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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Darton women edge MGC; Noel lifts Titans at buzzer

Darton's Michelle Mitchell, center, weaves in and out of traffic against Middle Georgia on Tuesday night during the Lady Cavs' 59-54 win. Mitchell scored 27 points and pulled down 16 rebounds.

Darton's Michelle Mitchell, center, weaves in and out of traffic against Middle Georgia on Tuesday night during the Lady Cavs' 59-54 win. Mitchell scored 27 points and pulled down 16 rebounds.

ALBANY — How bad did the Darton women’s basketball team want to exact revenge on Middle Georgia College on Tuesday night?

Pretty darn bad — and Michelle Mitchell may have wanted it most of all.

Mitchell, a freshman from Eastman, simply “took over the game” said Lady Cavs coach Lea Henry after Tuesday’s 59-54 win that firmly secured Darton’s place as the No. 3 team in Region XVII behind leader South Georgia Tech and second-place Georgia Perimeter.

“She played great. She just took over the game late,” said Henry, whose team is now 14-6 overall and 9-3 in conference.

Mitchell finished with a double-double (27 points, 16 rebounds), while Christina Brown added 16 points.

Darton’s next game is at home Saturday against Atlanta Metro.

ALBANY TECH MEN 57, CHATTAHOOCHEE TECH 56: In a last-minute thriller, the Titans won with a half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer by former Westover star Terrance Noel. Former Worth County star Jamorris Gaines scored a team-high 23 points, Noel added 12 and Antonio Allen notched a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The third-place Titans (13-11, 7-5), who created some separation in the region with the win, will next host East Georgia on Thursday night.

SOUTH GEORGIA TECH WOMEN 81, ANDREW 26: The Lady Jets moved to 15-8 overall and a perfect 11-0 in Region XVII thanks to 13 points from Shay Holston and 12 each from Kayla Ritchie and Sam Phillips.

SGT’s next game is Thursday against Central Georgia Tech.

CLARK ATLANTA WOMEN 74, ASU 66: The Lady Rams may have been victims of some suspect officiating Tuesday night in a crucial conference road game as Clark went to the foul line 25 times in this contest, while ASU didn’t get its first chance at the charity stripe until there was five minutes left in the second half.

“I have issues with that,” ASU coach Robert Skinner said. “This isn’t why we lost, I’m not saying that. But (those numbers) are quite a difference.”

Once ASU made it to the free-throw line, it helped the Lady Rams (7-11, 7-7 in conference) mount a comeback as they finished 8-for-10 from the foul line — but it wasn’t enough. Symone Wilkerson led the way with 20 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, while former Bainbridge star April Thomas added 13 and Kourtney Alexander had 11.

CLARK ATLANTA MEN 75, ALBANY STATE 65: The Rams (8-10, 8-8 conference) also lost to Clark by a final 75-65, despite 16 points from Jaren Harris, 14 from Andrew Covin, 11 from Michael Tippins and 10 from Demarcus Blunt .

ASU turns around and next hosts Stillman on Thursday.

ALBANY TECH WOMEN, CHATTAHOOCHEE TECH 49: Bianca Fennessee had 19 points and 24 rebounds.

The Lady Titans (15-8, 7-5) will next face East Georgia at home Thursday night.