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Lady Panthers knock off Strom Thurmond, 49-47

Sabrona Gantt on left and Lay Gates on right guarding a Saluda ball player.

Sabrona Gantt on left and Lay Gates on right guarding a Saluda ball player.

The Batesburg-Leesville varsity girls’ basketball team wrapped up the season last week as they defeated Strom Thurmond 49-47 before falling to Saluda on Thursday night 54-40. Saluda won the region championship The Panthers finished the season 9-9 overall and 4-6 in Region 2-AA play.  With Strom Thurmond’s Thursday win over Ninety Six on Thursday the final standings ended up with Saluda in first with a 10-0 record while Abbeville was second at 6-4 while Ninety Six and Thurmond both finished 5-5 with B-L a game out of the playoffs.

B-L 49, Strom Thurmond 47

B-L and Thurmond both opened the game slowly with B-L up 7-6 after the first quarter but in the second quarter B-L surged out to a 24-14 lead at the half.

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