MOULTRIE -- After just three nights of Region 1-AAAAA games, there are just two undefeated girls teams.
And those two teams -- Colquitt County and Coffee, both 2-0 -- will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Gladys Espy Gymnasium.
Colquitt won its second region game in two nights on Friday, easily beating Valdosta 44-29 on the road.
Coffee beat Valdosta 55-33 on Tuesday and then knocked off defending region champion Lowndes 63-45 on Friday to set up a big game early in the region schedule.
Tuesday's game is likely to be closer than either of Colquitt's girls first two games. The Lady Packers beat Lee County 70-23 on Friday.
Valdosta had just six players and little height and was unable to score enough points to slow down the Lady Packers, who raised their record to 10-5.
"We played pretty well," Colquitt County coach Joe Parker said.
"We did a good job of taking care of the ball and handled their pressure well. Everybody played real well."
Colquitt was led by Tearra McDonald, who, one night after scoring just four points against Lee County, erupted for 14 against the Lady Wildcats. Ten of those points came in the fourth quarter.
"That was more like her," Parker said of his 5-foot-8 senior forward.
Jessica Lemus and Micole Sutton each had 10 points. Six of Sutton's points came on a pair of 3-pointers.
Ashley Stafford and Nikki Hudson each had four and Tiffany Erving chipped in a pair.
Elis King led Valdosta with 12 points.
Also on Saturday, Tift County's girls beat Lowndes 42-29, dropping the defending region champion Vikettes to 1-2 in the region.
Colquitt County's boys fell behind early to Valdosta's Wildcats and lost 73-55. The victory raises Valdosta's record to 1-2 in the region. The Packers fall to 5-10 overall and 1-1 in the region.
"Valdosta is pretty athletic," Packers coach Keith Hall said. "Their post people played pretty well and they kind of overwhelmed us early."
John Michael Hall led the Packers with 21 points. Antwan Tuff added 11; Jeremy DeBruce had nine, including seven in the fourth quarter; Andrew Wallace had six; and Sherard Reynolds, Sherrod Edwards, Ronald Wilson and Orion Ponder each had two.
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