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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Herald 'Prep Peek'

FAB 5

Boys

1.) Monroe 21-3

The Nadas make history by becoming the first team to go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the Fab 5 Poll and now get ready to host the Region 1-AAAA tournament and make a run in the state playoffs. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-AAAA semifinals, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Monroe.

2.)Westover 18-5

The Patriots stayed at No. 2 the entire season losing to only two teams — Monroe and nationally-ranked Tift County. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-AAAA semifinals, 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Monroe.

3.) Mitchell County 22-3

The Eagles are the No. 2-ranked team in Class A and could find themselves in Macon later this month wearing a state crown. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-A quarterfinals, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell County.

4.) Deerfield-Windsor 19-3

The Knights have won 14 in a row and hit the postseason with enough momentum and heart to win another state title. Next: vs. TBD in the GISA Region 1-AAA tournament semifinals, 8:30 p.m., Friday at Darton.

5.) Pelham 18-7

The Hornets went 12-0 in Region 1-AA and host the region tournament this week with a young and hungry group. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-AA tournament semifinals, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Pelham.

Girls

1.) Randolph-Clay 23-2

The Lady Red Devils finish as the No. 1 Class A team in the state power rankings, winning 23 of their last 24. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-A tournament quarterfinals, 8:30 p.m., Wednesday at Randolph-Clay.

2.) Monroe 19-6

This is the best team Cheryl Cheeks has had, and they are ready to make it to the Final Four and maybe win a state title. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-AAAA semifinals, 7 p.m. Thursday at Monroe.

3.) Pelham 22-3

There’s plenty of talent surrounding Super 6er Briunna Freeman on a Lady Hornets team that has a chance to win it all. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-AA semifinals, 7 p.m. Thursday at Pelham.

4.) Dougherty 13-6

The Lady Trojans drop from No. 2 after losing to Westover but can make a statement this week at the Region 1-AAAA tournament. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-AAAA semifinals, 4 p.m.. Thursday at Monroe.

5.) Mitchell County 17-8

The Lady Eagles are the No. 2 seed in the Region 1-A tournament behind R-C and look ready to make a run in the playoffs. Next: vs. TBD in the Region 1-A quarterfinals, 7 p.m., Wednesday at Randolph-Clay.

Quote of the Week

“It was payback time in this game. After that last game we said it would be payback time when we played them again. We did what we said we would do.’’

Whenekia Washington

Randolph-Clay guard who hit 5-of-9 treys to help R-C beat rival Calhoun County, 70-54, on Saturday. The Lady Red Devils needed a basket with 8.3 seconds left to beat Calhoun, 53-51, earlier in the season.

By the Numbers

5

Number of Region 1-AAAAA victories by Lee County’s Trojans, who turned the program around this season. Lee hadn’t won a region game in more than five years before Kirven Davis took over the program this year.

16

That’s where the Terrell County boys are ranked in the Class A state power rankings, which will determine who gets to advance to the playoffs. Under the new format, region champs advance to the 16-team field, and the rest of the field comes from state rankings. The Greenwave are right on the edge. They moved up from No. 20 to No. 16 in the latest rankings after knocking off Monroe.

Region tournament schedules for the week

GHSA

Region 1-AAAA

Today

At Crisp County

4 p.m.

Americus-Sumter girls vs. Westover

5:30 p.m.

Dougherty boys vs. Albany High

7 p.m.

Crisp County girls vs. Cairo

8:30 p.m.

Crisp County boys vs. Worth County

Thursday

At Monroe

Semifinals

4 p.m.

Dougherty girls vs.Crisp/Cairo winner

5:30 p.m.

Westover boys vs. Crisp/Worth winner

7 p.m.

Monroe girls vs. Americus-Westover winner

8:30 p.m.

Monroe boys vs. Albany-Dougherty winner

Friday

At Monroe

4 p.m.

Girls consolation

5:30 p.m.

Boys consolation

7 p.m.

Girls final

8:30 p.m.

Boys final

Region 1-AA

Today

At Early County

7 p.m.

Early County girls vs. Berrien

8:30 p.m.

Early County boys vs. Brooks County

Thursday

At Pelham

Semifinals

4 p.m.

Thomasville girls vs. Early/Berrien winner

5:30 p.m.

Thomasville boys vs. Early/Brooks winner

7 p.m.

Pelham girls vs. Cook/Brooks County winner

8:30 p.m.

Pelham boys vs. Cook/Fitzgerald winner

Friday

At Pelham

4.p.m.

Girls consolation

5:30 p.m.

Boys Consolation

7 p.m.

Girls final

8:30 p.m.

Boys final

Class 1-A

Today

At Mitchell County

Boys at Mitchell County

4 p.m.

Terrell County boys vs. Stewart County

5:30 p.m.

Randolph-Clay boys vs. Calhoun County

7 p.m.

Seminole County boys vs. Miller County

8:30 p.m.

Mitchell County vs. Quitman

Wednesday

Girls at Randolph-Clay

4 p.m.

Seminole County girls vs. Quitman

5:30 p.m.

Calhoun County girls vs. Terrell County

7 p.m

Mitchell County girls vs. Miller County

8:30 p.m.

Randolph-Clay girls vs. Baker

Friday

At Randolph-Clay

Semifinals

4 p.m.

Mitchell County/Miller girls winner vs. Seminole/Quitman winner

5:30 p.m.

Randolph-Clay/Calhoun boys winner vs. Seminole/Miller winner

7 p.m.

Randolph-Clay/Baker winner vs. Calhoun County/Terrell County winner

8:30 p.m.

Mitchell County/Webster-Baker boys winner vs Stewart/Terrell County winner

Saturday

At Randolph-Clay

6 p.m.

Girls final

7:30 p.m.

Boys final

Region 1-AAAAA

Today

At Lee County

6 p.m.

Bainbridge girls vs. Lee County

7:30 p.m.

Thomas County Central boys vs. Lee County

Wednesday

At Bainbridge

6 p.m.

Bainbridge boys vs. Harris County

Friday

At Bainbridge

Semifinals

3 p.m.

Girls semifinals TBD

4:30 p.m.

Boys semifinals TBD

6 p.m.

Girls semifinal TBD

7:30 p.m.

Boys semifinals TBD

Saturday

At Bainbridge

3 p.m.

Girls consolation

4:30 p.m.

Boys consolation

6 p.m.

Girls final

7:30 p.m.

Boys final

GISA

Region 3-AAA

Today

At Southland

5:30 p.m.

Southland girls vs. Calvary Christian

7 p.m.

Southland boys vs. Tiftarea

Friday

At Darton

Semifinals

4 p.m.

Tiftarea girls vs. Brookwood

5:30 p.m.

Brookwood boys vs. Calvary

7 p.m.

DWS girls vs. Southland/Calvary winner

8:30 p.m.

DWS boys vs. Southland/Tiftarea winner

Saturday

At Darton

2 p.m

Girls consolation

3:30 p.m.

Boys consolation

5 p.m.

Girls final

6:30 p.m.

Boys final

Region 3-AA

Today

At Southwest Georgia Academy

6 p.m.

SGA girls vs. Valwood

7:30 p.m.

SGA boys vs. Westwood

Thursday

At Southwest Georgia Academy

Semifinals

4 p.m.

Terrell Academy girls vs. Sherwood Christian

5:30 p.m.

Terrell Academy boys vs. Sherwood Christian

7 p.m.

Westwood girls vs. SGA/Valwood winner

8:30 p.m.

Valwood boys vs. SGA/Westwood winner

Friday

At Southwest Georgia Academy

4 p.m.

Girls consolation

5:30 p.m.

Boys consolation

7 p.m.

Girls final

8:30 p.m.

Boys final

Region 3-A

Today

At Georgia Christian

4 p.m.

Grace Christian girls vs. Highland Christian

5:30 p.m.

Highland Christian boys vs. Crisp Academy

7 p.m.

Randolph Southern girls vs. Fullington

8:30 p.m.

Grace Christian boys vs. Randolph Southern

Thursday

At Georgia Christian

Semifinals

4 p.m.

Georgia Christian girls vs. Randolph Southern/Fullington winner

5:30 p.m.

Fullington boys vs. Randolph Southern/Grace winner

7 p.m.

Crisp Academy girls vs. Grace Christian/Highland winner

8:30 p.m.

Georgia Christian boys vs. Highland/Grace Christian winner

Friday

At Georgia Christian School

4 p.m.

Girls consolation

5:30 p.m.

Boys consolation

7 p.m.

Girls final

8:30 p.m.

Boys final