BAKER — A year ago, the only name you heard over and over again out of Baker County was that of Cierra Hawkins, the Lady Bars’ super-scorer who eclipsed 1,000 career points as a junior.
Well, Hawkins had better make room for another star — her sister.
Brittany Ware, a sophomore, outscored older sis Friday night with 24 points, followed by 19 from Hawkins in a 63-30 win against Webster County. Baker improved to 3-3 and next faces Calhoun County in Edison today.
SEMINOLE COUNTY GIRLS 67, STEWART COUNTY 27: Katrese Brown led with 15, Candice Barber added 14 and the Lady Indians (2-0) remained unbeaten.
Seminole next travels to face Webster County on the road today.
TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 64, TIFTAREA 63, OT: Maura Milliron was clutch from the free throw line late, Lauren Barfield nailed a big 3-pointer and the Lady Eagles improved to 4-3 on Friday with a thrilling overtime win.
Milliron was 3-for-4 from the foul line in the extra period and Barfield hit a 3 in OT that all but sealed it as Milliron finished with 22 and Barfield led with 24. Rachel Thomason scored 18 in the loss for Tift, while Nellie Fortson added 15 and Caitlyn Albritton chipped in 14.
TAE next travels to face Randolph Southern on Monday.
RANDOLPH SOUTHERN, SGA SPLIT: The Lady Patriots (2-2) took down the Lady Warriors on Friday, 75-49, behind a career-high 31 points from Alana McCook. Parker Rigsby and Gabi Jackson each added 14 in the win, while SGA was led by Allison Warren’s 26 points.
In the boys game, SGA missed 17 free throws but still won, 55-44, to improve to 5-1. McKinley Chambless poured in a game-high 22, followed by 18 from cousin Alex Chambless. Randolph (0-2) was led by Jared Sauls’ 15 points and also got 10 from Ross Crittenden.
SGA next hosts Ashford (Ala.) Academy on Tuesday, while Randolph hosts Terrell Academy on Monday.
WESTWOOD BOYS 41, CRISP 34: Brody Collins led with 12, while Crisp’s Hunter Chambers also scored 12.
Westwood (1-0) was playing its first game since the football team lost in the state finals.
MILLER COUNTY BOYS 53, QUITMAN 49: The Pirates (1-4) got in the win column Friday thanks to Marcus Hawkins’ 24 points and eight rebounds, while Antrayvious Benton added 14 and Brandon Benton chipped in nine.
Miller travels next to face Stewart County tonight.
DOUGHERTY GIRLS 61, CAIRO 54: Rakeeta Shelton led with 18 and Amber Ward added 18 on Friday to improve the Lady Trojans' record to 3-3. Next up is Worth County on Friday in a week.
The Dougherty boys also won Friday, 42-39, against the Syrupmakers to move to 2-3, although no final scoring stats were available.
SEMINOLE COUNTY BOYS 81, STEWART COUNTY 64: Despite getting a late start to the season because of football, the Indians (2-0) are off to a perfect start --- and scoring at will. Seminole had four players in double figures Friday: Jordan Harris (15 points), Jahmyka Pearson (15), John Hudson (12) and Jakhari Martin (11) as the Indians handed Stewart (5-1) its first loss. Seminole returns to action tonight at Webster County.
DWS BOYS 63, STRATFORD 50: Like Seminole, DWS also got a late start to the season due to players pulling double duty on the gridiron, but the Knights (2-0) have won their first two games with ease. Friday, it was leading scorer Ramello Carter as the high man with 20 points, followed by 10 each from Pete Langstaff, Westin King and Dee Barber.
Deerfield doesn't slow down and will play its third game this week today at Tattnall Square.
STRATFORD GIRLS 47, DWS 20: No one scored above six points for the Lady Knights (2-2), who struggled mightily Friday with a flu that spread among the whole team in a double-digit loss. Nyla Perry and Casey Kincheloe each scored six points as DWS tries to rebound today at Tattnall.