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December 5, 2012

Packers fall, prepare for trip to Albany

MOULTRIE —  The Colquitt County boys basketball team will travel on Saturday to play Albany High, an Elite Eight team last season.

And while the Indians are expected to be a force again this year, Colquitt County coach Levon Grant is hoping their guard play is not as good as what his team saw on Tuesday in Bainbridge in the 62-42 defeat at the hands of the Bearcats.

“Their guards are pretty good now,” Grant said of Bainbridge. “Our perimeter defense hurt us. They did some things with their guards shooting.

“Their guards just took advantage of our guards.”

The Packers are still playing short-handed as they wait for the football season to end and they will take a 1-1 record to Albany on Saturday.

Kamoris Woods led the Packers with 12 points on Friday with Kenji Thompson adding 11.

Xavier Terry, who had 29 in the season-opening victory over Lee County on Saturday, was held to six. Jay Tolbert and Shaheem Ponder each had four and Donta Wilson had three.

“But a lot of positives came out of the game,” Grant said. “We’re learning something about our guys. Games like these are an opportunity for our guys to get better. Bainbridge is a good team. We’re creating a lot of depth.”

Albany is off to a slow start this season.

After Tuesday’s 65-64 overtime loss to Monroe, the Indians are now 1-5 overall and 0-3 in Region 1-AAAA.

Albany led late in regulation on Tuesday, but Monroe’s Jabari McGhee hit a running shot in the lane at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

The Indians had four players in double figures on Tuesday, led by Malik Ali-Dungee and Tyler Cheese, each of whom had 15 points. Jamarcus Nunnally added 14 and Emmanuel Byrd had 10.

Cheese and Byrd each had nine rebounds.

The Colquitt County girls will put their 3-1 record on the line when they meet the Squaws in the Saturday’s first game.

The Lady Packers defeated Bainbridge 46-29 on Tuesday for their third straight victory. The Colquitt girls are led by last year’s region Player of the Year Makeba Ponder, who is averaging 21 points a game.

The Albany girls are 1-5 after falling to the Lady Tornadoes 59-48 on Tuesday.

The Squaws were led by Kairsha Jackson, who had 12 points, and Brianna Williams, who had 11.

 Colquitt County also will travel to Lee County on Tuesday, December 11.

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