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Southerners split with Pocahontas at Southside Friday night

Report by Chris Vines

The Lady Southerners picked up their 16th win of the season with a 56-43 win against the Lady Redskins.

The Lady Southerners overcame foul trouble getting outshot at the free throw line 25-4 by hitting eight, three pointers on the night.

Reese Gardner led Southside with 19 points and London Cuzzort had 10.

The Senior Boys fell in the nightcap 47-44 as a last second shot came up short.

It was a tight game throughout as the score was tied at the end of the first quarter and the Southerners led by two at the half and by one at the end.

With 90 seconds left, the score was tied at 44 before the Redskins hit a bucket to go up by two and then sank one of two free throws for the final margin.

Devan Halford had 17 for the Southerners. Jonathan Shane and Trevor Longo each had eight.

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