THOMASVILLE — In a battle between two of the top girls teams in Region 1-A, Herald No. 1 Randolph-Clay came out on top again Saturday with a 60-55 win against Mitchell County in the championship game of the Thomasville Holiday Hoopfest.
It’s the second time this season the Lady Red Devils have defeated the Lady Eagles, who had won four in a row entering the game.
In a game that went back and forth until the very end, the Lady Red Devils (8-0) were led by Herald Super 6er Kobi Thornton and Brandi Buie, who scored 28 and 24 points, respectively.
Mitchell County (6-3) was led by A’Miracle Jones’ 22 points, while Shonbreka Holton and Deaundra Hill both scored 13 points.
MONROE GIRLS 61, RICKARDS 50: The Herald No. 4 Lady Tornadoes snapped a four-game losing streak with a win in the final day of the Colquitt Christmas Classic.
Super 6er Key Key Price led Monroe with 21 points, and Fantaza Stroud added 10 points for the Lady Tornadoes, who trailed 26-24 at halftime and led by just one point at the end of the third quarter before outscoring Rickards 25-15 in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory.
The Lady Tornadoes (9-4) play again Friday at Terrell County before hosting Herald No. 1 Randolph-Clay on Saturday.
LEE-SCOTT BOYS 69, DWS 65 (OT): The Knights had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation but instead didn’t execute on offense on the final play and had to heave a desperation shot at the rim.
In overtime, Lee-Scott (Ala.) Academy outscored Deerfield 9-5 to win in the second day of the Phenix City (Ala.) Christmas Tournament.
In a game where neither team led by more than six points, Deerfield’s Dee Barber and Jay Barber each scored 15 points. Justin Eady added 14 points for the Knights, while Christian Wallace scored 10 points.
The Knights (4-3) play again Friday at Westfield.
LEE-SCOTT GIRLS 47, DWS 40: The Lady Knights fell behind 17-1 after the first quarter of Saturday’s game in the Phenix City (Ala.) Christmas Tournament before fighting back to tie it with three minutes left in the game after outscoring Lee-Scott (Ala.) Academy 19-3 in the third quarter.
Deerfield, however, was outscored 11-4 in the final three minutes and fell to 0-2 in the tournament and 3-6 overall.
Nyla Perry led the Lady Knights with 14 points, while Jordan Lane added seven points. Deerfield plays again Friday at Westfield.
PELHAM GIRLS 70, TCC 29: The Herald No. 2 Lady Hornets improved to 7-0 and advanced to Monday’s championship game in the Turner County Christmas Tournament at 6:30 p.m. against Lowndes.
Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman scored 19 points to lead Pelham, which also got 11 points from Timbreanna Hudson and 10 points from both Destiny Thomas and Hillary Williams.
WARNER ROBINS BOYS 67, PELHAM 56: Duntrez Moore, Joshua Russell and Darius Spence all scored 12 points for the Hornets in Saturday’s semifinals of the Turner County Christmas Tournament.
Pelham (4-3) will play in Monday’s third-place game at 5 p.m.
COLQUITT COUNTY GIRLS 60, CRISP COUNTY 53: Colquitt County’s Makeb Ponder scored 21 of her game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to help Colquitt come back and beat Crisp in the final day of the Colquitt Christmas Classic.
Nasheema Oliver led the Lady Cougars with 16 points, while Kayla Green and Deidrianna Williams added 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Crisp (4-7), which plays again Friday at Cairo, led 20-8 at the end of the first quarter and didn’t surrender the lead until the second half when Ponder and Colquitt County charged back for the win.