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Claxton escapes Lady Panthers in semis
Portal's Gloria Wiggins, bottom, and Claxton's Keri Brown both go to the floor for a loose ball during the first quarter on Monday in the Region 3-A semifinals in Soperton.
SOPERTON — The Portal girls have been the Cinderella story of the Region 3-A tournament, but midnight finally struck Monday night. Squaring off against Claxton – top seed in the tournament and No. 1 in the Class A power poll – the Lady Panthers gained an early lead and stayed ahead all the way into the fourth quarter before finally dropping a 41-31 decision.