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Panthers stay busy in Statesboro
Davion Mitchell prepares to shoot a free throw while Tyriq Reece looks on against Richmond Hill earlier this season at Panther Gym. - photo by Patty Leon/file photo

Looking to ring in 2016 on a winning note, the Liberty County boys’ basketball team stayed busy this week at the Gentlemen’s Classic tournament in Statesboro.

The tournament tipped off Saturday, and Liberty notched a 94-63 win over Johnson.
In that game, Davion Mitchell and Richard LeCounte combined to score 53 of the Panthers’ 94 points. Mitchell led with 27 points. LeCounte had 26. Mitchell was 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and Tyriq Reece was 2 of 3 from behind the arc. Mitchell had 15 assists for a double-double.

Mitchell and LeCounte also gave the crowd a grand show with a series of slam dunks and alley-oops.
The Panther boys followed up that performance with a 72-43 win over Southeast Bulloch on Monday night.

Complete stats for the win against Southeast Bulloch had not been posted by press time
The boys were set to play Tuesday night against Bryan County. The final score was not available by press time. Liberty went into Tuesday night’s game 7-1 overall.

In other basketball news, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys’ basketball team played in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons on Dec. 11-12.

According to, the Highlanders played Pinewood Christian on Dec. 11, but the final score had not been posted. FPCA played Windsor Academy on Dec. 12, losing 63-46.

Attempts to reach the basketball coach had not been answered by press time. According to, the Highlanders are 2-2 overall.
They return to action Monday, playing at Coastal Home School in Pembroke.

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