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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Herald 'Prep Peek'

Fab 5 Poll

Boys

1.) Monroe 14-2

Monroe has now beaten No. 2 Westover three times with Saturday’s 66-62 win and is 8-0 in the region and looking to clinch the top seed in the coming weeks. Next: at Cairo, 7:30 p.m., today.

2.)Westover 12-4

The Pats just can’t get over that Monroe hump and have lost three times to the Nadas and once to powerhouse Tift County, which they play tonight. Next: vs. Tift County, 7:30 p.m., today.

3.) Bainbridge 9-3

Here come the Bearcats, who have won seven in a row, are 2-0 in Region 1-AAAAA and haven’t lost a regular-season region game since 2008. Next: at Miller County, 7:30 p.m., today.

4.) Albany 9-5

The Indians beat Americus-Sumter, 42-35, and beat Dougherty 51-50, in OT, and have won five Region 1-AAAA games in a row. Next: vs. Crisp County, 7:30 p.m., today.

5.) Mitchell County 14-3

The Eagles are back in the poll after beating No. 5 Seminole County, 55-54, in OT. They also beat Miller County, 63-43, last week. Next: vs. Baker County, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

Girls

1.) Randolph-Clay 14-2

The Lady Red Devils are tied for first in the Class A public school state power rankings, and rolled last week with wins against Quitman, Stewart and Early County, but face a big test Friday at Calhoun County. Next: at Calhoun County, 6 p.m., Friday.

2.) Monroe 13-5

The Lady Tornadoes stay at No. 2 despite a dismal performance in the Civic Center, where they couldn’t find the basket against Westover in a 37-22 loss. Next: at Cairo, 6 p.m., today.

3.) Pelham 12-3

The Lady Hornets fell at Thomasville, 40-39, in a crucial Region 1-AA game but won twice last week to stay at No. 3 in the poll. Next: vs. Cairo, 6 p.m., Saturday.

4.) Dougherty 8-5

The red-hot Lady Trojans debut in the poll after winning five of their last seven and beating Westover, which beat Monroe the next day. Next: at Americus-Sumter, 6 p.m., today.

5.) Americus-Sumter 9-4

The Lady Panthers beat Crisp County to knock the Lady Cougars out of the poll and debut at No. 5 heading into a big Region 1-AAAA game tonight. Next: vs. Dougherty, 6 p.m., today.


Quote of the week

“Obviously, we shot the lights out. Anytime you play like this — it was pretty scary.”

Gordy Gruhl, Deerfield-Windsor boys coach on his team making 13 3-pointers in an 80-34 win against Stratford, which Gruhl said was likely a school record


Games of the week

(Game times reflect girls game first, followed by the boys game)

Tonight:

Tift County at Westover, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Crisp County at Albany High, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Early County at Miller County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Dougherty at Americus-Sumter, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Tattnall Square at Deerfield, 6:30 & 8 p.m.

Friday:

Randolph-Clay at Calhoun County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Albany at Dougherty, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Seminole County at Miller County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Bainbridge at Lee County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Americus-Sumter at Monroe, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday:

Deerfield at Sherwood, 4:30 & 6 p.m.

Albany High at Mitchell, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Terrell County at Randolph-Clay, 6 & 7:30 p.m.


By the numbers

40 --- Number of rebounds Dougherty’s Ra’Keta Shelton pulled down this weekend. She had 19 against Westover and 21 against Albany. She scored 46 points in the two games, including 28 vs. Albany.

48 --- Number of points Miller County’s Mallory Diamond scored Tuesday vs. Baker County, the most anyone has scored in Southwest Georgia this season. She also had 18 rebounds and four steals.


AREA HOOPS SCHEDULE

Today

6 p.m.

Dougherty girls at Americus-Sumter

Crisp County girls at Albany High

Monroe girls at Cairo

Seminole County girls at Terrell County

TCC girls at Lee County

Tift County girls at Westover

Bainbridge girls at Miller County

6:30 p.m.

Tattnall Square girls at Deerfield

Crisp Academy girls at Fullington

SGA girls at Terrell Academy

Southland girls at Calvary Christian

Randolph Southern girls at Grace Christian

Valwood girls at Sherwood

7 p.m.

Life Christian boys at Westwood

7:30 p.m.

Dougherty boys at Americus-Sumter

Crisp County boys at Albany High

Monroe boys at Cairo

Seminole County boys at Terrell County

TCC boys at Lee County

Tift County boys at Westover

Bainbridge boys at Miller County

8 p.m.

Tattnall Square boys at Deerfield

Crisp Academy boys at Fullington

SGA boys at Terrell Academy

Southland boys at Calvary Christian

Randolph Southern boys at Grace Christian

Valwood boys at Sherwood

Thursday

6:30 p.m.

Tiftarea girls at Crisp Academy

Terrell Academy girls at Fullington

8 p.m.

Tiftarea boys at Crisp Academy

Terrell Academy boys at Fullington

Friday

6 p.m.

Cairo girls at Westover

Americus-Sumter girls at Monroe

Albany girls at Dougherty

Seminole County girls at Miller County

Life Christian Academy boys at Westside

Bainbridge girls at Lee County

Worth County girls at Crisp County

Baker County girls at Mitchell County

Randolph-Clay girls at Calhoun County

Fitzgerald girls at Early County

Webster County girls at Terrell County

6:30 p.m.

Calvary Christian girls at Deerfield

Grace Christian girls at Crisp Academy

Terrell Academy girls at Valwood

Brookwood girls at Southland

SGA girls at Westwood

Sherwood girls at Mt. de Sales

7:30 p.m.

Cairo boys at Westover

Americus-Sumter boys at Monroe

Albany boys at Dougherty

Seminole County boys at Miller County

Bainbridge boys at Lee County

Worth County boys at Crisp County

Baker County boys at Mitchell County

Randolph-Clay boys at Calhoun County

Fitzgerald boys at Early County

Webster County boys at Terrell County

8 p.m.

Calvary Christian boys at Deerfield

Grace Christian boys at Crisp Academy

Terrell Academy boys at Valwood

Brookwood boys at Southland

SGA boys at Westwood

Sherwood boys at Mt. de Sales

Saturday

6 p.m.

Albany High girls at Mitchell County

Lee County girls at Northside, Columbus

Schley County girls at Baker

Terrell County girls at Randolph-Clay

Hardaway girls at Bainbridge

Cairo girls at Pelham

Stewart County girls at Miller County

Marion County girls at Americus-Sumter

6:30 p.m.

Deerfield girls at Sherwood

Westfield girls at Southland

7:30 p.m.

Albany High boys at Mitchell County

Lee County boys at Northside, Columbus

Schley County boys at Baker

Terrell County boys at Randolph-Clay

Hardaway boys at Bainbridge

Cairo boys at Pelham

Stewart County boys at Miller County

Marion County boys at Americus-Sumter

8 p.m.

Deerfield boys at Sherwood

Westfield boys at Southland

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