CAIRO — Pelham senior guard Jaquan Green sank a field goal in the final minute to send Saturday’s Region 1-AA game against Cairo into overtime, and then the Hornets raced ahead in the extra session to win 55-52.
Green led the way with 12 points, and Duntrez Moore added 10 points for the Hornets (13-2, 7-0), who have now won eight straight games.
Pelham, which has a three-game lead on the rest of the region, plays again Tuesday at home against Baker County before returning to region play Friday at home against Cook.
PELHAM GIRLS 73, CAIRO 38: Saturday night turned into another dominating performance from the Herald No. 1 Lady Hornets, who jumped ahead 45-20 at halftime and cruised in the second half to stay unbeaten.
Pelham (15-0, 7-0, Region 1-AA) was led again by Herald Super 6er Briunna Freeman, who finished with 23 points. Mahogany Brown and Destiny Thomas added 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Lady Hornets.
R-C SWEEPS TERRELL: The Randolph-Clay boys and girls basketball teams finished the weekend 4-0 with a sweep of Terrell County on Saturday.
The Herald No. 5 Lady Red Devils won 63-40, while the Randolph-Clay boys won 65-46. In the girls game, Brandi Buie scored 27 and Super 6er Kobi Thornton added 12 for the Lady Red Devils. Randolph-Clay’s leaders in the boys game were Super 6er Gary McCrae (21), Marquin Jones (12), Cornelius Bennett (12) and Ryan Wiggins (12).
HARDAWAY BOYS 56, BAINBRIDGE 52: Bainbridge’s Travon Shaw hit a put-back field goal with a minute left to give Bainbridge a late lead, but host Hardaway closed strong to win the Region 1-AAAAA battle.
Super 6er Tyree Crump led Bainbridge with 18 points as the Bearcats fell to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in the region.
EARLY COUNTY HAS BIG WEEKEND: Both Early County basketball teams won a pair of Region 1-AA games over the weekend to improve their region records to 4-3.
The Bobcats beat Fitzgerald 52-49 on Friday and then held off Cook County 55-50 on Saturday. Javarious Thornton led Early both nights with 17 points against Fitzgerald and 14 against Cook. Qubilah Hall also scored 13 points each night for the Bobcats.
The Early County girls followed a 55-45 win against Fitzgerald on Friday with a 50-44 victory against Cook County on Saturday.
Reigning Herald Player of the Week Tynicia McCoy combined to score 42 points in the two games, leading the Lady Bobcats both nights.
Both Early County teams play again Tuesday at Miller County.
NORTHSIDE-COLUMBUS GIRLS 63, LEE COUNTY 35: The Lady Trojans fell back to .500 in the Region 1-AAAAA standings and are now 10-5 overall and 2-2 in the region.
Maggie O’Conner led Lee County with 11 points, four rebounds and three assists, and teammate Kayla Cooper added eight points and six rebounds.
The Lady Trojans play three straight home games next week: Tuesday vs. Mitchell County, Friday vs. Thomas County Central and Saturday vs. Harris County.