DONALSONVILLE — Kevin Godwin’s heart skipped a few beats in the closing seconds of Saturday night’s game.
The Seminole County boys’ basketball coach watched a series of shots rim out for Lee County that would have either tied or won the game, and the Indians held on for a 47-45 victory.
“I was thinking that if (Josh) Cabrera got his hands on the ball, (Lee County) was going to beat us,” said Godwin, referring to Lee County’s star guard, who had a game-high 18 points. “They had about three shots at the end, and none of them fell.”
Seminole (2-3) led for much of the game, including a 25-14 advantage at halftime, but Lee County made a late push in the fourth quarter to take the lead. The teams traded baskets in the final four minutes before the Trojans’ final possession when they couldn’t get anything to fall.
Seminole was led by Robert Speights and Jakezmine King, who had 16 and nine points, respectively.
Also for Lee County (0-6), Aaron May had 10 points.
LEE COUNTY GIRLS TOP SEMINOLE COUNTY: Daquenna Moore had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Lady Trojans past Seminole County on Saturday night.
Also for Lee County (3-3), Katherine McConnell had eight points.
Seminole County was led by Alexus Watson and Katrese Brown, who had 19 and 10 points, respectively.
SHERWOOD BOYS 74, LAGRANGE 72: With five seconds to play, LaGrange missed a contested shot to tie the game, and Sherwood grabbed the defensive rebound to secure the victory Saturday.
The Eagles, who trailed by one at halftime, were led by Rashard Davis’ 28 points, which matched a season high. T.J. Clay also scored 15 points.
Sherwood (5-2) plays again Saturday at Tallahassee, Fla., against North Florida Christian.
SHERWOOD GIRLS 44, LAGRANGE 29: The Lady Eagles avenged a 22-point loss to LaGrange on Tuesday and improved to 3-6 overall.
Payton Couch, Taylor Walker and Victoria Davidson each scored eight points for the Lady Eagles, while Madison Walker added seven.
WESTWOOD GIRLS 53, SOUTHLAND 39: The Lady Wildcats improved to 6-0 and continued their best start under coach Jenni Smith, who is in her fourth year at Westwood.
Miller Singleton led the way with 14 points for the Lady Wildcats, while Ivy Foister added 12 and Morgan Singleton had eight.
Westwood is in action again Tuesday against Fullington Academy.
EARLY COUNTY GIRLS 47, BAKER COUNTY 42: Justice Lee scored 16 points to lead Early County past Baker County on Saturday, keeping Baker County winless on the season.
The Lady Bobcats led 28-12 at halftime, but Baker (0-7) went on a 16-2 run to close the gap in the fourth quarter.
For Baker, Cierra Walker had 16 points and eight rebounds and Aneesiah Owens had 12 points and six rebounds.
Also for Early County, Markerya Lyles had 11 points.
DEERFIELD-WINDSOR BOYS 63, SGA 40: Ramello Carter led all scorers with 19 points along with Dee Barber and Sam Shellhaas who each had 10 points. Deerfield’s McKinley Chambless and Kameron Whitaker both had 11 in a game that went out of reach early.
“We got outscored in the first quarter and we couldn’t climb the hill back,” SGA coach David Byrne said. The 3-2 Knights will be in action against Grace Christian at home next Friday night.
DEERFIELD-WINDSOR GIRLS 39, SGA 15: Jenna Kitchens had 11 points in a tough rout on Saturday night.
“The press they ran was tough, and we couldn’t get anything going, but we’ll improve,” SGA coach David Byrne said. Deerfield looks to bounce back on Friday against Grace Christian. This was their first lost and they now stand at 7-1.
CALHOUN COUNTY BOYS 63, MILLER COUNTY 43: Miller’s Jacoby Jones had 11 points, but it was not enough on this night. Jeremy Stephens and Lamar Perkins each had eight points as well. Miller was up by as many as 12 points in the second half.
“They came out flat, but we couldn’t take advantage. We couldn’t put them away,” Miller County coach Tim Martin said. Vincent Powell had 22 to lead all scorers. The Pirates are 3-2 in region play and 3-3 overall, hosting Randolph-Clay again on Tuesday night.
AMERICUS-SUMTER GIRLS 53, MARION COUNTY 49: Americus-Sumter gets a great performance from Kahler Fletcher, who had 28 points, five rebounds, two assist and three steals. Adasjah Mercer had 10 points, 14 rebounds and two steals. Dominique Brown added seven points as well.
“We’re playing without our starting point guard and continuing to play well,” coach Evelyn Wright said.
The Panthers are now 6-0 overall and 2-0 in region play.
Mitchell County boys upset Randolph-Clay: Everybody seems to beat everyone this year in the wild Region 1-A boys race, and that race stayed rocky on Saturday night when Mitchell County upset Randolph-Clay, 42-37, in a low-scoring game in Camilla. Jaquan Williams led the Eagles with 17 points.
Randolph-Clay is now 2-2 and only 1-2 against Region 1-A teams after losing close games at Terrell County and winning at the buzzer against Pelham earlier this week. The Red Devils were led by Corey Brown (12 points) and Herald Super 6er Shaquille Nunnally (10 points).
RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS 56, MITCHELL COUNTY 52 (OT): It took an overtime period and a career-high 24 points from freshman Adrianna Blackmon to lift Randolph Clay to the win in Camilla. The Lady Red Devils (3-3 and 2-1 in the region) also got 13 points from Whenekia Washington. Mitchell was led by A’Miracle Jones, who scored 14 points.