PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Early gets 33 from Lee, flattens Fitzgerald

BLAKELY — Justice Lee scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Early County Lady Bobcats (10-1, 3-0 Region 1-AA) to their fifth win in a row with a 65-57 win against Fitzgerald on Friday night.

Lee’s 33-point night broke her previous career-high total of 31, which she netted against Berrien earlier this season. Early County led, 29-25, at halftime before extending its lead in the second half to stay undefeated in region play.

Also for the Lady Bobcats, Tynicia McCoy had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Brianna Moore scored eight. Early County is in action again Tuesday against Miller County.

COLQUITT COUNTY GIRLS 48, BAINBRIDGE 45: The Lady Bearcats missed key shots in the final seconds and had a four-game winning streak snapped by Colquitt County on Friday.

Down by one point with 12 seconds left, Bainbridge senior Briana Wade missed the front end of a one-and-one, giving the ball back to Colquitt County. Wade, who finished with eight points, then had a chance to tie the game with a last-second 3-pointer, but that too rimmed out.

The Lady Bearcats (7-5) led by as many as nine points in the third quarter and took a four-point lead into the fourth quarter before foul trouble forced several starters to the bench down the stretch.

Ri’Chana Jackson had a team-high 17 points for the Lady Bearcats, who play again at home today against Miller County.

PELHAM BOYS 67, SEMINOLE COUNTY 37: Nobody on Pelham’s roster is averaging more than 10 points per game this season, and it was that offensive balance that helped them move above .500 Friday night. Twelve players scored for the Hornets, who improved to 6-5 overall and 5-2 in Region 1-A.

Sophomores Jaquan Green and Darius Spence each scored 11 points to lead the way for Pelham, while sophomore Shaquille Crimley added 10 and junior Roderick Williams had nine.

Freshman Tay Leonard scored 10 points to lead Seminole County.

CALHOUN COUNTY BOYS 97, QUITMAN 58: The Cougars, who nearly broke the 100-point mark for the third time this season, were paced by Vincent Powell, who had 29 points and 11 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits for Calhoun County were Marquez Williams (18), Raishun Anderson (18) and Sherrod Williams (11).

The Cougars are now 8-5 overall and 4-2 in Region 1-A and play again Tuesday at home against Stewart County.

CALHOUN COUNTY GIRLS 64, QUITMAN 43: Brandi Buie, who has led Herald No. 5 Calhoun County in scoring in each game this season, scored a game-high 23 points to help the Lady Cougars win their fifth game in a row Friday.

Also for Calhoun County, Kayla Buie and Kelsey Anderson each scored 14 points.

The Lady Cougars improved to 9-4 overall and 5-1 in Region 1-A and play again Tuesday at home against Stewart County.

WESTWOOD GIRLS 76, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 29: The Lady Wildcats were back home after losing their only game of the season to Tattnall Square last weekend.

And they got back to their winning ways, crushing Randolph Southern by 47 points to improve to 12-1 overall and 3-0 in GISA Region 3-A.

Senior Miller Singleton had 23 points to lead Westwood, while Ivy Foister scored 15 and Hannah Hinesley added 14.

Randolph Southern’s top scorer was Megan Bonner with six points.

WESTWOOD BOYS 71, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 46: Westwood stayed perfect in GISA Region 3-A play with Friday’s 25-point win against Randolph Southern.

Sophomore forward Jamie Davis led the way for the Wildcats (4-4, 3-0) with 20 points, and junior Brody Collins added 11 points.

Junior forward Rhett Ragan was Randolph Southern’s leading scorer with 18 points, while junior Grant Kimbrell had 10 points.

Westwood is in action again Monday at home against Grace Christian.

BAINBRIDGE BOYS 49, COLQUITT COUNTY 43: New Year, same result for Bainbridge’s boys basketball team against Colquitt County.

The Herald No. 4 Bearcats, who beat Colquitt in their first meeting of the season a month ago in Moultrie, 82-45, did it again Friday night, this time at their place by a much narrower margin, 49-43.

Although, Colquitt County’s football team was still in the state playoffs and missing many of its key players, nonetheless Bainbridge did it again Friday to move to 7-4 overall.

Rodney Glenn led the way for Bainbridge with 15 points, followed by 12 points from Trey Kelly.

Bo Grady Spence scored 12 for Colquitt, which remained winless on the season and fell to 0-8.

EARLY BOYS 74, FITZGERALD 58: The Early County Bobcats, ranked No. 5 in The Herald Fab 5 poll, stayed unbeaten at 3-0 in the Region 1-AA race with a 74-58 win against Fitzgerald on Friday night and are now 11-1 for the season.

Darontay McCoy, who is averagig 29 points over his last five games, led the way with 24 points and Ladonis Yarbrough dropped in 19. Daquantay George followed with 14 points and Tracy Hallmon scored 13.

The Bobcats travel to face non-region rival Miller County at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

SGA BOYS 80, CITIZEN’S CHRISTIAN 63: SGA (7-3 and 2-0 in Region 2-AA) was led by Nate Lingo’s season-high 23 points.. Kameron Whittaker (18), Alex Chambless (13) and Billy Grimsley (13) also scored in double figures. McKinley Chambless added nine points.

CC was led by O.J Simpson, who scored 25 points.

SGA faces Brookwood Tuesday at home. The Warriors beat Brookwood for the Region 1-AA title last year.

CCA GIRLS 62, SGA 17: The Lady Warriors (2-8 and 1-1 in Region 2-AA) were led by Jenna Kitchings’ six-point night.

DEERFELD BOYS 74, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 57: The Knights improved to 9-3 and are now 2-0 in the Region 3-AAA race after the win.

Ramello Carter led the way with 22 points, and Sam Shellhaas (13 points) and Zach Jarzen (14 points) had big nights. Jarzen was playing for Weston King, who is DWS’ leading scorer. King has an ankle injury.

DWS meets Stratford at 6 p.m. today at DWS.

DWS GIRLS 62, CALVARY 36: The Lady Knights improved to 11-3 and are now 2-0 in the region. Sabrina Curry led the way with 15 points and Courtney Kelson followed with 14 points. Heather Lash had 11 points and seven steals, and Miranda Phillips scored 10 points and had six assists.