The defending Region 1-AA champion Brooks County Lady Trojans gave the current region leaders all they could handle Tuesday night.
Khabriyah Brown sank a free throw with 0.8 seconds left to lift the Thomasville Lady Bulldogs to a 45-44 victory over the Lady Trojans.
Thomasville remained atop the region standings, improving to 8-0 and 18-1 overall.
The game went back and forth in the second half. Thomasville took possession in the waning moments and the ball ended up in Brown’s hands. The senior drove into the lane and fired a jumper that missed, but Brooks County was whistled for a foul with less than a second to go.
After missing the first free throw, Brown buried the second to send Thomasville to its 10th straight win.
“Brooks always plays Thomasville hard,” Thomasville coach Thomas McAboy said. “In any sport, they play hard. If they have to push, scratch, crawl, kick, dig, whatever it is to win against Thomasville, you can expect that from them.”
Brown did whatever it took to lead the Lady Bulldogs to victory. She recorded key steals, notched several big rebounds and scored 18 points.
For full details, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Enterprise.