, 10 points, 13 rebounds.

BA B-team loses
    The Bulloch Academy boys B-team fell 45-39 Friday night at Stratford Academy. Zach Altany had 20 points for BA (2-3).

2007 PHS football awards
    Members of the 2007 Portal High football team were recently honored.
    Steven Cox, Nick Boggs, Cody Lane, Carl Smith, Octavius Rawls, Tony Mikell, Casey Ware, Travis Budgett, Joseph Brown, Daniel Bunch, Devon Spells, Dexter Hendrix, Nick Prescott, Trey Seamans, Nolan Clark, David Dorr and J.K. Burnett were given the Mighty Panthers Award, given for Perfect Attendance during summer workouts.
    Ware received the Most Improved award for playing both ways as a sophomore. He recorded 15 tackles, two tackles for loss and one 30-yard interception return.
    Shane Northcutt was honored with the Special Teams Standout for averaging 17 yards per return.
    Prescott received the  Best Offensive Lineman award for having the most positive attitude during practice amongst the offensive linemen group.  Prescott was named to the Statesboro Herald All-Area team for his hustle and leadership.  
    Rawls was named Best Offensive Back. ‘Tay’, as he is known by teammates, was named Bulloch County Player of the Week after the Calvary Day game.  He also split the season playing quarterback and running back, rushing for 452 yards and five touchdowns
    Justin Raymond was named Best Receiver. He was a part of two touchdowns that were longer than 90 yards and averaged 19 yards a catch and received 268 yards on the season. Raymond also received Best Defensive Back for his 38 Tackles, nine assists and one forced fumble.
    Travis Budgett received best linebacker. He was named to the Georgia High School pre-season all-state team and lived up to that honor by playing just as hard as one can possibly play for a 48 minute football game. Budgett had 89 Tackles, nine tackles for a loss, 31 assists, one sack and three fumbles caused. Budgett also received the Golden Helmet award.
    Dan Farris received Best Defensive Lineman for his 68 Tackles, five tackles for loss, 37 assists, nine sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
    Clark was named the team’s Scholar Athlete with a 98 GPA.
    The following players also received All Region Awards: Budgett, first team, linebacker; Raymond, second team, wide receiver and defensive back; Farris, second team, defensive end; Burnett, second team, linebacker, Joseph Ware, second team, defensive lineman; Northcutt, honorable mention, wide receiver; Rawls, honorable mention, quarterback; Spells, honorable mention, defensive end.

Pacers 113, Hawks 91
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Granger tied a career high with 32 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-91 Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
    Granger shot 10-for-15 from the field and had nine rebounds. He tied his career best point total on a dunk late in the fourth quarter.
    Mike Dunleavy had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Kareem Rush scored 20 points for the Pacers.
    Josh Childress tied a career high with 26 points and Josh Smith added 20 for the Hawks, who have lost three straight.
    It was Indiana’s largest victory margin at home this season. The Pacers shot 13-for-25 from 3-point range and outrebounded the Hawks 49-35 to win before heading out on a five-game road trip.
    Indiana scored a season-low 72 points in a loss to Memphis on Wednesday, but shot 48 percent against Atlanta.
    Indiana point guard Jamaal Tinsley sat out for his fourth straight game with a sore left thigh. It was the team’s first win without him.

Savannah St. 61, Southern Miss 56
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Lazarius Coleman scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds and helped Savannah State hold off a second-half rally to beat Southern Mississippi 61-56 on Friday night.
    The Tigers (8-12) scored the game’s first seven points and took a 23-4 lead with 8:12 left in the first half on a jumper by Chris Linton, who had 12 points and seven rebounds. Savannah State reached halftime with a 35-20 lead.
    The Golden Eagles (8-6) opened the second half with a 15-4 run, closing within four points on Brandon Cooks’ layup. Andre Stephens, who finished with 11 points, scored five points during the spurt.
    Jeremy Wise’s 3-pointer cut the deficit to 50-48 for Southern Mississippi with 6:23 remaining in the game. But Coleman extended the lead to 52-48 with a layup and the Golden Eagles never got closer than three points again.

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