TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bowens leads Americus-Sumter girls past Westover

Westover boys hold off Americus-Sumter, 57-52

AMERICUS — Four Westover Patriots hit double digits on Tuesday night en route to a 57-52 victory over Americus-Sumter.

Led by an impressive 14-point, 17-rebound performance by C.J. Davis, the Patriots (14-5, 8-2) were able to spread the ball around all night.

C.J. Palmer had 17 points, while Kel Miller and Kyle Baker both added 10.

In a losing effort, Xavier Willis led the Panthers with 26 points.

On Friday, the Patriots face Southland Academy on the road.

AMERICUS — Thanks to a monster fourth-quarter effort by Kayla Bowens, the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers (12-9, 6-4) held on for a 41-38 Region 1-AAAA win over Westover on Tuesday night.

Americus outscored the Lady Patriots 19-11 in the 4th quarter; 12 of those points came on a hot streak by Bowens, who buried four three-pointers in the final period to pull away for good.

The Lady Panthers cleaned up on the inside, with Adasjah Mercer and Diamond Denmark each grabbing eight rebounds. Tanyetta Hill added six boards of her own.

In a losing effort, Achanti Layfield and Mykesa Smith added 12 and 10 points.

On Friday, Americus-Sumter will travel to Worth County, while the Lady Patriots face Albany High.

PELHAM GIRLS 73, BAKER COUNTY 36: Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman dropped in a career-high 37 points to lead the Lady Hornets, who are ranked No. 3 in The Herald Fab 5 Poll, to the lopsided win.

That’s six in a row for Pelham, which is now 15-3 for the season. Hillary Williams scored 16 points for Pelham, and McKenzie Smith had a big night inside, grabbing 16 rebounds and scoring eight points.

Pelham is 5-1 in Region 1-AA and plays region rival Cook at home on Friday.

WESTWOOD GIRLS 70, VALWOOD 23: The Westwood girls basketball team exacted a bit of revenge on Valwood (remember, it was Valwood that beat Westwood for the GISA Class AA state football title) on Tuesday in Valdosta.

The Lady Wildcats played everyone and walked away with an easy win to improve to 12-5 for the season.

They are a perfect 3-0 in Region 1-AA. Rachel Harrell led the way with 17 points, and her sister Perra scored 10 in the win. Haley Marshall also scored 10 points, and Morgan Singleton and Julia Briggs scored eight points each.

Westwood is at home Friday against Class AAA Southland.

RANDOLPH-CLAY SWEEPS WEBSTER: The Herald No. 1 Lady Red Devils extended their winning streak to nine Tuesday night with a 69-29 drubbing of Webster County. Kobi Thornton led the way with 20 points, while Kanekia Washington, Kadera Parham, and Adrianna Blackmon each chipped in with 10 points.

The Red Devils moved to 17-2 on the season and are undefeated in region play.

Randolph’s boys’ team completed the sweep right afterwards and snapped a two-game losing streak in another blowout win, this one to the tune of 66-35.

Gerry McCrae and Kwymente Parker accounted for almost half of the Red Devils’ offensive output, combining for 31 points.

They’ll take a short drive up the road to face Quitman County in Georgetown on Friday.

CRISP ACADEMY GIRLS 57, GAC 14: The Crisp Academy Lady Wildcats (20-2, 4-0) pushed their winning streak to ten games Tuesday night with a blowout victory against Georgia Christian.

Thanks to a big night from Madi Mitchell, who led the way with 22 points, the Wildcats reached the 20-win mark with ease.

J.J. Young and Kendall Wilson added 14 and 12 points, respectively.

The Lady Wildcats host Highland at home on Friday.

BAINBRIDGE BOYS 48, TCC 42: Kevin Cochran and the Bainbridge Bearcats held on for a tough victory Tuesday night against Thomas County Central, thanks to a huge effort from Dontavius Marshall.

Marshall’s 24 points and Jamez Harris’ 12 points made up three-fourths of the team’s entire offensive output.

Down the stretch, Marshall and the Bearcats hit their shots, while the Yellow Jackets eventually came up empty.

Bainbridge moved to 12-4 overall and 4-1 in Region 1-AAAAA and plays again Friday night at Harris County.

DWS BOYS 61, BROOKWOOD 35: Deerfield had an easy time on the road Tuesday as Weston King (13 points), Pete Langstaff (11), Ramello Carter (10) and Jay Barber (10) all scored in double figures.

DWS is now 13-3 and 3-0 in the region race. The Knights play Tiftarea at home on Friday.

CALHOUN COUNTY GIRLS 70, WEBSTER COUNTY 38: In what was either an incredible offensive showing or a horrendous defensive performance, Calhoun County’s Brandi Buie came to Lumpkin on a mission, and ended up outscoring the entire Lady Knights’ offense in a 70-38 massacre.

Buie’s 39 points alone would’ve been enough to ensure a Lady Cougars’ win, Destiny McIntyre’s 15 points notwithstanding. Buie and the Cougars (13-5, 5-1) have a chance to continue her barrage when Webster County comes to visit on Friday.

RANDOLPH SOUTHERN SPLITS WITH HIGHLAND CHRISTIAN: The Randolph Southern Lady Patriots got a much needed win Tuesday night with a 49-27 victory over Highland Christian out of Valdosta. Alana McCook led the way with 18 points, while Gabby Jackson added 10. Southern (7-17, 4-1) was able to keep every Highland Christian player out of double figures on the night.

Later that night, the Patriots’ woeful season continued with a 70-56 loss. Rhett Reagan (21 points), Jarrett Frost (13), Brett Fawes (11) each got in double figures in a losing effort. The loss brings their season mark down to 0-15 overall and 0-5 in the region. Randolph Southern gets another shot to break into the win column Thursday at home vs. Lakeside of Alabama.

Stanford gets 1,000th point in loss

DAMASCUS --- Terrell Academy's boys had five players score in double figures in their 74-58 victory against Sherwood Christian, which saw Patrick Stanford score the 1,000th point of his career in the loss. Stanford and T.J. Clay each scored 20 points for SCA.

TAE was led by Conor Walker and Raleigh Carlson, who each scored 18 points, and Alan Stewart, who dropped in 17. Caleb Waters scored 11 and Gable Freeman scored 10 for TAE, which plays at SGA on Friday.

TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 56, SHERWOOD CHRISTIAN 25: The Terrell Academy Lady Eagles had three players in double figures as Marilauren Farr led the way with 22 points. Lauren Barfield scored 11 and Maura Milliron dropped in 11 for TAE, which is now 15-6 and 3-1 in GISA Region 3-AA. Madison Walker led Sherwood (7-9, 2-2) with 10 points. Sherwood plays again at Valwood on Friday.


agame 2 years, 10 months ago

what a night of scoring, ,kinda wish our AA schools would play some stronger out of region competition.We saw that in state playoffs last year and it,s been evident this season. Class A schools sometimes have to play less talented schools but aleast some like Randolph clay has ventured out and played out side schools. So does Doughtery and Thomasville. Pelham never play tough schedules just run scores up so do others.. .


sigmaman1914 2 years, 10 months ago

really agame? really? We are a 1A school playing in a 2A classification. What more do you want? If we were still playing all 1A schools and winning, then I guess that would be a problem too. Give the girls a break and let them play ball.


bball62 2 years, 10 months ago

2 times now this year Coach Smith has been focused on 1 player when playing Americus. It looks like he doesn't care if he loses as long as a player that left him to play somewhere else doesn't score. They obviously have more than 1 shooter, if he stops making it personal and play the whole team maybe they can beat them! I don't really think at the end of the day Fletcher is crying because she wasn't the star against them...Americus got the region win...twice...so whose not crying but laughing now...


sglenn63 2 years, 10 months ago

agame: pelham girls have played Cairo,Seminole, Mitchell, Colquitt co, Monroe, Albany and yes Baker out of region. Boys same but not Monroe or Albany but Westside Macon and Washington Co. So besides Baker who would you not play? oh Pelham doesnt run up the scores on anyone on purpose.


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