By Donald Heath
Special to the Effingham Herald
CHS boys, SEHS girls win in county basketball rivalry
GUYTON -- Effingham County's boys added a 27th notch to their basketball winning streak against South Effingham and the Mustang girls breezed to a victory over the Rebels in the girls game on Friday night at the SEHS gym.
ECHS boys built a 17-point lead early in the second quarter and rolled to a 61-35 win. Keion Wallace led the way with 17 points and brother Khiry Wallace had 16.
The Rebels (4-2, 1-1 Region 2-6A) jumped out to a 19-2 advantage and the game was never closer than 12 the rest of the way.
SEHS slipped to 3-4, 0-2 in region play.
In the girls game, the Mustangs held the Rebels without a field goal for nearly 18 minutes during a 70-25 win.
Melanie Zeigler had all of her team-high 11 points in the first half. All 16 SEHS players scored in the game.
SEHS raised its record to 5-3 overall, 1-1 in region play. ECHS dropped to 0-6 overall, 0-2 in the region.