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Lady Patriots claim top seed

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   The region 1-AAA tournament will not finish in Fort Valley this year.

Westover girls defeated Peach County 56-46 on Monday to claim the top seed in the tournament and the right to host the semifinals and finals. DyTiesha Dunson led the Lady Patriots with 22 points. The Lady Patriots lost to Peach County in January but got the revenge they were looking for when it counted the most.

"We lost to them our last game and it was a big game and we just had to come out and redeem ourselves on the court tonight and keep a lead in the fourth quarter" said guard Cessily Colwell.  

"We thought we should have won last time we kind of blew our lead and so it feels very good to be on top" said Dunson.

"They were beating us up and down the floor and coach was like you know the refs have nothing to do with them beating you up and down the floor that's you. You all need to hustle so we did that this game and it made the difference" said forward Danielle Glover.

The game was postponed Friday due to snow and then again on Saturday.

Westover girls will play the Dougherty/Monroe winner at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The 1-AAA tournament started with 5-8 and 6-7 seeds playing at Dougherty and Cairo.

The Dougherty girls beat Worth County 60-30. 

In boys action, 8th seeded Peach County stunned #5 Perry 83-81.

In Cairo, Perry Lady Panthers beats the Syrupmaids 56-49 and Crisp County boys beat Worth County 49-47.

The tournament moves to Crisp County on Tuesday where Monroe girls play Dougherty at 4:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. it is the Crisp County girls playing Perry Lady Panthers.

In the boys games on Tuesday, Dougherty will play Peach County at 5:30 p.m. and Cairo will play Crisp Co at 8:30 p.m. at Crisp County High.

On Thursday at Westover, the Peach County girls play the Crisp Co/Perry winner at 4:00 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., Westover boys play the Cairo/Crisp/Worth winner.

The top seed Lady Patriots play Dougherty/Monroe winner at 7:00 p.m. followed at 8:30 p.m. by #1 Mornoe boys playing Dougherty/Perry/Peach Co. winner.

The consolation games are at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and the championship games are at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday at Westover.

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