By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Lady Mustangs dump Lady Phoenix, keep season alive
Lady Mustang Destinee Owens gets an offensive rebound and scores while being fouled by Lady Phoenix Malayshia Hawkins in the second quarter Monday. - photo by Photo by Gilbert Miller
South Effingham's Tyrese Everett drives underneath the basket to score while getting fouled by Ware County's Byron McKelvin early in the fourth period Monday. - photo by Photo by Gilbert Miller

GUYTON -- It was the South Effingham Lady Mustangs who rose like a Phoenix.

The Lady Mustangs kept their season alive by snapping a nine-game skid in a Region 2-AAAAA tournament play-in game Monday night.. They pummeled the New Hampstead Lady Phoenix 65-49.

Maleece Newbill led the way for South Effingham (13-14) with 19 points. Mallori Jenkins (14), Jillian Pelote (10) and Destinee Owens (10) also scored in double figures for South Effingham.

In the 2-AAAAA boys play-in game at South Effingham, the Mustangs (1-25) fell to the Ware County Gators 71-63. It was South Effingham's 20th straight defeat.

Tyrese Everett led the Mustangs with 15 points. Taylor Warren and Chase Warren added 13 and 12, respectively.