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By DYLAN JONES
Last week, the final stretch of Richton’s district games began against Lumberton and Salem. With Lumberton standing at the top of the division in both boys and girls basketball, the Richton teams had the opportunity to pull off major upsets while launching themselves upwards in the division standings.
That didn’t play out as the Rebels would have wanted as the boys would lose both games by close margins.
Against Lumberton on the road, the boys posted 33 points compared to their opponents’ 37. They would go on to lose to Salem in a much more heartbreaking fashion, losing 30-29 at home.
After their game against St. Patrick on Jan. 23, they’re scheduled to face Sacred Heart twice, a team that currently sports a solid 3-1 district record. In between those matchups is a game with a Resurrection Catholic team that is tied with Richton in the district with a 1-3 record.
The girls are in a more than serviceable spot right now with an overall record of 8-10 and a district record of 2-1. Wins over 3-1 Sacred Heart would certainly put them in an amazing spot for playoffs, while a win over a 1-3 Resurrection High would reinforce this. When it comes to playoffs, it is presumably the Richton girls’ spot to lose.
At Perry Central, the Bulldogs are sitting in a tough spot in the division, as they have a 1-5 record in division play and a 3-15 record overall.
After losses to Collins (45-65) and St. Patrick (50-69), PCHS is on the wrong end of the division standings with two division games remaining, along with non-division matchups with George County, Wayne County and St. Stanislaus.