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By Joe Ferolito

Munroe edges Poplar Springs

Tommy Murray hit a free throw with time expired to give the Robert F. Munroe Bobcats a 44-43 win over Popular Springs last Thursday. Murray's free throw ended a back-and-forth game and gave the Bobcats their seventh win of the year.

Murray finished the night with 18 points. He also picked off 16 rebounds.

Murray had another double-double Friday night with an 11-point, 13-rebound game at Rocky Bayou. Munroe lost that game 61-55.

Christian Granger scored 20 points for the Bobcats and had four assists and John Hilton Revell hit 17 points against Rocky Bayou.

Granger had a 14-point, four-assists game earlier in the week in a loss at Thomasville Brookwood.

Munroe closed their regular season Monday with a road trip to Popular Springs.

St. Joe bops Panthers

West Gadsden High School’s Panthers played Port St. Joe Friday night without one of their top players. John Battles didn't make the game and it showed. The District 3-A leading Sharks bested the home-standing Panthers 76-28.

Four Port St. Joe players finished with twin figures led by Willie Quinn's 19. Raheem Clemons hit 13, Rock Quinn 12 and Roman Quinn 10. Jesse Winbush had eight to lead West Gadsden.

West Gadsden played at North Florida Monday night and will close their regular season at East Gadsden Thursday night.

East Gadsden splits pair of

district games

After beating District 2-4A leader Rickards the previous Saturday night the East Gadsden High Jaguars fell to Godby in another district contest last Tuesday. The loss knocked the team out of a chance at first seed in the upcoming district tournament that will be held at Panama City, beginning Feb. 10.

"We had an emotional letdown following the Rickards win," said head coach Demetric Salters. "We were sloppy with the ball and had little energy."

The Jaguars lost 64-61 in a game that was back and forth all night.

Godby's A.J. Graham, who was named Florida's Mr. Football Sunday, showed off some basketball skills in the game, shooting in 20 points. The Cougars’ Darius Redding scored 19 and teammate Nicholas Wright scored 17.

For East Gadsden, Leonardo Deloney hit 21 and Kelvin Derrico put in 16 to pace the Jaguars,who came back Thursday to claim a 58-31 win over district foe Bay High.

"We played better defense in the Bay High game," Salters said.

East Gadsden ends their regular season this week. They played at Florida High Tuesday and will host West Gadsden tonight. They also host Bainbridge in a big game Saturday night.

The Jaguars had an 18-4 record entering the week