SYLVESTER — In a game with serious Region 1-AAAA implications, Crisp County’s Primetime Hamilton lived up to his first name.
The junior hit a clutch 3-pointer with a minute left in double overtime on Friday to give the Cougars a thrilling 61-59 win against Herald No. 2 Worth County.
With the win, Crisp County (9-7, 6-3) stays in third place in the region standings, while Worth County (13-4, 6-2) falls into a tie for first place with Westover.
Worth County had the lead in the latter half of the second overtime, but Hamilton’s 3-pointer gave the Cougars a 60-59 lead, and the host Rams never scored again after that.
Davion Harvey scored 21 points to lead Crisp County, followed by Super 6er Javoris Cooks (16) and Montre’ Hartage (13).
For Worth County, Super 6er Anfernee McLemore scored 18 points, and Brandon Moore added 16 points.
WESTOVER BOYS 83, CAIRO 69: The Herald No. 3 Patriots were led by CJ Davis’ 21 points, while Michael Green added 15 and Dunavon Robinson and Andre’ Kennedy each scored 12.
Michael Calloway scored 20 points to lead Cairo.
RANDOLPH-CLAY BOYS 75, CALHOUN COUNTY BOYS 50: In one of the most anticipated games of the weekend, the host Red-Devils won going away, handing The Herald No. 4 Cougars their first loss of the season.
Herald Super 6er Gary McCrae scored 23 to lead R-C, while Ryan Wiggins added 10.
The lone player in double figures for Calhoun County was DaJohn Williams, who finished with 15.
SEMINOLE COUNTY BOYS 73, MILLER COUNTY 43: The Indians defended their top ranking in The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll with an easy Region 1-A victory in the Border Battle rivalry game.
Seminole County (13-1) spread the scoring around, but Super 6er Jordan Harris was still able to finish with 22 points, and teammate Jahmyka Pearson added 14 points.
Miller County was led by Jimmy Cooper’s 10 points.
BAINBRIDGE BOYS 60, LEE COUNTY 38: Bainbridge flexed its muscles against Region 1-AAAAA rival Lee County on Friday behind 27 points from Super 6er Tyree Crump. Travon Shaw added 14 points for the Bearcats, who trailed 22-21 at halftime but then outscored the Trojans 21-8 in the third quarter and 18-8 in the fourth quarter.
Super 6er Aaron May led Lee County with 13 points.
ALBANY BOYS 67, DOUGHERTY 58: Dezmond Newberry and Malik Dungee scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead the Indians to a Region 1-AAAA win against Dougherty.
Tyler Cheese added 12 points for the Indians, while Dougherty was led by Montrell Sisroe (14) and David Quimbley (14).
PELHAM BOYS 68, BROOKS COUNTY 29: Shaquille Crimley knocked down a half-court buzzer beater at the end of the first half to send Pelham into halftime up 44-13 and finished the night with a game-high 23 points to lead the Hornets to a Region 1-AA victory.
Darius Spence (11), Quayshaun Johnson (11) and Jaquan Green (10) all led Early Count in scoring.
The Pelham boys remained undefeated in Region 1-AA play and are now 12-2 overall.
SHERWOOD BOYS 76, WESTWOOD 68: Lareece Kelley scored 18 points and dished out eight assists to lead Sherwood to a GISA Region 3-AA victory.
Also scoring in double figures for Sherwood were Chris Thomas (17), Greg Elder (15) and Juwan Henderson (14). Westwood’s leaders were Collier Baggett (27) and Jamie Davis (17).
Sherwood is now 11-5 overall and 1-1 in the region and plays again Tuesday at Calvary Christian.
SHERWOOD SNAPS LOSING STREAK: In a game late Thursday, the Sherwood boys’ basketball team beat Tiftarea 54-47 to snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 10-5. Juwan Henderson (15 points), Chris Thomas (13) and Greg Elder (12) led the Eagles.
The Sherwood girls lost to Tiftarea 54-39 with Keyada Thomas leading the Lady Eagles (10-5) with 13 points.
Pelham girls stay unbeaten with rout of Brooks County
PELHAM — The Herald No. 1 Pelham girls basketball team stayed undefeated on Friday as Super 6er Briunna Freeman scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Lady Hornets to a 72-45 victory against Brooks County.
Pelham, the lone unbeaten girls team in Southwest Georgia, is now 14-0 overall and 6-0 in Region 1-AA.
Also scoring in double figures for the Lady Hornets were Quaelranigue Franklin (12) and Timbreanna Hudson (10). Pelham plays again today at Cairo.
WESTOVER GIRLS 57, CAIRO 43: The Herald No. 3 Lady Patriots (14-4, 5-3) picked up a Region 1-AAAA victory to remain in third place in the region standings.
Au’Bre’Ana Moore scored 20 points to lead Westover, and teammate Achanti Layfield added 12 points. Cairo’s top scorer was Hydia Greene with 20 points.
The Lady Patriots have now won five of their last six games and will look to pick up another region win Tuesday at home against Americus-Sumter.
MONROE GIRLS 61, AMERICUS-SUMTER 25: The Herald No. 2 Lady Tornadoes stayed undefeated in Region 1-AAAA and moved closer to clinching a region title.
Jakayla Stevenson was the high scorer for Americus-Sumter (7-8, 3-5) with seven points. The Lady Panthers play again Tuesday at Westover.
Leading scorers were not provided for Monroe (15-4, 10-0), which plays again Friday at Dougherty.
DOUGHERTY GIRLS 54, ALBANY 17: The Herald No. 4 Lady Trojans kept Albany High winless on Friday and didn’t allow any Squaws to score more than four points individually.
For Dougherty, Amber Ward led the way with 14; Super 6er Ra’Keta Shelton added 12; and Takiya Davis scored 11.
CRISP COUNTY GIRLS 55, WORTH COUNTY 35: The Lady Cougars won their fourth straight Region 1-AAAA game and held on to No. 2 in the region standings with Friday’s win.
Crisp (9-9, 7-2) was led by Super 6er Nasheema Oliver, who scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Deletria Colson added 11 points and Kayla Green scored 10 points.
Worth County’s leading scorers were Andrea Williams (13) and Brianna Farley (11).
MITCHELL COUNTY GIRLS 72, BAKER COUNTY 19: The Lady Eagles won their fifth straight game Friday in a Region 1-A blowout against Baker County.
Leading Mitchell County in scoring were Shonbreka Holton (18), Antonia Jones (17), Deaundra Hill (10) and A’Miracle Jones (10).
The Lady Eagles (12-4) are in action again tonight at Albany High.
LEE COUNTY GIRLS 39, BAINBRIDGE 29: In a low-scoring game, the Lady Trojans came out on top for a Region 1-AAAAA victory.
Lee County (9-5, 2-1) didn’t have anybody score in double figures but was led by Desja Johnson (9 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals), Kayla Cooper (8 points, 6 rebounds) and Maggie O’Connor (7 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists).
Alex Carter scored 13 points to lead the Lady Bearcats.
WESTWOOD GIRLS 90, SHERWOOD 37: Senior guard Rachel Harrell scored 45 points to set a school record for points in a game on Friday, leading the Lady Wildcats to an easy GISA Region 3-AA victory.
It was a career night for Harrell, who had 29 points by halftime and also finished with 12 assists and 13 rebounds for a triple-double.
Westwood (11-1, 2-0), which jumped ahead 30-6 after the first quarter and never looked back, plays again Friday at Southwest Georgia Academy.
CRISP ACADEMY GIRLS 48, TATTNALL SQUARE 43: The GISA Class A Lady Wildcats improved to 16-2 Friday with a win against the reigning Class AAA state champions.
Super 6er and Mercer commit Madi Mitchell, who scored her 3,000th career point Tuesday night against Grace Christian, led Crisp Academy with 16 points, and Parker Krause added 11 points.
The Lady Wildcats are off until Tuesday when they host Highland.