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PREP ROUNDUP: Henry County girls pull off upset

Photo by Jason Mussell
Henry County forward Dre Souder (No. 22) is surrounded by a host of Southwest-Macon players as he looks to score in the first half. Souder finished the game with 20 points as the Warhawks cruised to the win.

Photo by Jason Mussell Henry County forward Dre Souder (No. 22) is surrounded by a host of Southwest-Macon players as he looks to score in the first half. Souder finished the game with 20 points as the Warhawks cruised to the win.

Henry County girls basketball has felt the sting of one-point region losses twice this season and almost felt it again Tuesday.

Instead, the Lady Hawks held on for a 60-59 victory at home against Southwest-Macon in a Region 2-AAA cross-over game.

Henry County led by five points with about 1:00 left in the game when Southwest (11-4, 5-1 Region 2-AAA, Div. B) staged a comeback attempt.

But it fell short and the Lady Hawks improved to 8-6 overall and 3-3 in Region 2-AAA, Div. A.

“We played good defense,” Henry County coach Carl Caputa said. “We emphasized our transition defense and we worked it.”

Caputa lauded the rebounding effort of Devon Lewis and Jill Gillard, who had 15 and 13 rebounds, respectively.

The win was some respite for two disappointing losses for Henry County — a 54-53 defeat to Peach County and a 50-49 setback to Carver-Columbus that was part of a stretch of five losses in six games.

Now, Henry County has won two in a row and could make it three straight when it hosts Jackson on Friday.

Woodland 90, Eagle’s Landing 14: The Lady Wolfpack had five players score in double figures in a dominant Region 4-AAAA, Div. A game at home.

Lindsey Reed led Woodland (19-1, 9-0) to its 18th straight victory with 25 points. Morgan Jones had 16, Care’ Bacon had 12, Nicole Findura scored 11 and Zaundra Stevens added 10.

Mecca Sneed and Aalyiah Dotson each had nine for the Lady Wolfpack.

Stockbridge 42, Locust Grove 36: The Lady Tigers held on for a Region 4-AAAA, Div. A victory at home.

Amlin Sanders led Stockbridge with 17 points, while Caitlyn Williams had 10.

Sabiyah Broderick had 14 points for Locust Grove, and Taylor Delasbour added 10.

North Clayton 53, Spalding 38: Christal Williams had 20 points and Alejandra Anderson finished with 17 as the Eagles picked up the Region 4-AAAA, Div. B win.

Spalding was lead by Desiree Corbin and Twandalette Cotton, who had 10 points each.

BOYS

Eagle’s Landing 73, Woodland 23: The Golden Eagles cruised in their Region 4-AAAA, Div. A game on the road.

Chris Davenport led Eagle’s Landing (13-5) with 15 points, Isaiah Dennis added 14 and Cameron Robinson had 11.

Henry County 64, Southwest-Macon 38: Dre Souder finished with 20 points as the Warhawks cruised to the win at home.

Sheldon Williams added 12 points for Henry County, which improved to 11-5 on the season.

Union Grove 55, Forest Park 51: The Wolverines got a balanced scoring attack and held on for a Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A victory at home.

Caleb Ham and Jay Shorts each scored 13 points for Union Grove (12-6), while Sean Williams added 12.

Jonesboro 55, Upson-Lee 48: Patrick Petty scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Cardinals to the Region 4-AAAA, Div. A win.

Cameron Sutton finished with nine points for Jonesboro, which improved to 14-1 heading into Friday’s showdown with Riverdale.