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Local Roundup: Screven advances to Elite Eight in state
Bulloch Academys Heaven Hinton (seated, second from right) signs a letter of intent to play basketball at East Georgia College. Joining her are (seated, L-R): parents Tina Hendrix and Dennis Hinton, and EGC girls basketball coach Brad Phillips. Standing (L-R) are: BA athletic director Clint Morgan and BA girls basketball coach Paul Webb. Hinton amassed 870 points in her four years with the Lady Gators. During her tenure, BA won 72 games (including a school record mark of 22-8 in the 2008-09 campaign), went to the state tournament in all four years, made three Elite Eight appearances, twice made the Final Four, and just this season advanced to the state title game. Hinton will be a two-sport athlete at EGC, as she has already signed on to play with the Lady Bobcats softball team this fall. - photo by MIKE ANTHONY/staff
SYLVANIA – The Screven County girls tennis team stayed hot Tuesday afternoon, sweeping Cook it the second round of the GHSA state playoffs. In winning all five matches, the Lady Gamecocks dropped a total of just seven games, with no one losing more than one game in any set. The senior trio of Evan Sheppard (6-1, 6-1), Missy Zeagler (6-0, 6-1) and Katheryn Wells (6-0, 6-0) notched points in the singles matches.