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Local Roundup: Portal escapes Millen with win

    MILLEN — The Portal Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 3A-A play with a 68-67 win Tuesday on the road.
    The Panthers (10-3) led by four when Jenkins County hit a half-court buzzer beater for thwe final margin.
    Akeem Ogelsby led Portal with 20 points, Devon Moore scored 17, Trent Thomas scored 15 and Tyler Budgett added 11

Claxton holds off visiting Cavs
    CLAXTON — The Claxton Tigers knocked off region rival Clalvary Day 48-45 on Tuesday at home.
    D.J. Brewton (16 points) scored 12 in the fourth quarter and made all six free throws in the final minutes to close out the win.
    The Tigers got off to a slow start, trailing 13-5 in the opening minutes, but led 23-22 at halftime.
    Cornelious Taylor led the Tigers with 20 points.
    Claxton visits Portal on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Tigers edged by Calvary Day
    CLAXTON — Class A powerhouse Calvary Day escaped with a 54-53 win over the Claxton Lady Tigers on Tuesday in Claxton.
    The Tigers (10-3, 2-2 Region 3A-A) were paced by Jazmine Price, who scored 20 points, and Keri Brown, who finished with 15.
    Claxton faces Portal on Friday at 6 p.m.

LCMS, WJMS face off on Friday
    Langston Chapel Middle School and William James Middle School will renew their rivalry on the basketball court on Friday at the Devils' Den at Statesboro High School.
    Tipoff will begin with the girls game at 4:30 p.m. The boys teams will follow.

Texas State upsets Georgia State
    ATLANTA (AP) — Just two days after Texas State's 40-36 loss at Georgia Southern, the Bobcats' Emani Gant scored 11 of his 17 points in two overtime periods as Texas State upset Georgia State 77-74 on Monday night.
    Gant nailed a 3-point jumper as time expired in the first overtime to tie the game at 69. He made two straight jump shots in the second extra period and Kavin Gilder-Tilbury sank three free throws as the Bobcats ended Georgia State's 18-game home court winning streak.

Arkansas knocks off UGA
    ATHENS (AP) — Bobby Portis scored 21 points, Michael Qualls added 15 and No. 23 Arkansas rallied from a first-half deficit of 13 points to beat Georgia 79-75 on Tuesday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for each team.
    Arkansas (12-2, 1-0 SEC) needed a strong second half for its sixth straight win.
    Nemanja Djurisic led Georgia (9-4, 0-1) with 16 points.
    The loss ended the Bulldogs' six-game winning streak, their longest in four years.