TUESDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Herald No. 5 Pelham girls win seventh straight; Miller County boys pull off another stunner, drop Randolph-Clay, 53-49

PELHAM -- Want to know what Pelham girls basketball coach Antonia Tookes is getting her team for Christmas?

"Practice, practice and more practice," she said Tuesday.

And she's not joking.

Despite Tookes' Herald No. 5-ranked Lady Hornets winning their seventh game in a row Tuesday night against Webster County, 41-34, the coach was less than pleased.

"We've got some things we need to work on before our next game," said Tookes, who is in her second year at Pelham after leading the Lady Hornets to their first Region 1-A title in years a season ago. "We're definitely going to practice (during our off time) before our next game (Dec. 29) against Colquitt County."

Emerging freshman superstar Briunna Freeman led the way once again with 13 points, followed by Octavia Kierce (10.) Herald Super 6er Shay Reese scored six.

The win improved Pelham's record to 7-1 overall and the Lady Hornets remained perfect in the region at 6-0.

MILLER COUNTY BOYS 53, RANDOLPH-CLAY 49: In a close region match-up, Jacolby Jones had 18 points and Lamar Perkins scored 17 points to lift the Pirates to another impressive win early in the season.

Miller County upset last year's Class A state runner-up, Terrell County, in overtime in the season opener two weeks ago.

Nick Price and Jeremy Stephens each added six points for Miller County, while Randolph-Clay was led by Gary McCrae, who had a game-high 22 points. Herald Super Shaquille Nunnally had 8 points after finding himself in foul trouble much of the evening.

Miller County was up by 20 points, but turnovers late in the game almost caused them to almost cough up what looked like a sure win.

"In a huge region game, we came out very strong despite the mistakes we made," Miller County coach Tim Martin said.

Miller County now goes to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in the region, while Randolph-Clay -- one of the preseason favorites to recapture the 1-A crown from Terrell County -- is now just 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the region.

RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS 47, MILLER COUNTY 40: Leading scorers Andrea Blackmon and Kanekia Washington combined for 31 points, while Miller County was led by Mallory Diamond with 14 points and Ulbrikia Daniels with 12 points.

Randolph-Clay moves to 4-2 overall and goes to 3-1 in the region, while Miller's girls fell to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in region play.

BAKER COUNTY GIRLS 49, STEWART COUNTY 42: Rakeshia Smith led Baker County to its first win of the season with a game-high 15 points.

Brittany Ware was second in scoring with 14 points for Baker.

"We had a lead of 25 points that was cut down, but we managed to get the win," Baker coach Lawana Lofton said.

The Lady Bears are 1-7 on the year and 1-3 in the region. Their next game is Saturday at home against Worth County.

WESTWOOD GIRLS 37, FULLINGTON ACADEMY 24: Westwood's Callie Smith led the way to a victory with 10 points as the Lady Wildcats remained undefeated.

Suzie Smith and Morgan Singleton also added eight points each.

"It wasn't our best game of the year, but we'll take the win," coach Jenni Smith said.

Westwood is now undefeated both overall and in region play at 7-0 and 2-0.

FULLINGTON BOYS 59, WESTWOOD BOYS 48: Jamie Davis had 14 points, but it wasn't enough to hold off Fullington.

Brody Collins followed with 13 points and Kaleb Bentley put in 10 for Westwood.

"We were a little overmatched on the inside," Westwood coach Al Timmerman said.

The Wildcats' record falls to 3-2 overall, and 2-0 in the region. Next they take on Robert Toombs Christian Academy in a holiday tournament that begins Saturday.

TURNER COUNTY 64, LEE COUNTY GIRLS 61: In an overtime thriller, Turner County prevailed.

Herald Super 6er Daquenna Moore came up big with 32 points for Lee, but it wasn't enough. Brianna Scott added 16 points in the loss for the Lady Trojans.

Lee County next plays in the Americus-Sumter Christmas tourney on Monday.