Whiteland comeback attempt falls short in loss to Southport


Host Southport stole the ball and seized control of the game in one play on its way to a 68-52 girls basketball victory against scrappy Whiteland in the Southport Fieldhouse on Friday night.

Owning possession of the ball after trimming a double-digit deficit to just four points at 41-37 in the final minute of the third quarter, the Warriors were poised to close to within a basket.

But Southport’s quick guard duo of juniors Alexa Walker and Shayla Wright thwarted Whiteland’s momentum on the next play.

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