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Liberty County boys undefeated in tournament
Panther Will Richardson was named Player of the Game against Bryan County Tuesday. - photo by Patty Leon

The Liberty County boys’ basketball team wrapped up the Statesboro Gentlemen’s Classic Tournament by beating Bryan County 74-50 Tuesday night.

The win meant the Panthers went 3-0 in tournament play.

As previously reported in the Courier, Liberty beat Johnson 94-63 Saturday and beat Southeast Bulloch 72-43 Monday.

Previously, stats were not available for the Southeast Bulloch win, but they have since been posted to

Panther head coach Julian Stokes selected Davion Mitchell as the Player of the Game against Southeast Bulloch.

Mitchell had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists against the Yellow Jackets. Will Richardson led the Panthers in scoring with 16 points. Tyreon Freeman had 13 points to round out Liberty’s double-digit scorers.

Against the Redskins, Richardson was named the Player of the Game after the sophomore hit a game-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for a double-double. Mitchell also had a double-double, with 12 points and 15 assists.

Tyriq Reece and Freeman rounded out the Panthers’ double-digit scorers with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Panther Richard LeCounte did not play Monday or Tuesday, as he instead participated in the 2015 Rising Seniors Foundation Georgia Junior Bowl in Macon.

The Liberty girls and boys were scheduled to play Tattnall County in Reidsville on Saturday. The final scores of those games were not available by press time.

The Lady Panthers did not play last week.

The Liberty squads will host Statesboro to open Region 3-AAAA action Tuesday. The girls tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow.

Currently, the boys are 8-1 overall, and the girls are 2-4 overall.

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