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TUESDAY PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Albany loses, 63-62, in wild game to Mitchell; Randolph Southern's Stone scores 30 in Patriots win

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

CAMILLA -- Albany High School boys basketball coach Archie Chatmon summed up Tuesday's wild game against Region 1-AA foe Mitchell County, a 63-62, Eagles win, in one sentence.

"It turned out to be a nail-biter," Chatnon began, "but it sure didn't start that way."

After the first quarter, the Indians found themselves down, 17-0, and by the middle of the second quarter the score was an even more lopsided 28-1.

Asked whether he could ever remember a situation like this happening in all his years of coaching, Chatmon replied: "Yeah, believe it or not, it came against Mitchell County three years ago in the region tournament."

Eventually, of course, the Indians made a run -- a serious run -- and pulled within six points, 32-26, at halftime.

"I wanted to be down by 10 going in," Chatmon said. "So I felt better about our chances when we cut it to six."

But playing from behind is not where any team wants to be, and although Albany cut the lead to as little as one point later on in the game, the Eagles kept the pressure on, avoiding an epic collapse.

Kentravius Silas led Mitchell with 12 points, followed by Leroy Waters with 10. Albany, meanwhile, got a game-high 19 points from Larry Sanford, 13 from Jarvis Hicks, 11 from Barry Diamond and Tyrone Culbreth rounded out the AHS double-figure scorers with 10.

In the girls game, Mitchell County beat Albany, though no final score was available at press time.

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RANDOLPH SOUTHERN BOYS 78, ABBEVILLE (ALA.) 67:

Led by Tanner Stone's career-high 30 points, including 11-of-15 from the free-throw line, the Patriots improved to 2-0 on the season. Loy Devane added 16 and Kevin Melton scored 10.

Stone also recorded "close to 20 rebounds," according to coach Robert Bryant.

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TERRELL ACADEMY BOYS 58, SGA 32:

The Eagles are now a perfect 5-0 thanks to 12 points from Clay Willis, and 10 each from Caleb White and Riley Davis.

SGA (0-4) was led by Danny Doster, who scored 12.

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TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 68, SGA 31:

Miller Foster scored a game-high 19 and Lauren Barfield and Carley Law each added 15 as the Lady Eagles improved to 3-5 overall.

SGA was led by 12 from Jordan Lanton.

"We ran the offense better than we have all season," TAE coach Keith Jones said. "Hopefully that will give us confidence going forward."

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TERRELL COUNTY BOYS 85, CALHOUN COUNTY 52:

Dekoven Ware led all scorers with 19, Markez Dotson added 18, Alre'k Brown chipped in 16 the Greenwave improved to 3-1 with a rout of the Cougars.

Knyhiah Zachary led Calhoun with 13, followed by Andre Carroll.

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CALHOUN COUNTY GIRLS 52, TERRELL COUNTY 39:

The Lady Greenwave remained winless as Calhoun's Keiyanna Harris led all scorers with 15 points, followed by sister DeAngel Harris with 13.

Lachatna Hollis led Terrell County with 11.