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LaGrange tips off new season

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

It’s tip time for the LaGrange High basketball teams.

After playing preseason games last week, LaGrange’s boys’ and girls’ teams will kick things off for real on Friday.

LaGrange will host Northside, with the girls’ game starting at 6 p.m., and the boys’ game to follow.

Last week, LaGrange tuned up for the season with preseason games at Newnan.

In the girls’ game, LaGrange shrugged off a slow start to beat Newnan 47-40.

LaGrange trailed 12-4 after the first quarter, but it outscored Newnan 15-4 in the second quarter to take a lead it held throughout the second half.

Senior guard Kamelah Kelley led LaGrange with 15 points.

In the boys’ game, Newnan won 50-39.

“Hopefully we can get off to a good start,” said Mark Veal, head coach of the LaGrange boys’ team.

Also last week, Troup’s boys’ and girls’ teams faced McIntosh in preseason games.

In the girls’ game, Troup overwhelmed McIntosh 63-27.

Amber Gilbert and Aniya Palmer led Troup with 21 points apiece.

In the boys’ games, McIntosh outscored Troup 17-6 in the third quarter on the way to a 58-51 victory.

Troup opens the regular season on Tuesday at Harris