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PREP BASKETBALL PEEK: New Herald boys, girls Top 5 polls, by the numbers, quote of the week, games of the week, area schedule

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

HERALD TOP 5 POLLS:

Boys

Top 5

1.) Monroe, 15-3

The Tornadoes lost to Cairo, then bounced back to beat Westover and Class AAAA Colquit County and Lowndes, holding those teams to only 120 points. Next: Vs. Americus-Sumter, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2.) Terrell County, 13-1

The Greenwave moves up after beating Westover by nine points on Saturday. Terrell County is romping past region teams and has lost only to Monroe. Next: at Calhoun, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

3.) Bainbridge, 14-2

The Bearcats have won 11 in a row, but have not won any games against any of the Top 5 teams, and slip because of Terrell County's big leap this week. Next: at Randolph-Clay, tonight, 7:30 p.m.

4.) Westover, 10-6

It was a brutal weekend for the Patriots who lost to Monroe, 42-37, Friday in front of 3,000 at the Civic Center and then fell at Terrell County on Saturday. Next: at Americus-Sumter, tonight, 7:30 p.m.

5.) Dougherty, 7-2

The Trojans have lost only to Monroe and Westover, beat Americus-Sumter, 58-51, but drop as Terrell County's leap shakes up the poll. Next: vs. Worth, tonight, 7:30 p.m.

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Quote of the week:

"I told (the team we would) show them something different in the third quarter. I didn't mean (for them) not to score.''

Evelyn Wright,

Americus-Sumter girls basketball coach after she watched her team grab a 35-12 halftime lead against Dougherty only to watch Dougherty storm back in the second half (33-17) before losing 52-45 on Tuesday.

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By the Numbers:

14

Number of points Westover's DyTiesha Dunson scored in the final 5:06 against Monroe as Westover raced to a 25-4 spurt to win the game, 62-42, at the Civic Center on Friday.

10

The number of blocked shots by Monroe's Rantavious Gilbert against Colquitt County on Saturday night. Gilbert had seven blocks against Lowndes and blocked 20 shots in three games.

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Games of the week:

Tonight:

(Game times reflect girls game first,

followed by the boys game)

Westover at Americus-Sumter, 6, &:7:30 p.m.

Bainbridge at Randolph-Clay, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Worth at Dougherty, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Friday:

Americus-Sumter at Monroe, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Terrell County at Calhoun, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Sherwood Christian at Westfield, 6:30 & 8 p.m.

Saturday:

Tattnall Square at DWS, 4:30 & 6 p.m.

Terrell County at Randolph-Clay, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Albany at Mitchell County, 6 & 7:30 p.m

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Tonight's schedule:

Today

6 p.m.

Worth girls at Dougherty

Houston County girls at Lee

Seminole girls at Baker County

Bainbridge girls at Randolph-Clay

Pelham girls at Miller County

Early Co. girls at Albany

Westover girls at Americus

Webster girls at Calhoun County

Thomas County Central girls at Mitchell Co.

6:30 p.m.

Calvary Christian School girls at Sherwood Christian Academy

Southland Academy girls at Tiftarea Academy

Terrell Academy girls at Southwest Georgia Academy

Westfield School girls at Deerfield-Windsor School

7:30 p.m.

Westover boys at Americus

Worth boys at Dougherty

Houston boys at Lee

Pelham boys at Miller County

Seminole boys at Baker County

Thomas County Central boys at Mitchell Co.

Webster boys at Calhoun County

Bainbridge boys at Randolph-Clay

Early Co. boys at Albany

8 p.m.

Terrell Academy boys at Southwest Georgia Academy

Southland Academy boys at Tiftarea Academy

Calvary Christian School boys at Sherwood Christian Academy

Westfield School boys at Deerfield-Windsor School