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Panthers 7-0, down Beach
Lady Bulldogs avenge loss to Liberty girls
Panther Jordan McRae scored 29 points in Liberty’s 68-53 win over Beach, keeping the Panthers undefeated at 7-0. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Liberty County High School boys varsity basketball team continues its winning streak, improving to 7-0 with a defeat of Beach High in Savannah. 68-53.

The Tuesday game was the teams’ second meeting in the season.

The girls varsity squad was met by a vengeful Lady Bulldog team looking to erase a 25 point loss during their first match. Coach Ronald Booker and his Lady Bulldogs avenged the loss, 57-45.

For the boys it was Jordan McRae earning 29 points, keeping the Liberty boys undefeated. For the girls, problems that started plaguing them two games ago caught up with them Tuesday night.

Lady Panther coach Carolyn Kelly said her senior point guard, Kourtney Alexander got into foul trouble early and the girls could not sink the free throws when needed. They missed 16 of 20 attempts at the line.

"We played terrible. We shot terrible," Kelly said. "We could not do anything right. Everything that could go wrong did. They deserved to win. They out played us and out hustled us, bottom line."

In addition to foul trouble, the Lady Panthers turned the ball over eight times in five minutes, allowing the Savannah team to score 13 buckets to the Lady Panthers 4.

The girls (5-2, overall) were led by sophomores Diamone Johnson and Courtney Rhodes who hit double-doubles, scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and 11 points 12 rebounds and five steals, respectively. Catherine Scaggs added eight points, three rebounds.

Beach was led by Amber Curtis with 18 points and Charmaine Greene with 13.

The Panthers host Long County tonight.

The Ludowici teams, both 0-4 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-AA are looking for their first victories of the season. The girls tip-off at 6:30 p.m. and the boys game will follow.

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