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Struggling LC basketball teams hope for late season surge

By Ken K. Green The high school basketball teams split a pair of Region 4-AA games each last week as they head down the stretch for the regular season. The Trojans are 6-9 overall and 4-4 in region play where they find themselves in fifth place. The Lady Trojans are seventh in 4-AA at 1-5 and stand at 4-10 overall. The Lamar girls climbed out of the region cellar with a 54-39 win over Crawford County in Roberta Friday. Alissa Hicks scored 20 points to lead the Lady Trojans while Tamia Jones added 13. Lamar saw the chance for another region win go by the way earlier in the week as it opened an eight point first quarter lead at home against Macon County and led by 11 after three. The Lady Bulldogs outscored them 15-2 in the fourth for a 47-45 win. The Trojans also opened a big lead early on MaCo but held on to win 74-62 over the Dogs. Obtavious Hampton led Lamar with 16 points while Quay Searcy scored 14 and Antoine Howard added 10. Three Trojans scored in double figures against Crawford County but it was nowhere near enough as the Eagles ran away with an 87-57 win. Shon Taylor paced Lamar with 14 points while Hampton scored 12 and Jarmari McDowell had 11. Lamar traveled to Butler Tuesday to take on Taylor County tonight before hosting Northeast Macon Friday. The Lady Trojans and Trojans will also play at Monticello Saturday.

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