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Sweet Water ends regular season with 71-56 win

The Democrat Reporter of Linden, Alabama

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Sweet Water broke open a close ballgame in the second quarter and went on to defeat Excel, 71-56, Friday, Jan. 30 in Excel.

Sweet Water led, 20-18, at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Excel 17-6 in the second stanza to take a, 37-24, lead at the half.

Excel opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run to cut the Bulldog lead to 37-30. Late in the period, the Panthers came within five-points, 42-37, but Sweet Water got clutch scoring from Antonio Landrum and Jul Gaines to turn the game into a rout:

The Dawgs led, 49-40, after three quarters.Antonio Landrum led Sweet Water in scoring with 28 points, Gaines dropped in 14, and Chris Landrum scored 10.

In the girls contest, Sweet Water took a, 36-32, decision over Excel, hanging on after holding a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter.

Sweet Water led the low-scoring affair, 8-2, at the end of the first quarter, and 18-10 at the half. Excel came back in the third period to cut the deficit to, 26-24, going into the final eight minutes.

Sweet Water's Lakeisha Johnson led all scorers with 16 points.

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Original Publication Date: February 5, 2009

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