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BCMS downs Luverne, 53-33

Luverne 33, BCMS 53 (Boys)

LaCory Savage scored 17 points, Rodney Cheatham had 12, and Tay Hamilton scored 10 as the Butler County Magnet School Panthers (7-3) beat Luverne 53-33 on Monday night.

The Panthers were playing without starting point guard Victor Marshal because of illness.

“We had some guys step up tonight and it was one of our best defensive performances of the year,” said BCMS head coach Kirk Norris. “Luverne always has a good team, so I was pleased with our play.”

The Panthers were supposed to play at Straughn on Tuesday night but the game will be rescheduled because of inclement weather, said Norris.

Luverne 48, BCMS 41 (Girls)

Sharran Matthews had 22 points to lead the Lady Panthers, but Luverne pulled off the victory led by Beth Woods’ triple-double: 10 points, 16 boards and 10 steals.

BLuverne 24, BCMS 41 (JVB)

Carlo Mitchell had 19 points to lead the BCMS junior varsity boys’ team. Lee Curry scored 10. BCMS improved to 5-0 with the win over Luverne.

BCMS 64, Straughn 49 (Boys)

In the Straughn Christmas Shootout Saturday, the Panthers won the consolation contest, led by Savage’s 18 points. Adrian Rich had 14 and Marshall had 10. Rich and Savage were named to the all-tournament team. – Staff