TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Randolph-Clay boys, girls sweep region foe Stewart; Deerfield boys rout TAE, win 11th straight

Herald Super 6er Gary McCrae, a sophomore, poured in 23 points Tuesday night to help lead the Red Devils to a big region win against Stewart County.

Herald Super 6er Gary McCrae, a sophomore, poured in 23 points Tuesday night to help lead the Red Devils to a big region win against Stewart County.

CUTHBERT — The Herald No. 1 Lady Red Devils took care of business Tuesday with a 59-17 blowout win against Stewart County, while the Randolph-Clay boys got a much-needed victory against a tough Stewart County squad, 73-61.

The Randolph-Clay girls, who are now 20-2 overall and 11-0 in Region 1-A, have won 11 games in a row and 19 of their last 20. They were led by Adriana Blackmon and Kanekia Washington, who scored 19 and 15 points, respectively.

Herald Super 6er Gary McCrae and Cornelius Bennett combined for 43 points to help the Red Devils keep their playoff hopes alive in the convoluted Class A playoff picture. With just the top 16 teams in the state power ranking making the postseason — and Randolph-Clay right on the bubble — a win against Region 1-A South leader Stewart County gave the Red Devils (12-2, 8-4) a boost in the standings.

McCrae led the way with 23, while Bennett chipped in 20 and Ryan Wiggins added 12.

Both Randolph-Clay teams play again Saturday at Terrell County.

DWS BOYS 107, TERRELL ACADEMY 40: The Knights are on a roll --- winners of 11 straight --- following Tuesday’s lopsided win against the Eagles.

Herald Super 6er Ramello Carter led the way with 23 points, while four other DWS players also reached double figures: Christian Wallace 15, Pete Langstaff 10, Weston King 10.

Terrell was led by Raleigh Carlson’s eight points.

The Knights improved to 16-3 overall and will try to lock up the No. 1 seed for the upcoming region tournament Friday at Calvary Christian.

GRACE CHRISTIAN GIRLS 66, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 63: Emily Murr (14 points) and Kelsey Harrell (13) led Grace past the Lady Patriots on Tuesday, despite a game-high 19 points from Alana McCook, 13 from Dana McCarter and 12 from Parker Rigsby. Rigsby’s outing was even more impressive considering she was hit with an inadvertent elbow in her eye during the game and eventually had to leave and be taken to a nearby hospital for stitches.

Randolph will try to rebound Thursday at home against Byne Christian.

GRACE CHRISTIAN BOYS 62, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 52: The hard-luck season continued for the Patriots on Tuesday as they remained the only winless team, boys or girls, in Southwest Georgia.

But there was one extremely bright spot to come out of the game for the kids from Shellman.

Rhett Ragan, a senior, hit the coveted 1,000-point mark when he buried a jumper shortly after halftime. Ragan finished with 12 points, while Brett Sauls also scored 12 in the loss.

Grace was led by Jack McCrae’s game-high 27 points, followed by Phillip Bowen with 12.

Randolph will try to get into the win column Thursday at home against Byne Christian --- a team which barely beat the Patriots in their season opener three months ago.

CALHOUN COUNTY 68, TERRELL COUNTY 59: The Cougars improved to 13-8 overall Tuesday with a convincing win against region rival Terrell County, thanks to a season-high 29 points from Quenten Taylor. Dajohn Williams added 14 for Calhoun, which also got 12 from Sherrod Williams.

Calhoun County next plays Friday at Quitman County, while Terrell will try to rebound Friday against Herald No. 1 Monroe.

No final stats from Terrell County were available.

PELHAM GIRLS 59, BERRIEN 46: The Herald No. 4 Lady Hornets dropped in a season-high 29 points in the third quarter to pull away from host Berrien on Tuesday.

Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman led Pelham with 28 points, and teammate Hillary Williams added 18 in a game where the Lady Hornets led by just eight points at halftime but jumped out to a double-digit lead at the beginning of the second half and never looked back.

Pelham (18-3, 7-1 in Region 1-AA) plays again Friday at home against Thomasville, which is the only Class AA team to beat the Lady Hornets this season — a 40-39 thriller Jan. 11 in Thomasville.

WESTWOOD GIRLS 41, SHERWOOD 9: The Lady Wildcats held Sherwood scoreless in the first quarter and then cruised to a 32-point region win.

Rachel Harrell and Morgan Singleton led the way for Westwood with 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Westwood, which led 20-0 at the end of the first quarter and was comfortably ahead 29-5 at halftime, improved to 14-3 overall and 5-0 in GISA Region 3-AA.

The Lady Wildcats play again Friday at home against Terrell Academy, while Sherwood plays Thursday at home against Tiftarea.

CAIRO GIRLS 58, AMERICUS-SUMTER 54: The Lady Panthers (14-7, 6-6 in Region 1-AAAA) led by four points in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, but host Cairo pulled ahead and closed out Americus-Sumter in the final minutes of the game.

Kahler Fletcher led Americus with 14 points, Kayla Bowens added 12 points and A’Dasjah Mercer had 11 points, 10 rebounds and was 7-for-8 from the free throw line.

Diamond Denmark also scored nine points for the Lady Panthers, who play again Feb. 5 at home against Albany High.

EARLY COUNTY GIRLS 58, SEMINOLE COUNTY 57: Tynicia McCoy hit the go-ahead shot in the final minute, and Early County avoided a Seminole County buzzer beater to win Tuesday in Donalsonville.

McCoy and teammate Latoya Eaford led all scorers with 17 points apiece, while early County’s Justice Lee scored 10.

Katrese Brown scored 13 to lead Seminole County (12-6), and Alexus Watson and Patrice Barnes each added 10 for the Lady Indians, who trailed by 13 points entering the fourth quarter but stormed back to take a late lead.

Seminole County plays again Friday at rival Mitchell County, and Early County is in action Tuesday at Miller County.

TAE GIRLS 45, DEERFIELD 43: Marilauren Farr scored 18 points and Lauren Barfield finished with 17 to lead Terrell Academy (16-6) to a two-point win.

Deerfield (9-12), which was led by Nyla Perry’s 22 points and seven rebounds, plays again Friday at Calvary, and Terrell Academy is in Camilla on Friday to play Westwood.

SHERWOOD BOYS 57, WESTWOOD 49: T.J. Clay scored a game-high 21 points to help the Eagles finish off the regular-season sweep of Westwood, which fell to 4-10 overall and 0-5 in the Region 3-A.

Patrick Stanford added 14 points for the Sherwood, while Westwood was led by Mitch Good (17 points), Jamie Davis (16) and Dylan Larkin (10).

The Wildcats play again Friday at home against Terrell Academy, while Sherwood plays Thursday at home against Tiftarea.

WESTOVER SPLITS WITH CRISP: Herald Super 6er T.J. Cromer led the Patriots with 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday’s 77-69 overtime victory against Crisp County.

The Patriots, who are ranked No. 2 in the Herald’s Fab 5 Poll, also got 20 points from Kel Miller, while Crisp County was led by Javoris Cooks, who scored 25.

The Crisp County girls team beat the Lady Patriots, 33-32, but no final stats were available by press time.

Westover plays again Tuesday at home against Worth, and Crisp County is in action Friday at Cairo.

WORTH SWEEPS ALBANY HIGH: The Worth County boys won their fourth in a row Tuesday with a 59-53 victory against Albany High, while the Lady Rams got their first Region 1-AAAA victory of the season with a 52-49 win against the Lady Indians.

In the boys game, Worth County was led by Timothy Gant’s 12 points, and the Rams improved to 12-9 overall and 6-6 in the region. Freshman Brandon Moore (10 points, 10 rebounds) and senior Lavonte Robinson (9 points) also keyed the Rams’ attack.

Jarmarcis Nelly scored 13 to lead Albany, and Tyler Cheese (12) and Malik Dungy (10) also got into double figures.

The Worth County girls got their first region win since Dec. 11, 2009, behind 23 points from Kristavia Milton and 16 points from Andrea Davis.

Albany High’s Kairsha Jackson scored 29, and China Marcus added 10.

Albany plays again Saturday at Colquitt County, while Worth County is at Dougherty at Friday.

EARLY COUNTY BOYS 63, SEMINOLE COUNTY 62: Early County survived two lead changes in the final 15 seconds to take down a tough Seminole County squad on Tuesday.

Seminole County, which had a five-game winning streak snapped, went ahead by one with 15 seconds left, but Early County go its go-ahead basket nine seconds on the clock to take 63-62 lead.

Seminole County’s Jakhari Martin got off a game winner from 15 feet away as time expired, but it rimmed out to end a back-and-forth game all night. The Indians (15-4), who led 34-32 at halftime and went into the fourth quarter tied 45-45, were led by John Hudson (14 points), Jamal Martin (12), Jakhari Martin (11) and Jordan Harris (10).

Early County (10-8) was led by Javonte Moore (14 points), Jacori Taylor (14) and Tracy Blocker (14).

Seminole County plays again Friday at rival Mitchell County, and Early County is in action Tuesday at Miller County.


bball62 2 years, 5 months ago

WOW..Albany girls lost to Worth..how does that happen?


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