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Portal takes down undefeated Claxton 55-50
Portal basketball
Portal's Fred Spells, top, swats a shot attempt by Claxton's Shakari Denson during the fourth quarter on Friday, Feb. 5. Spells had nine blocked shots in the game.
The Portal Panthers knew what was riding on Friday night’s game against No. 6 Claxton as Coach Jeff Brannen preached all week a win would give them the No. 1 seed in the upcoming region tournament. Before a capacity crowd the youthful Panthers responded, coming from a 13-4 deficit to knock off the previously undefeated Tigers 55-50.Coach Brannen has been having success bringing 6-7 center Fred Spells off the bench. Trailing 13-4 Brannen brought in his difference maker, and Spells respond.