NE Regional: Lanett boys top Westbrook Christian 55-41
by Mark Edwards
Feb 18, 2013 | 2000 views |  0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
JACKSONVILLE — Lanett High's boys basketball team won its way into the Northeast Regional final today, but the Panthers will have to get past a rival to make the Class 2A Final Four.

Lanett beat Westbrook Christian in the regional semifinals 55-41 at Jacksonville State, setting up a fourth meeting with Lafayette. The two teams will face off Thursday at 4:45 p.m. Lanett won the first three meetings.

“They’re a good team,” Lanett coach Richard Carter said. “It'll be tough.”

Against Westbrook Christian, Lannet led 23-20 at halftime and steadily increased the advantage in the second half. Orendaz Holloway, a 6-foot-8 junior center, led the Panthers (25-5) with 16 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Mandell Ray added 10 points and nien rebounds.

Westbrook Christian (26-5) got 12 points each from Colin Edwards and Alex Perkins. Edwards added nine rebounds.

Sports Editor Mark Edwards: 256-235-3570. On Twitter @MarkSportsStar.

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