After surging ahead of Stewart County early in the third quarter Saturday night in the Region 1-A championship game at Seminole County High School, the Red Devils stayed focused and took a convincing 57-50 victory to earn the region title in front of a capacity crowd.
The Patriots soundly defeated Worth County to claim the Region 1-AAAA title for the second year in a row.
The top-seed Hornets destroyed Early County to win their second straight Region 1-AA title.
Just a year old, the GICAA is set to jump the GISA this fall and become Georgia’s second largest high school organization for athletics.
Key Key Price hits a game-winning shot for the Monroe girls to give the Lady Tornadoes a Region 1-AAAA victory over Westover. (ADDS: Crisp County boys, girls take third seeds)
Undefeated Lady Hornets rout Early Co. in 1-AA title game
It was has been a historic run for the Pelham Lady Hornets so far this season, they accomplished their third goal of the year Friday night, dispatching of Early County, 74-30, to win the Region 1-AA tournament and the region’s top seed heading into the state tournament that begins on Feb. 21.
In a rivalry game that many around Southwest Georgia were anticipating, Randolph-Clay handed Herald No. 2 Calhoun County its second loss of the season with a 73-70 victory that sent the Red Devils into tonight’s Region 1-A championship game, while host and No. 1 seed Seminole County was stunned in the second semifinal game against Stewart County. (ADDS: Region 1-A; Region 1-AAAAA; Deerfield boys, girls; Westwood girls)
Pelham, Early Co. girls advance to title game
In what has become routine this season for the Lady Hornets, Pelham rolled to an easy 80-34 rout of Cook County in the Region 1-AA semifinals, improved to a perfect 24-0 and earned a date with No. 3 seed Early County for the region championship tonight.
Worth County and Westover advance to the Region 1-AAAA boys championship, while the city rivals Monroe and Westover will play in tonight’s girls championship.
The Herald No. 2 Calhoun County boys advance to face Randolph-Clay in a rematch of the Cougars’ only loss this season, while the Seminole County boys advance to play Stewart County in tonight’s Region 1-A semifinals.
Brenton Wimberly, Westover’s star defensive lineman and a big reason the Patriots won last season’s Region 1-AAAA championship, followed in the footsteps of Trent Brown — his cousin and former Westover star lineman — and signed a national letter-of-intent Wednesday to play at Georgia Military College.
With coaches, family and their fellow students looking on in the media center, Albany High seniors Launce Holmes and Corandon Lumpkin signed national letters-of-intent to play for the Atlanta Sports Academy on Tuesday morning.
In a game that went down to the wire, the Albany boys hang on to beat rival Monroe and set up a Region 1-AAAA semifinal clash against Westover on Thursday. (ADDS: Recaps from Americus-Crisp boys, Cairo-Westover girls and Americus-Dougherty girls)
The Randolph-Clay and Mitchell County girls basketball teams stayed on track to meet in the Region 1-A championship game with a pair of quarterfinal wins on Tuesday. (ADDS: Region 1-A girls quarterfinals; Early County girls advance; Deerfield boys, girls sweep Brookwood)
The Patriots slipped out of the top spot immediately back in December with a loss to Worth County, but Westover has peaked at the end of the season and reclaimed its spot atop the poll with a 58-42 drubbing of Worth on Feb. 4 to knock the Rams out of the No. 1 ranking.
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