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Former Panther sets college record
Kymberli Paynos honors last season, when she was a freshman, included being named USA South Womens Basketball Player of the Week in early January.

Former Liberty County basketball player Kymberli Payno set a school record at LaGrange in last Saturday’s 49-47 win over Oglethorpe, according to reports on the school’s website.

Payno, a 6-foot, 1-inch sophomore Panther, had six blocks in the win, breaking a record that stood at five blocks since Feb. 9, 2001.

The Panther athletic page reports that Payno is already third on the school career list for blocks with 40 in 33 games.
So far this season, Payno has played in six games with six starts, averaging 2.5 points per game, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

During her freshman year, Payno played in 27 games with 17 starts, averaged 7.1 points per game and team best 5.9 rebounds per game. That first season, Payno led the team in rebounds with 158. Last year, she led the team and the USA South Conference with 30 blocked shots. She was also second in the USA South Conference in field goal percentage at 56.8.

This season Payno is joined by another former Liberty County athlete, Jaelyn James.

James, a freshman, has played in four games this season.
Today, the LaGrange Lady Panthers will play at Agnes Scott in Decatur at 6 p.m. Agnes Scott features former Liberty and Bradwell Institute player Jakaria Fleming.

Fleming, a freshman, has played in five games averaging 6 points per game.

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