SAVANNAH - Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Rion Brown added 13 to lead Liberty County's basketball team past Windsor Forest 70-59 on Tuesday, the opening day of the Joe Green Tip-Off Tournament at Beach High in Savannah.
Windsor led 21-8 in the first half, but the Panthers fought back to grab a 25-23 halftime advantage.
Windsor led as late as the 6-minute and 35-second mark of the fourth quarter - 46-45. Liberty, however, scored quick points on baskets by Terrell Johnson and McRae to take the lead for good.
Keith Robertson and Tracy Jester contributed 12 points apiece for the Panthers (3-0).
Randall Black led Windsor (1-1) with 21 points.
Liberty will visit Johnson at 7:30 on Wednesday night in the second round.
LIBERTY COUNTY (70)
Jordan McRae 17, Rion Brown 13, Johnson 7, Fuller 3, Keith Robertson 12, Tracy Jester 12, Jones 2, Richardson 2, Pratt 2.
WINDSOR FOREST (59)
Alex Reid 19, White 2, Huling 4, Mobley 4, Randall Black 21, Trawick 6, Jackson 3.
Liberty Co. 60, Windsor Forest 44
SAVANNAH - Candice Barham and Kourtney Alexander poured in 23 and 20 points, respectively, as Liberty County trounced Windsor Forest in a Joe Green Tip-Off Tournament girls game Tuesday.
Bionca Washington scored 12 points for the Knights.
LIBERTY COUNTY (60)
Kourtney Alexander 20, Candice Barham 23, T. Williams 3, Rhodes 2, Gordon 2, P. Williams 1.
WINDSOR FOREST (44)
Dominique Walker 11, Bionca Washington 12, Rogers 6, Stokes 9, Rivers 2, Jones 2.