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Lady Mustangs defeat Claxton
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Katie Durrence (22) lets fly with a 3-pointer in the South Effingham Lady Mustangs’ season-opening win. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue

The South Effingham Lady Mustangs got their season off to a strong start with a 44-37 win over Claxton in their basketball season opener Tuesday.

The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 7-1 lead behind a 3-pointer and a pullup jumper from sophomore Katie Durrence before the Lady Tigers cut the lead to 7-5.

South Effingham eventually took an 11-5 lead into the second quarter.

Whitney Jones had 13 points, and Durrence and Candice Kennedy each had 10 points for the Lady Mustangs.