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Friday's local hoops scores
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On Friday night First Presbyterian traveled to Citizens Christian, Long County went to Pierce County and Liberty County went to Thomson as region action continues to wind down toward the playoffs.

Remaining undefeated and on top of the Georgia Independent School Association’s region 2-A the FPCA Highlanders move to 17-0 after defeating Citizens 82-52. Joey Bell scored 23 points and played for only three quarters. The stage is now set for the re-match between the Highlanders and the Bethesda Blazers on Tuesday in Savannah. Bethesda will look to revenge a58-74 loss last week at St. James and the Highlander look for their first win in Bethesda’s home court.

The Blue Tide added another region win with a definitive 94-63 win over the Pierce County Bears. Tide standout Jimmy Bacon had a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Tide took a victory as well downing the Lady Bears 72-58. India Gamble paced the offense with 28 points.

The LCHS Panthers dropped their second game in a row falling to the Thomson Bulldogs 79-63. The loss may be just enough to push Washington County, who defeated the Panthers last week, up to the first place spot and drop the Panthers to second place in region 3-AAA. Jordan McRae led with 15 points, Emmanuel Fuller chipped in 14 and Rion Brown hit 9 points in the game.

The Lady Panthers, on the other hand, took their first win after a three game losing streak defeating the Lady Bulldogs by 4 (35-31). Kourtney Alexander scored 10 points, Candace Barham scored 9 and Marcella Gordon hit 8 points in the game.

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