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BASKETBALL: Ridgeland boys break subregion skid

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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:53 pm | Updated: 12:08 pm, Wed Jan 23, 2013.

The Ridgeland Panthers finally broke through with their first subregion victory of the season at Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday night, holding off the Raiders, 57-47.

Southeast (3-16, 2-4) led 19-16 in the second quarter, but Ridgeland guard Jalen Smith erupted for seven straight points in less than 30 seconds to give the Panthers the lead for good.

Ridgeland (5-13, 1-5) carried a 29-24 advantage into the locker room and stretched it out in the second half.

Smith finished with 23 points, while Keyshawn Forston and Stefon Jackson each added 12 in the win. Fortson also cleaned up on the boards with 16 rebounds. 

The news was not as good for the Lady Panthers (2-16, 0-6), who stayed winless in 7-AAAA subregion play with a 53-20 loss.

Katy Phillips had six points for Ridgeland. Megan Collins paced the Lady Raiders (13-6, 5-1) with 16.

Ridgeland will be in action at Dalton on Friday.

Schedule

Date Time Game Sports
Aug 22 7:30 pm Ridgeland @Adairsville Men's Football
Aug 29 7:30 pm Ridgeland @Chattooga Men's Football
Sep 12 7:30 pm Dade County @Ridgeland Men's Football
Sep 26 7:30 pm Ridgeland @Pickens Men's Football
Oct 3 7:30 pm Gilmer @Ridgeland Men's Football
Oct 10 7:30 pm Ridgeland @Cartersville Men's Football
Oct 17 7:30 pm Heritage-Catoosa @Ridgeland Men's Football
Oct 24 7:30 pm Northwest Whitfield @Ridgeland Men's Football
Oct 31 7:30 pm Ridgeland @Southeast Whitfield Men's Football
Nov 7 7:30 pm LaFayette @Ridgeland Men's Football

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