Eagles Win Close Games
The Montgomery County High School Eagles basketball team came away with two very close wins over Toombs County High School in Mt. Vernon on Saturday of last week. The Eagles won the games by a combined three points.
Girls vs. Toombs
The Eagles defense gave them the early lead in the girls game against the Lady Bulldogs. Toombs held TCHS to just one point in the first period to take a 7-1 lead by the buzzer. In the second period Toombs got the offense going and closed the lead to 15-12 by the end of the first half. Toombs continued to make up ground on the Eagles in the third period as MCHS was outscored 18-15 with Toombs tying the game at 30-30 heading to the fourth.
In that fourth period both teams went cold and the Lady Eagles came out on top, winning the game by the score of 37-35.
MCHS was led by Makyla Bell with 14 points with Kayrah Harris adding 9 in the win.
Boys vs. Toombs
In the boys contest Xavier Brantley had another big game for the Eagles as they escaped with a win over the Bulldogs. Toombs held the early lead at 13-12 at the end of the first, and then extended that lead in the second period, outscoring MCHS 20-12. That put the Bulldogs on top 33-24 at the end of the first half.
In the third period MCHS began to make a comeback as they closed the lead to 42-36. Then in the fourth the Eagles outscored Toombs 22-15 as they claimed a one-point, 58-57 win over the Bulldogs.
Brantley led MCHS with 21 points and Jamari Mincey added 12. This week the Eagles played Hawkinsville on Tuesday after presstime and were scheduled to play Vidalia on Friday, but that game has been postponed. MCHS will host Dublin on Saturday with games beginning at 6:00 p.m.