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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Deerfield boys whip Westfield on road

PERRY — The Deerfield boys stayed on top of GISA Region 3-AAA with a narrow 61-58 win against Westfield on the road Tuesday. Ramello Carter scored 20 to lead Deerfield (13-3, 5-0), while Weston King had 12 points and Sam Shellhaas scored 10 points.

The Knights were up by seven at half but saw themselves fall behind seven in the third quarter before rallying for the victory.

Deerfield plays again Friday on the road against Tiftarea.

WESTFIELD GIRLS 44, DEERFIELD 32: The Lady Knights (14-4, 4-1) are now in second place in the region race after Tuesday’s loss. Courtney Kelson scored 11 points to lead the Deerfield, whuch will play next at Tiftarea on Friday.

DOUGHERTY GIRLS 55, WORTH COUNTY 10: The Herald No. 2 Lady Trojans rolled behind 14 points from Amber Ward, 12 from Jayla Hooper, 10 from Terianna Martin and nine from Ra’Keta Shelton.

Dougherty is now 10-3 overall and 3-3 in region and will host Cairo on Friday at Radium Springs Middle School while construction continues on its gym.

Shan Smith led Worth County with four points.

TCC GIRLS 61, MCHS 58, OT: The Lady Eagles lost their second overtime heartbreaker of the season Tuesday, despite 19 points from A’Miracle Jones and 12 from Shonbreka Holton.

Mitchell County lost in double overtime earlier this season to Calhoun County.

The loss drops Mitchell to 6-8 overall as it gets set to host Baker County on Friday and then travel to Albany on Saturday.

WESTWOOD GIRLS 49, BROOKWOOD 19: The Lady Wildcats have rebounded nicely since losing a state title rematch to Crisp Academy last week, winning two in a row after Tuesday’s romp of Brookwood to improve to 15-2 overall.

Sydnee Smith, Ivy Foister and Morgan Singleton all led with eight points, while Virginia Vereen — who has missed much of the season with leg injuries — added seven in a positive sign for the Lady Wildcats.

“It was good to see,” Westwood coach Jenni Smith said of Vereen’s solid game. “She’s played limited minutes since returning at Christmas (from shin splits and an inflammation in her tibia) and she’s been going strong for the last two weeks. So far, so good. We’re glad to have her back.”

Westwood now gets set for its annual rivalry showdown Thursday at three-time defending state champ Terrell Academy, which won back-to-back crowns in Class A and then last year in Class AA after moving up a classification.

CRISP COUNTY GIRLS 50, CAIRO 41: The Lady Cougars held off the Lady Syrupmakers on Tuesday thanks to a double-double from Nasheema Oliver (20 points, 12 rebounds). Kayla Green added 12 and Nisha Waters scored 10.

Crisp, which improved to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in Region 1-AAA, next plays Warner Robins on the road Friday.

SEMINOLE COUNTY GIRLS 56, BAKER COUNTY 21: The Lady Indians picked up their first 1-A win Tuesday as they had no problem with the Lady Bears, but the road gets tougher Friday when they travel to play at bitter rival Miller County.

So are the girls from Seminole ready?

“I hope so,” Lady Indians coach Jesse McLeod said.

Katrese Brown led the way with 20 points, followed by 13 from Alexus Watson. Cierra Hawkins led Baker with nine.

BAINBRIDGE BOYS 70, RANDOLPH-CLAY 55: The Herald No. 5 Bearcats have now won six in a row thanks to Tuesday’s victory against the always-dangerous kids from Cuthbert. Dontavious Marshall led the way with 19 points, followed by 11 from Paul Chukes.

Bainbridge, which plays next at Miller County on Saturday, improved to 11-4 with the victory, while the Red Devils were led by Gary McCrae with 15 points and Deandre Littleton had 10. R-C will play again Friday when its hosts Stewart County.

CRISP ACADEMY GIRLS 71, GEORGIA CHRISTIAN 39: The Lady Wildcats continued to roll through GISA Region 3-A on Tuesday as they hammered Georgia Christian to improve to 16-3 overall and stay perfect in region play at 5-0. Madi Mitchell led the way with 18 points, while Kristen Greene and Kendall Wilson each added 14.

BAINBRIDGE GIRLS 63, RANDOLPH-CLAY 58: Fresh off being added to The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll, the Lady Red Devils are in danger of moving right back out after Tuesday’s home loss to the surging Lady Bearcats (10-5).

Bainbridge got scoring from everywhere Tuesday as three players finished in double figures: Richanna Jackson (18 points), Diamond Bouie (15) and Brianna Wade (14), while Takeia Crankfield added eight.

Adrianna Blackmon was the game’s high-scorer with 23 points for Randolph-Clay (8-4), which lost for just the fourth time this season. Waenieka Washington added 14 points, while sister Kaneika Washington scored 10 and Brianna Thornton also had 10.

Bainbridge next travels to Miller County on Saturday, while Randolph-Clay hosts Stewart County on Friday.

TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 59, SGA 19: The Lady Eagles cruised Tuesday as four players scored in double figures: Alex Barfield (13 points), eighth-grader Cathryn Proffitt (11), Lauren Barfield (10) and Marilauren Farr (10).

The win pushed Terrell’s overall record to 14-3, but more importantly helped the Lady Eagles improve to 5-0 in Region 3-AA, having faced all five region opponents thus far.

Three-time defending state champ Terrell, however, will have its hands full with last year’s Class A state runner-up Westwood, which it hosts Thursday.

CALHOUN COUNTY GIRLS 59, WEBSTER COUNTY 54: The Lady Cougars improved to 11-5 overall and 4-1 in sub-region play Tuesday behind 25 points from Brandi Buie — who did all that in just 10 minutes of action before getting a rest in favor of Calhoun’s second team, which held off Webster for the win. Chelsea Anderson added 18 for Calhoun.

Calhoun next faces Terrell County at home on Friday.

CALHOUN COUNTY BOYS 92, WEBSTER COUNTY 61: Marquez Williams led all scorers with 22 points, followed by Vincent Powell (14 points), Quenton Taylor (12) and DaJohn Williams (12).

Calhoun’s boys, like the girls, are now 11-5 overall and 4-1 in sub-region play, and will host Terrell County on Friday in a big Region 1-A game.

BROOKWOOD 55, WESTWOOD BOYS 53, OT: The Wildcats fell in a gut-wrencher Tuesday as Jamie Davis’ potential game-winning shot from the baseline rimmed out in overtime. Davis finished with a team-high 14 points, while Mitch Good had 14 and Kaleb Bentley added 11.

The fact that Westwood (5-7) even had a chance to win was a feat unto itself after the Wildcats trailed by 16 points in the first half before cutting the lead down — and actually taking the lead near the end of regulation. But Brookwood sank a last-second shot to send it to overtime and eventually got the win.

CALVARY BOYS 58, SHERWOOD 55: Rashard Davis had 26 points for the Eagles, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Sherwood from falling to 9-5 overall and 3-2 in region play.

Also scoring in double figures for the Eagles were Patrick Stanford with 13 and Keion Steward with 11.

CALVARY GIRLS 42, SHERWOOD 23: Madison Walker scored 12 points for the Lady Eagles, who stayed winless in region play.

Sherwood (3-14, 0-5) plays again Friday at home against Westfield.