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Local Roundup: Lady Tigers fall at Tattnall

    REIDSVILLE — The Tattnall County Lady Battle Creek Warriors led by only one at halftime, but defeated Claxton 51-36 Saturday.
    Claxton was led by Polly Murray, who recorded a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
    The Lady Tigers host Metter in the rfinal region game of the regular season Tuesday at 6 p.m. before closing out the regular season at home Friday against Southeast Bulloch.

SHS JV tops Johnson
    SAVANNAH — The Statesboro junior-varsity Blue Devils defeated Johnson (Sav.) 44-34 Saturday on the road.
    Yakeem Coleman led the way with 19 points and Johnathan Taylor added nine in the win.
    Statesboro improves to 13-2 on the season.

Freshmen Devils knock off JHS
    SAVANNAH — Daniel Murphy and Zaquavian Smith scored 14 points each as the Statesboro freshman team (9-5) defeated Johnson 49-45 Saturday.
    The Devils travel to Hinesville Wednesday to take on Bradwell Institute.

Claxton edges Country Day
    SAVANNAH — The Claxton Tigers snuck past Savannah Country Day 51-48 Friday in Savannah.
    The Tigers were led by Rashod Lovett, who scored 14 points and LaBron Glover who finished with 12.

Lady Eagles opener rained out
    ORANGEBURG, S.C. — The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles tennis team traveled to Orangeburg, S.C., Saturday for its match against South Carolina State, but the event has been rained out.
    The Eagles will continue to Spartanburg to play USC Upstate on today. The match is set to begin at 11 a.m.

Eagles fall to Georgia State
    ATLANTA — The Georgia Southern men's tennis team (1-1) suffered its first loss of the 2011 season with Georgia State taking the 5-2 win at  Atlanta's Piedmont Park Saturday.
    Sophomore Juan Manuel Melian Puigventos and classmate Matthjis Verdam teamed up to win the point at number-one doubles 8-6 over Victor Valente and Breon Badger. Puigventos defeated Badger 6-0, 6-0 at number-one singles to win that point.
    Verdam battled Thomas Cook at number-three singles, falling in the first set 3-6, then coming back to win the second set 6-4 before the results of the other matches were finalized. The Panthers notched their fourth-straight win.
    The Eagles will take on Kennesaw State at the Laurel Park Tennis Center in Marietta, Ga. This is the season home opener for the 2-0 Owls.

Little Eagles camp
    The Georgia Southern baseball team will be hosting its annual Little Eagles Baseball Camp/Meet the Baseball Eagles on Wednesday Feb. 12 at J.I Clements Stadium. All the camp participants will receive instruction from Baseball coaches and players as they go through hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running drills.
    Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., which is open to all boys and girls ages 4-14. All participants must bring their own bat and glove to registration in order to take part in the camp. Parents will be required to sign a waiver form during the registration. The Little Eagles Baseball Camp will begin at 11 a.m. and will last until 12 p.m.
    Following the Little Eagles Baseball Camp, participants and fans will be the first to receive the 2011 baseball schedule poster. Fans will have the opportunity to have their posters signed by the players and the coaching staff from Noon-1 p.m.
    After Meet the Baseball Eagles, fans are encouraged to stay and watch the intra-squad scrimmage that will begin approximately at 1:30.
Gus, Georgia Southern University's mascot will be in attendance and all events are free and open to the public.

Hennon to speak at Eagle Club dinner
    Head Baseball Coach Rodney Hennon is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the February 15th Bulloch County Eagle Club Dinner. The dinner will be held Tuesday, February 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Bishop Fieldhouse.

    If you have a score to report, please call the Statesboro Herald sports desk at (912) 489-9408.