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Page 2B February7,2018 ,orter Kver Shannon, No. 5, was escorted by her mother T eknikia Harvey and her grandmother Sharon Harvey. Shannon has lettered in basketball for four years. She plans to attend col- lege. Abigail Hightower, No. 41, was escorted by her parents David and Amanda HightoWer. Hightower has lettered in basketball for four years. She plans to attend the University of Georgia. Laila Bell, No. 44, was escorted by her parents Allen Bell and Wendy Calloway. Bell has lettered in basketball for one year. She plans to attend Georgia State University. Anrekia Weaver, No. 1, was escorted byhis parents Calvin and Lacheryl Barkley, his brother TreyWeaver and his nephew Mason Weaver. Weaver has lettered in basketball for two years. He plans to attend college and major in physical therapy. Tre Edge, No. 2, was escorted by his mother Charita Edge and brother Chanon Edge. Edge has lettered in basketball for three years. He plans to attend college and major in com- puter information systems. Cameron Holden, No. 15, was escorted by his parents James and Valentina Holden and sister Aleah Holden. Holden has lettered in basketball for four years. He plans to attend col- lege and play basketball. Kam Calloway, No. 12, was escorted by his mother Lenesha Calloway. Calloway has let- tered in basketball for one year. He plans to attend Middle Georgia State University and major in physical therapy. Tre Slaton, No. 14,was escorted by his sister Daishja Slaton and niece Kassidy Lewis. Slaton has lettered in basketball for one year. He plans to attend college and play football. Jamar~Davis, No. 22, was escorted by his grandmother Brenda Bowden. Davis has let- tered in basketball for one year. He plans to attend college and major in psychology. Jaques Watkins, No. 24, was escorted by his mother Toshia James. Watkins has lettered in basketball for one year. He plans to join the U.S. Army. 4 MP BOYS ing reared its head at a cru- up to fill the void left by Continued from Page1B cial moment when a Perry Holden, including seldom- assistant coach received used senior forward Kam fourth quarter at 64-52. a technical foul with 1:23 Calloway, who played key Morton then drained a to play and Perry trai~g minutes down the stretch corner three-pointer to by just six points. Morton and contributed a late bas- open the final period, and knocked down a pair of ket. MP had suddenly pushed free throws, and another . "As bad as I feel about its lead back out to 15 and Slaton layup seconds later Cam Holden hurting his appeared poised to cruise, gave MP a 10-point lead at ankle, Fm really proud that But without Holdeffs 80-70. The Bulldogs would Kam Calloway came in and ball-handling and interior then hold for the eight- helped us at that time," Nix defense, a sloppy Bulldogs' point win despite Smith's said. 'Tve been wanting squad allowed the Panthers game-high 34 points on 15 something good to happen to climb back into the game of 23 shooting, for him, and it did tonight." once again. Perry would Morton led MP with 17 Nix said Morton, who eventually trim MFs lead points. Tre Slaton and connected on four of seven to as few as four points Desmond Williams each three:point attempts, also at 72-68 on a Euro-step scored 16 points. Two responded in Holden's layup by Jake Smith with other Bulldogs were also absence. 1:58 left. A key sequence in double figures with Nix said, "[ said to him: seconds later then enabled Edge finishing with 13 and Now thafs Cam's gone out, MP to hold on. Edge made Holden ending up with 12 you've got to pick up that the first of two free throws, in fewer than nine minutes slack because you've got but MP guard Desmond of action. Perry's Smith the ability to.' So does Tre Williams grabbed the often- was joined in double figures Edge. And so I felt like he sive rebound when Edge by teammates Keyovione knew we needed it, and he missed the second. The Whitlock and Jartaviousstepped up. A few times I'd extra possession resulted Jackson, who had 16 andlike to have some of those in a layup by Tre Slaton 13, respectively, turnovers back but as far as well as a Perry foul for NIX said it wasn't neces- as being in position and the three-point play to give sarily a pretty conclusion malting shots and making MP a 76-68 edge. Moments to the win, but a lot of free throws at the end, it's later, inconsistent officiat- veteran players steppedthe kind of thing I'd been If you participate in any of the programs below, you may be eligible for lifeline Pictured from left to righl: Rashad Hughley, Albeyon fields, Ouandarius McDowell and Rodquez Lyons were the girls and boys basketball managers for 2017-18. (Photos/Richard Dumas) wantinghim to do.And he had to do it. So I'm proud of him" Three nights later, the Bulldogs, minus Holden, dropped just their third contest of the season in a 65-61 read loss at Spalding on Friday. MP had just beaten the Jaguars by 42 points with Holden six nights earlier on Jan. 27 as MFs senior star scored his 2,000th career point. Holden is believed to be the first Bulldog boys basket- Medicaid . O Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP) Supplemental Security Income (SSl) Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit b Total household income equal to or less than 135% Federal Poverty Guidelines Lifeline is a non-transferable, federal benefit that makes voice or broadband service more affordable.The program is limited to one discount per household.An eligible household may apply the monthly Lifeline discount to either broadband service or voice service but not both. Lifeline customers also have the option to apply the discount to a service bundle, such as home phone and home internet'The Lifeline voice service also includes toll blocking to qualifying customers without charge, For more Information on Lifeline call"1-800-234-9473 or visit their webslte at www, ball player ever toeclipse semifinals of the Region 2,000 points. MP girls' 2-AAAA Tournament. ff stars and future Division MP beatsSpalding, the I standouts LaToya Davis Bulldogs will likely face top- and Keke Calloway also seeded Upson-Lee at 8:30 accomplished the feat. p.m. on Friday at home. Sans Holden, MP fell ff MP l to Spalding, behind the Jaguars 20-13 the Bulldogs will play in a on Friday through one consolation game for state quarter. Spalding then tourney seeding at 5:30 extended its lead to 15 p.m. on Friday at home. points at 35-20 at halffime Nix said he expects before MP pulled to within Holden, who leads MP in 11 points at 46-35 through all major statistical catego- three quarters. The ties including averaging Bulldogs mounted a late over 28 points per game, rally, outpointing Spalding to be back in the starting 26-19 in the fourth quarter lineup for the region tour- but still fell by short by nament. four. "Fhe thing about it is he's Morton, who made five gonna work hard to get three-pointers, led MP with back," Nix said of Holder 16 points. Edge, Slaton and "And I've got a fee "lipg that Weaver were also in double' because of his heart and figures with 15, 11 and his guts that he's goima 10, respectively. Weaver be in the lineup, rm real also had a team-high 11 pleased about going to the rebounds and five assists, state playoffs four straight The Bulldogs' struggles years. That's real big. And on Friday can largely be so I'm proud of that. And traced to the free throw I'm pleased about how we line, where MP uncharac- just continue to win games, teristically made just 11 of 22 wins" 24 foul shots. Meanwhile, the Monroe The No. 2 seed Bulldogs, County Middle School boys who guaranteed them- basketball team finished selves a AAA state play- up a winless 0-12 cam- off berth thanks to their paign Tuesday, JarL 30 second-place regular season with a 45-22 road loss at finish, will next face No. 3 Lamar County Middle. The seed Spalding for the third Bulldogs were also defeated time in 11 days at 5:30 p.m. in a road contest on Jan. 29 on Wednesday at James P. at Fort Valley Middle by a Evans Gymnasium in the score of 45-16.