MOULTRIE -- In the last two quarters of the girls game and the first two quarters of the boys game in Tuesday's Region 1-AAAAA meeting between Colquitt County and Tift County at the Espy Gymnasium, the Lady Packers and Packers combined to score 25 points.
Colquitt's girls scored 11 second-half points and the boys scored 14 first-half points.
The offensive anemia led Tift County to a surprisingly easy sweep, with the Lady Devils winning 37-29 and Blue Devils shaking off a two-game region losing streak to win 63-47.
Colquitt's girls, who defeated the Lady Devils 27-22 in Tifton on Jan. 14, fall to 4-3 in the region and to 11-10 overall.
The Packers also are 4-3 in the region and are 14-6 overall.
The lead in the Colquitt-Tift County girls game had changed hands eight times in the second and third quarters before the Lady Packers used a 3-pointer by Latoya Carr and a basket by Ashley Stafford to go up 24-19 with 4:24 left in third quarter.
But Tift ran off the game's next 12 points to pull away.
In the final 11 1/2 minutes of the game, the Lady Packers scored just five points and we outscored 18-5.
Colquitt had no player in double figures, with Jessica Lemus and Tiffany Erving leading the way with seven points each. Carr had six on a pair of 3-pointers, Dorothy Strong had five points and Stafford and Laquita Smith had two points each.
Erving did have a big night on the boards, pullingdown 15 rebounds.
The Lady Devils, who had lost their last three region games in a row, were led by Imesha Wells, who had 15 points. Jessica Jenkins had eight and Lindsay Welker and Justina Brownlee each had seven.
The Espy Gym was loud and crowded for the boys game, but the Colquitt boys scored just eight points in the first quarter and six in the second and never were able to make a game out of it.
"We've had two games this season where we've just been out of sync," said Packers coach Keith Hall. "We just weren't clicking tonight. We've just got to work through it."
Tift County worked through a streak in which they lost to Houston County and Coffee last weekend by a total of three points.
The Blue Devils beat the Packers 48-41 in their first meeting, but had their offense in high gear on Tuesday, hitting seven 3-pointers.
Earnest Taylor led the Blue Devils with 14 points. Justin Brownlee and Donnell Cullins also were in double figures with 13 and 12 points each.
John Michael Hall had 11 points to lead the Packers. Ryshawn Melvin had 10. Antwan Tuff and Andrew Wallace each had five points, Sherard Reynolds and Kamarri Peterson each had four and Jeremy DeBruce, Amar Parikh and James Trimble each had two.
Colquitt will travel to Houston County for another pair of key region games on Friday. Tift County will travel to Valdosta.
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MOULTRIE -- Mrs. Alice Fuller, 87 was born May 14, 1933 in Lauren County, Georgia. She departed this life on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Magnolia Manor Pruitt Health. Graveside Services will be held 2:30 PM, Friday, April 23, 2021 at Strong Memorial Garden. Public Viewing will be observed 2:00…
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MOULTRIE [mdash] Jose A. Galarza-Fuentes, 72, of Moultrie, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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