By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Effingham County boys, South girls victorious
Timothy Brown
Effingham County's Timmy Brown (3) looks to put up a shot against South Effingham's Justice Mydell on Friday. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff
Kay'Mar Griffin
South Effingham's Kay'Mar Griffin (12) snags a rebound from Effingham County's Roneisha Goss (15) on Friday. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

GUYTON -- Effingham County's boys used a late run to pull away from South Effingham 67-43 in a packed Mustangs gym Friday night.

The Rebels (3-5, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) led 48-41 with six minutes to play before ending the game on a 19-2 spurt en route to their 29th straight win in a series of county rivals.

Keion Wallace led ECHS with 18 points, Khiry Wallace had 12 and Rashad Scott added 11.

Andrew Butler had 16 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to pace the Mustangs (1-7, 0-2).

In the girls game, SEHS used balanced scoring to defeat the Rebels 46-15.

The Mustangs (6-3, 1-1) jumped out to a 20-2 lead during the first nine minutes and cruised the rest of the way.

Elena Hairston had 10 of her game-high 14 points in the second half. Kay'mar Griffin had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, all in the first half and Laney Dobbs finished with 10 points.

Kyjana Jordan had seven points to lead ECHS (1-4, 0-2).