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Lady Panthers claim key region wins
But Johnson topples Liberty boys from region top spot
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It’s now a logjam atop the Region 3-AAA boys basketball standings.

The Johnson Atomsmashers beat the visiting Liberty County Panthers 49-38 Tuesday night, putting the Smashers, the Panthers, Groves and Long County each at 9-4 in the region.

Johnson has beaten Liberty County twice in its two head-to-head matchups.

The Panthers maintained their grasp on the top spot in the region, thanks to a tough win on the road Friday.

The Panthers edged Savannah Christian, the region’s last place team, 46-43, improving to 9-3 in the region and 12-6 overall.

The Liberty County girls edged Johnson 38-36 Tuesday, going to 8-13 on the year and 8-7 in the region. The loss dropped Johnson, No. 3 in the region standings, to 10-4 in region play.

The Lady Panthers routed the Lady Raiders 48-26 last Friday.

Liberty closes out the regular season Friday at home against Long County.

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