Westwood Lady Wildcats upset Crisp Academy in Cordele
Westwood, the defending GISA Class AA state champs, hadn’t beaten powerhouse Crisp Academy in coach Jenni Smith’s seven years as head coach, but on Friday Westwood snapped that streak with a 42-39 victory. (ADDS: Results from Seminole boys, Deerfield-Windsor girls, Sherwood boys and girls, Bainbridge boys, Worth County boys and Lee County girls)
The Herald previews girls basketball teams from Deerfield-Windsor, Southland, Sherwood Christian, Southwest Georgia Academy, Terrell Academy, Westwood and Crisp Academy.
The Herald previews boys basketball teams from Deerfield-Windsor, Southland, Sherwood Christian, Southwest Georgia Academy, Terrell Academy, Westwood and Crisp Academy.
The Herald previews girls basketball teams from Bainbridge, Lee County, Americus-Sumter, Crisp County, Dougherty, Monroe, Albany High, Terrell County, Westover, Worth County, Early County, Pelham, Baker County, Calhoun County, Miller County, Mitchell County, Randolph-Clay and Seminole County.
The Herald previews boys basketball teams from Bainbridge, Lee County, Americus-Sumter, Crisp County, Dougherty, Monroe, Albany High, Terrell County, Westover, Worth County, Early County, Pelham, Baker County, Calhoun County, Miller County, Mitchell County, Randolph-Clay and Seminole County.
No Dougherty County basketball team has won a state title since Dougherty, Westover in 2001
It’s been more than a decade since a boys team has won a state title, while girls teams haven’t captured a championship since the 1950s.
The Westover girls basketball team stayed undefeated Friday with a thrilling double-overtime victory against Tift County. (ADDS: Randolph-Clay; Worth County vs. Americus-Sumter; Calhoun County vs. Mitchell County; Byne Christian)
Crisp County's Javoris Cooks puts an end to a back-and-forth game against Monroe on Friday night with a game-winning shot in overtime. (ADDS: Monroe girls beat Crisp)
Trent Thompson leaning toward Bulldogs
Thursday’s visit from Georgia coach Mark Richt was just another reminder of how coveted five-star junior defensive tackle Trent Thompson is becoming among the top schools in the country.
Dougherty's Amber Ward breaks a tie game with 11 seconds left with a 3-pointer to give the Lady Trojans a Region 1-AAAA win against Crisp County. (ADDS: Westover-Americus-Sumter girls; Randolph-Clay boys, girls; Lee County girls; Sherwood boys, girls; Crisp Academy girls)
The Knights jump ahead early on Glenwood (Ala.) Academy and win their season opener, 78-58. (ADDS: Deerfield-Windsor girls lose in home opener)
The Lady Tornadoes allow just five points in the second half and easily move to 5-0 with a 76-23 win against Region 1-AAAA rival Albany High. (UPDATED: Albany boys beat Monroe, 39-38)
Several Southwest Georgia schools are impacted
Not a single region in Southwest Georgia remained untouched by the new region alignments announced Tuesday by the GHSA, which threw Lee County into arguably the toughest football region in the state, packed 11 teams into Region 1-AAAA and moved Seminole County into Region 1-AA.
Key Key Price leads Monroe with 21 points
The Monroe girls basketball team’s high-tempo offense proved to be a success again as the Lady Tornadoes defeated Lee County, 67-52, Saturday night at the second and final day of the DOCO Thanksgiving Shootout at Westover High School. (ADDS: Dougherty-Albany; TCC-Albany)
Ra’Keta Shelton leads Dougherty with 15 points
Trailing Dougherty by double digits for much of the game, Terrell County came alive during crunch time and appeared to be line for an early-season comeback until the Lady Trojans closed it out for the win. (ADDS: Albany High-Early; Monroe-Bainbridge)
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