Crisp Academy's Madi Mitchell, a Herald Super 6er, poured in a season-high 38 points Tuesday night in a win against rival Westwood.
CORDELE — Herald Super 6er Madi Mitchell scored a season-high 38 points — four shy of her career high — and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Crisp Academy to a 55-49 victory against rival Westwood on Tuesday.
The reigning two-time GISA Class A state champion Lady Wildcats have now beaten Westwood 17 times in a row.
Tuesday’s win, however, didn’t come without some drama.
Westwood overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to tie the game in the third quarter, but Crisp built its lead back up in the final quarter to hold on for the win.
“We did a good job of controlling the ball in the fourth quarter,” Gina Mitchell said. “It was an overall team effort and great for us to get this win.”
Madi Mitchell led the way in the fourth quarter when she made all seven of her free throws and scored 15 of Crisp’s 18 total points.
Jay Jay Yawn added eight points for Crisp (10-2), while Kendall Wilson scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Westwood was led by Rachel Harrell and Callie Smith, who scored 17 and 14 points, respectively.
SEMINOLE GIRLS 46, LEE COUNTY 38: For the second time in five days, the Lady Indians held off Lee County for in non-region action.
Seminole (5-2) was led Tuesday by Katrese Brown (15 points) and Alexus Watson (12 points), while Desja Johnson scored 12 points to lead Lee County.
The Lady Trojans, who next plays Jan. 5 at home against Pelham, were within five points at the end of the third quarter, but Seminole County, which plays again Thursday against Early County, pulled away down the stretch.
CALHOUN COUNTY GIRLS 56, WORTH 16: Herald Super 6er Brandi Buie and the Lady Cougars (7-2) held Worth County to two points in the second half to pull away for the 40-point victory.
Buie scored 19 of her game-high 29 points in the second half and was 10-for-14 from the free throw line in the contest.
Worth (1-8), which trailed by just 10 at halftime, was led by Kristavia Milton’s five points.
The Lady Rams play again Dec. 27 against Perry in the Veterans High School Christmas Tournament in Warner Robins, while Calhoun County is in action Dec. 27 in the Turner County Christmas Tournament against Lowndes.
PELHAM GIRLS 68, BAKER 29: The Herald No. 4 Lady Hornets cruised past Baker on Tuesday to improve to 4-0 overall.
Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman led the way for Pelham with 21 points, while McKenzie Smith had 12, Quanvanique Franklin 12 and Hillary Williams 10. Baker was led by Brittney Ware, who scored 11 points.
Pelham, which led, 47-19, at halftime and was in control the whole game, plays again Thursday at Cairo.
DOUGHERTY GIRLS 52, TAYLOR COUNTY 47: The Lady Trojans were outscored, 18-8, in the fourth quarter but held on for the victory in Tuesday’s opening round of the Westside, Macon Christmas Tournament.
Ra’Keeta Shelton led Dougherty with 22 points, while Takiya Davis added nine. The Lady Trojans le,d 44-29, at the end of the third quarter, but Taylor County cut the lead to five points with two minutes to play.
Dougherty (5-3) — which also beat Worth County, 55-31, on Friday behind 17 from Amber Ward, 16 from Davis and 12 from Shelton — plays two more games in the tournament, Friday against Rutland and Saturday against Howard.
BAINBRIDGE BOYS 64, THOMASVILLE 58: Dontavius Marshall led The Herald No. 5 Bearcats to a much-needed win with 21 points on six 3-pointers.
Tyree Crump added 17 points with four 3s and Jamez was Bainbridge’s final double-figurer scorer with 14. Thomasville was led by Devonta Wyche’s 18 points.
Bainbridge’s next game will be Friday at the Jackson County Christmas Tournament against Marianna (Fla.).
LIFE CHRISTIAN BOYS 71, LAGRANGE 70: Trey Buchannan dropped in 30 points Tuesday night to help the Life Christian boys hold off a furious comeback from LaGrange, which trailed by as many as 17 points.
Life Christian (10-2) also got big games from Darien Holmes and Dontravious Sims, who scored 18 and 15 points, respectively.
The Warriors play again Jan. 6 at Trinity Christian (Ala.).