January 4, 2010
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TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Terrell Academy boys lose first game of season, girls win state title rematch against Fullington
The Eagles lose for the first time all season Tuesday, falling to regioin rival Fullington Academy on the road.
Lee County's boys and girls beat Worth on Saturday, while Calhoun County's two teams do the same to Stewart County and Miller Count boys nearly upset Herald No. 3 Bainbridge.
TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP (Web exclusive): Westover's Dunson scores career-high 31 points in win vs. Perry; TAE boys still unbeaten at 9-0
The Lady Patriots' super scorer Dytiesha Dunson posts the best game of her young career, dropping 31 on Perry on Tuesday night in a win.
Most of the first action of the second half of the prep hoops season goes down tonight, but two local teams -- Byne and SGA --- couldn't wait to hoop it up, playing the first area games of 2010 on Monday night in Damascus.
The Darton women's basketball team wins back-to-back games at the South Georgia Tech Holiday Classic between Saturday and Sunday after taking 18 days off.
The Westwood girls beat Georgia Christian on Saturday, while Turner County's boys and girls trounce Worth County's squads.
For the first time this season, the Bainbridge boys basketball team -- ranked No. 4 in The Herald's Top 5 Poll --- is blown out, as the loss comes at the hands of Class AA state-ranked No. 4 Thomasville, 72-48, on Wednesday night in the finals of the Hoopfest Classic.
HOOPS NOTEBOOK: Randolph Southern boys now 4-0; Byne girls win Christmas tourney; heartbreak in Bainbridge
The Patriots remain unbeaten on the season, while the Byne girls are still basking in the glow of winning a Christmas tournament over the weekend to improve to 9-4.
Down, 21-4, after the first quarter, Randolph-Clay's girls basketball team storms back for a 72-36 pounding of Perry on Monday at the Hoopfest Christmas Tournament at Thomasville.
U-SAVE-IT ROUNDUP: Dougherty boys suffer heartbreak once again; locals Monroe, Westover, Albany, Miller County win
Two days after losing by two points to Statesboro in the opening round of the U-Save-It Classic, the Trojans once again suffer another brutal loss Monday, this time to Mount Zion, 49-47, after leading for most of the game.
Fresh off a football state title, the Eagles' boys hoops team is making a charge for their own after winning twice at the Robert Toombs Christmas Tournament to move to 8-0.
Sherwood's boys team wins its third game in a row after starting the season 1-2
Annual Albany Christmas hoops event kicks off today with tough, 14-team field (3-day schedule included)
The 2009 U-Save-It Christmas Classic kicks off today at Albany High School with the Indians taking on Quitman County.
Fourteen boys basketball teams will converge on Southwest Georgia this week for the annual Christmas tournament, the U-Save-It Classic, beginning Saturday at Albany High.
FRIDAY NIGHT PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sherwood's girls rally late, but fall short as Southland improves to 5-2 with 48-43 win
The Lady Raiders build a big lead, then watch it almost slip away in the final minutes against Sherwood, but managed to hold on the win.
TUESDAY PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Albany loses, 63-62, in wild game to Mitchell; Randolph Southern's Stone scores 30 in Patriots win
Down by a mile, 28-1 in the second quarter, Albany rallies to nearly beat Mitchell before falling by a point.