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Jones County teams advance
by Chuck Thompson
Dec 20, 2013 | 1662 views | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County's girls and boys both won their opening games in the Holiday Classic basketball tournament in Gray Thursday night.

The Lady Hounds, led by Amber White with 25 points and Kaitlyn Towers with 12, took control in the second half to down Allatoona 53-37. They will play Spalding in the second round of the three-day tournament at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Greyhounds survived a fourth-quarter rally by Aiken, S.C., to win 66-63 in overtime. Jerry Stephens scored 27 points and A.J. Middlebrooks added 12 to lead Jones County, which faces Central-Macon at 8:30 Friday night in the second round.

In other first round girls' games Thursday, Lowndes County beat East Laurens 58-20, Effingham County beat Dublin 61-30, and Spalding downed Central 49-41.

In other boys' games, East Laurens edged Lowndes 64-62, Dublin defeated Spalding 56-53, and Central beat First Presbyterian Day 65-47.

Second round action begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday, and the third round begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
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