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SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro’s Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done the Lady Blue Devils pulled off the come-from-behind 54-53 victory over New Hampstead.
    SHS Head coach Jeff Seier said it was his team’s first hard-fought win in over a year.
    “We’ve had some great teams and we’re in the up swing right now,” Seier said. “It’s way too early to pat ourselves on the back. We’re getting more comfortable with the roles on the team and what they can do for us.”
    Lakeeba Redfield tied for a team-high 14 points. Stayshia Everett also added 14. Kesionna Rollins scored 10 points.
    “Our senior (Lakeeba) Redfield stepped up tonight. She had her best game,” Seier said.
    The Lady Blue Devils started the game trailing 15-7 after the first quarter. At halftime, the team still trailed 33-25. However, SHS wouldn’t be denied their third victory of the season and tied the game after the third quarter 43-43.
    In the final moments of a tied game, the Lady Phoenix had a couple of looks at the hoop, but couldn’t get a basket to go. Redfield was fouled and hit one of two free throws to put the Lady Blue Devils up for good.
    “We’re excited we went 3-0 and we’re excited to be undefeated,” Seier said.
    Statesboro High School (3-0) will take on South Effingham next on the road Dec. 1.