Rutland Boys Get Revenge on West Laurens

Rutland Boys Get Revenge on West Laurens

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Rutland's boys basketball team fell to West Laurens by 13 points on Saturday.

In a rematch Tuesday night in the 2-AAAA Tournament at Rutland High School, the Hurricanes rebounded from their off night Saturday to beat the Raiders 76-31.

The 'Canes led 27-14 at the half before exploding in the third quarter, going on a 29-3 run to take a 56-17 lead at the start of the fourth.

Tylik Evans led Rutland in scoring with 15 points.  Jalen Kirkland and Shakenneth Williams both had 10.

With the win, Rutland (20-5) advances to the tournament semifinals Thursday against Westside and also locks up a state playoff spot.

Perry's boys beat Baldwin 55-44 Tuesday to earn a spot in the playoffs and advance to the region semifinals Thursday against Veterans.

On the girls' side, Westside upset West Laurens 40-38 Tuesday to earn a playoff spot.  The Lady 'Noles will play host Rutland Thursday in the region tourney semifinals.

Also Tuesday, Veterans girls beat Howard 63-41.  The Warhawks will play top-seeded Mary Persons in the semis.

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