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The Upson-Lee Knights dropped three games in three days at the Baldwin Christmas Tournament to fall to 4-9 on the season. In the first game of the tournament the Knights were handed a tough 50-45 loss by the Baldwin Braves, with UL’s David Marshall leading the way with 19 points. On the second day of the tournament the Knights lost a tough contest to Lee County by a 48-47 score. Malik Crafter led the Knights with 12 points, but the Knights shot just 12 of 32 from the free throw line, a 38 percent clip. On the other hand Lee County shot 19 of 24, a 79 percent clip. In game three, Upson-Lee took on an undefeated Thomson team, which was averaging over 82 points per game. The Knights held the Bulldogs to 57 points, but fell by a 57-54 score. Again, Marshall paced the Knights with 15 points. The Knights have a 4-9 record, but have scored more points than they have given up. Upson-Lee averages 58 points per game and allow 55.6 points per game. The Knights have nine losses, with eight losses coming by seven points or less. In those eight losses, the Knights have lost by a combined 28 points, an average of just 3.5 points per game.