Prep basketball roundup: Randolph-Clay downs Calhoun County in big Region 1B-A game

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

EDISON — In one of the biggest showdowns of the season in Region 1B-A, Randolph Clay’s Red Devils knocked off Calhoun County, 73-60, on Saturday night.

Vincent Powell led Calhoun County with 19 points and Marquez Williams added 11 points, but it wasn’t enough. The Cougars now fall to 15-8 overall and 10-4 in the Region 1B-A race.

“Tonight, we just didn’t show up to play,” said Calhoun County Marcus Shaw. On Tuesday, Calhoun County travels to Terrell County for a huge region game, which could decide the top seed in the sub-region.

RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS 62, CALHOUN COUNTY 59: Brandi Buie had a tremendous night with 34 points, and Dorien White added 10 points for Calhoun, which fell for the second time this season to Randolph-Clay In a back-and-forth affair, foul shooting proved to be the difference in the game.

“We missed some free throws at the end of the game that cost us,” Calhoun coach Cornelius Walker said. The Lady Cougars are now 15-7 overall and 8-2 in Region 1B-A. They face Terrell County Tuesday on the road.

PELHAM GIRLS 58, MITCHELL COUNTY 46: Octavia Kierce had 23 points in a Region 1A-A victory against Mitchell County. Shay Reese and Briunna Freeman also scored in double figures with 17 points and 13 points, respectively.

“We played great team defense, and that’s what led us to tonight’s win,” Pelham coach Antonia Tookes said.

Herald No. 2 Pelham is now 21-2 overall and 12-0 in Region 1-A-A. The Lady Hornets face Class AAAAA Colquitt County Friday at home.

PELHAM BOYS 57, MITCHELL COUNTY 54: Steve Mango had 21 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks en route to a Pelham victory. Jacquan Green and Shydarius Williams each scored 14 points. Rod Williams also had a solid game seven points, six rebounds, and six assists for the Hornets, who improved to 12-11 and 9-4 in the region. Their next game is against Class AAAAA Colquitt County at home on Friday.

BAKER COUNTY GIRLS 55, MILLER COUNTY 49: Baker County was led by Cierra Hawkins, who dropped in 23 points, and Rikisha Smith, who added 11. Baker County is 3-18 on the year and 1-6 in Region 1A-A.

Miller’s Mallory Diamond led all scorers with 25 points, followed by Antoinette Roseboro with 14 in the loss.

Miller County’s next game is against Seminole County on the road on Tuesday night. Baker County will face Mitchell County on the road on Tuesday.

BAINBRIDGE BOYS 49, CAIRO, 44: The winning streak is now at 13 games for the Bearcats, who beat their biggest rivals Saturday night to improve to 18-4 after starting the season at 5-4.

Bainbridge was led by Rodney Glenn, who scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out six assists, and Paul Chukes, who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Bainbridge travels to Lee County for a Region 1-AAAA game at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

CAIRO 43 GIRLS, BAINBRIDGE 39: The Lady Bearcats were led by Shawna Jackson, who scored 13 points in the non-region loss to rival Cairo.

Bainbridge (14-8) faces a huge Region 1-AAAA game Tuesday in Lee County, where the No. 1 seed is at stake. The winner will be the top seed in the upcoming region 1-AAA tournament and the loser will be seeded second.