SHELLMAN --- Randolph Southern's boys basketball team fell to 0-21 on the season Tuesday night following a nail-biting 60-59 loss to Georgia Christian.
Randolph Southern, which was led by Rhett Ragan's 27 points and also got 13 from Brett Sauls, has come with 8 points of less nearly a dozen times this season from winning, but Tuesday's was especially brutal as it represented the closest loss of any in the 20-game skid.
The Pats also fell to 0-11 overall and will have one final chance to get a regular-season W in their finale Friday at --- who else? --- Georgia Christian.
GEORGIA CHRISTIAN GIRLS 79, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 65: Despite four Lady Pats scoring in double figures — Alana McCook (23 points), Gabi Jackson (17), Dana McCarter (12) and Parker Rigsby (11) — Randolph fell to 4-7 in region play and 9-13 overall.
The two teams meet again Friday.
DWS 73, BROOKWOOD 38: Pete Langstaff led the Knights with 19 points, Dee Barber added 10 and DWS improved to a perfect 7-0 in region play with just one regular-season game left Friday at Tiftarea.
DWS, which made its debut in The Herald Fab 5 Poll on Monday, has the No. 1 seed for next week’s region tournament locked up.
DWS is now 18-3 overall and has won 13 in a row.
DOCO GIRLS 52, CAIRO 42: The Herald No. 2 Lady Trojans (17-5) rolled to an easy win to improved to 11-2 overall in region play thanks to 17 points from Quannesha Gatling, 16 from Ra’Keta Shelton and 14 from Amber Ward.
DOCO boys also won, 49-45, but no final stats were available.
Both Dougherty teams face city rival Westover next, taking place Friday at Darton College.
Valwood 57, TAE boys 47: The Eagles (10-11, 4-3) fell, despite three players in double figures: Alan Stewart (11 points), Gable Freeman (10) and Raleigh Carlson 10.
The Eagles close out the regular season Friday at Sherwood and then will take part in region tournament.
Pelham boy 47, FItzgerald 46, OT: The Hornets’ amazing stretch of success almost came to an end Tuesday, but Jaquan Green’s 3-pointer in regular bailed out Pelham, which went on to win by one for its fourth straight victory — and 14th in its last 15 games.
Pelham led the whole way in overtime and stopped a last-second Fitzgerald shot that would’ve won it for the Purple Hurricanes, but it rimmed out.
Green led with 11 points, while Darius Spence added 8.
Pelham improved to 17-7 overall and is now 11-0 in region play.
The Hornets will close out region play Saturday at home against Brooks County.
Miller Co boys, 63, EC 53: It’s been a tough season for the Pirates, but they picked up their fifth win of the season Tuesday with a convincing victory against the Bobcats.
Antrayvious Benton led all scorers with 20 for Miller (5-15), while Alvin Hooker, Brandon Benton and Jacolby Jones all scored 10.Early got 14 from Devontre Jackson and nine from Tracy Blocker.
Miller closes out the regular season Friday at bitter rival Seminole County.
Americus girls crush Albany, hold No. 4 region spot
AMERICUS — The Americus-Sumter girls jumped out to a 24-6 lead on Albany High on Tuesday and then cruised to a 63-26 Region 1-AAAA victory to stay in fourth place in the region standings with just one game remaining.
Kayla Fletcher nailed five 3-pointers to lead the Lady Panthers with 15 points, while A’dasjah Mercer finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Tanyetta Hill had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Americus (15-7, 7-6) led 36-12 at halftime and 52-14 at the end of the third quarter before Albany (4-19, 3-9) outscored the Lady Panthers, 12-11, in the final period.
Only two players — Kair’sha Jackson (20 points) and China Mercer (6) — scored for the Squaws, who have lost eight in a row and finish the season Friday at Monroe.
Americus, which sits behind Dougherty, Monroe and Crisp in the region standings, wraps up regular season play Friday at Crisp-County in a game the Lady Panthers need to win to hold on to fourth place.
SEMINOLE GIRLS 83, QUITMAN 33: Four Lady Indians scored in double figures against the same team Seminole will open up the Region 1-A tournament with on Feb. 13.
Candice Barber scored 19 points to lead all scorers, followed by Katrese Brown with 18 points and Marissa Mike and Alexus Watson with 13 points apiece.
Seminole County (13-7) is the fourth seed in next week’s region tournament but still has two regular season games remaining — Friday at home against Miller County and Saturday at Bainbridge.
PELHAM GIRLS 59, FITZGERALD 35: The Herald No. 4 Lady Hornets continued their domination of Region 1-AA foes, winning their eighth in a row Tuesday.
Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman scored 24 points to lead Pelham, which led by just 11 points at halftime but pulled away in the second half.
The Lady Hornets (21-3, 10-1) play again Saturday at home against Brooks in the final regular-season game before the Region 1-AA tournament.
TAE GIRLS 65, VALWOOD 30: Lauren Barfield nearly outscored Valwood by herself Tuesday, finishing with a game-high 27 points to lead the Lady Eagles to a 35-point win.
Marilauren Farr chipped in 17 for Terrell Academy, which improved to 17-7 overall and 5-2 in region play and plays again Friday at Sherwood.
SEMINOLE COUNTY BOYS 67, QUITMAN 52: The Indians snapped their first two-game skid of the season with a 15-point Region 1-A win Tuesday in Donalsonville.
The victory came the same day the Indians learned they finished No. 4 in the state and No. 2 in the region power rankings, which determine seedings in next week's Region 1-A tournament.
Seminole dropped out of the Herald Fab 5 Poll with last week's back-to-back losses but only dropped one spot in the power rankings and will get a first-round bye before playing either Miller County or Baker County in Tuesday's second round in Mitchell County.
On Tuesday, Jamal Martin (16 points), Jamarkus Gray (14), Jahmyka Pearson (12), Jakhari Martin (10) and Jordan Harris (10) all scored in double figures for Seminole, which plays again Friday at home against Miller County.
BROOKWOOD GIRLS 45, DWS 38: Nyla Perry scored 13 for the Lady Knights in Tuesday's losing effort, which dropped Deerfield's record to 10-13 overall and 5-2 in GISA Region 3-AAA.
DWS plays again Friday at Tiftarea to wrap up the regular season.
ALBANY BOYS 47, AMERICUS 38: Mailk Dungee-Ali scored 17 points to lead Albany High to a Region 1-AAAA victory on Tuesday, while Juwon High scored 10 for the Panthers.
The Indians finish the regular season Friday at Monroe.