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Tough night for Warriors

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

The LaGrange Academy Warriors, one night after an emotional win over the rival Flint River Wildcats, were unable to keep pace with top-seeded Furtah Prep on Tuesday in the GISA Region 1-AA tournament.

While Furtah Prep advances to the tournament semifinals with the 69-34 victory, LaGrange Academy won’t play again until the GISA Class A state tournament that begins next week.

LaGrange Academy, the tournament’s number nine seed, beat eighth-seeded Flint River 64-63 on Tuesday to advance.

LaGrange Academy wasn’t able to duplicate that success against a strong Furtah Prep team.

The Warriors trailed 18-15 after the first quarter, but by the half they were behind 42-21, and they were down 63-26 after three quarters.

Andrew Knight made four 3-pointers and led LaGrange Academy with 12 points, Mark Mittasch scored six points, and Sam Anderson added 10 points.

LaGrange Academy’s girls’ team has a semifinal game against Flint River Academy on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.