Terrell, Mitchell County boys both romp in U Save It consolation games

ALBANY — Terrell County bounced back from a tough loss to new Herald No. 1 Albany High with a 52-42 win against Statesboro Monday in the consolation bracket of the U Save It Pharmacy Boys Basketball Tournament.

Herald Super 6er Dekoven Ware was held to just 10 points and seven rebounds, but it didn’t matter as several Greenwave players came through, including Deshone Watson, who led the way with 13 points.

“That’s a good thing,’’ Terrell County coach John Davis said. “It’s good that we can win (when Dekoven doesn’t have a big night). It’s a good thing when you spread the scoring around like that. I felt good about the way we played. They came out with a sense of urgency and they were ready to play.’’

The Greenwave (5-3) jumped out to an early lead and were up by 15 (29-15) at halftime before building the lead to 40-21. Statesboro made a late run but was never closer than eight points.

Terrell County won’t play in today’s fifth-place game because the Greenwave are scheduled to play in another tournament and were limited to only two games, so Statesboro will meet Mitchell County (5-2) at 4 p.m. today in the fifth-place game of the tournament, which moves from Albany High into the Albany Civic Center for the final three games today, including the title game at 7 p.m.

Mitchell advanced to the fifth-place game with a 69-19 win against Southeast Bulloch (0-7) as Jermain Hartsfield (15 points) and Modzelle Atkins (14 points) led the way.