Fab 5 Poll
1.) Monroe 19-2
The Nadas are a perfect 12-0 and with three games left they could be the first team to ever go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the Fab 5. Next: at Terrell County, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
The Patriots, who got a scare before beating Albany in OT on Friday, have only lost to two teams — Monroe (three times) and nationally-ranked Tift County (twice). Next: at Crisp, 7:30 p.m., today.
3.) Mitchell County 18-3
The Eagles are playing strong down the stretch and if they beat Seminole on Friday they will be the top-seed in the upcoming Region 1-A tourney. Next: vs. Seminole, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
4.) Seminole County 15-3
The Indians are No. 4 in the Class A state power rankings and have lost only one game to a Class A team all season — a 55-54 loss in OT to Mitchell. Next: vs. Early County, 7:30 p.m., today.
5.) Bainbridge 14-4
The Bearcats are 3-1 in the region and face one of the biggest Region 1-AAAAA games of the season tonight when they play host to Lee County. Next: vs. Lee County, 7:30 p.m., today.
1.) Randolph-Clay 19-2
The Lady Red Devils have won 18 of their last 19 — including 10 in a row — and are set to host the region tourney as the No. 1 team in the Class A state power ratings. Next: vs. Stewart, 6 p.m., today.
2.) Dougherty 15-5
No one is hotter than the Lady Trojans, who have won seven in a row and avenged two earlier region losses to Crisp and Monroe last week, knocking off the No. 2 Lady Tornadoes, 51-50, to leap-frog from No 4 to No. 2 in the Fab 5 Poll. Next: vs. Worth County, 6 p.m., Friday.
3.) Monroe 16-6
The Lady Tornadoes slip from No. 2 to No. 3 after a tough loss to Dougherty, but they will still be at home in the Region 1-AAAA tournament. Next: at Terrell County, 6 p.m., Friday.
4.) Pelham 17-3
The Lady Hornets have lost just once in Class AA, and they get a chance for revenge when they meet Thomasville, which beat Pelham 40-39 on Jan. 11, on Friday. Next: at Berrien, 6 p.m., today.
5.) Mitchell County 13-8
The Lady Eagles have a big game on Friday against Seminole County, which just knocked previous No. 5 Calhoun County out of the poll. Next: vs. Seminole County, 6 p.m., Friday.
Quote of the week
“I saw the ref raise his arm and call it a charge, and I said, ‘Yes! Yes!’ It was like a bomb went off in my head. It just exploded. I just started grabbing (teammates), and we were celebrating like it was a party.’’
Dougherty senior on when she saw the referee wipe out Monroe’s Key Key Price’s basket at the buzzer because of a charging call that ensured a 51-50 victory.
Games of the week
(Game times reflect girls game first, followed by the boys game)
Lee County at Bainbridge, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Stewart County at Randolph-Clay, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Westover at Crisp County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Monroe at Terrell County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Seminole County at Mitchell County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Randolph-Clay at Terrell County, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
By the numbers
9: Number of consecutive points — all crucial — scored by Westover’s T.J. Cromer, who hit a shot at the buzzer to send the game into OT, and then scored Westover’s first seven points in OT to help beat Albany, 75-73, on Friday.
13: The state power ranking for the Seminole Lady Indians, who may go up in the rankings this week after beating No. 9 Calhoun County. They face No. 8 Mitchell County on Friday. Only 16 teams will earn berths in the Class A state playoffs.
Area hoops schedule
Grace Christian girls at Randolph Southern
Westover girls at Crisp
Albany girls at Worth
Americus-Sumter girls at Cairo
Pelham girls at Berrien
Early County girls at Seminole County
Stewart County girls at Randolph-Clay
Lee County girls at Bainbridge
Terrell Academy girls at DWS
Georgia Christian girls at Crisp Academy
Calvary Christian girls at Southland
Sherwood girls at Westwood
Grace Christian boys at Randolph Southern
Westover boys at Crisp
Albany boys at Worth
Americus-Sumter boys at Cairo
Pelham boys at Berrien
Early County boys at Seminole County
Stewart County boys at Randolph-Clay
Lee County boys at Bainbridge
Terrell Academy boys at DWS
Georgia Christian boys at Crisp Academy
Calvary Christian boys at Southland
Sherwood boys at Westwood
Tiftarea girls at Sherwood
Byne girls at Randolph Southern
Tiftarea boys at Sherwood
Byne boys at Randolph Southern
Fullington Academy girls at Grace Christian
Worth girls at Dougherty
Monroe girls at Terrell County
Miller County girls at Baker County
Seminole County girls at Mitchell County
Thomasville girls at Pelham
Northside Columbus girls at Bainbridge
Crisp County girls at Cairo
DWS girls at Calvary Christian
Terrell Academy girls at Westwood
Crisp Academy girls at Randolph Southern
Southland girls at Brookwood
SGA girls at Sherwood
Fullington Academy boys at Grace Christian
Lee County girls at Harris County
Worth boys at Dougherty
Monroe boys at Terrell County
Miller County boys at Baker County
Seminole County boys at Mitchell County
Thomasville boys at Pelham
Northside Columbus boys at Bainbridge
Crisp County boys at Cairo
DWS boys at Calvary Christian
Terrell Academy boys at Westwood
Crisp Academy boys at Randolph Southern
Southland boys at Brookwood
SGA boys at Sherwood
Lee County boys at Harris County
Grace Christian girls at Melody Live Oak (Fla.)
Grace Christian boys at Melody Live Oak (Fla.)
Baker County girls at Schley County
Baker County boys at Schley County
Albany girls at Colquitt County
Calhoun County girls at Worth County
Randolph-Clay girls at Terrell County
Brooks County girls at Mitchell County
Bainbridge girls at Hardaway
Northside Columbus girls at Lee County
Albany boys at Colquitt County
Calhoun County boys at Worth County
Randolph-Clay boys at Terrell County
Brooks County boys at Mitchell County
Bainbridge boys at Hardaway
Northside Columbus boys at Lee County