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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Indians grab big win vs. Fitzgerald; Bainbridge boys improve to 10-2

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

ALBANY -- The Albany boys basketball team was dominant at home, as Tim Pierce scored 21 points to lead the Indians to a 65-33 win against Fitzgerald and a 5-3 record on the year.

"We pretty much took command from the start and maintained it throughout," Albany head coach Archie Chatmon said. "I was really pleased with the way Tim Pierce came out. That set the tone early, jump-started us, and we went on from there."

Larry Sanford added 13 points and Jontavius Morris had 10 for the Indians, who go on the road against Cook County on Friday.

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ALBANY GIRLS 59, FITZGERALD 19: Kizzy Coleman had 19 points and Chasity Mullins added 13 as the Lady Indians cruised to an easy win against the Lady Hurricanes.

The Albany girls play again on Friday against Cook County.

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BAINBRIDGE BOYS 98, BAKER COUNTY 32: Devon Baulkmon had 23 points and seven assists to lead five Bearcats in double figure scoring in an easy win Tuesday.

Rodney Glenn (18 points, three steals), Paul Chukes (13 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks), Ronald Crawford (10 points) and Dontavius Marshall (10 points) were the other double digit scorers for Herald No. 2 Bainbridge (10-2), which plays again on Friday at home against Colquitt County.

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WESTOVER BOYS 73, CAIRO 46: Malcolm Sapp (16 points, 12 rebounds) and Joseph Harrell (18 points, 11 rebounds) both had double-doubles and Brandon Hudson had a game-high 20 points as the Herald No. 3 Patriots won handily on the road.

Westover (7-4 overall, 3-0 Region 1-AAA) plays Thomasville at the Albany Civic Center on Friday at 7 p.m.

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BROOKWOOD 48, TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 46: The Lady Eagles had a chance to win it on a last-second shot, but turned the ball over before they could even put one up.

Alex Barfield led TAE with 12 points and Maura Milliron had 10 as the Lady Eagles fell to 8-3 overall and 0-1 in Region 3-AA.

"We did an awful job on the boards," TAE coach Keith Jones said. "We knew going into the ball game we were not as big as them and we had to box out, but we just didn't do it."

Lauren Johnson led Brookwood with 26 points. Terrell Academy goes on the road against Calvary Christian on Thursday at 6 p.m.

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TERRELL COUNTY BOYS 77, SEMINOLE COUNTY 56: The Herald No. 5 Greenwave were in control the entire game, and didn't look back after a 20-15 lead after the first quarter.

Herald Super 6er Terel Hall and Brian Browner both had 16 points to lead Terrell County (8-1), which plays Stewart County on Friday.

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SEMINOLE COUNTY 54, TERRELL COUNTY GIRLS 32: The Lady Greenwave held the Lady Indians to 4 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to give them their second win of the season.

Cortisha Shley (14 points) and DeAndra Mitchell (11 points) led Terrell County, which fell to 1-8 on the season.

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SGA BOYS 56, VALWOOD 40: Dillon Driver had an unconventional triple-double to lead the Warriors, finishing with 10 points and 11 steals to go along with seven rebounds.

"He's just an athlete," SGA head coach David Byrne said. "He's not a true basketball player -- this is his first year ever playing and he's a junior-- but he gets after it."

Parker Adams scored 20 points and McKinley Chambless added 17 for the Warriors (8-2) in their first region game of the year.

SGA plays Citizens Christian Academy on Friday.

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VALWOOD 40, SGA GIRLS 27: Jenna Kitchings' 13 points and Brooke Hornsby's 7 points were the only bright spots for the Lady Warriors, who fell to 1-8 on the year.

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DEERFIELD BOYS 79, TIFTAREA 55: Banks Kinslow scored 26 points to lead a balanced Knights offense.

"We spread it around," DWS head coach Gordy Gruhl said. "We got in the lane, made some jumpers and did a good job running our offense."

Ramello Carter and Tyrone Culbreth added 18 points apiece, while Pete Langstaff had 10 points.

Culbreth also grabbed 11 boards for Deerfield (7-3 overall, 1-0 in region), which forced 41 turnovers and plays again on Friday against Calvary Christian at home.

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DEERFIELD GIRLS 55, TIFTAREA 28: Heather Lash scored 11 points and had nine rebounds, while Sarah Shellhaas and Morgan Phillips both scored 10 to lead the Lady Knights.

Phillips added six rebounds and Sabrina Curry had six steals for DWS (8-3), which plays Calvary Christian on Friday.

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AMERICUS-SUMTER GIRLS 73, MACON COUNTY 56: Herald Super 6er Jayme Gilbert had another big night, scoring 28 points to lead Herald No. 3 Americus Sumter (8-2) to the non-region win. Ashley Howard scored 21 for the Lady Panthers, who needed big nights from everyone to hold off Macon's Joqueta Green, who scored 35.

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AMERICUS-SUMTER BOYS 54, MACON COUNTY 40: Lakista McCuller led the way for the Panthers with 20 points and Javaris Howard scored 13 as Americus-Sumter improved to 4-6 for the season.