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Panthers, Lady Gamecocks eliminated
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    SAVANNAH — The Portal Panthers took a 12-8 lead after one, but a cold shooting night doomed PHS in a 58-39 loss to Terrell County Saturday in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class A state tournament.
    The Green Wave went on a 9-0 run to start the second quarter and never trailed again, leading by nine at halftime.
    The Panthers would cut the lead to five with 4:32 remaining in the game after back-to-back baskets, but PHS could never get any closer and the Green Wave ended the game on an 18-4 run.
    Terrell County, the No. 1 seed out of region 1-AA,  advances to Wednesday’s Final Four game against Whitefield Academy at the Macon Centreplex.
    Fred  Williams had 13 points to lead the Panthers while Mario Farris added 11. Point guard Marquan Jackson finished with just four points.
    The Portal loss ended one of the most successful basketball seasons in school history.

Undefeated Randolph-Clay beats Screven County
    ALBANY — The Screven County Lady Gamecocks fell short of a second consecutive trip to the Final Four Saturday, losing to undefeated Randolph-Clay 40-31 in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AA state tournament.
    Screven led 15-14 at halftime, but Randolph-Clay (29-0) outscored SCHS 14-3 in the third quarter to extend its lead to 10.
    The Lady Gamecocks would get as close as three after starting the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run, but would never draw any closer.
    Shaneka Lee led SCHS (25-6) with 10 points while Kadedra Evans and Symphony White had eight each.
    The Lady Gamecock senior class finished their careers as part of the winningest senior class in Screven County girls basketball history and won a total of 54 games over the last two seasons.
    Randolph-Clay, the No. 1 seed out of region 1-AA, advances to play Wesleyan on Thursday at the Macon Centreplex.