PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Miller County girls open season with 'W' in new gym

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

COLQUITT -- The Miller County Lady Pirates christened the school's brand spanking-new gymnasium Tuesday night with a win against Region 1-A foe Calhoun County, 44-36.

Mille was led by 13 points from a trio of girls whose first names all just happened to rhyme: Katrina Crankfield (13 points) Sukena Diamond (13 points) and Salina Diamond (10 points).

But more important to coach Robert Melton was starting off the new season on the right foot.

"It's a big win for us," Melton said. "New gym, region rival. We'll take it."

Miller improved to 1-0 on the young season while Calhoun dropped to 2-2. Keiyanna Harris led the Lady Cougars with 17 points.

Melton said the new gym hasn't been given a namesake yet, but hopes that the winning continues while those details are ironed out.

"I was really proud of my girls for coming out like they did. We rebounded well, but we missed a few easy shots," he said. "I think we could've won by 20 if not for a few of those early season mistakes."

The Miller County boys also won in the nightcap against Calhoun, although that final score was not available at press time.


The Wildcats got 14 points from Andrew Adams, 10 from Mason Worsham and, as a result, started their season 1-0.

"We've only had a few practices, but I would say we've come on fast," Westwood first-year varsity boys coach Al Timmerman said. "Typical first game. We just need to work on some basics."

Westwood will next host SGA on Friday at 8 p.m.


The Lady Wildcats were led by 11 points from Miller Singleton, and got 8 each from Virginia Vereen and Coley Westbrook to get their first win of the season, just like the guys.

Although the Westwood girls improved to 1-2 after dropping both games in its tip-off tournament last week, falling to David Emanuel and Robert Toombs at Terrell Academy.