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Tournament win eludes Lady Mustangs
Kay'Mar Griffin
South Effingham sophomore Kay'Mar Griffin chases the ball after it sailed over her head on a long pass attempt Thursday against Richmond Hill. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff
Melanie Zeigler
The Lady Mustangs' Melanie Zeigler spins toward the basket as Lady Wildcats Zoraya Thompson (23) and Azaria Johnson (30) close in Thursday.


RICHMOND HILL -- The South Effingham girls couldn't overcome a poor shooting Thursday night and lost to Richmond Hill 45-29 in the first round of the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

The sixth-seeded Mustangs went more than 11 minutes without a field goal after making the first basket of the game. RHHS went on a 16-2 run during the drought and built a 16-4 lead.

SEHS, which finished its season with a 7-16 record, never got closer than seven the rest of the way.

Senior Melanie Zeigler led the Mustangs with nine points and 15 rebounds. Kay'Mar Griffin had eight points.