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Local Roundup: Blue Devils take down SEHS

    GUYTON — The Statesboro Blue Devils improved to 12-8, 6-3 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 77-72 win on Friday at South Effingham.
    The Devils were led in scoring by Jaylan Patrick, who scored 15 points.
    He was joined in double figures by Myles White (14), Cameron Harvey (13), Deionte Reddick (10) and Michael Salomon (10).
    Statesboro looks to extend its winning streak to three when it travels to Coffee County for a region matchup today.

Late Surge lifts Claxton
    CLAXTON — The Claxton Tigers had a back-and-fourth game against Woodville-Tomkins on Friday, and Claxton pulled away for a 61-51 win.
    The Tigers (13-5, 7-2 Region 3A-A) saw four players reach double figures.
    Cornelious Taylor led the way with 17 points. Zach Grant added 16, freshman Deveon Brewton added 13 and Tahje Boyd finished with 10.

Claxton girls blast WTHS
    CLAXTON — The Claxton Lady Tigers hammered Woodville-Tompkins at home on Friday winning 57-30.
    Brianne Sneed (14 points) and Bryanna Griggs (12) each netted double figures for the Tigers (17-3, 7-2 Region 3A-A), who held WTHS to 15 points in each half.

SEB falls at Islands
    SAVANNAH — The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets fell 71-54 Friday on the road at Islands.
    Caleb Carter led the Yellow Jackets with 15 points. Sheldon Handrix and Markell Ming each added 11.
    The Jackets return home today to host Bryan County.

Langston Chapel seeks 1st title
    The Langston Chapel Middle School girls defeated Southeast Bulloch 37-27 on Thursday in the Coastal Empire semifinals and will face Richmond Hill in the championship game.
    LCMS will host Richmond Hill for the championship today at 11:30 p.m.

WJMS advances to championship
    William James Middle School knocked off Southeast Bulloch 41-26 on Thursday in the Coastal Empire semifinals to stay undefeated and advance to the championship game.
    WJMS will face Richmond HIll today at 12:30 p.m., at Langston Chapel Middle School.

Injured Kobe Bryant's season in jeopardy
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery.
    Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles after the third-leading scorer in NBA history tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New
    A completely torn rotator cuff typically requires surgery and several months of rehabilitation, which means Bryant's 19th NBA season could be over. Bryant's previous two seasons also ended early due to injuries.
    A partial tear sometimes can be managed while an athlete continues to play, but the Lakers have declined to specify the severity of Bryant's tear.
    Yet it's clear the 36-year-old Bryant has a major injury for the third straight season, his famously resilient body finally wearing down from the accumulated grind of nearly two decades with the Lakers and numerous long postseason runs.
    He tore his Achilles tendon in April 2013, and he played in just six games last season before breaking a bone near his left knee.