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Salem moves to 2-1 while Heritage teams fall

CONYERS - Both Salem's and Heritage's basketball teams wrapped up play in their respective holiday tournaments Saturday.

The Salem boys moved to 2-1 on the season after collecting a 65-57 win over Northgate.

David Raudebaugh led the Seminoles with 26 points - 20 of which came in the second half. Terrence Bennett also had a solid game with 14 points.

Salem coach Darren Wilkins said the key to the win was defense.

"This was no doubt the best game we've played this year," Wilkins said. "They were focused. We played really well defensively and shut them (Northgate) down."

The Seminoles hit the court again Friday night at Loganville.

The Heritage girls fell in the final game of their tournament, losing 43-37 to North Clayton.

Neice Lewis led the scoring with 12 points.

The Lady Patriots play again Tuesday at Madison County.

The Heritage boys came up just short in their tournament finale, falling to Fayette County 70-67.

"The guys played well and made a great comeback. We had a flagrant foul late in the game that hurt us," Heritage boys coach Ron Bradley said. "Still, I thought they played very well. They matured tonight."

Shakeem Mitchell led the scoring charge with 19 points.

The Heritage boys play again Tuesday at Madison County.

Brandon Evans can be reached at brandon.evans@rockdalecitizen.com.