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South Effingham girls break Effingham County jinx
Rebels earn first win of season
Lady Mustangs guard Cianna Trenary (3) drives to the basket against the Lady Rebels' Jasmine Kennedy (54) in the fourth quarter Saturday. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though it was a tall order, the short-handed South Effingham Lady Mustangs got it done Saturday.

Missing starter Melanie Zeigler, the Lady Mustangs (9-2) defeated the Effingham County Lady Rebels (2-9) 63-51 . It was their first win over their rivals in three years.

Cianna Trenary led a well-balanced South Effingham attack with 18 points and Mallori Jenkins was close behind with 17. Destinee Owens and Jillian Pelote, who left the game in the third quarter with an injury, each added 12. Maleece Newbill tallied 10.

Effingham County got 12 points from Jasmine Kennedy and 11 from Catherine Hall.

In the boys game, the Rebels (1-10) notched their first win of the season, belting the Mustangs 84-56. 

Tyler Griffin poured in a game-high 25 points to pace Effingham County. Khiry Wallace and Randy Scott chipped in 18 and 10, respectively.

Tyrese Everett led South Effingham (1-10) with 15 points.