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PREP ROUNDUP: Herald No. 5 Pelham girls roll by Seminole, 52-41, to cement top spot in sub-region 1A-A

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

DONALSONVILLE -- This time, the game went off without a hitch.

The first time the Pelham and Seminole girls -- Nos. 1 and 2, respectively in sub-region 1A-A -- tried to play two weeks ago, the game was called off due to a power outage.

But on Tuesday, it was the Lady Hornets who were shooting the lights out.

Herald No. 5 Pelham got 24 points from Super 6er D'Ambria Thomas and with the 52-41 win found itself alone with the No. 1 position in sub-region 1A-A.

"We are in the driver's seat now and if we win out we will be region champs," Pelham coach Antonia Tookes said.

Alexus Waston led Seminole with 16 points, but it wasn't enough.

"We did not give a good effort (Tuesday night)," said Seminole coach Jesse McLeod, whose record falls to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the sub-region. "We have to get better with our consistency."

Pelham will look to further solidify its position as number one in the region when it hosts Baker on Friday, while Seminole next plays Mitchell County on the road Friday.

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MONROE GIRLS 54, CRISP 51:

Sheniqua Young might have exploded for 18 points for Monroe, but it was Ashley Johnson who nailed a single free throw with 17.8 seconds left to give Monroe a three-point lead, which ultimately forced Crisp to take a 3-point shot that it missed at the buzzer.

Johnson finished with 13 points for Monroe, which improved to 11-8 overall with win and 6-2 in Region 1-AAA -- good for a tie for second place with Americus-Sumter.

"We looked pretty good (Tuesday night)," said Monroe coach Cheryl Cheeks, whose team will host Worth County on Friday.

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CALHOUN COUNTY GIRLS 49, QUITMAN 43:

Calhoun got 13 points from Brandi Buie and 10 more from Kelsey Anderson to improve to 11-8 overall.

"We did a better job at the defensive end," said Calhoun coach Cornellius Walker, whose team will host Stewart County on Friday.

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BROOKWOOD GIRLS 56, TERRELL ACADEMY 51:

With 27 seconds remaining in the game and his team down by two points (53-51), Terrell Academy coach Keith Jones received a technical foul that he admitted was a crucial mistake.

"I cost us the ball game," Jones lamented.

Millie Foster scored a team-high 14 points for TAE, while Carley Law and Alex Barfield each chipped in with 12 points.

The Lady Eagles (15-5, 5-2) will look to bounce back when they travel to Citizens Christian on Friday.

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DWS GIRLS 54, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 33:

Miranda Phillips led DWS with 15 points as it improved to 16-4 overall and 7-0 in the GISA Region 1-AAA.

"This was a good region win for us," said DWS coach Ty Kinslow, whose team will gear up for another big game when they travel to face rival Sherwood Christian on Friday.

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WESTWOOD GIRLS 51, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 27:

Westwood got a big game from Virginia Vereen, who finished with 23 points, to improve to 13-8 overall. Ivey Foister chipped with 10 points for Westwood, which will host Crisp County next Tuesday.

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AMERICUS GIRLS 71, CAIRO 54:

Herald No.1 Americus-Sumter got another big game from Super 6er Jayme Gilbert, who finished with a game-high 33 points. Americus, which improved to 14-3 overall and 6-2 in the region -- good for a tie for second place with Monroe -- also got a spark from Ashley Howard, who chipped in with 18 points.

Americus will next host Lee County on Friday.

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AMERICUS BOYS 57, CAIRO 54: Lakista McCuller led Americus with 21 points and Brandon White added another 17 for Americus, which improved to 6-11 overall with the win.

Americus will host Lee County on Friday.

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RANDOLPH-CLAY 81, WEBSTER BOYS 58:

Shaquille Nunnally scored a game-high 24 points for Randolph-Clay and Dejuan Gilbert added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

R-C now will travel to Quitman on Friday.

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MILLER GIRLS 64, MITCHELL 47:

Mallory Diamond (17 points) and her sister Salina Diamond (15 points, 14 rebounds) led the way and Ulbrika Daniels (14 points) and Antrenette Roseburg (12 points) all had big nights for Miller. Mitchell was led by Sunbreka Holton (11 points).

Miller is now 9-5 overall, 2-2 in 1A-A sub region and tied for third in the region with Mitchell.

"Well we expected to win," Miller coach Nate George said. "We let one go when we played them in Mitchell. They beat us by three, and we had like three or four girls foul out. (Tuesday night) they jumped out 9-0 and our girls battled back. We have Pelham and Seminole left, and we lost to both earlier already.''

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MITCHELL BOYS 76, MILLER:

Ruben Jackson (18), Stacey Butler (16) and D'Quan Isom (14) led Mitchell. Juwan Jones had his 14th double-double (23 points, 12 rebounds) of the season out of 16 games for Miller, which is 2-3 in the sub region and 4-12 overall.

Miller will travel to face Baker County next Tuesday, while Mitchell next plays Seminole County at home Friday.

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MONROE BOYS 53, CRISP 42:

Jabari McGhee scored a game-high 19 points for Herald No. 1 Monroe, which improved to 17-3 overall and 6-2 in the region.

"Our goal is to win our last four games and try to get the No. 1 seed going into the region tournament," Monroe coach Marquis Davis said.

Herald Super 6er Rantavious Gilbert added 16 points for Monroe, which will next host Worth County on Friday.

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TERRELL COUNTY 75, STEWART 47: Dekoven Ware led the Herald No. 3 Greenwave (13-2) with 20 points.

TC will next travel to Webster County on Friday.

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DWS 75, CALVARY 47: Ramello Carter scored a game-high 31 points for DWS and Banks Kinslow added 11 more as the Knights improved to 15-3 overall and 7-0 in region.

DWS will travel to face cross-town rival Sherwood Christian on Friday.

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ALBANY BOYS 54, FITZGERALD 39: Tim Pierce led Albany (9-7, 5-2) with 15 points. Albany will next be at home against Cook on Friday.

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TERRELL COUNTY GIRLS 47, STEWART 31:

Deandra Mitchell led TC with 15 points and LaChanta Hollis chipped in with 11.

TC(4-12) will travel to Webster on Friday.

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WESTWOOD 84, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 43: Jake Kotter led the way for Westwood with 16 points and Mason Jones and Douglas Nobles each added 12 more for the Wildcats, who improved to 9-8 overall and 3-1 in the region. Westwood will travel to Aucilla (Fla.) Christian on Friday.