Freshman Zac Henry put Valwood into the win column on Tuesday, connecting on a jumper with two seconds left to lift the Valiants to a 38-36 victory.

Henry pumped in a team-high 12 points, none as crucial as that short jump shot off a loose ball. Valwood entered the home game against Fullington 0-11 overall and 0-2 in its region.

Kenny Green pilfered the ball and drove in for a layup with 30 seconds remaining to tie the score.

Fullington failed to get up a final shot after Henry's heroics.

The Valwood girls tumbled to 2-12 with a 60-13 loss to Fullington. Freshman Lauren Cloud scored four points for the Valiants, 0-3 in region.

The junior varsity boys evened their record at 4-4, thanks to a 40-25 victory. Carter Karras tallied 22 points. The JV girls lost 32-3, dropping to 1-8 on the season.

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Brion Coleman's 23 points powered the Clinch boys basketball team to a 59-49 victory against Echols in Homerville on Tuesday.

"He did a good job getting to the rim," Echols coach Phillip Brown said. "It's not that he shot overly well, but he got a lot in transition."

The Wildcats (10-9, 8-4) got a pair of threes as part of Clarence Stacey's 14 points, while Casey Williams added 10. The Panthers avenged an earlier loss to Echols in the second meeting between Brown and Clinch's Nick Gast, a pair of former VSU graduate assistants under Jim Yarbrough.

The Clinch girls outscored Echols by 10 points in the second quarter to hold on to a 52-46 victory. Eden Fluker scored a game-high 26 for the Wildcats (3-14, 3-9), while Tamica Bell's 17 topped the Panthers.

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Brooks County hammered Berrien in a 1-AA region matchup, winning 84-44 in Quitman. The Trojans now stand at 11-6 and 6-2 in the region entering a big home showdown with Cook Friday.

Greg Washington halved the Rebels' score with 22 points, and Darius Brinson (14) and Robby Christian (10) joined him in double figures.

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The Cook girls rallied from a six-point deficit, grabbing a big steal right before the buzzer to hold on to a 52-51 win against Thomasville in Adel.

The Hornets (7-5, 4-3 in 1-AA) received 15 points from Turelle Jones, 11 from Candace Keeley and 10 out of Latriece Doe.



The Cook Middle School wrestling team thumped Ware 86-6 on Tuesday. The Stingers, coming off a first-place finish two weeks ago at their own Nightmare Duals, picked up impressive performances from Waylon Chester (138 pounds), Ethan Myers (135), Will Dobbins (128) and Michael Kohler (90).

First-year coach Torrance Choates emphasized its a rebuilding year for CMS (17-6), but had high praise for newcomer Brandon Grant at 125 pounds on Tuesday.

The Stingers tore through Waycross and Hahira at the Nightmare Duals to break a three-way tie for first. The six-team tournament featured a round-robin format with CMS wrestling five matches in a single day. The Stingers went 4-1. Ty Sumner (73), Michael Brown (85), Levi Cooper (105) and Steven Jackson (128) all went undefeated in five matches.

Jackson recorded pins in nine and 10 seconds, respectively, as competitors fought for a trophy for the fastest pin. Cook's Chase Caldwell appeared to have it wrapped up with a seven-second pin before a wrestler from Thomas County Central turned the trick in four seconds to steal the prize.

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