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Super Smash advances to second round
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The Long County Blue Tide Super Smash Bros. team is back in the second round for the second season in a row. Splash Smash defeated the Perry Panthers in the first round on Wednesday, April 12.

Sophomore Ben Stokes was up first as he used his Steve main to take on a Donkey Kong main. Stokes’ opponent took a 3-2 lead, but took 171 damage in the process.

Stokes’ Steve took 41 damage before evening the score at 2-2 and dealt out another 93 damage before losing his second stock.

Down 2-1, Stokes evened the score while taking no damage on his second stock. He took 69 damage on his final stock before completing the comeback to take the 1-0 lead.

It was another 1-0 win in the second game, but it was Donkey Kong and the Panthers taking the win. Stokes evened the score while taking 50 damage on his last stock and doled out 111 damage on the final stock before falling on a grab near the edge.

Stokes turned the set around in the final game as he three-stocked his opponent and took just 127 damage total. He took 97 damage before taking out the first two stocks and another 30 to win the game and the set.

Patrick McClennon was up next using Ridley against a Pyra-Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles series. He took the 1-0 win in the first game, but it was not as close as it seemed.
McClennon went up 3-1 while taking just 70 damage before his opponent tied it up, one being a self-destruct death. His opponent switched to Bayonetta for the second game, but it was a quick three-stock win for McClennon as he finished off his opponent while taking less than 100 damage.

With the win, Splash Smash are now 7-2 on the season and played in the second round of the playoffs on Friday, April 14 against Trinity Christian. 

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