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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Westover boys, girls sweep Crisp for second time in three days; Seminole's Chrispen drops 31 on Baker

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

CORDELE -- Getting to know your opponent is one thing -- the season series between Westover and Crisp County is something else all together.

Because a make-up game had to be played on Wednesday, Westover's girls had to play Crisp County twice in three days.

No problem whatsoever.

Westover completed the sweep in Cordele on Friday night with a 56-48 win as Super 6er DyTiesha Dunson led the way with 13 points, seven assists and two rebounds. Cessily Colwell scored 12 points and Kahler Fletcher scored nine for the Lady Patriots in the win.

The victory lifts Herald No. 1 Westover to a 20-3 record, but two of those losses came when Dunson was out of the lineup with a knee injury. She returned last weekend, and it appears Westover is back on track to make a run in the state playoffs.

"When she was out it enabled some of the other players to step up in leadership roles,'' Westover coach Lewis Smith said. "They had to handle the ball more and do some things they hadn't done because she (Dunson) wasn't there. I think that made us a better team. It made me look at some of the girls in a different light, and I think it will make us more confident.''

Westover has two regular season games left, starting with city and region rival Monroe at the Albany Civic Center at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Lady Patriots end their regular season next Friday at home against Herald No. 2 Americus-Sumter, which beat Westover earlier. Westover leads the Region 1-AAA race with a 9-1 record, and Americus-Sumter, which plays Herald No. 4 Dougherty at 4 p.m. at the Civic Center on Tuesday, is 8-2.

"We've got two games left,'' Smith said. "And they are both big region games.''

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SEMINOLE BOYS 100, BAKER COUNTY 56: Everybody wants to go out with a bang.

Kerry Chrispen, who played his final regular-season game for Seminole County Friday, did just that as he scored a career-high 31 points in his team's rout of Baker County and also surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career at the school -- all while in front a home crowd on hand for Senior Night.

"This time of the year you just want to play well," said Seminole coach Kevin Godwin whose team improved to 12-10 overall and 4-2 in the region.

Seminole will travel to Miller County on Tuesday.

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TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 63, SGA 15:

Carley Law scored a game-high 21 points, Millie Foster added 15 and Alex Barfield chipped in 12 as the Lady Eagles looked primed for a run at the GISA Class AA state title one season after winning it all in Class A.

The win secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming region tournament, which will be held in Dawson. There, TAE hopes to get one more crack at No. 1 seed Brookwood, which has handed Terrell (18-5 overall, 8-2 in 3-AA) its only two region losses of the year.

The tournament starts Tuesday, but TAE will have a bye, then play likely Citizen's Christian on Thursday in the semifinals. The finals will be Friday night.

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BAINBRIGDE GIRLS 53, TCC 49:

April Thomas led the way for Herald No. 3 Bainbridge with 24 points and Bria Harris chipped in with 17 for the Lady Bearcats, who improved to 16-5 overall and 3-0 in the Region 1-AAAA.

Bainbridge will be at Baker County for a non-region game tonight.

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WESTFIELD GIRLS 52, DEERFIELD 50:

The heartbreaking loss was Deerfield's first of the year in the region and left the Lady Knights at 9-1 in the GISA Region 3-AAA race, and 18-5 overall.

Sabrina Curry led Deerfield with 14 points. Despite the loss, Deerfield will enter next week's region tournament a No.1 seed.

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CALHOUN GIRLS 49, WEBSTER 47:

Brandi Buie led the way for Calhoun with 16 points and her sister Kayla Buie chipped in with eight points for Calhoun, which improved to 13-9 overall.

Calhoun will be on the road against Randolph-Clay tonight.

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SEMINOLE GIRLS 66, BAKER 35:

Alexus Watson scored a game-high 17 points for Seminole, which improved to 17-4 overall and 5-1 in the south end of the Region 1-A sub-region. Katrese Brown chipped in with 12 points for Seminole, which will gear up for a showdown at Miller County on Tuesday.

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PELHAM GIRLS 62, MILLER 46:

Herald Super 6er and Player of the Week D'Ambria Thomas dropped in a game-high 20 points for Pelham and Ta'Shaunessy Reese followed that up with 18 for Pelham, which improved to 17-4 overall and 13-0 in the Region 1-A race. The Lady Hornets lead the south sub-region.

"After we settled down we were able to get easy baskets," said Pelham coach Antonia Tookes, whose team will travel to Mitchell County for a game tonight.

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WORTH BOYS 72, AMERICUS-SUMTER 56:

Dee Nether led the Rams with 27 points, and Trey Frager (15) and Will Peacock (12) had double-figure nights to lift Worth to an 11-11 record for the year. The Rams are 3-7 in Region 1-AAA.

Americus-Sumter (7-14 and 2-8 in the region) was led by Christian Lasiter (13 points), Lakista McCuller (12), Jarvis Hooks (10) and Sha-King Dean (10).

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AMERICUS-SUMTER GIRLS 64, WORTH 19:

Herald Super 6er Jayme Gilbert had another stellar game for the Lady Panthers with 29 points as she helped her team to a 16-4 overall record with an 8-2 mark in the region. With the win, the Lady Panthers complete the season undefeated at home. They are in second place in the Region 1-AAA race with two games left. They play Dougherty at 4 p.m. in the Albany Civic Center on Tuesday and meet Westover in Albany next Friday.

"We are looking pretty good right now," Americus coach Evelyn Wright said.

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PELHAM BOYS 64, MILLER COUNTY 57:

MyGail Hill led Pelham with 11 points and Dewayne Smith (10) and Steve Mango (9) were right behind him as the Hornets improved to 11-10 for the season.

They are 5-1 in the sub-region race in the south end of Region 1-A and meet Mitchell (4-2 in the sub-region) tonight in Camilla. Miller County was led by Jacolby Jones, who dropped in 24 points, and Juwan Jones, who scored 13.

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WESTWOOD GIRLS 47, GEORGIA CHRISTIAN 27:

Westwood's Miller Singleton led the way with 13 points to help Westwood finish its season with a 14-9 overall record and 4-2 record in the region.

Westwood will enter next week's region tournament as a No. 2 seed.

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BAINBRIDGE BOYS 62, TCC 50:

Super 6er Devon Baulkmon led the way for Bainbridge with 24 points and Rodney Glenn was right behind with 19 points for the Bearcats, who won their 17th game in a row to improve to 20-3 and 3-0 in the region.

Bainbridge will be at Baker County today.

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SGA BOYS 46, TERRELL ACADEMY 36:

Clay Willis had a team-high 15 points for TAE but SGA's Parker Adams almost doubled that with a game-high 29 points.

"We played a physical game," said SGA coach David Byrne, whose team improved to 16-7 overall. With the loss TAE wrapped up its season with a 2-19 overall record.

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DEERFIELD BOYS 81, WESTFIELD 58:

Banks Kinslow poured in a game-high 32 points for the Knights and Herald Player of the Week Ramello Cater added 22 more for DWS, which finished its season with a 18-3 overall record and a perfect 10-0 in the GISA Region 3-AAA race. Deerfield will enter next week's region tournament at Darton as a No.1 seed.

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WESTWOOD BOYS 34, GEORGIA CHRISTIAN 32:

In a game where Jake Kotter was Westwood's high scorer with only nine points, it was Douglas Nobles who nailed a wide open jumper with three seconds left that lifted Westwood to the win.

Westwood wrapped up its season at 12-8 overall, but the Wildcats' 5-1 record in the GISA Region 3-A race means they enter next week's region tournament as a No. 1 seed.