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PREP BASKETBALL PEEK: Herald Top 5 boys, girls polls; are schedule; Player of the Week, Quote of the Week and By the Numbers

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

Top 5

Boys

1.) Monroe 5-0

Monroe got a scare on Friday in an overtime win against Crisp County, but bounced back with a 60-46 win against Terrell County. Next: Vs. Mt. Zion, Saturday in U-Save-It, 5 p.m.

2.) Bainbridge 3-1

The Bearcats are unbeaten when Devon Baulkmon plays and won a big game at Thomasville on Saturday night. The rematch is tonight. Next: Vs. Thomasville, today, 7:30 p.m.

3.) Westover 4-3

The Patriots blew out Worth, won an emotional thriller, 67-64, against Dougherty on Friday, then were upset by Albany in OT on Saturday. Next: Vs. Lanier in U-Save-It, Saturday, 5 p.m.

4.) Dougherty 2-1

The Trojans have beaten Albany and Cairo but lost a tough one at Westover on Friday. They look like a force in Region 1-AAA. Next: Vs. Bulloch in the U-Save-It, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

5.) Terrell County 4-1

The Greenwave jumped out to a 4-0 start without a close game until they fell to AAA Monroe on Saturday night. Next: At Americus-Sumter, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Top 5

Girls

1.) Westover .....9-0

The Lady Patriots had easy wins against Worth and Albany, and turned a close game into a 46-26 win against Dougherty. Next: Vs.TBA in Good Life Classic, Friday,TBA.

2.) Bainbridge..............................................................3-3 They bounced back from a 64-60 loss to Colquitt County to beat Thomasville, 46-45, on Saturday, and have a rematch tonight. Next: Vs. Thomasville, today, 6 p.m.

3.) Americus-Sumter................................................5-1

The Lady Panthers had a big win against Monroe, but fell to Cairo, 57-53, to stop their 5-0 run out of the blocks. Next: Vs. Terrell County, Saturday, 6 p.m.

4.) Monroe................................................................5-3

The Lady Tornadoes bounced back from a road loss to Americus-Sumter and beat Crisp and Terrell County at home. Next: Vs. Westside Macon, Saturday, 6 p.m.

5.) Pelham................................................................6-0

A new coach, a new attitude and a lightning fast start have landed the Lady Hornets in the Top 5 this week. Next: Vs. Webster County, today, 6 p.m.

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Player of the Week

McArthur Gaines, senior, guard, Dougherty.

Gaines, a Super 6er, had a monster week for the Trojans with back-to-back 28-point games as he led Dougherty to a win against Cairo on Tuesday and had an inspiring night in a 67-64 loss to Westover, scoring 28 points despite sitting out with foul trouble.

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Quote of the Week

"'Are we over the hump? We'll see. But winning is good, especially winning here at Westover...Winning on this floor makes it very special.''

Archie Chatmon, Albany boys basketball coach after his team upset Westover, 59-53, in OT on Saturday in the Boston Garden for its first win of the season.

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By the Numbers

4:

Number of years (actually it's almost five) since Albany's boys had beaten Westover. The Indians knocked off the Patriots on Saturday for the first time since Feb. 4, 2006.

6:

The number of shots Westover's Malcom Sapp hit in a row in the fourth quarter in a, 67-64, win against Dougherty. Sapp finished with 14 points in the fourth and 23 for the game.

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AREA SCHEDULE: Tuesday-through-Saturday

Tonight

6 p.m.

Quitman County at Seminole girls

Berrien at Worth girls

Thomasville at Bainbridge girls

Webster at Pelham girls

7:30 p.m.

Quitman County at Seminole

Berrien at Worth

Thomasville at Bainbridge

Webster at Pelham

Thursday

5:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Christian at Southwest Georgia Academy girls

7 p.m.

Emmanuel Christian at Southwest Georgia Academy

Friday

9:00 a.m.

Memorial Day School at Southwest Georgia Academy girls

4:30 p.m.

Sherwood girls (Calvary Tournament)

5:30 p.m.

Tattnall Square Academy at Southland Academy girls

6 p.m.

Sherwood (Calvary Tournament)

6 p.m.

Albany High at Mitchell County girls

Bainbridge (Subway Shootout)

Cairo at Pelham girls

6:30 p.m.

Tattnall Square Academy at Southland Academy

7 p.m.

Albany High at Mitchell County girls

7:30 p..m.

Cairo at Pelham boys

8:30 p.m.

Albany High at Mitchell County boys

TBA

Seminole (Wes Burks Christmas Tourney)

Deerfield-Winsor girls vs. Robert Toombs Academy (Coach's vs. Cancer Christmas Tournament)

Deerfield (home-Coach's vs. Cancer Christmas Tournament) vs. Robert Toombs Christian Academy

Saturday

1 p.m.

Southwest Georgia Academy at Robert Toombs Christian Academy girl

4 p.m.

Albany High vs. Manchester boys at Albany High in U-Save-It.

5 p.m.

Westover vs. Lanier boys at Albany High in U-Save-It

6 p.m.

Pelham at Early County girls

7 p.m.

Monroe vs. Mt. Zion boys at Albany High in U-Save-It.

7:30 p.m.

Terrell County at Americus boys

Pelham at Early County boys

8:30 p.m.

Dougherty vs. Bulloch boys at Albany High in U-Save-It

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