ALBANY — One night after a frustrating loss to city rival Monroe, The Herald No. 3 Westover girls basketball team responded with a 47-32 win against Lee County on Saturday.
Lee County fell to 6-3 overall and had its four-game winning streak snapped, while Westover improved to 7-2.
Achanti Layfield led the Lady Patriots with 20 points, and Au Bre Ana Moore added 11 points for Westover, which fell behind 12-8 at the end of the first quarter but surged in the second quarter to take a seven-point lead into halftime and never looked back.
Desja Johnson led Lee County with six points, while Maggie O’Conner chipped in with five points.
WORTH COUNTY BOYS, GIRLS CRUSH BAKER: The Herald No. 4 Worth County boys won their eighth straight game with a dominating 86-15 victory against Baker County.
Herald Super 6er Anfernee McLemore led the way with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks, and Brandon Moore added 16 points and 16 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for the Rams (8-1) were Dontate Cooper (15 points) and Quan Collier (11 points).
The Lady Rams cruised to a 68-16 win to improve to 3-6.
Kristavia Milton scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Worth, while Andrea Davis added 10 points and 14 rebounds. Other Lady Rams with big nights were Brianna Farley with 13 points and eight rebounds and Lindsey Toneygay with nine points.
RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS 55, EARLY COUNTY 46: The Herald No. 2 Lady Red Devils outscored Early County 27-10 in the third quarter to overcome a halftime deficit and stay undefeated.
Randolph-Clay (5-0) was led by Herald Super 6er Kobi Thornton’s 24 points, while star guard Brandi Buie added 21 points.
Tynicia McCoy scored 20 points and Dorian White had 16 points to lead Early County (2-3).
RANDOLPH-CLAY BOYS 75, EARLY COUNTY 69: The Herald No. 2 Red Devils bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Seminole County and improved to 4-1 on Saturday with a six-point win against a talented Early County team.
Cornelius Bennett scored 23 to lead Randolph-Clay and Herald Super 6er Gary McCrae added 21 points.
Javarious Thornton scored 20 points for Early County.
WESTWOOD GIRLS 66, TRINITY CHRISTIAN 29: The Lady Wildcats dominated on Saturday in the second day of the Robert Toombs tournament and are now a perfect 6-0 heading into Thursday’s rematch against Crisp County, which suffered its only loss of the season to Westwood.
On Saturday, Callie Smith led the Lady Wildcats with 27 points, and Rachel Harrell added 20 points.
Westwood led by just five points at the end of the first quarter but finished strong by outscoring Trinity 32-10 after halftime.
SHERWOOD SWEEPS CALVARY CHRISTIAN: The Sherwood boys and girls basketball teams both improved to 6-0 with a pair of non-region wins against Calvary Christian. The Sherwood boys eased to a 68-50 win, while the Lady Eagles, who are playing without star center Markeria Lewis, won, 47-35.
The Lady Eagles, who are now 2-0 since Lewis went down with a season-ending ACL and MCL injury, were led by Madison Walker and Key’yada Thomas, who scored 17 and 12 points, respectively.
The Sherwood boys were led by Chris Thomas (20 points, 11 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists), Juwan Henderson (16 points) and TJ Johnson (12 points, 13 rebounds).
Both Sherwood teams play again Monday at Highland Christian Academy.