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Junior guard Jhei-R Jones led Lincoln-Way East with 13 points in a 45-42 win over Providence. 22nd Century Media file photo
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
7:14 pm CST January 11, 2020

When Providence traveled to take on Lincoln-Way East in a local boys basketball matchup Jan. 7 in Frankfort, it was the first game of the new calendar year for both teams.

The layoff for both teams showed.

In a game without rhythm, East held on to edge the Celtics 45-42 in the latest meeting between schools located 8.5 miles away from each other.

It was the eighth straight win for the Griffins, who were coming off winning the of the Effingham/T-Town Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 with a 56-50 victory over Corliss.