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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 5 Pelham girls barely edge rival Mitchell County, 54-52, on Friday; DWS boys, girls rout Southland

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

PELHAM -- This game was back and forth all night as D'Ambria Thomas led all scorers with 28 points for Pelham, which narrowly escaped with a 54-52 win Friday night at home against the Lady Eagles' biggest rival.

"This was a huge win," said Pelham coach Antonia Tookes, whose Herald No. 5-ranked team improved to 12-2 overall and 9-0 in Region 1-A. "This group of players has never beaten Mitchell County twice in one season."

Ta'Shaunessy Reese chipped in with 16 points for Pelham, while Shonbreka Holton led Mitchell with 17 points.

Pelham will travel to Bainbridge today, while Mitchell County next faces TCC on Tuesday at home.

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MILLER COUNTY GIRLS 53, BAKER COUNTY 33:

Salina Diamond poured in 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Lady Pirates in the blowout win.

"We played down a level tonight," said Miller coach Robert Melton whose team improved to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the region. "And we did a lot of small things wrong, which made the game interesting in the first half."

Hilary Williams added 12 points for Miller, which will travel to Pelham on Tuesday.

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LEE COUNTY GIRLS 41, SEMINOLE 31:

Daquenna Moore led all scorers with 12 points for Lee County, which improved to 8-6 after the win.

"We came out playing good defense," Lee County coach Fran McPherson said. "We played hard and smart."

Jessica Clinton chipped in with 11 for Lee County, while Katrese Brown put up 10 points for Seminole.

Lee will look to keep the momentum flowing when it travels to Americus-Sumter today, while Seminole looks to bounce back when it travels to Baker County on Tuesday.

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THOMASVILLE BOYS 64, ALBANY 53:

The Indians led for most of the game.

Enter Willie Clayton.

Clayton, Thomasville's 6-foot-8 terror, buried three 3-pointers in the third quarter and the Bulldogs never looked back as Clayton finished with 26 points and 18 rebounds -- 10 of those offensive.

"We led 'em most of the way, but when Willie started grabbing those boards, they go ahead and we couldn't ever come back," said AHS coach Archie Chatmon, whose team fell to 5-5 and 2-2 in Region 1-AA.

Three players for Albany scored in double figures: Tim Pierce (17 points), Kenny Anderson (14) and Larry Sanford (10).

Albany next hosts Early County at home Tuesday.

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THOMASVILLE GIRLS 70, ALBANY 40:

As a result of the lopsided loss, Albany fell to 3-9 overall and 2-4 in the region.

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TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 66, CITIZEN CHRISTIAN 29:

Alex Barfield had a game-high 20 points for the Lady Eagles, who improved to 12-3 overall and 3-1 in the region.

"We played great defense," head coach Keith Jones said. "Our offense was generated from our defense."

Mary Lauren Farr added 13 points for Terrell Academy and Mille Foster (11) and Carley Law (10) also made their presence felt in this game.

Terrell will host Deerfield today.

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CRISP ACADEMY GIRLS 57, WESTWOOD 38:

Maddie Mitchell poured in 23 points and Kristin Green added 12 as the Lady Cougars led the whole way and never looked back.

Miller Singleton and Virginia Vereen were the Lady Wildcats' top scorers with 7 points each.

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MILLER COUNTY BOYS 84, BAKER 67:

Juwam Jones had a big game for Miller with 32 points and 15 rebound as his team improved to 3-9 overall and 2-4 in the region.

"We have turned the corner as far as playing good basketball," Miller coach Tim Martin said. "We can sneak into the region and have a good shot to knock somebody out of the tournament."

Lamar Perkins (17) and Jeremy Stevens(12) also contributed for Miller, which travels to Early County today.

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SEMINOLE BOYS 58, LEE 42:

Kerry Chrispen led Seminole with 18 points and 12 rebounds and Nate George chipped in with 17 points as the team improved to 8-7 overall.

"We are continuing to improve," Seminole coach Kevin Godwin said. "This was an important win against a higher class team and we needed to keep momentum."

Tanner Stone scored 14 points for Lee County, followed by Josh Cabrera with 13 points.

Seminole will travel to face Baker County on Tuesday.

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WESTWOOD BOYS 50, CRISP 38:

John Vereen scored a team-high 15 points and Mason Jones chipped in with 14 to help Westwood get the win and improve to 6-7 overall and 2-0 in the region.

Westwood will host SGA today.

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CITIZEN CHRISTIAN BOYS 65, TERRELL ACADEMY 49:

Clay Willis had a monster game with 33 points but it was not enough to help Terrell Academy get its first win of the season and now its record stands at 0-13.

Terrell hosts Deerfield today.

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PELHAM BOYS 62, MITCHELL 60:

Behind 21 points from Ramondo Armstrong, Pelham came back from a 17-point, first-half deficit and with one minute left in the game -- and his team down by two points -- Armstrong nailed a 3-pointer to win it.

"I was very pleased with how we played in the second half," said Pelham coach Laron Smith, whose team improved to 6-8 overall and 2-0 in the region.

Darius Thomas added 15 points for Pelham, while Rueben Jackson led Mitchell with 11 points.

Pelham will travel to Bainbridge today.

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SHERWOOD BOYS 71, TIFTAREA 57:

Rashard Davis led Sherwood with 16 points, followed by Patrick Stanford with 15 as the Eagles improved to 14-1 overall and 3-1 in region.

"We looked a little more efficient offensively," said SCA coach Gavin Felix, whose team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday at Deerfield.

Sherwood will next host Calvary on Tuesday.