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LCHS, Baldwin split wins
Boys win, girls lose in overtime
Lady Panther Kourtney Alexander spins past a Baldwin player and shoots during LCHS’s Jan. 15 game against the Braves. The Liberty girls won that game 52-43, but the Lady Braves avenged the loss at home Saturday, beating Liberty 46-43 in overtime. The Lady Panthers play Richmond Hill at home Friday. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

The Liberty County High School boys basketball team beat the Baldwin Braves 70-61 in Baldwin on Saturday night to stay on top with a of 23-1 overall record and a 10-1 in Region 3-AAA mark. The Lady Panthers lost in overtime when the Baldwin girls eked out a 46-43 victory. The Liberty girls are 16-5 overall and 8-3 in the region.

The local squads face Richmond Hill at home Friday for senior night and the final game of the regular season.

The Liberty boys are poised to hold the first place spot if they earn a victory over Richmond Hill. Washington County recently lost to Burke County and dropped to 8-2. Depending on Friday’s game, the LCHS boys likely will be the top seed going into the region playoffs next week. The region tournament will be held in West Laurens.

According to, the Liberty girls are fourth in the region, but could move up a notch if they defeat Richmond Hill.

Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. with senior night ceremonies taking place after the girls game.

Senior Lady Panthers being honored are Miata Askew, Kourtney Alexander and Jessica Barbary. Seniors boy honorees are Greg Richardson, Julian Stokes, Chris Riley, Marcus Jefferson, Rion Brown, Jordan McRae and Clyde Layton.

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