Dougherty, Sherwood dominate Tuesday night basketball

Dougherty surprised Crisp County on Tuesday night by sweeping the Cougars in both the boys' and girls' varsity games.

A late three by Amber Ward lifted the Trojans past Crisp County and star post player Nasheema Oliver in a game that went down to the final minutes. The boys' team led most of the way and held on late to win, 56-54. Dougherty's Quincy Robinson had 16 points in the victory.

Just across town, Monroe and Albany split their matchups. The Lady Tornadoes continued their hunt for a second region championship by blitzing Albany early and often in route to a blowout win. The boys' game was a much closer contest, with the Indians pulling out a road victory, 39-38.

In the G.I.S.A., Deerfield-Windsor hosted Alabama's Glenwood School. The girls' team played well early but lost by a score of 43-29. The boys' team rode a big second quarter surge all the way to a 20-point victory.

Also, Sherwood Christian hosted Byne Academy on Tuesday night. Lakisha Elder's girls' team ran away from Byne in the second half to win 48-21. The boys' team also dominated, thanks to 21 points from Greg Elder and seven assists from Chris Thomas.

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