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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Herald No. 3 Pelham girls, No. 1 Randolph-Clay roll

PELHAM — Led by Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman’s 17 points, The Herald No. 3 Pelham girls rolled Cook on Friday night, 52-28, to improve to 16-3 overall and 6-1 in region play.

Hillary Williams added 10 points and Annie Franklin had eight in the win, which sets up a showdown tonight against bitter rival Mitchell County.

RANDOLPH-CLAY GIRLS 54, STEWART COUNTY 35: The Herald’s No. 1 Lady Red Devils (19-2, 10-0) coasted to their 10th win in a row Friday night — much to the delight of coach Jennifer Acree.

“We got a run going in the first quarter and were able to build off of it,” she said. “The game’s supposed to be easy for you at home, so I’m satisfied with the way we played.”

Kaneika Washington and Kobi Thornton led the way with 15 points apiece.

The Lady Red Devils next host Stewart County on Tuesday and then will travel to Dawson to face Terrell County next Saturday.

RANDOLPH-CLAY BOYS 82, STEWART COUNTY 74, OT: The Randolph-Clay boys went the distance Friday night, riding on the strength of Herald Super 6er Gary McCrae's 30 points as the Red Devils eked out a victory. Kwamente Parker and Cornelius Bennett weren't far behind, scoring 17 and 15 points, respectively. Ryan Wiggins also added 11 points for the Red Devils, who next face bitter rival Terrell County on the road tonight night in Dawson.

SHERWOOD GIRLS 51, VALWOOD 41: Led by Madison Walker’s 16 points and five rebounds and Markeria Lewis’ seven points and 16 rebounds, the Lady Eagles (8-9 overall) moved to 3-2 in region play Friday.

Keyatta Thomas added 12 points and five rebounds, while Victoria Davidson had arguably the best all-around game of anyone on the floor Friday with a double-double (11 points, 12 rebounds).

Sherwood next plays at Westwood on Tuesday.

MITCHELL COUNTY GIRLS 64, MILLER 41: Herald Super 6er A’Miracle Jones paced the Lady Eagles (13-7, 8-1) with 24 points and Shombreka Holton added 17, which was enough to hold off another huge game from one of the state’s leading scorers, Mallor Diamond of Miller, who led everyone with 28 points.

Mitchell next hosts rival Pelham tonight, while Miller next travels to play Baker County Feb. 1.

BAINBRIDGE BOYS 69, HARRIS COUNTY 56: In a big Region 1-AAAAA game Friday, The Herald No. 5 Bearcats moved to 5-1 in region play and 13-4 overall.

Dontavius Marshall led the way for Bainbridge with 20 points, followed by Tyree Crump (17), Stephen Johnson (11) and Justin Baker (10).

Bainbridge now gets set for a non-region rivalry game tonight at home against Cairo.

SEMINOLE GIRLS 69, BAKER 37: The Lady Indians (11-5, 3-3) made short work of the Baker County Lady Bears at home Friday night, thanks to a big effort on behalf of Alexus Watson and Candice Parker. The two combined for 30 points, 16 and 14 respectively, while Cierra Hawkins led Baker County (4-14, 3-9) with 17 in a losing effort.

The Lady Indians will travel to Edison to face the Calhoun Lady Cougars today, while the Lady Bears face Cook.

AMERICUS-SUMTER GIRLS 58, WORTH COUNTY 12: In a game that was over before it even started, the Lady Panthers (13-9, 5-5) bludgeoned the Lady Rams.

How bad was it?

At halftime, Americus led, 34-2.

Americus’ Kahler Fletcher had two steals to go along with 13 points and four rebounds, while Kenyetta Hill led the team with 16 points eight rebounds, while Kristavia Melton led Worth County with 10 points in a losing effort.

WORTH COUNTY BOYS 55, AMERICUS-SUMTER 52: The Rams (10-9, 4-6) were able to avenge the loss by their girls team thanks to Timothy Gant and Justin Green combining for 23 points.

The Rams next play host to Fitzgerald today, while Americus next hosts Terrell County today.

CALHOUN COUNTY GIRLS 61, WEBSTER COUNTY 28: The Lady Cougars had their way with Webster, thanks to Herald Super 6er Brandi Buie, who almost matched Webster’s entire offensive output with 24 points, while Destiny McIntyre added 12.

Buie and the Lady Cougars (14-5, 7-1) next travel to Donalsonville to play Seminole County tonight.

TERRELL ACADEMY GIRLS 52, SGA 37: Terrell Academy finished another work week with a bang, notching their 15th win of the season.

Maura Milliron and Marilauren Farr led the way, scoring 20 and 15 points, respectively. In a losing effort, Allison Warren led SGA with 16 points.

Next week the Lady Eagles (15-6, 4-1) go on the road to face Deerfield-Windsor.

TERRELL ACADEMY BOYS 52, SGA 48: The Eagles (9-9, 3-2) completed a TAE sweep Friday, escaping with a win thanks to Raleigh Carlson and Gable Freeman, scoring 16 and 15 points, respectively. In a losing effort, Alex Chambless dropped 17 points, while K.D. Sizemore added 15for SGA.

On Tuesday, the Eagles will come to Albany to face Deerfield-Windsor Knights.

WESTWOOD SPLITS WITH SOUTHLAND: The Lady Wildcats (13-3, 4-0) took the Southland Lady Raiders behind the woodshed Friday night, 59-12. Rachel Harrell and Alexandra Palmer each scored 13 for Westwood, while the Lady Raiders just barely broke double-digits as a unit.

The Lady Wildcats have the weekend off and will next play host to Sherwood Christian Tuesday night.

In the boys’ matchup, Southland was able to hold on and escape with a 41-37 win. Colby Webb had 13 points, while Jeffrey McDonald had 11. For Westwood (4-9, 0-4), Brody Collins was the only player in double figures with 10.

DEERFIELD, TIFTAREA SPLIT: The Lady Knights (8-11, 3-1) fell just short of a crucial region win Friday night, losing to Tiftarea, 53-55, in overtime. Nyla Perry had 21 points and seven rebounds, while Jordan Lane added 15 points. Kelsey King led the Lady Knights with nine rebounds.

The Deerfield boys team, however, had no such bad luck, cruising to a 81-35 region win against Tiftarea. Herald Super 6er Ramello Carter led the pack with 17 points, while Weston King and Jason Battle each added 11. Carter and the Knights are undefeated in region play and 14-3 overall.

Deerfield next plays host to rival Southland today.

CRISP ACADEMY GIRLS 68, HIGHLAND 14: Gina Mitchell and her Lady Wildcats kept their hot streak going Friday night, drubbing Highland for their 12th straight win. The Wildcats (21-2, 6-0) were led by Herald Super 6er Madi Mitchell, who scored a game-high 26 points. J.J. Yawn added 10 points and freshman Sydney Folsom came off the bench to score 7 points as well. Tonight, the Lady Wildcats will face Georgia Christian Academy.

TCC BOYS 56, LEE COUNTY 40: The Trojans (8-10, 2-3) suffered a tough region loss on the road Friday night. Aaron May scored a game-high 16 points in a losing effort. The Trojans play host to Harris County tonight.¶

MITCHELL COUNTY BOYS 62, MILLER COUNTY 29: Bruce Bryant, Jr. and the Eagles had no problems disposing of Miller County for a big region win. Bryant led the way with 15 points, while Joquill Chester added 14 and Herald Super 6er Jermaine Hartsfield had 9 points. The Herald No. 3 Eagles held all Miller County players under double figures as the Pirates' leading scorer, Alvin Hooker, only had 8 points in a losing effort. Tonight, the Eagles host rival Pelham.

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOYS 100, BAKER COUNTY 41: The Indians kept their foot on the gas Friday night, breaking the clock against Baker County for a lopsided sub-region victory. The Indians (14-3, 3-1), were led by Anferenee King, who had a game-high 18 points. Jakhari Martin was right behind him with 16, and Jordan Harris added 12 points of his own. Tyrece White led Baker County with 15 points. The Indians host Calhoun County tonight in Donalsonville.¶