Fab 5 Poll


1.) Monroe 16-2

The Nadas picked up a couple of easy wins against Cairo and Americus and need two wins to clinch the top seed in Region 1-AAAA. Next: vs. Dougherty, 8:30 p.m. Friday at Darton.

2.)Westover 13-5

The Patriots gave nationally-ranked and the state’s No. 1 team Tift County its closest game of the season in an 87-77 loss that was 3-point game late and look more and more like a team that can make a run in the playoffs. Next: at Americus-Sumter, 7:30 p.m. today.

3.) Mitchell County 16-3

The Eagles are the No. 1 Class A public school in the state and avenged an earlier loss to AAAA Albany on Saturday. Next: at Miller County, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

4.) Seminole County 13-3

The Indians lost to Mitchell in OT earlier but have a rematch the final week and are coming off impressive wins against Terrell Co., and Miller Co. Next: vs. Baker County, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

5.) Bainbridge......... ....................................................... 11-4 The Bearcats slip from No. 3 to No. 5 after losing to Lee County, but stay in the poll based on the strength of their entire season. Next: at Thomas County Central, 7:30, today.


1.) Randolph-Clay 17-2

The Lady Red Devils got a scare before pulling out a 53-51 win against rival Calhoun County and have now won 17 of their last 18 games. Next: vs. Webster County, 6 p,m., today.

2.) Monroe ..................................................15-5

The Lady Tornadoes bounce back from a loss to Westover with wins against Cairo and Americus but face a big test Friday vs. Dougherty. Next: vs. Dougherty, 5:30 p.m., Friday at Darton.

3.) Pelham..................................................................15-3

The Lady Hornets defeated defending Region 1-AA champ Brooks County and stay in the hunt for the top seed in the region. Next: at Baker County, 6 p.m., today.

4.) Dougherty................................................................10-5

The Lady Trojans stayed hot with wins vs. Americus and Albany and have now won 10 of 12 going into a huge week with games vs. Crisp and Monroe. Next: vs. Crisp County, 6 p.m., today.

5.) Calhoun County...................................................12-5

The Lady Cougars debut in the poll after almost knocking off No.1 Randolph-Clay in a back-and-forth game Friday in Edison. Next: at Stewart County, 6 p.m., tonight.

Quote of the week

“We know how important it is for us to be the No. 1 team and stay there. We’re undefeated at home this year, and we know if we keep winning we could be at home all the way until the finals. I tell them before each game that every game is important. We want to be at home.’’

Jennifer Acree,

Randolph-Clay girls coach on being No. 1 in the Class A public school power rankings, which could mean home court advantage through the Final Four.

Games of the week

(Game times reflect girls game first,

followed by the boys game)


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

Bainbridge at TCC, 6 & 7:30 p.m.


Westover girls vs. Albany, 4 p.m.

Monroe girls vs. Dougherty, 5:30 p.m.

Westover boys vs. Albany, 7 p.m.

Monroe boys vs. Dougherty, 8:30 p.m.


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

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

Southland at DWS, 4:30 & 6 p.m.

at Darton State College

By the numbers

1,000: Number of career points scored by Byne Christian’s Heather Horne, who reached the milestone last week.

6: Number of years between region wins for the Lee County boys, who broke the drought with two wins last week. The 2007 Trojans won the region title, and this year’s team is in the hunt for a region crown.

Area hoops schedule


6 p.m.

Westover girls at Americus-Sumter

Crisp County girls at Dougherty

Webster girls at Randolph-Clay

Bainbridge girls at TCC

Miller girls at Early

Worth girls at Cairo

Calhoun County girls at Stewart

6:30 p.m.

DWS girls at Brookwood

Crisp Academy girls at Ga. Christian

Sherwood girls at Terrell Academy

Southland girls at Tiftarea

Byne girls at Grace Academy

7:30 p.m.

Westover boys at Americus-Sumter

Crisp County boys at Dougherty

Bainbridge boys at TCC

Webster boys at Randolph-Clay

Miller boys at Early

Worth boys at Cairo

Calhoun County boys at Stewart

8 p.m.

DWS boys at Brookwood

Crisp Academy boys at Ga. Christian

Sherwood boys at Terrell Academy

Southland boys at Tiftarea

Byne boys at Grace Academy


4 p.m.

Westover girls vs. Albany at Darton

5:30 p.m.

Monroe girls vs. Dougherty at Darton

6 p.m.

Seminole County girls at Baker County

Lee County girls at Hardaway

Bainbridge girls at Harris County

Randolph-Clay girls at Quitman

Thomasville girls at Early

Mitchell County girls at Miller County

Stewart County girls at Terrell County

Americus-Sumter girls at Worth

Webster girls at Calhoun County

6:30 p.m.

Tiftarea girls at DWS

Sherwood girls at Valwood

Highland girls at Crisp Academy

Terrell Academy girls at SGA

Southland girls at Westwood

Ga. Christian girls at Grace Academy

7 p.m.

Westover boys vs. Albany High at Darton

Lee County boys at Hardaway

7:30 p.m.

Seminole County boys at Baker County

Lee County boys at Hardaway

Bainbridge boys at Harris County

Randolph-Clay boys at Quitman

Thomasville boys at Early

Mitchell County boys at Miller County

Stewart County boys at Terrell County

Americus-Sumter boys at Worth

Webster boys at Calhoun County

8 p.m.

Tiftarea boys at DWS

Sherwood boys at Valwood

Highland boys at Crisp Academy

Terrell Academy boys at SGA

Southland boys at Westwood

Ga. Christian boys at Grace Academy

8:30 p.m.

Monroe boys vs. Dougherty at Darton

Lee County boys at Hardaway


3:30 p.m.

Crisp Academy boys at Sherwood

4:30 p.m.

Southland girls at DWS

6 p.m.

Crisp County girls at Monroe

Calhoun County girls at Seminole County

Brooks County girls at Lee County

Pelham girls at Mitchell County

Terrell County boys at Americus-Sumter

6 p.m.

Southland boys at DWS

7:30 p.m.

Crisp County boys at Monroe

Calhoun County boys at Seminole County

Brooks County boys at Lee County

Pelham boys at Mitchell County

Terrell County boys at Americus-Sumter

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