Staff reports



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.

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