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Regionals wrap local teams
Panthers advance to second round
Metra Walthour
Lady Panther Metra Walthour scored 31 points in Wednesday's game against Cross Creek. - photo by Courier file photo

Lady Tigers lose by two
to end regionals (37-35)

The Lady Tigers suffered a disappointing two-point loss to the Groves Rebels ending their regional play offs on Tuesday night at Windsor Forest. Although they were able to maintain a close game throughout the first half of play, the Rebels pulled the game out in the fourth period and took the win. The Lady Tigers were 9 of 23 at the free throw line and a lack of rebounds made it difficult to overcome the Rebels in the end.
“I think if we would have made for points from the free throw line we may have won the game,” said Coach Faye Baker. “One of the problems we talked about all year was our defense and rebounds,” Baker said. “We need to become more physical and we plan to do some weight training during the off season to prepare for next year.”
Although the lady Tigers are losing four seniors, most of their starters will back for another year. This includes some of her key players such as Jammie McLemore, Seandre Lee, and Correnda Duvernay.  

Tigers head home with a loss against Savannah High (59-43)
The Tigers ended their regional playoffs with a loss to rival Savannah High. IT was a close game for most of the first half with Savannah ahead only by two at the half time buzzer.
“It was a good ball game the first half, real good, but when we came out of the locker room after half time, we made a couple of small mistakes, poor decisions and a couple of small things happened,” said Coach David Jones.
Looking forward to next year’s season coach Jones discussed what he plans to do to develop the up and coming players. “Of the five seniors we are losing this year, three were starters and these are big losses, but there is always somebody that steps up to the plate, that is the reason you have progression from the ninth grade up.” We will be looking for a lot from Jarvis Wadsworth, Rashad Peters, and Robert Simms,” Jones continued.
The Tigers ended the season 13-13 on the 13th of the month. “I never thought I would see the day when I would say that I am not disappointed as one might think, finishing 500 for the season, because for the most part our team gave us a good effort and good commitment and in the end that is all you can ask for, we played tough teams, had a tough schedule and I appreciate my kids working as hard as they did,” Jones said.

Panthers win first game

in lay offs (77-66)
The Panthers, ranked number 3 in the southern part of the region, took game one in regional playoff against Cross Creek High on Tuesday night. Michael Manning put up 23 points for the Panthers. Cross Creek was the sixth ranked team from the northern part of the region. The Panthers advanced and played the number 2 seed in the northern region, Washington, on Thursday night,  the score was not available at press time.

Lady Panthers down against
Cross Creek (53-52)

With a loss right at the buzzer to end the game, the Lady Panther end their regional play with a one point deficit against Cross Creek. Metra Walthour had another impressive scoring night putting up 31 of the Panthers points.

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