MOULTRIE -- Freshman Nikki Hudson scored 14 points, including two on a put-back shot with 5 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, as the Colquitt County's girls defeated Monroe 60-55 on Friday in Albany for their first win of the season.

Colquitt's boys lost in the nightcap, falling to the Tornadoes 65-38.

Hudson, who played just briefly in the Lady Packers' season-opening loss to Thomasville on Nov. 25, came off the bench to help lead Colquitt to the win in a game that featured 77 free throws.

And it was at the foul line that Colquitt claimed the victory, hitting 22-of-38. The Lady Tornadoes made just 13-of-39.

Colquitt's Micole Sutton fouled out and Jessica Lemus and Tearra McDonald played much of the game with four fouls.

"It was a real violent game," Colquitt County coach Joe Parker said. "And we got in foul trouble in a hurry."

Neither team led by more than five points, with Colquitt leading 28-25 at the half, but trailing 43-41 heading into the final quarter.

"They are real athletic," Parker said of Monroe.

"They remind me of Thomasville, but don't shoot the ball as well."

Hudson kept the Lady Packers in it when she rebounded a teammate's miss and put it in off the glass to force the overtime. She also hit a jumper in the overtime period.

McDonald and Lemus also had 14 points for the Lady Packers, who are now 1-1.

Monica Wright had six, Sutton and Ashley Stafford each had five and Tiffany Erving had two.

The Lady Packers will try to make it two in a row when they play host to Bainbridge at 7 p.m. at the Gladys Espy Gymnasium.

Colquitt's boys trailed 40-31 heading into the fourth quarter, but then "we just totally ran out of gas," Packers coach Keith Hall said. "Monroe was home and they were ready to play. They played their best game of the season, no doubt about that."

The Packers got 17 points from John Michael Hall, but had no one else in double figures.

Amar Parikh had six; Sherrod Edwards and Sherard Reynolds, four each; Xavier Jordan, Cedric Thomas and Stacy Lambright, two each; and Jeremy DeBruce had a free throw.

"We just didn't score," Hall said, lamenting too many "empty trips" down the floor. Colquitt also was just 8-for-20 from the foul line.

The Packers, now 0-2, meet Bainbridge at 8:30 tonight at the Espy Gym.

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