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Herald Prep Peek: High school basketball roundup includes, Top 5, Player of the Week, Quote of the Week, by the numbers, and schedule

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

TOP 5

BOYS

1.) Monroe 10-1

Monroe finally lost after a 10-0 start, falling to Lanier, 60-52, and face a big test in Dougherty on Friday in the Albany Civic Center Next: at Worth County, tonight 7:30 p.m.

2.) Bainbridge 9-2

The Bearcats swept another tournament in Florida last week as Devon Baulkmon averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds in two games Next: vs. Baker County, tonight, 7:30 p.m.

3.) Westover 6-4

The Patriots had the week off after a 65-52 loss to North Clayton, and have two big games this week, including facing Thomasville in the Albany Civic Center. Next: at Cairo, tonight, 7:30 p.m.

4.) Dougherty 5-1

The Trojans had the week off and face a tough Crisp County team at home tonight before meeting No. 1 Monroe at the Civic Center on Friday. Next: vs. Crisp County, tonight, 7:30 p.m.

5.) Terrell County 7-1

The Greenwave raced past Central Gwinnett (65-57) and Crisp (63-49) and roll into Region 1-A play as the team to beat. Next: vs. Seminole County, tonight, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS

TOP 5

1.) Westover .....9-0

The Lady Patriots haven't played in two weeks, but have to shake the rust off quickly, as they face Thomasville on Friday in the Civic Center. Next: at Cairo, tonight, 6 p.m.

2.) Bainbridge..............................................................7-4 The Lady Bearcats split a pair to AAAAA teams last week, losing to Lowndes and beating Tift County. Next: vs. Baker County, tonight, 6 p.m.

3.) Americus-Sumter................................................7-2

The Lady Panthers lost to Class AAAAA Colquitt County, 43-40, and play Macon tonight before facing Crisp on Friday in a Region 1-AAA game. Next: vs. Macon County, tonight, 6 p.m.

4.) Dougherty...........................................................8-2

The Lady Trojans swept through a tournament title last week, beating Liberty County (49-29) and Bryan County (42-32). Next: vs. Crisp, tonight, 6 p.m.

5.) Pelham................................................................10-1

The Lady Hornets have had a week off and don't play until Friday when they open region 1-A play. Next: at Seminole County, Friday, 6 p.m.

Quote of the Week

"We played as well as (I could expect). It prepares us for region play. I've been telling people all along that you can't teach experience, but you can play (and learn it). And that's what tournaments like this after Christmas (do). It gives them more experience."

Charlene Jackson,

Dougherty girls basketball coach after her team won the Brewton-Parker Christmas Tournament with a 42-32 win against Bryan County.

Player of the Week

Devon Baulkmon

Senior

Forward

Bainbridge

Baulkmon, who led Bainbridge to the Final Four a year ago, averaging a double-double for the season, is even better as a senior leader. He averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds as the Bearcats won both their games in the FAMU Capital City Classic.

By the Numbers

22

Number of assists in two games last week for Terrell County guard Terel Hall, who scored 45 points and handed out 22 assists in a 65-57 win against Central Gwinnett, and a 63-49 win against Crisp County.

28

The average number of points Dougherty's girls have allowed during their current six-game winning streak, dating back to Dec. 10 and including three wins last week in which Dougherty gave up a total of 85 points.

Schedule

Today

6 p.m.

Albany girls at Fitzgerald

Westover girls at Cairo

Monroe girls at Worth Co.

Crisp County girls at Dougherty

Seminole girls at Terrell County

Macon County girls at Americus-Sumter

Baker County girls at Bainbridge

Valwood School girls at SGA

6:30 p.m.

Westfield School girls at Sherwood Christian Academy

Deerfield-Windsor girls at Tiftarea Academy

Southland Academy girls at Calvary Christian School

7:30 p.m.

Albany boys at. Fitzgerald

Westover boys at Cairo

Monroe boys at Worth Co. Crisp County boys at Dougherty

Macon County boys at Americus

Baker County at Bainbridge Valwood School boys at SGA

8 p.m.

Westfield School boys at Sherwood Christian

Deerfield-Windsor boys at Tiftarea Academy

Southland Academy boys at Calvary Christian School

Friday

4 p.m

Westover girls vs. Thomasville at Albany Civic Center

5:30 p.m

Monroe girls vs. Dougherty girls at Albany Civic Center

6 p.m.

Cook Co. girls at Albany

Terrell County girls at Stewart

Cairo girls at Worth County

Seminole girls at Pelham

Colquitt County girls at Bainbridge

Americus girls at Crisp County

6:30 p.m.

Southwest Georgia Academy girls at Citizens Christian Academy girls

Calvary Christian School girls at Deerfield-Windsor

7 p.m.

Westover boys vs. Thomasville at Albany Civic Center

7:30 p.m.

Seminole boys at Pelham

Randolph-Clay boys at Webster County

Colquitt County boys at Bainbridge

Americus boys at Crisp County

8 p.m.

Calvary Christian School boys at Deerfield-Windsor

Sherwood Christian Academy boys at Southland

Southwest Georgia Academy boys at Citizens Christian Academy

8:30 p.m.

Monroe boys vs. Dougherty at Albany Civic Center

Saturday

3:30 p.m.

Southland Academy girls at Tattnall Square Academy

4:30 p.m.

Crisp Academy girls at Sherwood Christian Academy

Stratford Academy girls at Deerfield-Windsor School

5 p.m.

Southland Academy boys at Tattnall Square Academy

5:30 p.m.

Bainbridge girls at Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla)

6 p.m.

Crisp Academy boys at SCA

Calvary Christian School girls at SGA

Stratford Academy boys at Deerfield-Windsor

Pelham girls at Cairo

7 p.m.

Bainbridge at Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.)

Westover girls at Lee County

7:30 p.m.

Pelham boys at Cairo

8:30 p.m.

Westover boys at Lee County