High school basketball roundup: Randolph-Clay girls win title

ASSOCIATED PRESSMarch 6, 2014 

MACON, Ga. -- Brandi Buie scored 19 points to lead Randolph-Clay to a 53-32 win over Mitchell County Thursday in the GHSA Class A public school championship game at the Macon Coliseum.

Randolph-Clay on Thursday won its first state championship since 2000 and its third overall.

A'Miracle Jones led Mitchell County with 12 points.

The Red Devils (27-4) beat the Eagles for the fourth time this season. Their three previous meetings were decided by five points or less.

Randolph-Clay never trailed Thursday, pushing its lead to 18 points in the third quarter. The Eagles (25-7) got as close as nine in the third quarter, but the Red Devils answered with a 7-0 run early in the fourth quarter to extend the lead back to double digits.

The Red Devils lost to Gordon Lee in the 2013 championship game, when they wore Jones County jerseys because they brought the wrong ones to Macon.

Class A Public Boys

Wilkinson County 72,Turner County 64

MACON, Ga. -- Torrico Simmons scored 18 points to lead Wilkinson County to a 72-64 win over Turner County in the GHSA Class A public school boys state championship game.

The Warriors won their second consecutive Class A public championship and seventh state championship overall, with all coming since 1999.

Quantavious Jones added 13 points for the Warriors. Shaquil Baldwin led Turner County with 18 points.

Wilkinson County (27-6) missed 11 free throws in the final two minutes as Turner County cut a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to two points with 11 seconds to play on a basket by Iman Holley. But the Rebels (26-5) missed five straight free throws in the final minute and turned the ball over without getting off a shot in the final five seconds while trailing by two points. Wilkinson County added six points from the foul line following three technical fouls assessed to Turner County.

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