MOULTRIE -- When Renoto Wright turned the miss of a John Michael Hall shot into a rebound and a put-back to give Colquitt County a 48-47 lead over Worth County with 5:03 left in their Colquitt County Invitational game on Friday, it appeared as if the Packers were primed to wrestle the contest away from the Rams.
But Worth's James Williams went on a fourth-quarter tear, scoring 13 points and grabbing six rebounds, as the Rams rallied for 61-56 victory.
The win was the second of the season for the Rams over the Packers, who drop to 4-7 on the year.
Worth will meet Cairo at 8:30 tonight in the tournament championship game. The Syrupmakers defeated Camden County 71-70 to reach the title game.
Williams had a tournament-high 29 and had nine rebounds for the Rams, who gave up a six-point lead early in the fourth quarter but held on to win.
Worth defeated the Packers 55-52 in Sylvester last month.
The 4-7 Packers got 15 points each from Robert Thompson and Renoto Wright and 12 from John Michael Hall, but they weren't enough. Jeremy DeBruce added eight, Darryl Slaughter had four and Sherrod Edwards had two points.
Williams was the only Ram in double figures. Brandon Stephens added nine and Jeremiah Fowler had seven.
Cairo advanced to the championship game when Clifford Hammonds hit a free throw with no time remaining to give the Syrupmakers a 72-71 victory over Camden County.
Camden led 71-69 with 28 seconds left, but a steal and a basket by Ahmad Ellison with 26 seconds left tied the game.
Then as players battled for the ball under the basket with less than a second remaining, Hammonds was fouled just before the horn sounded. He then hit the free throw to win the game.
Hammonds led Cairo with 28 points on seven baskets, three 3-pointers and five-of-eight free throw attempts.
Camden led by six points when Vonnie Gregory hit a 3-pointer from beyond half court to beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter and Charles Holloway hit another 20 seconds into the final quarter.
Micalvin Hammonds had 14 points and Ellison added 10 for Cairo. Camden, which falls to 6-5, was led by Holloway and 6-foot-7 sophomore Daniel Emerson, each of whom had 18 points. Emerson also had 14 rebounds.
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