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Originally published: 2013-03-06 13:31:33
Last modified: 2013-03-06 13:31:33

‘Landers falls in Region 1-A title game

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The Cloudland Highlanders basketball team had its sights set on a Region 1-A title game. However, the team saw a late rally fall short as it fell 56-50 to Hampton at Chuckey-Doak Middle School. The ‘Landers dispatched University High 64-53 to advance to the title game.
On Thursday, Feb. 28, Cloudland and Hampton exchanged shots throughout the first quarter as the period ended in a 12-12 tie. After Zac Potter and Dylan McClellan hit early baskets, Hampton went on an 8-0 run over a four minute stretch to pull away, but a late Potter basket cut the Cloudland gap to 24-19 at the half.

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