Randolph-Clay girls jump to No. 2 in latest GSWA state poll (includes complete boys, girls polls)

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

It looks like the rest of Georgia is finally realizing what most in Southwest Georgia have known all season: The Randolph-Clay girls basketball is good -- really, really good.

The Herald No. 2 Lady Red Devils made the biggest jump of any area team this week in the latest Georgia Sportswriters Association state basketball poll, which was not released last week because of a large number of games being postponed due to weather and the ongoing region tournaments.

The Lady Red Devils, who routed Seminole County, 80-33, in last week's Region 1-A title game, jumped all the way from No. 5 in Feb. 12's poll to No. 2 overall behind No. 1 Wesleyan.

Other movement by area girls teams in the most recent poll include: Westover moving up from No. 6 to No. 5 in AAA, and Bainbridge dropping to No. 6 from No. 5 in AAAA after losing in the region semifinals to Lee County last week.

As for Southwest Georgia's boys teams, the biggest jump belonged to the Bainbridge boys, who leaped from No. 8 two weeks ago to No. 5 in AAAA. In Class AAA, Westover took over No. 5, up one spot from No. 6, and Monroe dropped to No. 6 from No. 5.

In Class A, Terrell County went from being tied for No. 6 with two other teams in the last poll to sole possession of No. 6 after upsetting previous No. 5 Lanier County in the Region 1-A title game.