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Blazers battle for first in GSC East

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February 15, 2008

Valdosta - The Gulf South Conference basketball season is entering the home stretch.

The Valdosta State men are in the hunt for the eastern division title despite Monday's buzzer beater loss at home to West Georgia.

Valdosta State is one of three times time for second in the east just one game behind first place North Alabama.

Which is who the Blazers play Saturday in Florence.

It is the first of three straight road games for the Valdosta State men but the next two are against the two teams at the bottom of the division standings.

 Head coach Mike Helfer says the key during this road stretch is to not wear down his players which is easy to do this late in the season.

Mike Helfer said "I think you have to keep your confidence up. I think we have to remember to keep our kids legs fresh now. At this time of the year it is about having fresh legs."

 Valdosta State plays the first of three straight Gulf South Conference road games Saturday night at North Alabama.

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