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McIntosh County sweeps Liberty
First Presbyterian downs Coastal Home School
Lady Panther Brianna Reece is swarmed by McIntosh County Academy players in their first matchup of the season on Jan. 5. The Liberty girls lost in Darien one week later, falling to the Lady Bucs, 72-53. - photo by Patty Leon

One week after knocking down McIntosh County Academy by 12 points at home, the Liberty County boys’ basketball team fell to the Buccaneers, 54-45, on Saturday in Darien.
The Panther boys are 7-10 overall and 1-1 in Region 3A-AAAA.
The Lady Panthers lost, 72-53, in their second matchup against MCA. Last week, Liberty lost, 76-55, at home to the Lady Bucs. The Lady Panthers are 2-8 overall and 0-2 in region play.
On Friday, the Panthers take on Wayne County in Jesup. The girls tip off first at 6:30 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys lost to Greater Augusta, 57-47, on Saturday in Augusta in a Region 2-AA contest. But the Highlanders bounced back Monday by beating Coastal Home School, 83-38, in Pembroke in a non-region contest.  
The Highlanders are 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the region, according to The Highlanders host Bethesda at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Looking for a challenge outside the area, the BI Lady Tigers were in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, where P.K. Yonge eked out a 50-46 win.
The Lady Tigers are still 5-1 in Region 3B-AAAAA and were set to play Effingham County on Tuesday and host Glynn Academy on Friday for back-to-back region games. The girls are 5-11 overall.
The Tiger boys didn’t play during the weekend, taking a breather after beating Groves, 54-50, on Friday at home.
The Tigers were scheduled to play Effingham County on Tuesday; results weren’t available at press time.
Bradwell hosts Glynn Academy on Friday. The girls tip off at 6:30 p.m., with the boy’s game to follow.

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