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Panthers stun ECI
Portal's Shiann Hagins celebrates as the Lady Panthers hold on for a one-point victory over Emanuel County Institute Friday in the GHSA Region 3-A tournament in Soperton.
SOPERTON — The final brackets for the Class A public school state playoffs won’t be known until the middle of next week, but Portal is making a strong case to make the field for a second consecutive season. The Lady Panthers notched a win in Tuesday’s opening round of the Region 3-A tournament and — after two days of waiting out weather delays — knocked off top-seeded Emanuel County Institute (15-7) in a 48-47 nail-biter Friday at Treutlen High School. Breyonna Raymond scored the final points of the game at the 1:16 mark, but plenty of drama filled the final 76 seconds of play.