Struggling Lee downs red-hot Seminole
LEESBURG — Lee County's Trojans knocked off previously unbeaten Seminole County, 71-65, on Friday night to improve to 3-5 for the season. Seminole drops to 4-1.
Lee County had lost five of its last six games coming into Friday, but the Trojans found a way to pull off a huge win for the program under first-year coach Kirven Davis.
The Trojans, who next host Westover tonight, were led by Reggie Breedlove (24 points) and Jaysyn Brown (22 points).
Seminole, which travels to face Pelham tonight, was led by Jakhari Martin (21 points) and Jordan Harris (12 points).
DOUGHERTY BOYS 54, WORTH COUNTY 40: The Trojans improved to 3-2 in the Region 1-AAAA race with the win on the road. Shun Wheeler led the way with 14 points and Michael Miller added 10 for Dougherty, which is now 3-3 for the season. Timothy Grant led Worth with 16 points.
The Trojans' game tonight against Calhoun County has been rescheduled for Jan. 5 at Dougherty. The Trojans play Webster County at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the opening round of the U Save It Tournament at Albany High.
EARLY COUNTY BOYS 79, BERRIEN 43: Devontre Jackson led the way with 16, Deion Humphrey added 13 and Akeal Teal and Tracy Blocker both had 10 points as Early County won its Region 2-AAAA opener on Friday and improved to 3-2 for the season. Early lost some games at the beginning of the season when many of the players were still in the football playoffs.
Early County next travels to Randolph-Clay tonight.
WESTWOOD GIRLS 52, DAVID EMANUEL 26: In the Lady Wildcats’ opener for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, Westwood rolled to an easy win against David Emanuel to improve to 4-1.
Rachel Harrell led all scorers with 17 points, followed by 14 from Callie Smith and nine from Terra Harrell.
Westwood will play a doubleheader, facing off against Edmund Burke and Robert Toombs today.
MARION COUNTY BOYS 63, AMERICUS-SUMTER 60: Americus hit the road on Friday and fell by three points, despite a big night from Michael Volley, who led the Panthers with 20 points, Xavier Willis, who scored 15, and Juan High, who added 10.
The Panthers (2-4 this year) will be at home tonight against Webster.
LYONS — In the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic opener for the Lady Eagles (6-3), Terrell Academy rolled to its fourth straight win with a 61-33 smashing of David Emanuel after starting the season 2-3.
Marilauren Farr led the way with 19 points, followed by Olivia Rogers and Kathryn Proffitt, both of whom scored 12 points.
Terrell will next play Pinewood Christian today.
DAVID EMANUEL 48 BOYS, TERRELL ACADEMY 40: In the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic opener for the Eagles (2-5), Terrell Academy was edged out, despite 17 points from Conor Walsh.
Terrell’s boys, like the girls, will next play Pinewood Christian today.
All proceeds of the tournament go to “Jimmy V Fund,” which is named for deceased basketball coaching legend Jimmy Valvano, who died of cancer.
DOUGHERY GIRLS 55, WORTH COUNTY 31: The Lady Rams (0-7) remained winless, while the Lady Trojans improved to 4-3.
Quanderia Bentley was the only Worth player in double figures with 12, while Dougherty had three: Amber Ward (17 points), Takiya Davis 16 and Ra’Keta Shelton 12.
Worth, which is led by first-year coach John Allen Popham, will try for its first win of the season against Baker County at home today, while Dougherty’s schedule game against Calhoun County tonight was canceled and will be made up Jan. 5. Dougherty will return to action Tuesday against Taylor County in the Westside, Macon Christian Tournament.
AMERICUS-SUMTER GIRLS 51, MARION COUNTY 41: The Lady Panthers (3-3), who have played nothing but Region 1-AAAA games to begin the season, took a break from conference action Friday and came away with a win. Kayla Bowens led A-S with 15 points, followed by Deckayla Blackshear (nine points).
Americus next plays today at home against Webster County.
BYNE GIRLS 21, GRACE CHRISTIAN (FAYETTEVILLE) 18: It’s been a woeful season for the Lady Saints, who were 0-12 entering Friday’s game.
But no more.
Byne (1-12) won its first game of the season thanks to a huge game from Heather Horne, who finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Horne is now 48 points away from 1,000 for her career — and she’s only a junior.
GRACE GIRLS 72, BYNE 36: Despite Kurt Ellis’ 25 points, Byne fell to 6-8 on Friday.
Both Byne teams will next face Grace out of Columbus on Thursday.
WESTFIELD GIRLS 69, DEERFIELD 40: The Lady Knights fell to 2-4 on Friday as Nyla Perry led with 13 points, while McKinely Walton led Westfield with 19.
DWS returns to action today at Westfield.
ALBANY BOYS 49, CAIRO 28: Malik Dungy, Dezmond Newberry and Emanuel Byrd each scored eight as the Indians (4-3, 2-3) won their second Region 1-AAAA game of the year.
The Albany girls also won, 46-41, but no final stats were available at press time.
RANDOLPH SOUTHERN BOYS, GIRLS SPLIT: The Lady Patriots (3-4) rolled to a 66-29 win Friday behind 22 points from Gabi Jackson and 14 from Alana McCook.
The news was not as good for the Patriots (0-5), who remained winless on the season after a 85-57 loss.
Rhett Ragan had 12 points, followed by 11 from Josh McDowell.
LIFE CHRISTIAN BOYS 91, TRINITY 60: Led by a season- and career-high 48 points from Trey Buchannan and 21 from Dontravious Sims, the Warriors improved to 8-2 and will next face LaGrange Academy on Tuesday on the road.
SGA BOYS 50, WINDSOR 24: McKinley Chambless led all scorers with 23 points as the Warriors improved to 7-1 and will host local rival Deerfield today at 7 p.m., which will be preceded by the girls game at 5:30 p.m.
Alex Chambless added nine points for SGA.
SGA GIRLS 52, WINDSOR 47: The Lady Warriors (1-7) won for the first time this season thanks to 20 points from Baylee Everson and 17 from Jessie Oliver.
SEMINOLE GIRLS 53, LEE COUNTY 42: The Lady Indians outscored Lee County 11-4 in the third quarter to overcome a two-point halftime deficit Friday.
Candice Barber scored 15 points to lead Seminole (4-1), while Katrese Brown added 13.
Maggie O'Conner scored a game-high 17 points for Lee County (2-6).
TATTNALL 43, CRISP ACADEMY 38: Madi Mitchell scored a game-high 28 points, but it was all for naught as the Lady Wildcats lost and fell to 8-2.
Crisp tries to rebound tonight at home against Westfield.
SCA BOYS 45, MDS 34: Three nights after Mount de Sales upset Deerfield, the Eagles rolled by MDS thanks to Patrick Stanford’s 21 points as the Eagles improved to 5-3.
The Eagles next play at Tiftarea on Friday.
MDS GIRLS 44, SHERWOOD 20: Victoria Davidson led SCA with 10 points as the Lady Eagles fell to 4-4.
The Lady Eagles next play at Tiftarea on Friday.
DWS BOYS 62, WESTFIELD 33: Ramello Carter led with 11 points and Jay Barber, Pete Langstaff and Westin King all scored 10 as the Knights improved to 4-1 and will next travel to Damascus today to face SGA (7-1).
BAINBRIDGE BOYS 71, WAKULLA (Fla.) 58: In the opener of the Georgia-Florida Shootout, the Bearcats improved to 2-2 behind 28 points from Tyree Crump. Dontavius Marshall added 22 and Justin Baker scored 10.
Bainbridge will next play Godby (Fla.) today at 8 p.m.