ALBANY -- In the most exciting game in Southwest Georgia on Tuesday night, the Deerfield-Windsor Knights overcame a seven-point deficit in overtime Tuesday against Tattnall Square to force a second overtime, where they scored 18 points in four minutes to win their sixth straight game, 83-75.
It was a wild finish in the W.T. Henry Gymnasium.
The Knights (10-3) had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but Christian Wallace -- who would later redeem himself in the second overtime -- missed back-to-back free throws with two seconds left to keep the game tied.
After falling behind by seven with 1:30 left in the first overtime, the Knights charged back with the help of a 3-pointer from Ryan Toole. But with the game tied with five seconds left in the first overtime, Deerfield’s Austin Fallow missed two free throws that would have given the Knights the lead, sending it into one more extra period.
In the second OT, Matthew started the scoring with a 3-pointer, and the Knights never looked back. Wallace was 4-for-5 from the line in overtime and the entire DWS team hit 12 of their 15 free throws in the second overtime to give the Knights momentum heading into Friday’s region opener against Southland.
SEMINOLE COUNTY BOYS 79, TERRELL COUNTY 60: In their first game since climbing to No. 1 in The Herald Fab 5 Poll, the Indians beat Terrell County to improve to 12-1 overall and stay unbeaten in Region 1-A.
Jamal Martin (26 points), Jordan Harris (17), Jamarcus Gray (17) and Anfernee King (11) led Seminole County, which led 19-12 at the end of the first quarter. By halftime, the Indians were on top by 22.
Terrell County was led by Travelle Stephens (18) and Joe Ward (16).
CRISP COUNTY BOYS 57, ALBANY 50 (OT): Crisp County’s Rashad Buckholts missed a game-winner at the end of regulation, but the Cougars made up for it in overtime by outscoring visiting Albany 10-3 in the extra time for a key Region 1-AAAA victory.
The Cougars, led by Super 6er Javorris Cooks’ 24 points, have now won five straight region games and with Tuesday’s win jumped Albany High in the region standings for third place. Condell Woodson added 10 points for Crisp, which plays again Friday at Herald No. 2 Worth County.
Albany High was led by Malik Dungee (16 points) and Jordan Young (14).
CALHOUN COUNTY BOYS 73, QUITMAN COUNTY 50: The undefeated Cougars were led by Quenton Taylor’s 19 points, while DaJohn Williams (14), Sherrod Williams (10) and Reginald Ross (10) also scored in double digits for Herald No. 4 Calhoun County, which will put its 14-0 record on the line Friday against Randolph-Clay --- the biggest test for the Cougars this season.
WESTWOOD GIRLS 44, TERRELL ACADEMY 17: Callie Smith scored 17 points for the Lady Wildcats and Rachel Harrell added 12 points to improve Westwood’s record to 10-1.
Terrell Academy, which stayed with the reigning Class AA champs until Westwood pulled away in the third quarter, was led by Marilauren Farr’s 10 points.
LEE COUNTY BOYS 57, TCC 49: The Trojans improved to 8-7 overall and 2-0 in Region 1-AAAAA thanks to big nights from Jalin Wimberly (18 points), Super 6er Aaron May (16) and JJ Rivers (13).
Lee County next plays Friday at Bainbridge in another Region 1-AAAAA showdown.
PELHAM GIRLS 88, EARLY COUNTY 49: Three days after Early County upset Herald No. 5 Randolph-Clay, the Lady Bobcats were routed by No. 1 Pelham on Tuesday.
Pelham (13-0) remains the lone unbeaten girls team in Southwest Georgia and is now 5-0 in Region 1-AA.
Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman scored 22 points to lead the Lady Hornets, who also got 17 points from Destiny Thomas, 14 from Timbreanna Hudson and 12 from Hillary Williams.
Pelham, which led by just 10 points at halftime but outscored Early 27-7 in the third quarter, plays again Friday at home against Brooks County.
Early’s leading scorers were Latoya Eaford (12), Shakerria Wade (12) and Tynicia McCoy (10).
WESTOVER SPLITS WITH TIFT: The Herald No. 3 Westover girls (13-4) defeated Tift County 41-33 on Tuesday, while the No. 3 Patriots (12-4) lost, 65-50.
In the boys game, Mike Green (12 points) and Timothy White (10) led the way for Westover. In the girls game, Au Bre’ Ana Moore scored a game-high 17 points.
Both Westover teams play again Friday at home against Cairo.
CRISP COUNTY GIRLS 45, ALBANY 29: The Lady Cougars won their fourth straight Region 1-AAAA game and sit alone in second place in the region.
Crisp (8-9, 6-2) was led by Shi’Keriyah Felton and Super 6er Nasheema Oliver, who scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
The Squaws stayed winless and were led by China Marcus’ 15 points. Albany plays again Friday at home against Dougherty, while Crisp County travels to Worth County on Friday.
THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL GIRLS 40, LEE COUNTY 32: Katherine McConnell and Deambria Abner each scored 10 points for the Lady Trojans, but it wasn’t enough in Tuesday’s Region 1-AAAAA loss.
The Lady Trojans (8-5, 1-1) will look to get back above .500 in the region Friday at Bainbridge.
TATTNALL SQUARE GIRLS 46, DEERFIELD 40: The Lady Knights (5-10) hung with the reigning Class AAA champions, but state-ranked No. 1 Tattnall Square held on down the stretch for the six-point victory.
Jordan Lane scored 10 points to lead Deerfield, while Nyla Perry added nine points for the Lady Knights, who play again Friday at home against Southland in their region opener.
PELHAM BOYS 68, EARLY COUNTY 60: Duntrez Moore and Darius Spence both scored 12 points for the Hornets (11-2), who play again Friday at home against Brooks County.
BAINBRIDGE BOYS 74, MILLER COUNTY 58: Travon Shaw scored a team-high 20 points to lead Bainbridge past Miller County on Tuesday.
The Bearcats (9-6) also got 12 points from Super 6er Tyree Crump and Stephen Johnson. Miller County was led by Antrayves Benton, who scored 25 points.
AMERICUS-SUMTER BOYS 74, DOUGHERTY 66: Americus-Sumter built a first-quarter lead, then held off Dougherty to post a victory Tuesday night at Radium Springs Middle School. The Panthers were led by Michael Russell who finished with 22 points.
Travin Harris added 20, while Juwon High and DJ Harris added 14 and 12 points respectively.
David Quimby led Dougherty with 21 points, while Montrell Sisroe added 17 for the Trojans who fell to 3-9 overall and 2-6 in Region 1-AAAA play.
SOUTHWEST GEORGIA BOYS 68, SHERWOOD CHRISTIAN 64: Southwest Georgia Academy rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit, forced overtime, then took a GISA Region 3-AA victory over Sherwood Christian.
The visiting Warriors played their first game without Matthew Jernigan, who tragically drowned in a boating accident last week.
SGA (3-9, 1-0 Region 3-AA) was led by McKinley Chambless’ 21 points. K.D. Sizemore added 12, while Teal Massey finished with 11.
The Eagles were led by Juwon Henderson’s 16 points. T.J. Johnson added 12.