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Panthers keep pressing on

By Stephen Dawkins

Jemison’s basketball team on Monday played its 11th game in four days, and it showed.
The Panthers held a 19-16 lead over Marbury—in their second game of a “play date” exhibition event at their home court—but allowed the guests to leave with a 47-36 win.
“We played hard, got after it—we just didn’t have our legs to make shots,” Jemison coach Stacy McGehee said.
Monday’s games came on the heels of a team camp over the weekend at Birmingham-Southern, where the Panthers went 7-2.
At each stop this summer, Jemison has worked to fine tune the uptempo brand of basketball it plans to utilize in the upcoming season, McGehee’s second as coach.
McGehee said the team is already better than it was at this point last season.
“We have made leaps and bounds this summer,” he said.