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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Double-double from Lee County's Moore -- 20 points, 28 rebounds -- helps propel Lady Trojans past TCC in crucial sub-region game

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

LEESBURG -- Just call her the double-double Queen.

Lee County almost squandered a beastly double-double from Daquenna Moore on Tuesday as it narrowly edge out Thomas County Central in double overtime to win, 68-65, in a big sub-region showdown. Moore finished with 20 points and a season-high 28 rebounds.

Lee County also got an unexpected game from Katherine McConnell as the freshman guard poured in a career-high 19 points, including key free throws at the end of regulation and in both overtime periods.

"Everybody was pumped," Lee coach Fran McPherson said. "We just wanted to bring our best game (Tuesday night) and the kids responded well."

The win improved Lee County to 11-10 overall, but more importantly helped the Lady Trojans get their first win in the sub-region as they moved to 1-2.

Lee will travel to Houston on Saturday.

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PELHAM GIRLS 74, ATKINSON 23:

Ta'Shaunessy Reese finished with a game-high 26 points and Herald Super 6er D'Ambria Thomas followed that up with 22 for Pelham, which pushed it record to 16-4 overall with a perfect region record of 11-0.

"I told them that defense wins championships," Pelham coach Antonia Tookes said. "And we played very good defense tonight."

Pelham will be at home in its next game against Miller County on Friday.

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TERRELL ACADEMY 50, FULLINGTON GIRLS 27:

Alex Barfield led Terrell Academy with 17 points and Lauren Barfield chipped in with 12 for TAE, which improved to 17-5 overall and 7-2 in the region.

"We played some of the best defense we played all year," TAE coach Keith Jones said.

TAE will next host SGA on Friday.

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CRISP ACADEMY 52, WESTWOOD GIRLS 38:

Miller Singleton scored 10 points for Westwood, which fell to 13-9 overall and 3-1 in the region.

Westwood will host Georgia Christian on Friday.

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BERRIEN 48, ALBANY GIRLS 40:

With the loss, Albany fell to 4-10 overall and 1-4 in the region. No other stats were available at press time.

Albany will next host Thomasville on Friday.

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WESTWOOD BOYS 41, CRISP 26:

Mason Jones put in a team-high 13 points and John Vereen chipped in with 10 for Westwood, which improved to 11-8 overall and 4-1 in the region.

Westwood will host Georgia Christian on Friday.

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MILLER GIRLS 68, BAKER 51:

Hillary Williams scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Miller, and Salina Diamond had 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Lady Pirates improved to 10-5 overall and 3-3 in the region.

Miller next hosts Pelham on Friday.

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ALBANY BOYS 49, BERRIEN 42:

Tim Pierce led Albany with 16 points and Larry Sanford chipped in with 11 points as the Indians improved to 11-8 overall and 7-2 in the region.

"It was a dogfight from start to finish," said Albany coach Archie Chatmon whose team will host Thomasville on Friday.

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AMERICUS GIRLS 72, CRISP 66:

Super 6erJayme Gilbert exploded for a season-high 37 points for Herald No. 2 Americus, which improved to 16-4 overall and 7-2 in the region.

Kayla Bowens chipped in with 13 points for Americus which will host Worth on Friday.

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BROOKWOOD SCHOOL GIRLS 59, SGA 33:

Allison Warren led SGA with 12 points in the loss, which dropped SGA to 3-18 overall.

SGA will try and bounce back when it travels to Terrell Academy on Friday.

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PELHAM BOYS 68, ATKINSON 53:

Darius Thomas led Pelham with 19 points as the Hornets improved it to 10-10 overall and 4-1 in the region. Pelham will travel to Miller on Friday.

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CRISP BOYS 62, AMERICUS 49:

Marshall Taylor led Americus with 23 points in the loss and Lakista McCuller added 14 for Americus, which fell to 7-13 overall and 2-7 in the region.

Americus will try and bounce back when it hosts Worth on Friday.

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TCC BOYS 65, LEE 62:

Austin Bullard had a team-high 13 points for Lee and Steve Collier and Josh Cabrera each added 12 apiece for Lee, which dropped to 3-17 overall with a 0-3 mark in the sub-region .

Lee will travel to Houston on Saturday.

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TERRELL COUNTY BOYS 90, QUITMAN 33:

Deshone Watson led Herald No. 3 TC with 19 points and Corderious Grier chipped in with 12 points for TC, which improved to 18-2 and 6-1 in the region.

The TC girls dropped its game against Quitman but no game stats were available. Both TC team will host Monroe on Saturday.

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SGA BOYS 31, BROOKWOOD 29:

Parker Adams finished with 16 points for SGA but it was Dillon Driver's putback of Parker's missed shot as time expired that gave SGA the win against the No. 1 team in the region. Driver finished the game with only four points for SGA which improved to 15-7 overall and 5-4 in the region.

SGA will travel to Terrell Academy on Friday.

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MILLER BOYS 76, BAKER 53:

Juwan Jones led Miller with 17 points and 14 rebounds and his brother Jacoby chipped in with 11 points for Miller which improved to 5-12 overall for the season.

Miller will look to keep the wins coming when it travels to Pelham on Friday.

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DWS GIRLS 69, SOUTHLAND 24:

Sarah Shellhaas scored a game-high 17 points, Heather Lash added 13 and Sabrina Curry chipped in eight as the Lady Knights secured the No. 1 spot in GISA Region 3-AAA with another rout of the Lady Raiders.

DWS moved to 18-4 overall and a perfect 9-0 in the region. The 3-AAA Tournament begins Tuesday at Darton College, although Deerfield won't play until Thursday because of a first-round bye.

DWS closes out its regular season Friday at Westfield.

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DWS BOYS 69, SOUTHLAND 36:

Banks Kinslow led the way with 21, Ramello Carter added 13 and Tyrone Culbreth posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds as the Knights improved to 17-3 overall and 9-0 in Region 3-AAA. No player from Southland scored in double figured.

DWS closes out its regular season Friday at Westfield.