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TUESDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Monroe boys move to 20-0 after win vs. Perry; No. 1 Bainbridge girls roll, paced by Burke's 38-point performance

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

PERRY -- The Monroe Tornadoes stayed unbeaten, edging Perry, 59-51, on the road Tuesday night in a game where every Tornado saw action.

Monroe (20-0 and ranked No. 1 in The Herald's Top 5 and No. 1 in the state AAA basketball poll) led by as much as 20 points most of the game.

"We cleared the bench,'' Monroe coach Marquis Davis said.

Robert Arnold led the Tornadoes with 18 points and Jabori McGhee came off the bench to score 10 points for the Tornadoes, who face Herald No. 3 Westover at Monroe on Friday night and Terrell County at home on Saturday.

"If we can make it through the week, I think we'll be OK,'' Davis said. "We've got two tough ones this week.'

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BAINBRIDGE GIRLS 69, AMERICUS-SUMTER 46: Alexis Burke scored 30 of her game-high 38 points in the first half of the blowout victory.

"I thought we played a better defensive game," Americus-Sumter coach Evelyn Wright. "But we didn't have an answer for Burke."

The loss drops Americus-Sumter's record to 7-14 overall and 0-4 in the region, while Bainbridge, ranked No. 1 by The Herald, moved to 20-2.

Jayme Gilbert was the sole spark offensively for Americus-Sumter as she scored a team high 21 points.

"We need to focus on defense and our offense will come," Wright said.

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DWS BOYS 75, BROOKWOOD 36:

Deerfield-Winndsor continued to dominate the teams in the region, beating Brookwood in a tuneup for Friday's game against Southland.

Once again DWS had a long list of scorers in double figures. Reggie Brown led the way with 18 points, Shaun Jones scored 14, Anthony Melvin added 11 and Mike Matthews and Ramello Carter scored 10 each.

DWS is now 21-1.

DWS coach Gordy Gruhl wasn't impressed by the victory.

"We didn't look good at all,'' he said. "There was nothing good to say about it, except it was over.''

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ALBANY GIRLS 49, BERRIEN 17:

Kizzy Coleman scored a team-high 15 points for Albany in the landslide victory.

"We wanted to make sure we worked on things to get ready for the region tournament," said Albany head coach Telly Turner.

The win pushes Albany's record to 12-4 in the region and 14-9 overall. Brianna William added 10 points for Albany in the win.

Albany's next game is Saturday at home against Westover.

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DOUGHERTY GIRLS 65, CAIRO 48:

Dougherty was led by the 15 points of Jasmine Lavant.

"Jasmine is very capable of scoring," Dougherty head coach Charlene Jackson said. "She stepped up offensively for us."

The win improves Dougherty's record to 6-5 in the region and 9-10 overall.

Tiara Todd (12), Jessica Roberts (12), and Lakendra Beeks (11) also had good scoring games for Dougherty.

"It feels good to break a three game losing streak," Jackson said. "It gives us a little more confidence."

Dougherty's next game is Friday against Peach County.

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DEEFIELD GIRLS 73, BROOKWOOD 50:

Sarah Shellhaas led the way for Deerfield with 16 points. Sabrina Curry (16) and Courtney Kelson (12) also had big scoring games for Deerfield. The win improves Deerfield's record to 6-1 in the region and 18-6 overall.

"Our team came out and shot the ball pretty well." Said Deerfield head coach Ty Kinslow. "When we shoot the ball like this we are a good team."

Lauren Johnson had a huge game for Brookwood in the loss with a game-high 27 points.

Deerfield's next game is against Southland on Friday.

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TERREL COUNTY GIRLS 45, BAKER 35:

Deandre Mitchell scored a team-high 21 points for Terrell County. The win improves Terrell County's record 2-9 in the region and 3-17 overall. Jaleesa Richardson scored 12 points in the win. Sierra Hawkins was the lone park for Baker with 13 points in the game.

Terrell County looks to add another win in its game against Seminole County on Friday.

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TCC GIRLS 58, LEE COUNTY 54:

Lindsey Crawford scored a team-high 18 points and DaQuenna Moore added 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the loss.

"Our game plan was perfect," Lee County head coach Fran McPherson. "But we had entirely too many turnovers."

Lee County, which coughed it up 20 times Tuesday, hopes to get back to winning in its next game against Americus on Friday.

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MITCHELL COUNTY GIRLS 53, FITZGERALD 48:

Kedeemya Cooper scored 15 points from the free-throw line and finished with a game-high 20 points for Mitchell County. The win improves Mitchell's record to 14-6 overall and 7-4 in the region.

"The game shouldn't have been as close as it was," Mitchell County head coach Rosemary Sanders. "We missed a lot of easy baskets."

D'Erica Quimbly also had a good game for Mitchell County scoring 13 points in the win.

"(The win) keeps us securely in third place in the region," Sanders said.

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CAIRO BOYS 65, DOUGHERTY 65:

Jemonte Baker scored a game-high 27 points to for Cairo, while the loss drops Dougherty's record to 5-6 in the region and 8-10 overall. Chris Holmes led Dougherty with 16 points and Arabian Williams added 13 points.

Dougherty's next game is against Peach County.

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ALBANY BOYS 64 BERRIEN 61:

Larry Sanford scored a game-high 17 points to help Albany pass Berrien. "This was a big win for us," said Albany head coach Archie Chapmon. "It was like a playoff game."

The win improves Albany's record to 9-5 in the region and 12-10 overall.

Jeremiah Miller led Berrien with 15 points.

Albany's next game is against Westover on Saturday.

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MILLER COUNTY BOYS 58, SEMINOLE 40:

Makel Price (17), Will Martin (15) and Zenario Shuler (12) all had good games for Miller County in the win. The win improves Miller County's record to 6-5 in the region and 8-11 overall.

"This was a good all-around played game by Miller County," said Miller head coach Tim Martin. "This is a big win as we try and get the third seed in the region."

Miller County's next game is a home game against Randolph-Clay on Friday.

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TERRELL COUNTY BOYS 90, BAKER 64:

Markez Dotson had a game-high 23 points in the Terrell County win. With the win, Terrell County remains undefeated in the region at 11-0 and moves its overall record to 17-4.

Alre'k Brown also had big game for Terrell County with 22 points.

Terell Hall chipped in with 13 for Terrell County.

Terrell County's next game is at home on Friday against Seminole County.

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TCC BOYS 77, LEE COUNTY 53:

Sam Forde had a team-high 18 points for Lee County in the loss. Donte Smith scored 11 and Roquez Baker scored 10 for Lee County.

With the loss Lee County remains winless in the region with three losses while its overall record fall to 3-16.

Lee County's next game is Friday against Americus-Sumter.

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MONROE GIRLS 68, PERRY 67: Shinequa Young hits two free throws with two second left to lift the Lady Tornadoes to the win to improve Monroe's record to 9-11 overall and 6-5 in region.

Young finished with 25 points, followed by Lakeisha Jackson's 16.

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WESTWOOD BOYS 49, CRISP ACADEMY 38:

The Wildcats won for the third time in a row thanks to 10 points each from Andrew Adams and Jake Edore and a game-high 11 from Mason Jones.