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Local Roundup: Blue Devils fall in overtime

     RICHMOND HILL — The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.
    The Blue Devils (6-3, 2-1 Region 3-AAAAA) were led by Michael Soloman, who scored 17 points.
    Jaylen Patrick added 15.

SEB falls to Savannah HIgh
    BROOKLET — A 19-2 third-quarter run propelled Savannah High to a 70-41 win over Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday.
    The Yellow Jackets, led by Markel Ming;s 15 points, played Savannah to a 33-29 halftime score.
    SEB returns to action on Friday for a holiday tournament in Albany.

Savannah outlasts Lady Jackets
    BROOKLET — The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets battles Savannah High to a 15-13 halftime score, but Savannah had a huge third quarter and outlasted SEB 31-20 on Tuesday.
    Destiny Burke led the Jackets with nine points.

Tigers romp to road victory
    SAVANNAH — Cornelious Taylor had a field day on the road and the Claxton Tigers cruised to a  74-42 win on Tuesday at Woodville-Tompkins.
    Taylor led Claxton (6-1, 3-0 Region 3A-A) with 33 points, and Darvis Small added 12.
    Claxton is back on the road on Saturday at Bryan County.

Brown scores 22 in CHS win
    SAVANNAH ­­— Ikeria Brown netted 22 points and the Claxton Lady Tigers knocked off region 3A-A newcomer Woodville-Tompkins 56-43 on Tuesday on the road.
    Bryanna Griggs had a monster double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers (7-2, 2-1). Jazmine Price dished out nine assists and added eight points.

WJMS tops Portal
    William James Middle School's sixth and seventh grade team defeated Portal Middle High School 50-12 on Monday.
    WJMS was led by Tybias Young and Janard Mike.
    Effingham County visits WJMS today with the girls tipping off at 4:30 p.m.

Callaspo, Braves finalize $3M deal
    ATLANTA (AP) — Infielder Alberto Callaspo and the Atlanta Braves have finalized a $3 million, one-year contract.
    The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Monday. Callaspo can earn $1 million annually in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $200,000 for 400 and each additional 50 through 600.
    The 31-year-old played second base, first base and third base this year for Oakland.
    Callaspo and Phil Gosselin could compete for the starting job at second base with top prospect Jose Peraza.
    Atlanta traded second baseman Tommy La Stella to the Cubs for right-handed reliever Luis Vizcaino last month.
    Callaspo also could play behind Chris Johnson at third base.
    Callaspo hit .223 this season, well below his .267 career average. A year earlier, he batted .258 with 10 homers for the Athletics and Angels.