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GSW women swept in Peach Belt softball opener

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

Georgia Southwestern was swept (8-0, 11-7) in its Peach Belt-opening doubleheader Sunday against UNC-Pembroke.

GSW (2-6, 0-2 PBC) got four RBI from shortstop Lyndi Duff, who went 3-for-6 at the plate with a double and a home run. Gabby Buck went 3-for-5 with a RBI and a walk while scoring two runs for the Hurricanes, who drop their first two PBC games for the third year in a row.

Southwestern wraps-up a Carolina swing today with a doubleheader at Francis Marion beginning at 1:00 p.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: The Terrell Academy boys basketball struggled from the foul line and lost, 57-49, against Fullington Academy in the GISA Region 3-A title game late Saturday.

"We just struggled from the free-throw line," said Eagles coach Rundy Foster, whose team is 17-4. "They only missed four, and we were 12-for-26."

Riley Davis led Terrell Academy with 15 points, followed by Jonathan Farr with 12.

At halftime, Fullington led, 25-21.

As it prepares for state, which begins later this week, the Eagles will start four players who won a state title last year in football.

Foster hopes the intangibles learned from that state title run will be a big factor.

"Winning from other sports like football can be contagious," Foster said. "I think they are used to winning. Once you win in one sport, you get a taste of it and you want to continue to win."