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Lavant sparks Dougherty win

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ALBANY -- Jasmine Lavant could not be stopped inside on her way to a game-high 19 points for Dougherty during a 60-30 Lady Trojans win against Worth County in the first round of the GHSA Region 1-AAA tournament Monday at Dougherty High School.

"Jasmine has proven to be a pretty consistent inside scorer for us," said Dougherty head coach Charlene Jackson.

The win improves Dougherty's record to 11-11 and it moves the Lady Trojans toward a game against city rival Monroe today at Crisp County.

"I was pleased how the girls came out and jumped on them," Jackson said. "We just played them (Worth) on Saturday and I was concerned how we would come out and play."

Dougherty played superb, and as a result it held Worth County scoreless in the third quarter. The high scorer for Worth was DeAndria Walker with nine points.

MILLER COUNTY GIRLS 44, IRWIN 32: After trailing at the end of the first quarter, Miller County came back and led by as many as 20 points on its way to a win in the first round of the Region 1-A tournament.

The win improves Miller's record to 11-8. Sukena Diamond played an exceptional game for Miller, finishing with a team-high 13 points.

Salina Diamond and Katrina Crankfield were also factors in the win, scoring 11 points apiece. With the win Miller advances to play Bacon County on Wednesday at Randolph-Clay.

"We have eight players and one of them is hurt," Miller head coach Robert Melton said. "So everything has to go our way. But I think we've got a shot at (Bacon County)."

SEMINOLE GIRLS 75, ATKINSON 35: Katrece Brown poured in a game-high 25 points in a dominating win in the first round of the Region 1-A tournament. Carrie Washington added 12 points and Alexus Watson scored 11.

With the win, Seminole improves its record to 13-5 and it goes on to play Echols County at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Randolph-Clay.

LANIER COUNTY GIRLS 49, CALHOUN COUNTY 40: Kearron Jenkins had a monster game for Lanier County, finishing with a game-high 24 points in the win. With a loss in the first round of the Region 1-A, Calhoun County ends its season with an 8-14 record. DeAngel Harris (10) was the only player who scored in double figures for Calhoun County.

PELHAM GIRLS 51, WARE MAGNET 32: D'ambria Thomas scored a game-high 26 points for Pelham in the win.

"She (Thomas) led the way (Monday)," said Pelham coach Derrick Lavatte. "She picked us up when everyone was down."

In addition to Thomas, Pelham got a big game from Tashaunessy Reese who finished with 16 points. With the win, Pelham improves its record to 14-12 overall and advances in the Region 1-A tournament. Pelham will be in action again on Wednesday against Clinch County.

AMERICUS-SUMTER 66, HARRIS COUNTY 33: Jayme Gilbert scored 31 points while the Lady Panthers cruised to an easy victory in the play-in game of the GHSA Region 1-AAAA tourney.

ECHOLS COUNTY 49, TERRELL COUNTY 25: The Lady Greenwave's season ended. No further information was available.

Boys

JONES COUNTY BOYS 65, LEE COUNTY 50: Samford Seay put in a team-high 21 points, but it was not enough to push his team past Jones County in the first round of the Region 1-AAAA tourney .

"(Seay) played a good game but it wasn't his best game," Lee County coach Tim McPherson said. "He should have had 30 (points) or more."

Donte Smith finished with 13 and Jakoby Mallory added 11 for Lee County.

"We played a pretty good first half," said McPherson. "But we didn't play good in the second half."

Lee County went into halftime up by five (25-20) and the game remained pretty close until a four-point swing capped off by a Mallory technical foul swung the momentum in favor of Jones County. With the loss, Lee County finished its' season at 5-20.

CRISP COUNTY BOYS 49, WORTH COUNTY 47: Worth County trailed by nine entering the fourth quarter but fought back.

The game came down to a missed layup attempt by Trey Frager that could have sent the game into overtime, following a missed free throw by Josh Alford with about 10 seconds left.

"We played hard," said Worth County coach Arthur Davis. "It was a good game."

Alford finished with a game-high 20 points for Worth and Frager added 11 points. Worth County ends its season at 6-20.