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Local Roundup: Stifling D leads BA boys to title

    MILLEDGEVILLE — The Bulloch Academy Gators didn't do a whole lot of scoring throughout the Region 4-IAAA tournament.
    It didn't matter.
    The Gators (16-11) held their opponents to an average of 26.5 points per game throughout the three games of the tournament, and beat John Milledge, 34-28 Friday night to claim the crown.
    Forrest Spence led the Gators with 16 points.
    The story was much the same in the semifinals against Westminster, when BA won, 31-26, over Westminster, a team that beat the Gators twice during the regular season.
    In that game, Spence also scored 16 to lead BA.
    Bulloch claimed the No. 1 seed in the GISA Class AAA state playoffs, and will host No. 4 seed Mount De Sales on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the first round.
    Mount de Sales eliminated the Gators in the semifinals of the 2012 state playoffs in a five-overtime, 80-79 thriller.

GSU tennis tops Winthrop
    ROCKY HILL, S.C. — The Georgia Southern men's tennis team beat Winthrop 4-1 on Friday night at Memorial Courts in Rocky Hill, S.C. The Eagles clinched the doubles point early on and claimed the victory after singles wins from sophomore Andrew Dromsky, freshman Rayane Djouad and senior Matthijs Verdam.
    In a battle of the Eagles, the Georgia Southern Eagles (3-1) took an early lead in the match after the duo of Dromsky and Carson Jones beat Winthrop's Dylan Comerford and Corey Decandia 8-4 on court number one. Verdam started his successful night when he teamed up with Oliver Webb, winning their doubles match against Juan Boada and Steven Patrick 8-4 at the No. 3 spot.
    GSU won the three singles matches necessary for the overall team victory. Verdam beat Peter Nagovnak 6-3, 6-1 on court one, Dromsky earned his win against Yuta Hirokawa 6-1, 6-4 on court two and Rayane Djouad improved his own singles record to 3-0 when he beat Boada.