SYLVESTER — In a back-and-forth affair, Monroe scored a 50-43 victory over the Rams, handing Herald No. 2 Worth County its first region loss of the season.
Monroe improves to 8-4 overall and 4-3 in region play. Jamarcus Nunnally helped the Tornadoes late in the game, burying a pair of three-point baskets. Monroe meets Westover today at 8:30 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center in a key Region 1-AAAA game.
Deonte Young led the Tornadoes with 16 points, while Nunnally added 15.
“We’re going to try to build off this win,” Monroe coach Marquis Davis said. “It’s a big win for us. I thought we did a good job on the front line.”
Worth County falls to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in Region 1-AAAA play.
MONROE GIRLS 80, WORTH COUNTY 21: Monroe kept its unbeaten Region 1-AAAA record alive by topping Worth County. The Lady Tornadoes had five players finish in double figures as Lynsey Washington led the way with 17 points.
Cekeya Mack made her return and finished with 16, while Fantaza Stroud added 14. Treasure Frazier and Cedriania Waters finished with 10 points apiece as Monroe improved to 12-4 overall and 7-0 in region play.
Worth County was led by Andrea Davis’ 10 points.
Monroe plays Westover at 5:30 p.m. today at the Albany Civic Center.
WESTOVER BOYS 69, DOUGHERTY 54: Westover used a strong fourth quarter to put away Dougherty Friday night in a Region 1-AAAA contest.
All players except for two on the Patriots’ roster scored. Andre Kennedy led the way with 12 points. Mike Green added nine and Timothy White and Dunavon Robinson added eight points each.
Dougherty was led by Montrell Sisroe’s 12 points. Charles Porter and David Quimby added eight points apiece.
ALBANY SWEPT BY CAIRO: The Albany High boys and girls were both defeated by Cairo on Friday in a pair of Region 1-AAAA games.
The Albany boys lost 45-41 and were led by Tyler Cheese (14 points) and Malik Dungee (11). The Indians dropped to 8-4 overall and 4-3 in Region 1-AAAA play.
Cairo beat the Squaws 56-29, and Albany fell to 1-11 overall and 1-6 in the region. The Albany girls were led by Alondra Calhoun, who scored 11 points.
Both Albany teams play again today in the Albany Civic Center against Dougherty.
CRISP COUNTY BOYS 57, AMERICUS-SUMTER 48: The Cougars kept pace in the Region 1-AAAA race and kept Americus-Sumter winless in the region with the nine-point win.
Condell Woodson led Crisp (7-6, 4-3) with 14 points, and Herald Super 6er Javorris Cooks added 11 points. Americus-Sumter was led by Michael Russell’s 15 points.
The Cougars led by just two points at halftime but hit the gas pedal at the end of the third quarter with an 8-0 run to take an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter, where they continued to pull away and led by as many as 17 points.
CRISP COUNTY GIRLS 56, AMERICUS-SUMTER 47: The Lady Cougars leaped into second place in the Region 1-AAAA standings with their third win in a row.
Trailing by seven at halftime and three entering in the fourth quarter, Crisp County’s Nasheema Oliver and Kayla Green keyed a fourth-quarter comeback, accounting for all of Crisp’s 23 points in the quarter. Oliver, a Herald Super 6er, netted 13 of her season-high 23 points in the final period, while Green scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth.
Americus-Sumter (6-8, 2-5) was led by Tamia Swanson’s 21 points. The Lady Panthers play again today against Terrell County. Crisp County (7-7, 5-2) is in action today against Turner County.