MOULTRIE — Pardon Colquitt County girls basketball coach Rondesha Williams and her players if they have a feeling of déjà vu.

Last year, the Lady Packers were the No. 4 seed in the Region 1-AAAAA tournament, drew a first-round bye and in their first game and then met Warner Robins, which had eliminated Houston County.

At 7 tonight, the No. 4-seeded Lady Packers will play their first region tournament game in Houston County against, yes, Warner Robins, which, yes, defeated Houston County on Tuesday.

The Lady Packers beat Warner Robins last year and went on to a win over Lowndes before falling to Coffee in the championship game of the tournament, which was held in the Espy Gymnasium.

Colquitt will have to make the long trip up I-75 this year, but should enter the game against the Demonettes with some confidence.

The Lady Packers are 14-9 overall and 8-6 in region games, including a pair of victories over Warner Robins.

When the two teams met on Jan. 16 in Warner Robins, Umeika Henry had 14 points and Persephone Taylor added 13 as the Lady Packers won 49-47.

In the second meeting between the teams on Jan. 29, Colquitt trailed by two heading into the final quarter, but rallied for a 56-45 victory.

Henry led the Colquitt County girls with 19 points and Bria Wallace added 10. Junior forward Danielle Gazaway and sophomore shooting guard Keyona Armstrong each had 16 for the Demonettes.

The Lady Packers won their regular-season finale, defeating Coffee on Friday 46-44, with Miranda Trim turning in a season-high 18 points.

But Colquitt lost three of its last four.

Warner Robins exploded for 30 fourth-quarter points in its 73-50 tournament victory over Houston County on Tuesday.

The game was tied 28-28 at the half, but the Demonettes Quinshay Williams hit a 3-pointer to open the third quarter and Warner Robins rolled from there.

Four Demonettes were in double figures, with senior Jilesha Orange putting up 15, Armstrong adding 14, Gazaway chipping in 12 and Diamond Hudson scoring 10.

Rondesha Williams said her team should know what to expect from the Demonettes, who were the No. 5-seeded team and took a 6-8 region record into the tournament. The Warner Robins girls are 16-9 overall.

“If we handle their press, we should be OK,” Williams said. “Sometimes we get nervous out there. We just have to relax and be patient.”

The Lady Packers are likely to start Henry, Wallace, Taylor, Shay Lovett and Sarah Strong. Trim and Brittany Taylor will play off the bench, which will be depleted with the loss of Kwantesha Love, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Coffee.

Henry is averaging 13.1 points in her 14 region games.

The Colquitt County-Warner Robins winner will be guaranteed a state tournament berth and will face top-seeded Northside at 7 p.m. Friday.

There was no tournament action on Wednesday.

In the other girls games tonight, No. 3 seed Valdosta will meet No. 7 seeded Coffee, which eliminated No. 6 Tift County 56-46 on Tuesday.

 The Valdosa-Coffee winner will play No. 2 seed Lowndes at 4 p.m. Friday.

In boys action today, Northside, which eliminated Colquitt County 60-49 on Tuesday, will play No. 3 seed Coffee at 5:30 p.m.

No. 8 seed Houston County, which upset No. 5 Warner Robins 77-66 on Tuesday, will meet No. 4 Lowndes.

The Lowndes-Houston County winner will meet top-seeded Valdosta at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The Northside-Coffee winner will play No. 2 seed Tift County at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The consolation games will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday. The girls championship game will be at 7 p.m. The boys championship game will start at 8:30 p.m.

Four girls teams and four boys teams will advance to state tournament play.

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