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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Leyton tops Garden Co., earns spot in title game

Warriors will do battle with Minatare for D2-11 crown


PCM / For The Sun-Telegraph

Leyton High's Jared Westman is fouled during Tuesday night's 60-45 victory over Garden County. The Warriors meet Minatare on Thursday in the title game.

 As the Leyton Warriors' Cody McKay, Zach Hellie and Kenny Ernest ruled the inside throughout much of the game, it started out as though the team from Dalton was in for an easy stroll through the Cabela's Athletic Facility in Sidney on Tuesday night.

But then the Garden County shooters showed up.

Despite some timely 3-pointers and periods of hot shooting, however, the No. 3 Garden County Eagles (7-10) couldn't keep up with the depth of second-seeded Leyton (12-9), which dominated the final quarter to win 60-45 in a D2-11 semifinal game in Sidney.

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