MOULTRIE -- Shawnta Pope took a pass from Tierra Hutcherson and scored with three seconds remaining to give Cairo a 51-50 victory over Colquitt County in the girls championship game of CNS/Farmers Gin Colquitt County Invitational on Saturday at the Gladys Espy Gymnasium in Moultrie. The Syrupmaids' 5-foot-11 senior center scored 22 points and had eight rebounds and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. She scored 37 points in the two games, which also included a 54-48 victory over Coffee High on Friday.
Cairo raised its record to 6-3. The Lady Packers fell to 7-5. Cairo's boys lost the tournament championship game when Coffee High's Maurice Edmonson scored a basket at the buzzer to give the Trojans 60-58 victory.
The Syrupmakers Clifford Hammonds scored 34 points in the loss and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after scoring 60 points in the two games.
He played much of Saturday's game after having a tooth knocked out.
Cairo's boys fell to 5-4 on the season.
Coffee, the defending Region 1-AAAAA champion, raised its record to 12-0.
This Week's Circulars
- Two dead in Grady County wreck
- Central's Harris decommits from FSU
- Jack Hadley Black History Museum awarded $240K grant
- Documentary focuses in on longtime heart of Black community
- City abuzz with two local film productions
- Dozier brings journalism career to a close
- Cairo awarded Explore Georgia Tourism Recovery Marketing grant
- Veterans museum project attains nonprofit status
- County eyes ARPA money to augment essential workers' pay
- Pebble Hill Plantation presents 'Call of the Wild'
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Dorothy Eleanor Mercer passed away on June 9, 2021 at Archbold Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 18, 1932, in Pavo to the late Early Byrd Wood and to the late Nellie Deen Wood. She was married to Eugene Mercer who precedes her in death. Survivors include her children, Leon David Mc…