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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Seminole beats rival Miller on game-winning shot; Byne's Sanders scores 1,000th career point in win

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

DONALSONVILLE -- Entering the fourth quarter of a close game against bitter rival Miller County, Seminole County had three starters foul out and needed someone to step up -- and who would have thought that player would have been Jakori Martin, who scored his only two points of the game to put his team up 58-57 with 13 seconds left in the game as Seminole hung on for the thrilling victory.

"Somehow, we are winning these close ball games," Seminole coach Kevin Godwin said.

Hank Rambo and Kerry Chrispen each scored 11 points for Seminole, while Juwan Jones led Miller with 14 points.

The win improved Seminole to 10-7 overall and a perfect 3-0 in sub-region play.

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BYNE BOYS 64, SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN 53:

Casey Sanders led Byne with 21 points and -- in the process -- recorded his 1,000th career point for the Saints. Tanner Hare chipped in with 13 points for Byne, which improved to 10-11 overall for the year.

Byne will travel to Appliing Christian in its next game Tuesday.

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BYNE GIRLS 60, SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN 19:

Darian Eckler had a monster game for Byne with 15 points and 20 rebounds and Trellie Padgett also scored 15 for the Lady Saints, who improved to 11-9 overall. Next up, they'll face Appling Christian on Tuesday.

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WESTWOOD GIRLS 46, GEORGIA CHRISTIAN 32:

Virginia Vereen had a game-high 14 points for Westwood and Miller Singleton was right behind her with 13 as the Lady Wildcats improved to 12-8 for the season.

"We got turnovers and converted them into baskets," Westwood coach Jenni Smith said.

Westwood will travel to Randolph Southern on Tuesday.

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SEMINOLE GIRLS 50, MILLER COUNTY 47:

Alexus Watson scored a game-high 23 points for Seminole, which improved to 13-3 with the win. Georgette Benson added 11 points for the Lady Indians, while Mallory and Salina Diamond combined to score 31 of Miller's total points.

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DWS GIRLS 59, TIFTAREA 42:

Sarah Shellhaas recorded a double-double for DWS (14-4, 6-0) with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

"This is a big win for us," said DWS coach Ty Kinslow. "Tiftarea is one of the better teams in the region."

Miranda Phillips chipped in with 13 points for DWS, which will host Tattnall Square today.

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DOUGHERTY GIRLS 56, CAIRO 50:

Jayla Hooper has Cairo's number as she dropped 12 points on the Syrupmaids on Friday. She scored 28 against their south rivals earlier this year.

"She just plays great against them," Dougherty coach Charlene Jackson said.

Terrianna Martin added 12 points for the Lady Trojans, who moved to 12-3 overall and 5-2 in Region 1-AAA to put them in a tie for second place with Americus-Sumter.

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CAIRO BOYS 78, DOUGHERY 76, OT:

The Cairo Syrupmakers (9-6) held on to knock off Herald No. 5 Dougherty in an overtime thriller Friday.

Dougherty took its first lead, 63-61, with 3:06 remaining. Regulation ended with the score tied, 72-72, and overtime proved to be another back-and-forth affair.

Cairo's Moses Vasquez sealed the win for the Syrupmakers with 1.7 seconds left in the bonus period as he hit a free throw to push Cairo's advantage to 78-76.

Herald Super 6er McArthur Gaines led Dougherty with 23 points, Joshua Christian finished with 12 and Chris Holmes added 10 for the Trojans.

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TCC BOYS 58, LEE COUNTY 43:

Yellow Jackets star football player and one of the most sought-after recruits in the country, Ray Drew, led the way with 18 points, as the Trojans fell to 3-13 overall and 0-1 in sub-region play.

Josh Cabrera led Lee County with 21 points, followed by 8 from Chris Tucker.

Lee County next hosts Calhoun County today.

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STEWART COUNTY BOYS 48, RANDOLPH-CLAY 47:

A week after beating Stewart County in Cuthbert, the Red Devils fell by one Friday in a physical game marred by fouls, technical fouls and sloppy play.

Cardaryle Curry led the way with 11 points, followed by Malcolm Jones (10) and Timothy Stringer-Davis with nine.

R-C (12-6) next hosts a huge showdown tonight against region No. 1 Terrell County.

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PELHAM BOYS 49, COLQUITT 36:

The Class A Hornets' defense got better with each quarter Friday night as they held the Packers to just 7 points in the final quarter to beat the bigger Class AAAAA program.

Darius Thomas led the way with 13 points, followed by Raymondo Armstrong (11) and Kenny Randall (10). The win sets up a big region showdown Tuesday in Donalsonville against Seminole County.

The Pelham girls lost to Colquitt, dropping The Herald No. 5 Lady Hornets to 13-4, although no further details were available.

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SOUTHLAND GIRLS 43, CALVARY 29:

Tobi West was the story in this one Friday. West had a monster game and finished with a triple-double -- 21 points, 10 rebounds, and a whopping 10 steals.

Southland, which improved to 4-15 with the win, will next host Mount De Sale today.

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TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 64, VALWOOD 32:

Carley Law led the Lady Eagles with 19 points, followed by Alex Barfield (14), and Mille Foster (11).

"Hopefully we are peaking right now," said Terrell coach Keith Jones, whose team improved to 15-4 with the win.

Terrell has a big time region game with Brookwood on Tuesday with the No. 1 seed in region at stake.

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MONROE 47 BOYS, AMERICUS 44:

Behind a game-high 22 points from Jabari McGhee, Herald No. 1 Monroe got the decisive victory that dropped Americus to 5-11 overall for the season. The Tornadoes improved to 16-3 overall with the win. Xavier Willis (14 points) led Americus, which will host Cairo on Tuesday.

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ALBANY BOYS 51, BROOKS COUNTY 50:

Although Larry Sanford scored a team-high 18 points for Albany, it was Tim Pierce who nailed a layup with 20 seconds left in the game to give AHS the win. Peirce finished with 17 points for Albany, which improved to 7-5 on the season.

Albany travels to face Mitchell County tonight.

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SHERWOOD BOYS 66, WESTFIELD 59:

Rashard Davis led Sherwood with 15 points and Terrance Burnette chipped in with 14 points.

With the win, Sherwood improved to 15-1 overall and 6-1 in the region.

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TERRELL ACADEMY BOYS 56, VALWOOD 50:

Clay Willis led the way for Terrell with 22 points and Levi Griffin added another 17 of his own to help Terrell (2-15, 1-5) got its second win in a row after starting 0-15.

Terrell travels to Brookwood on Tuesday.

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BAINBRIDGE BOYS 90, LINCOLN (Fla.) 75: Bainbridge had five players who scored in double figures, led by Herald Super 6er Devon Baulkman with 17 points. Rodney Glenn and Jamar Cosby each put in 16, followed by Shawn Samuels (15) and Paul Chates (11).

The win pushes Herald No. 3 Bainbridge's record to 16-2 overall and sets up a rivalry game against Cairo today.

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DWS 84, TIFTAREA 33:

Ramello Carter scored a game-high 20 point and Banks Kinslow added 18 as Deerfield improved to 13-3 overall and 6-0 in the region.

"Every week we are getting better but we got a ways to go," said DWS coach Gordy Gruhl, whose team will be at home against Tattnall Sqaure today.