CORDELE --- On a night full of upsets around Southwest Georgia, Crisp County’s stood above them all with a 68-66 overtime win against Herald No. 1 Westover late Tuesday.
And with the upset came a message.
“We want everybody to know that we play a little basketball up here in Cordele,” Crisp County coach Terry Smith said. “I know Dougherty County is the Mecca in South Georgia basketball, but we play some basketball here also.”
Crisp County’s Davion Harvey hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left, and the trip to the line proved to be the game winner for the Cougars, who also knocked off Monroe in OT on Friday.
“This was a huge win,” Smith said. “But one reason it was big was that we had just come off our first win of the season in overtime against Monroe, and we told the kids to enjoy that win but they had to get ready for Westover.”
Harvey and Javoris Cooks each scored 17 points to lead the Cougars, who are now 2-3 overall.
Jordan Floyd scored a team-high 11 points for Westover, while Dunovan Robinson and MJ Vangure each finished with 10 points for the Patriots, who are now 4-2 overall.
Crisp is off until Dec. 20 when it plays in a Christmas tournament in Macon, and Westover plays again Friday at home against Monroe.