CAIRO — A 52-39 Westover victory against Cairo Tuesday was led by DyTiesha Dunson with 13 points and Iesha Young’s 12 points.
Cairo was led by Dominique Davis, who scored 17 points but it was no match for The Herald’s No. 1 — and still unbeaten — team.
“We had great contributions from the team as a whole,” Westover coach Lewis Smith said.
Perfect in both overall and region play, the Lady Patriots are 11-0 and 3-0 in 1-AAA.
Next up on Friday night, they face Lee County at the Albany Civic Center.
There was no final report available at press time from the Cairo-Westover boys game.
ALBANY BOYS 60, FITZGERALD 55: A close Region 1-A battle resulted in an Albany High win for The Herald’s No. 2 team.
“The victory was credited to a great all-around game by Tyrone Culbreath with 22 points and 10 rebounds,” said AHS coach Archie Chatmon.
Culbreath’s double-double was helped by Larry Sanford with 13 points.
Albany improves to 7-1 overall and 1-0 in the region. Its next opponent will be Cook County on Friday night at the Albany Civic Center.
RANDOLPH-CLAY BOYS 73, BAKER COUNTY 15: Shaquille Nunnaly led the way with 13 points, followed by Gary McCrae with 11. Randolph-Clay is now 4-7 on the season and 2-3 in region play.
The Red Devils, who have played all their games on the road during the first half of the season, next face Webster County at home Friday night in their newly opened gym.
RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS 72, BAKER COUNTY 28: In a runaway victory for Randolph-Clay, Adrianna Blackmon led all scorers with 28 points, while Kanekia Washington and Whenekia Washington combined for 34 points. Randolph-Clay is now 5-3 overall and 4-1 in 1-A. They next face Webster County at home on Friday night. Baker was led by Cierra Hawkins with 16 points as the Lady Bears fall to 1-9 and 1-7 in region play.
MONROE BOYS 74, WORTH COUNTY 32: Rantavious Gilbert had 13 points, followed by both Jonathan Morine and Darrien Anderson each with 12 points.
The win improves The Herald No. 3 Tornadoes to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in region. Westover, Monroe's 1-AAA rival, beat Monroe in the U Save It Tournament, but that didn't count as a region game.
Monroe’s girls beat Worth, 60-31, behind Keshaundra Price’s 23 points, but no other stats were available at press time.
On Friday, Monroe’s boys and girls will face Dougherty County at the Albany Civic Center.
WESTOVER BOYS 66, CAIRO 22: Dequan Green led the Patriots in scoring, leading The Herald No. 1 Patriots to a 9-3 overall record and kept them a perfect 3-0 in region play.
CRISP COUNTY GIRLS 54, DOUGHERTY 48: Crisp County won Tuesday night’s Region 1-AAA showdown in Cordele at the free throw line.
Crisp broke open a tie game in the fourth quarter by knocking down 10-of-13 free throws in the final eight minutes to improve to 6-3 overall and a 2-0 in region play.
Kayla Green led the Lady Wildcats with 16 points, while her sister, Keidra Green, and Nasheema Oliver each added 13. Dougherty, which fell to 8-2 overall and 1-2 in region play, was led in scoring by Ra’keta Shelton and Shawntal Byrd, who had nine points each.
CRISP ACADEMY 46, GLENWOOD 28: Madi Mitchell led all scorers with 22 points in a Crisp Academy victory. Kendall Mitchell also had 10 points on the night.
"We played well as a team, especially on defense. We wanted to hold them below 30," said Coach Gina Mitchell.
Crisp Academy, the reigning state champ in GISA Class A, improves to 11-3 overall and in the region are 2-0. Crisp Academy's next game is Friday at home against Georgia Christian.
DEERFIELD BOYS 72, TIFTAREA 24: Coming off a two-game losing streak, the Deerfield-Windsor boys basketball team was ready to make a statement in Tuesday’s region opener against Tiftarea.
Standing outside of his locker room after scoring 19 points and leading the Knights to a 74-24 victory, Ramello Carter was sure they did.
“It was a good comeback win,” Carter said. “Hopefully we can keep it going in the region. We are going to take it game by game. Each region game is a big one, no matter who we play.”
The Knights, who improved to 8-3, came out slow but quickly flexed their muscles against Tiftarea (3-6). DWS led by just six points after the first quarter but then outscored the Panthers 25-5 in the second quarter and 34-10 in the second half en route to the 50-point blowout.
“After a sluggish four or five first minutes, we went out and took care of business like we should have,” DWS coach Gordy Gruhl said. “By halftime we had it well under control. Overall, we got that first region win. We know there will be tougher games ahead, and we will use this to build on.”
Also scoring in double figures for the Knights were Christian Wallace and Pete Langstaff with 10 points each, while all 11 Knights who got in the game scored.
Tiftarea was led in scoring by Rob Flick, who had 10 points.
“Deerfield is the class of our region, and they have been for years,” Tiftarea coach Chip Champion said. “You look at all of these banners in here and you can see why they are successful.”
DWS GIRLS 54, TIFTAREA 44: Heather Lash and Sabrina Curry scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, to lead the Deerfield girls to victory against Tiftarea in Tuesday’s GISA 3-AAA opener for both teams.
The Lady Knights’ lead was cut to three points late in the fourth quarter, but they forced several late turnovers to hold on and improve to 11-3.
Jarrett McWhorter scored 14 and Ali Rippy scored 13 for the Lady Panthers (6-6), who didn’t have anybody else score more than five points.
Other top scorers for the Lady Knights were Gabby Burt with eight points, Nyle Perry with seven and Courtney Kelson with six.
TAE GIRLS 50, BROOKWOOD 38: The three-time defending state champion Lady Eagles rolled to 8-3 overall and won their Region 3-AA opener behind 14 points from Alex Barfield, 12 from Maura Milliron and nine apiece from Lauren Barfield and Marilauren Farr.
TAE next faces Calvary Christian on Tuesday at home.
SHERWOOD BOYS 74, WESTFIELD 46: The Eagles continued their impressive start, moving to 8-3 and 1-0 in Region 3-A play thanks to 17 points from Rashard Davis.
“We played solid — probably our best game of the year,” Sherwood coach Mike Sons said. “Davis is playing well for us right now. He scored 40 against North Florida Christian over the holidays.”
Patrick Stanford added 16 points, while Keion Steward and Walt Mathews each dropped in 12.
Sherwood next hosts Southland on Friday.
WESTFIELD GIRLS 71, SHERWOOD 7: The Lady Eagles (3-8, 0-1) got smashed Tuesday as Taylor Walker led the way with three poiints.
SGA BOYS 53, VALWOOD 40: McKinley Chambless scored 17, Kameron Whitaker added 12 and Billy Grimsley notched 11 as the Warriors (5-2, 1-0 in Region 3-AA) returned from the holiday break with a big win to open region play.
SGA next travels to Abbeville (Ala.) Christian on Tuesday.
SGA GIRLS 37, VALWOOD 18: The Lady Warriors (2-5, 1-0) picked up just their second win of the season behind 18 points from Taylor Stewart.