THOMASVILLE -- Close only counts in horseshoes.
Albany's girls nearly upended Region 1-AA No. 1 Thomasville on Tuesday night before falling, 65-62, and ending the Lady Indians' six-game win streak.
Chasity Mullins scored a season-high 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds, but it wasn't enough as an 18-2 third-quarter propelled Thomasville to its 10th region win Tuesday. Albany held a 37-35 halftime lead but managed just one field goal in the third period.
"In the third quarter, we got down because of missed layups," Albany coach Telly Turner said. "We were able to get to the basket but we just couldn't finish those layups."
Audreka Davis powered Thomasville's 18-point period with seven points, including a key 3-pointer. Kierrica Spencer and Alexia Brown added long-range bombs as well. Jasmine Myers scored 17 for Albany, while teammate Brianna Washington added 12.
Led by Mullins' 13 fourth-quarter points, Albany closed the deficit to two points, but that was as close as the Squaws would get.
THOMASVILLE BOYS 67, ALBANY 32:
The boys game was not as close, however. Thomasville broke out to an 18-8 first-quarter lead and cruised.
Robert Carter scored a game-high 25 to pace the Bulldogs (10-1, 16-3), including five 3-pointers. Willie Clayton added 20 for Thomasville.
"They are just too good," AHS coach Archie Chatmon said. "Too good, too big, too fast and too strong."
Tim Pierce tallied nine points to lead the Indians.
The win kept the Bulldogs two games ahead of Mitchell County and Albany in the region standings.
Thomasville Times-Enterprise sports editor Clint Thompson contributed to this report