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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Westover girls rout state No. 8 Thomasville, improve to 6-0; Herald No. 2 Pats fall to No. 2 state-ranked Bulldogs

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

THOMASVILLE -- The Herald No. 1 Westover girls maintained their perfect start to the 2010-11 season Friday with a 65-52 win against the Class AA No. 8-ranked Thomasville girls, who suffered their first loss of the season.

The Lady Bulldogs can thank Westover's Ieshia Young (20 points) and DyTiesha Dunson (18) for that.

Amazingly, Westover, which went 25-4 a year ago, was not ranked in the coaches Class AAA preseason poll. But Lady Pats coach Lewis

Smith hopes the win makes the state take notice.

"We talked all week about how if we won, it would make people take notice of us," Smith said. "But we're not worried about rankings right now."

Westover travels to face Worth County next Tuesday.

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THOMASVILLE BOYS 60, WESTOVER 52:

Brandon Hudson led Westover (2-2) with 20, Malcolm Sapp added 16, but it wasn't enough to overcome state No. 2 Thomasville.

Thomasville's twin towers of Willie Clayton and Robert Carter combined for 41 points, each recording double-doubles.

No other final stats were available at press time.

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INGRAM DROPS 33 AS CALHOUN GIRLS REMAIN PERFECT:

EDISON -- Santana Ingram was on fire from the field and finished with a game-high 33 points in her team's 75-30 blowout win of Baker County on Friday.

"(Ingram) has been consistently scoring big for us," said Calhoun coach Cornelius Walker, whose team remained perfect at 5-0.

Kayla Bouie added 15 points for Calhoun, while Gabrielle Christopher finished with 10.

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CALHOUN COUNTY BOYS 96, BAKER 31:

Calhoun's DeShawn Jordan had a big game with 20 points and Raishawn Anderson followed up with 14.

"We got off to a fast start and we rolled on from there," said Calhoun coach Marcus Shaw, whose team is 4-1.

Andras Carr added 11 points and Jaylen White scored 10.

"(The win) gives us more confidence, "said Shaw. "This is the first step in believing that we are one of the best teams around."

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PELHAM GIRLS 61, STEWART 24:

D'Ambria Thomas had a monster game and finished with a double-double as she poured in a game-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Ta'Shaunessy Reese also had a big game for Pelham with 19 points and seven steals and Octavia Kierce rounded out Pelham's top scorers with 15. Pelham is now 2-0.

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SEMINOLE GIRLS 67, WEBSTER 49:

Seminole had four players score in double figures: Patrice Barnes (17), Alexis Barnes (14), Georgette Benton (13) and Meshelay Mobley (10).

Seminole is now 3-1.

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BERRIEN 48, WORTH GIRLS 31:

Freshman Sierra Ausby scored a team-high 12 points in the loss, which kept Worth winless on the season at 0-4.

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RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 65, SGA GIRLS 47:

Hillary Bell scored a team-high 12 points and Madison Ragan added 11 to help the Lady Pats roll.

Jenna Kitchens poured in a game-high 17 points for SGA (0-3), which remains winless.

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DOOLY COUNTY BOYS 63, AMERICUS-SUMTER 59:

Lakista McCuller's team-high 19 points were not enough to lift the Panthers (0-1).

Americus (0-2) also got 10 points from Brandon White.

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WESTWOOD 59, SOUTHLAND 37:

The Lady Wildcats improved to 2-4 thanks to 16 points from Miller Singleton, 14 from Virginia Vereen and nine from Ivy Foister, while Tobi West dropped 19 for Southland.

Westwood next visits rival Terrell Academy on Monday.

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CRISP ACADEMY GIRLS 58, FULLINGTON 48:

Super-scorer Madi Mitchell, daughter of coach Gina Mitchell (formerly head coach at Sherwood), scored 30 on Friday night in the win -- but that wasn't even her season high. Madi Mitchell dropped 32 against Trinity earlier this year. Crisp improved to 2-3.

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SOUTHLAND BOYS 53, WESTWOOD 48:

The Wildcats (1-1) lost their first game of the year, despite 14 points from Mason Jones and 11 from Jake Kotter.

Southland was led by Jose Hernandez (17) and Anthony Manning (12).

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PELHAM BOYS 69, STEWART 59:

In a game that was close throughout much of the first half, Pelham pulled away in the third and never relinquished the lead.

Dominique Brown led Pelham with 23 points and Darius Thomas added 13.

The win evens Pelham's record at 1-1 on the season as it next faces one-loss, high-scoring Calhoun County tonight.

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WORTH BOYS 56, BERRIEN 32:

Jatavius Rockwell and Trey Frager scored 12 points apiece for Worth, which improved to 3-1. Frager also grabbed 10 rebounds.

"We found a way to win," said Worth coach Arthur Davis, who watched his team blow a 15-point third quarter lead but managed to hold on.

Worth travels to face Lee County tonight.

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SGA BOYS 54, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 51:

After falling behind 21-7 after the first quarter, SGA battled back and by half time only trailed by three, then took the lead for good in the fourth. Parker Adams scored 17 points for SGA, while Grant Kimbrel led Randolph Southern with 16 points.