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Local Roundup: SEB takes down Pierce County

    BLACKSHEAR — The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets brought home another region win on Friday, defeating Pierce County 67-49 on the road.
    Southeast Bulloch (2-4, 2-0 Region 1-AAA) was led by Sheldon Hendrix, who finished with 21 points. Preston Smith added 15.
    The Jackets return to action on Tuesday at Tattnall County.

Claxton girls top ECI Bulldogs
    CLAXTON — The Claxton Lady Tigers defeated Emanuel County Institute on Saturday at home, 49-41.
    Claxton's Jazmine Price led all scorers with 22 points.
    Nyeisha Kirkland and Devonna Brewton combined for 13 assists for the Tigers (6-2), and Brewton finished with 8 points.

Lady Gators keep it going
    LYONS — The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators improved to 10-0 on the season with a 64-29 win Saturday against Terrell Academy at the Coaches versus Cancer tournament hosted by Robert Toombs Christian Academy.
    Chelsea Oglesby recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
    Danielle Atkinson led the Gators with 14 points and Pate Lomax added 13.
    The Gators return to action Monday at home in a rematch against First Presbyterian.
    Bulloch Academy knocked off First Presbyterian on Friday at the tournament, 62-25.

UGA knocks off Lipscomb
    ATHENS (AP) — Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox went to the extremes at point guard Saturday with starter Charles Mann nursing a sore knee.
    Starting at the position for the first time and scoring a career-high 17 points was 6-foot-7 sophomore forward Brandon Morris.
    Playing almost as many minutes in one game as he had seen in his career was 6-1 walk-on Taylor Echols.
    Combined they directed Georgia (4-4) to an 84-75 win over Lipscomb Saturday.
    Mann, averaging a team-high 14.3 points a game, did not practice during the team's 12-day break for exams. Backup freshman point J.J. Frazier did not play Saturday due to a coach's decision. That left Morris and Echols.
    Fox said that the staff has worked with Morris to play the point, and Echols had been a standout in practice recently.
    "Even back last summer we always teach our players a second position, and Brandon's was the point," said Fox. "He did not put us in a lot of mismatches because of his length."
    "Taylor has practiced really well all year," said Fox. "He waited for his turn, and tonight he took advantage of it."
    Lipscomb (4-6) played a zone most of the game, and Echols was more effective against that defense.
    "We were better with Taylor in there against the zone," said Fox. "Brandon does not have a lot of experience at the point against a zone."
    Georgia (4-4) got 15 points from Namanja Djurisic and 14 from Danté Williams.
    Martin Smith led Lipscomb (4-6) with 23 points. Khion Sankey and J.C. Hampton added 13 apiece.

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