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Local Roundup: Portal avenges Turner County

    PORTAL — Harrison Sherrod sank a layup as time expired to lift the Portal Panthers to a 75-74 win over visiting Turner County on Saturday.
    With 4.1 seconds on the clock, Turner (15-3) sank a free throw to pull ahead 74-73, but the Panthers' Stacey Morgan took the inbound pass down the sideline and dished it to Sherrod for the buzzer beater.
    The win avenged an earlier loss by Portal (14-3), when Turner County hosted Portal and beat the Panthers by 21 in December.
    Portal was led by Morgan, who scored 21 points in the first half and finished with 23. Trent Thomas added 16 and Sherrod finished with 14 including the game winner.
    Antonio Graddic led Turner County with 18 points.
    Portal returns to region play on Tuesday, facing Savannah Country Day on the road at 7:30 p.m.

Burke County edges Blue Devils
    WAYNESBORO — The Burke County Bears got a narrow win over visiting Statesboro on Saturday holding on for a 57-53 win.
    SHS (15-6) was led by Zaquavian Smith (18 points) and O'Aaron Ware (10).

Turner tops Lady Panthers
    PORTAL — Turner County beat the Portal Lady Panthers (7-10) 42-28 on Saturday.
    Portal (7-10) was paced by Breyonna Raymond's 10 points.
    The Panthers return to region play on Tuesday when they visit Savannah Country Day at 6 p.m.

Burke JV hands Devils first loss
    WAYNESBORO — The Statesboro Blue Devils junior varsity squad suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to Burke County 42-34.
    Jarquez Cone paced Statesboro (12-1) with 10 points.

Eagles to host softball camps
    Georgia Southern Softball will host its 2013 winter softball camps on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 at Eagle Field in Statesboro.
    For more information and to register, visit georgia
    The camp is designed to cover mechanics, skills, and includes dozens of drills to help improve play at the plate and in the field while covering all aspects of the game. The participants will be divided based on age and ability so that everyone will get the most out of the camp.
    Check in is set for 8:30 a.m. each morning at the GSU Softball Complex which is located at 55 Fair Road on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

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