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LaGrange rolls past Heard

By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor

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The LaGrange Grangers took care of business Friday night.


Facing the Heard County Braves, the Grangers rolled to a 72-43 victory to improve to 2-1.


The Grangers were up 17-12 after the first quarter, and they dominated the second period to take a 41-15 lead at the half.


LaGrange continued to pour it on in the second half, with everyone on the roster getting a chance to play.


“We rotated kids and let everybody play,” LaGrange head coach Mike Pauley said. “We played hard, and we made sure the kids did what they were supposed to do.”


Of the 15 players who got on the court, 13 of them scored, including Dante Hill, who led the way with 11 points.


In the girls’ game, the Lady Grangers got their first win of the season to improve to 1-2.


LaGrange held on for a 45-44 victory.


TROUP: The Tigers evened their record at 1-1 with a 53-52 road victory over Bowdon on Saturday.


It was the first win for Paul Brewer as Troup’s head coach.


In the girls’ game, Troup fell to 1-1 with a 60-46 to Bowdon.


LAGRANGE ACADEMY: The Lady Warriors fell to Heritage 48-28 Friday night.


Heritage was up 16-9 through the first quarter, and it went on a 13-0 run in the second period on the way to a 36-14 lead at the half.


The Lady Warriors were down 44-18 through three quarters.


In the final quarter, freshman Laney Anderson connected on back-to-back 3-pointers to help the Lady Warriors enjoy their first offensive quarter.


“Despite getting down early we continued to compete,” LaGrange Academy coach Mike Petite said. “That is a good sign for us this early in the season. How we bounce back this coming week will tell us what kind of team we will be the rest of the way.”


Petite said he’s hopeful the team will do a better job of avoiding turnovers moving forward.


“Turnovers are going to be the key to our season,” Petite said. “If we turn it over like we did tonight, every game is going to be difficult. If we can hold onto the ball and get into our offense, we have multiple players that can score and we are able to get into our own pressure defense.”


In the boys’ game, LaGrange Academy lost to Heritage 68-59.


Chase Wardlaw had 25 points for the Warriors, and Daniel Wardlaw scored 16 points.


“We played really well and it was a great experience for our guys due to the physicality of the game that will undoubtedly help us in region play,” LaGrange Academy coach Britt Gaylor said.


Gaylor said Chris Keating and Skyler Jones provided a “tremendous all-around effort.”

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