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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Lady Bearcats avoid upset; Mitchell's Burley scores 29 in return

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

BAINBRIDGE -- TCC was clearly angry. Bainbridge, meanwhile, remained calm.

In a rematch of a game earlier this year that TCC led, 30-12, at halftime and ended up losing, 60-42, after being outscored, 48-12, after intermission, the Lady Yellow Jackets gave everything they had in trying to avenge the loss Friday, only to come up short, 61-60, against The Herald No. 1 Lady Bearcats.

"We held them off," BHS coach Latreisha Moon said. "We just fouled too much. I told the girls afterward, 'Stop fouling and just play ball.' "

Alexis Burke led all scorers with 29 points, followed by April Thomas (19) and Brianna Wade (10).

The win improved Bainbridge's record to 21-2 and 5-0 in region.

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MITCHELL COUNTY GIRLS 68, COOK 21:

In her first game back from a five-game suspension, Lady Eagles star and UNCC signee Tiona Burley was lights out for Mitchell County with a game-high 29 points. The win improves Mitchell's record to 9-4 in the region and 16-6 overall. Mitchell's defense allowed no player to score more than four points for Cook.

Mitchell County's next game is against Fitzgerald on Tuesday.

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BAINBRIDGE BOYS 61, TCC 46:

The Herald No. 4 Bearcats are all alone at the top of Region 1-AAA after crushing TCC on Friday behind 24 points from Devon Baulkmon.

Both Bainbridge teams travel to play Baker County tonight.

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FULLINGTON GIRLS 54, SCA 37 :

The Lady Eagles looked good early against Fullington but second-half errors cost them the win. The loss drops SCA's record to 8-12. Emilee Cook led the way for SCA with a game-high 14 points as teammate Kaylee Dixon chipped in with eight points.

"This is just practice," said SCA head coach Rebecca Fyock, whose team has already secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming region tourney

SCA hopes to get back to its winning way as they take on Citizens today.

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TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 58, WESTWOOD 37:

Terrell Academy's exceptional pressure defense led to easy opportunities offensively against Westwood. Alex Barfield had a solid game for Terrell, finishing with 13 points, while Millie Foster added 10 points for Terrell in the win. The win improved No. 1 region seed Terrell's record to 7-1 in 3-A and 14-7 overall.

Virginia Vereen finished with a team-high 11 points for Westwood in the loss.

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RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS 72, MILLER 53:

Asha Alexander scored a career-high 28 points for Randolph-Clay in the win, while Destiny Mitchell added 26.

With the win, Herald No. 2 Randolph-Clay remains perfect in the region at 11-0 and improved to 20-3 overall.

"We were able to see some new things on defense," Randolph-Clay head coach Jennifer Acree said. "We are tooling up for the region tournament."

Miller County had plenty of fight in it Friday as three players scored in double figures -- Katrina Crankfield (18), Sukena Diamond (17) and Antrenette Rosebourgh (14) -- but it wasn't enough.

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MILLER BOYS 60, RANDOLPH-CLAY 53:

Will Martin led all scorers with 23 points for Miller. With the win, Miller will enter the region tournament as the No. 3 team. The win improves Miller's record to 6-5 in the region and 10-12 overall. Cosby Salter finished with 16 points and Zenario Shuler finished with 11 points, helping Miller get the win.

"This was an emotional win for us," Miller head coach Tim Martin said.

Timothy Stringer had a good game in the loss for Randolph-Clay with a team-high 14 points.

Miller looks to keep the winning going in it's next game against Webster County tonight.

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AMERICUS-SUMTER BOYS 60, LEE COUNTY 42:

Jacoby Mallory had a huge game for Lee County with a game-high 19 points in game, but it wasn't enough in a losing effort to Americus-Sumter.

"We came out a little slow but (then) we were able to get our focus," Americus-Sumter coach Michael Coley said. "I hope this win gives us a little momentum to go out and play well on Tuesday."

Americus-Sumter's Tuesday game is against TCC.

Deonte Fulks scored a team-high 14 points and dished out 10 assists for Americus-Sumter. Demarcus Stone scored 12 points and Tyler Moore added 11 for Americus.

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FULLINGTON BOYS 63, SCA 57:

Wesley Pittman had a huge game for SCA with 24 points but it wasn't enough to help his team get past Fullington.

"We had great looks," SCA head coach Matt Ruta said. "But we couldn't make any shots."

SCA, Region 3-AA'a No. 1 team, fell to 16-6 overall. Brannan Anthony added 13 points for SCA in the loss.

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TERRELL ACADEMY BOYS 57, WESTWOOD 31:

Jonathan Farr played an amazing for Terrell Academy, finishing with a game-high 17 points. Riley Davis chipped in with 14 as well for Terrell Academy as the win improves Terrell Academy's record to 16-3 overall with a 6-2 record in the region.

"We played well on the defensive end," Terrell Academy head coach Rundy Foster said following the game. "And they couldn't make shots."

Terrell Academy's next game is Tuesday against the same Westwood team they just beat.

"It's going to be tough to beat a team back to back," Foster said.

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TERRELL COUNTY BOYS 80, SEMINOLE COUNTY 46:

Alre'K Brown scored a game-high 19 points, Terel Hall and Markez Dotson each added 15 and the Herald No. 2 Greenwave wrapped a perfect Region 1-A schedule, finishing 12-0, while also moving to 18-4 overall.

Terrell, however, has a huge game tonight in a rematch against Monroe, which lost for the first time all season Friday to Westover, 77-63.

Kerry Crispin led Seminole with 12 points.

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SEMINOLE COUNTY GIRLS 62, TERRELL COUNTY 26:

Carrie Washington scored 20, Alexis Watson added 16 and the Lady Indians romped against the Lady Greenwave, who were led by Jasmine Solisberry with eight points.

Shavonte Smith added 13 points for Seminole County.