SATURDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Davis, Monroe boys earn dinner and a win against Colquitt, 49-38

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

MOULTRIE -- If this keeps up Monroe boys basketball coach Marquis Davis is going to need a new wardrobe -- a bigger one.

He'll have to if he keeps winning free dinners from his brother, Kirven, who had to pick up the check on a another dinner after Marquis' Monroe Tornadoes beat Kirven's Colquitt County Packers, 49-38, on Saturday night.

Marquis is now 8-0 against his older brother, and they added some spice to the annual showdowns this year by agreeing that the loser has to pick up the check at dinner, which traditionally follows the game.

"It's always a nice thing for both of us to get a chance compete against each other," said Marquis. "I guess dinner is on him this time."

Jabori McGhee led Monroe with 16 points and Super 6er Rantavious Gilbert had a monster triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and a whopping 10 blocks.

Gilbert played his first full game since recovery from a back injury in Monroe's 42-37 win against Westover on Friday and bounced right back with another big game for the Herald No. 1 Tornadoes, who are now 14-3.

Monroe plays another Class AAAAA team on Monday when the Tornadoes face Lowndes at 5 p.m. at Tift County in the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational.


MONROE GIRLS 50, COLQUITT COUNTY 43: The Lady Tornadoes won a huge game that was a bit too close for comfort, thanks to Herald Super 6er Shanequa Young, who finished with a game-high 18 points for Monroe.

"I feel we really played as a team tonight," Monroe head coach Cheryl Cheeks said. "We played good on offense, but we played better on defense. We did what we've been practicing."

Ashley Johnson added 17 for Monroe (9-8), which led 20-19 at halftime and plays in the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Tifton on Monday.

Maranda Trim led Colquitt County with 14 points.


RANDOLPH-CLAY BOYS 72, STEWART COUNTY 62: The Red Devils rebounded from a loss to Calhoun County and beat the Knights at home.

Tim Stringer-Davis and Shaquille Nunnally led Randolph-Clay (12-5 overall, 7-3 in Region 1B-A) with 19 points apiece, while Dejuan Gilbert had a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and Cardaryle Curry chipped in with 11 points.

Marquis Boyd had 18 points to lead Stewart County, which had beaten Calhoun County by 12 earlier in the season.

"They have a good team, but the (reason we came out so strong) was because (of the fact we were) coming off a loss against Calhoun," Red Devils head coach Ogglesby Jackson said. "We want to continue to take it one game at a time."

Randolph-Clay plays Herald No. 2 Bainbridge next on Tuesday at home.


WESTWOOD BOYS 46, SGA 41: Mason Jones led Westwood with 17 points and Jake Kotter added 14 as Al Timmerman's team collected its second win in a row to even its record at 7-7 overall. Parker Adams led SGA with 17 points.

Westwood will be at home in its next game against Aucilla Christian on Tuesday.


WESTWOOD GIRLS 47, SGA 23: Virginia Vereen scored 12 and Sydnee Smith added 11 as the Lady Wildcats cruised after a 13-7 first quarter lead.

Brooke Hornsby led SGA with 13 points. Westwood (10-8) plays at home on Tuesday.


DWS BOYS 57, TERRELL ACADEMY 17: Tyrone Culbreath led all scorers with 10 points for DWS (11-3) in the easy win.


DWS GIRLS 50, TERRELL ACADEMY 44: Heather Lash led DWS with 12 points and Sarah Shellhaas added 10 more to help the Lady Knights improve to 12-4 overall. Alex Barfield scored a game-high 17 points for Terrell Academy


MILLER GIRLS 41, EARLY 36: Miller's Mallory Diamond scored a team-high 15 points and her sister Salina followed that up with 14 more as their team improved to 8-3 overall with the win.


EARLY BOYS 88, MILLER 66: Juwan Jones scored a team-high 26 points for Miller, but that was not enough as careless turnovers led to its downfall.

"We did not have any intensity tonight," said Miller coach Tim Martin, whose team falls to 3-10 overall and 2-5 in the region.

Miller will look to bounce back when the Pirates host Pelham on Tuesday.


LEE COUNTY 69 BOYS, AMERICUS-SUMTER 65: Despite a game-high 25 points from Xavier Willis, Lee County managed to bounce back from a slow first half to get the win. Joshua Cabrera led Lee County with 23 points and Tanner Stone added 19 more as Lee County improved to 3-11 overall.


AMERICUS-SUMTER GIRLS 71, LEE COUNTY 62 OT: Despite getting a game-high 27 points from Daquenna Moore, Lee County was unable to win the game after coming back to force overtime. Ashley Howard and Super 6er Jayme Gilbert each scored 15 points for Herald No. 2 Americus-Sumter and Kayla Bowens chipped in with 13 points of her own to help Americus-Sumter improve to 12-2 overall.

Americus-Sumter, which trails Herald No. 1 Westover by one game in the Region 1-AAA race, will be at home on Tuesday to face the Lady Patriots in showdown for first place in the region.


BAINBRIDGE BOYS 63, PELHAM 53: Herald Super 6er Devon Baulkmon had a game-high 22 points for Bainbridge, who improve to 14-2 with the win. Dominique Brown finished with 16 points for Pelham in the loss.


BAINBRIDGE GIRLS 59, PELHAM 51: Pelham had no answer for Bainbridge's electric guard April Thomas who had a monster game, scoring a career-high 37 points.

Herald No. 5 Pelham falls to 12-3 for the season, but is still a perfect 10-0 in region play.

Pelham will look to bounce back when the Lady Hornets travel to Miller County on Tuesday.