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Statesboro drops shootout
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Statesboro High's Michael Salomon, right, earns a trip to the foul line with a hard foul by Osborne's Trig Morris in the fourth quarter Thursday.
The Gentlemen’s Classic hosted by Statesboro High didn’t waste any time in bringing the drama as Osborne defeated Statesboro in a high-flying 92-89 decision in the first of three nights of action Thursday at the Devil’s Den. The Cardinals led from the opening tip and stretched their lead to as many as 13 points in the first half. Statesboro gained its first lead on a jumper by Alex Simmons (seven points) late in the third quarter and rallied for a 71-63 advantage early in the fourth quarter, but Osborne (9-2) closed the game on a 29-18 run to claim the win.