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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Terrell Academy boys rout rival Randolph Southern, improve to new school record 10-0

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

DAWSON -- A new school record sure feels good.

But a win against a bitter rival is even better.

That was the mood of Terrell Academy boys basketball coach Rundy Foster on Friday as his Eagles improved to 10-0 with a 62-28 rout of Randolph Southern and broke the old school record of 9-0 for the fastest start in TAE history.

"I didn't tell the guys until afterward that we broke the school record -- but I knew what was at stake," Foster said. "It felt good to (get that record) but this was a big game and I was surprised at how (one-sided) it was."

Randolph came in with a 7-1 record and had been beating up on opponents left and right.

Enter Terrell Academy, which was led by a career-high 26 points from Jonathan Farr, got 11 more from Riley Davis and nine from Nick Beaver.

The Patriots, meanwhile, had no players score in double figures. Tanner Stone and Alex Weeks both scored six each.

"We knew what Randolph was capable of because they're a good shooting team. They were just off against us," said Foster, whose team next plays Fullington Academy in another big game Tuesday. "I think we just rebounded really well and played solid on the defensive end. But I was surprised by how much we won by."

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ALBANY BOYS, GIRLS DOWN BERRIEN:

On the heels of a city rivalry showdown with Monroe tonight, Albany boys coach Archie Chatmon called Friday's Region 1-AA win "huge" when it comes to taking momentum into the showdown.

"This was our most complete game all year, offensively and defensively -- just consistent throughout," he said. "But without a doubt, we had to get these kids focused on (Berrien on Friday) because they knew what was coming (today). Hopefully this will help us build momentum."

In the girls game, Albany beat Berrien, 46-13.

No leading scorers were available from either contest.

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FULLINGTON BOYS 53, WESTWOOD 51:

Al Timmerman and his players knew they weren't favorites to beat mighty Fullington on Friday.

But that's almost what happened.

Coming into the game with a dismal 3-6 record, Westwood found itself down, 52-51, with 15 seconds to play. But a shot by Jake Kotter couldn't find the bottom of the net as Fullington rebounded, made one free throw and Westwood never got another shot.

"Not sure if this is a moral victory. In fact, it's not," Timmerman said. "We wanted to win the game and we played with some real guts. So the fact we came that close and didn't do it doesn't feel good at all, even against a team like Fullington."

Kotter finished with 12, while Mason Jones led the way with 14 points and Andrew Adams added 11.

Brandon Bailey of Fullington led all scorers with 20.

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DOUGHERTY GIRLS 59, PEACH COUNTY 49:

Tiara Todd scored 16, Jessica Roberts added 15, Sarah Perkins dropped in 11 and Terrianna Martin rounded out the Lady Trojans' double-figure scorers with 10 as Dougherty improved to 5-5 overall and 2-2 in Region 1-AA.

The Dougherty boys also won the late game against Peach, 51-24, but no leading scorers were reported.

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TERRELL COUNTY BOYS 94, BAKER COUNTY 63:

The Herald No. 3 Greenwave improved to 9-3 on the season thanks to 23 points from Brian Browner, 22 points from Alre'k Brown, 14 from Markez Dotson and 12 from Terel Hall.

The Greenwave are back in action today on the road against Americus-Sumter.

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RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS, BOYS SPLIT WITH CALHOUN COUNTY:

The Lady Red Devils got 27 points from Destiny Mitchell, which was enough to beat rival Calhoun County on Friday, 64-38.

The Lady Cougars were led by DeAngel Harris with 12, followed by Keiyanna Harris with 11.

For the boys, Calhoun ended on top, 62-48, as Andre Carroll continued his impressive season by dropping in 24 points, while Randolph-Clay's Shaquille Nunnally led the Red Devils with 10.

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TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 89, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 18:

The Lady Eagles routed the Lady Patriots in a big way Friday with four players who turned in double-figure performances.

Millie Foster led the way with 22 points, followed by Alex Barfield (20), Lauren Barfield (15) and Marlee Locke (15).

"We really shot the ball well and had good pressure defense all game," said Terrell Academy coach Keith Jones, whose team improved to 7-6 and crept above. 500 for the first time all year following their state title season a year ago. "I think we just came out with a better attitude than we've had and that was the difference."

Madison Ragan led Randolph Southern with six points.

The win was also the Lady Eagles' Region 3-A opener.

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SGA BOYS 46, WINDSOR ACADEMY 40:

The Warriors have now won five out of their last six games following Friday's win, which saw Parker Adams lead the way with 15 points. Bill Grimsley contributed 10 and Danny Doster added nine as SGA moved to 5-6 on the season after starting 0-5.

"We're moving the ball a lot better and getting it inside more, instead of settling for jump shots," SGA coach David Bryne said. "Now we just have to get ready for Randolph Southern."

The Patriots beat SGA in its opener, but Byrne's team was missing three key players at the time: Adams, Weston Lee and Taylor Arnold, all of whom have since returned.

The win also improved SGA to 2-0 in Region 3-AA.

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FULLINGTON GIRLS 64, WESTWOOD 45:

The Lady Wildcats fell to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in region after watching a fairly close game get away from them at the end, despite a career-high 20 points from Virginia Vereen.

"It was about 10 or 12 points the whole way (we were behind) and I kept thinking we would make a run, but then in the middle of the fourth it just got away from us," Westwood coach Jenni Smith said. "We hung in there and the girls played hard, but we fouled a lot down the stretch and they made their free throws."

Other scorers for Westwood included Miller Singleton and Coley Westbrook, both of whom had eight points, while Sydnee Smith added 10.

Westwood next plays at home Tuesday against Crisp Academy

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BETHESDA DAY BOYS 79, SHERWOOD 45:

The Eagles fell to 8-4 on the season, but got 16 points from Wesley Pittman and 14 from Gary Holloway in the loss,

Sherwood next plays at Windsor Academy on Tuesday.