ALBANY — If you still haven’t seen a high school basketball game at the spacious, unique venue that is the Albany Civic Center since contests started being held there again last year after a long drought, you don’t know what you’re missing.
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This weekend’s prep basketball schedule at the Albany Civic Center.
4 p.m.: Cook girls vs. Albany.
5:30 P.M.: Monroe girls vs. Dougherty
7 P.M.: Cook boys vs. Albany
8:30 P.M.: Monroe boys vs. Dougherty
4 p.m.: Lee County girls vs. Westover.
5:30 P.M.: Albany girls vs. Monroe
7 P.M.: Lee County boys vs. Westover
8:30 P.M.: Albany boys vs. Monroe
ADMISSION: $8 general admission for students and adults
But have no fear, because there’s another chance starting today and again on Saturday when eight boys and girls games take place, starting tonight with Albany High’s girls taking on Cook at 4 p.m., followed by city rivals Monroe vs. Herald No. 2 Dougherty girls at 5:30 p.m. Today’s action will be capped by two exciting boys games — Herald No. 2 Albany vs. Cook at 7 p.m. and Herald No. 3 Monroe vs. Dougherty as the finale.
Then on Saturday, Lee County makes its first trip to the Big Show when its girls face Herald No. 1 and still unbeaten Westover at 4 p.m. in a rematch of a close game earlier this season. At 5:30 p.m., it’s city rivals Albany girls vs. Monroe, then Lee County’s boys face off against The Herald’s No. 1 boys team Westover, then capped by city rivals Albany vs. Monroe at 8:30 p.m.
DAWSON — The Terrell Academy girls basketball team improved to 9-3 overall Thursday night with an easy 63-26 win against Calvary.
Maurilauren Farr led the way with 20 points, followed by 19 from Alex Barfield and 12 from Lauren Barfield.
The GISA Class AA defending state champs next face Valwood on Friday at home at 6:30 p.m.
CALVARY BOYS 49, TERRELL ACADEMY 39: The Eagles are stuck at one win on the season after falling Tuesday, despite 14 points from Raleigh Carlson and 10 from Caleb Waters.
TAE is now 1-9 overall and next hosts Valwood today at 8 p.m.
SGA BOYS 61, ABBEVILLE (ALA.) 50: The Warriors hit the road for Alabama on Tuesday and came away with a win, improving to 6-2 thanks to 19 points from McKinley Chambless and 12 each from Kameron Whittaker and Alex Chambless.
SGA next hosts bitter region rival Citizen’s Christian today in Damascus at 8 p.m.
ABBEVILLE 43, SGA 25: Taylor Stuart led the way with 14 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Warriors’ (2-6) struggles continued.