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Kourntey Alexander - photo by Courier file photo

Former Liberty County High School player Lamar Richardson and Bradwell Institute guard Dana King helped the East Georgia College men’s basketball team go on a five-game winning streak before the squad fell 69-64 to South Georgia College on Dec. 1.

The EGC team boasts six players from the Liberty/Long County area, including the high-scoring Richardson.

In last week’s loss at home, Richardson finished with 17 points. King also scored in double-digits with 14 points.

On Nov. 29, the Bobcats defeated Brewton-Parker College’s JV team 85-67. In that game, Richardson scored 22 points to lead the way and was deadly from the behind the arc shooting 4-of-5 from 3-point territory, according to a news report on

In addition to King and Richardson, other local players on the Bobcats’ roster include former Tiger Derek Nesbitt, former Coastal Crew Rebel Andre Holliday, former Panther Terrell Johnson and former Blue Tide player Lazaruss Baggs.

The 5-2 Bobcats lost to Middle Georgia College 82-53 on Monday and will host Georgia Perimeter College tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

Former Lady Panther Kourtney Alexander scored a game-high 25 points for the Albany State Lady Rams last Thursday in their 70-43 win against LeMoyne-Owen.

Alexander led all scorers with 25 points, making 6-of-13 shots from the field and 12-of-13 free throws to propel the Lady Rams (2-4) to their second SIAC win in a row after starting the season 0-4 in non-conference games, according to a story posted on,

On Nov. 12, Alexander was the only Lady Ram to score in double-digits in a 66-58 loss to the Lady Panthers of the Florida Institute of Technology in the first game of the FIT Tip-Off Challenge held in Melbourne, Fla. Alexander had 16 points in that contest.

The Lady Rams played Rollins on Nov. 13 in game two of the tournament and lost 61-52. Alexander scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers.

Former Liberty County standout Metra Walthour was among three basketball players who scored in the double digits, giving Georgia Tech a 69-53 win over Georgia on Sunday afternoon.

Walthour, a junior, contributed 16 points, added four steals and had five assists in the victory, according to the Georgia Tech athletic website.

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