HERALD TOP 5 POLL:
1.) Monroe 12-2
The Tornadoes lost for the first time -- and then lost again -- but rebounded with two huge wins, beating city rivals Dougherty (No. 4) and Albany to redeem themselves. Next: at Cairo, tonight 7:30 p.m.
2.) Bainbridge 12-2
The Bearcats have now won nine games in a row after starting the season 3-2, the biggest coming when they routed Tallahassee power Lincoln (Fla.). Next: vs. Malone (Fla.) tonight, 7:30 p.m.
3.) Westover 10-5
Westover beat two of the toughest teams on their schedule last week -- Cairo and state power Thomasville at the Civic Center -- but face No. 1 Monroe on Friday. Next: vs. Crisp County, tonight, 7:30 p.m.
4.) Dougherty 6-2
The Trojans lost for just the second time as they faltered late vs. Monroe, but downing a dangerous Crisp team Tuesday keep them at No. 4 this week. Next: at Americus-Sumter, Friday, 8:30 p.m.
5.) Terrell County 10-1
The Greenwave have won six in a row as their lone loss continues to be Monroe as Terrell heads into a huge game Saturday vs. Westover. Next: vs. Webster County, tonight, 7:30 p.m.
1.) Westover .....11-1
It's hard to drop the Lady Patriots after a 10-0 start then a loss to state power Thomasville when they still have the best record in the Top 5. Next: vs. Crisp County, tonight, 6 p.m.
The Lady Panthers hop one spot this week thanks to another loss by former No. 2 Bainbridge and thanks to winning five of their last six games. Next: at Worth County, tonight, 6 p.m.
The Lady Trojans are the hottest team in the area, having won eight in a row as they hop from No. 4 last week to No. 3 this week with a huge game vs. No. 2 Americus on Friday. Next: vs. Americus, Friday 7 p.m.
4.) Bainbridge..............................................................9-5 The Lady Bearcats lost one and won one last week, but haven't been their old consistent selves, and after their fifth loss, drop from No. 2 to No. 4 this week. Next: vs. Malone (Fla.), today, 6 p.m.
The Lady Hornets lost a close game to Class AAA Cairo last week, but they've had a torrid start to the season and are still one of the best teams in all of Class A. Next: vs. Mitchell, Friday, 6 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"I was scared, scared I would miss the shot and let my team down. But when I made the shot, I was so happy I didn't know what to do. I just jumped up and down. I just knew it was our game (at that point). We were the talk of the town, and we showed up."
--- Kiandra Guilford,
Dougherty girls basketball player after banking home a 3-pointer with 51 seconds left to give the Lady Trojans a 49-48 lead they wouldn't give back -- and propelling Herald No. 3 Dougherty to 10-2 and its
staggering 8th win in a row
GAMES OF THE WEEK:
(Game times reflect girls game first,
followed by the boys game)
Sherwood at Deerfield, 6:30 & 8 p.m.
Malone (Fla.) at Bainbridge, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Crisp County at Westover, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Westover vs. Monroe at the Albany Civic Center, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Dougherty at Americus-Sumter, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Randolph-Clay at Calhoun County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
SGA at Westwood, 3:30 & 5 p.m.
Pelham at Bainbridge, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Westover at Terrell County, 7 & 8:30 p.m
BY THE NUMBERS:
8 & 9:
Number of games the Dougherty girls -- 8 -- have won in a row after starting 2-2, and the number of games -- 9 -- the Bainbridge boys have won in a row after starting the season 3-2.
The number of points that Worth County scored on Monroe in the fourth quarter alone during Tuesday's stunner in Sylvester after The Herald No. 1 Tornadoes had allowed only 37.8 points the entire game in their previous five.
Berrien girls at Albany
Americus girls at Worth
Lee girls at Northside, Warner Robins
Seminole girls at Mitchell
Malone (Fla.) girls at Bainbridge
Calhoun boys at Stewart
Quitman County girls at Randolph-Clay
Monroe girls at Cairo
Crisp Co. girls at Westover
Webster girls at Terrell County
Pelham boys at Baker
Sherwood girls at Deerfield
Southland girls at Westfield
SGA girls at Brookwood
Terrell Academy girls at Fullington
Quitman County boys at Randolph-Clay
Americus boys at Worth
Lee boys at Northside, Warner Robins
Seminole boys at Mitchell
Monroe boys at Cairo
Miller boys at Early Co.
Crisp Co. boys at Westover
Malone (Fla.) at Bainbridge
Berrien boys at Albany
Webster boys at Terrell County
Mitchell boys at Seminole
Sherwood boys at Deerfield-
Southland boys at Westfield SGAboys at Brookwood Terrell Academy boys at Fullington
Worth girls at Crisp County
Brooks girls at Early
Baker girls at Miller County
Mitchell girls at Pelham
Lee girls at Seminole
Albany girls at Thomasville
Westover girls vs. Monroe at Albany Civic Center
Terrell County girls at Quitman
Randolph-Clay girls at Calhoun
Deerfield at Southland Fullington Academy girls at SGA
Tiftarea Academy girls at Sherwood
Citizen Christian Academy girls at Terrell Academy
Dougherty girls at Americus-Sumter
Lee boys at Seminole
Worth boys at Crisp County
Mitchell boys at Pelham
Albany boys at Thomasville
Westover boys vs. Monroe at Albany Civic Center
Terrell County boys at Quitman
Randolph-Clay boys at Calhoun
Brooks boys at Early
Fullington Academy boys at SGA
Tiftarea Academy boys at Sherwood Academy
Deerfield boys at Southland Citizen Christian Academy boys at Terrell Academy
Dougherty boys at Americus-Sumter
SGA girls at Westwood
Deerfieldl girls at Terrell Academy
SGA boys at Westwood School
Deerfield boys at Terrell Academy
Lee County girls at Americus
Pelham girls at Bainbridge
Stewart County girls at Randolph-Clay
Monroe girls at Colquitt County
Westover girls at Terrell Academy
Stewart County boys at Randolph-Clay
Lee County boys at Americus
Pelham boys at Bainbridge
Monroe boys at Colquitt County
Westover boys at Terrell County
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