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Indians Host Christmas Classic

Indians Host Christmas Classic Indians Host Christmas Classic

The Vidalia High School Indians basketball teams hosted the Paul Thigpen Christmas Classic last week with games on Monday through Wednesday. There were several teams in attendance over the three-day event. On the first day the Lady Indians faced Wilkinson County while the boys took on Mount De Sales. On Tuesday the girls fell to Tattnall County while the boys won over Jefferson County. On the final day the Lady Indians lost to Veterans High while the boys dropped a game to Wilkinson County.

Girls vs. Wilkinson

The Lady Indians got a big game from Treyunna Roundtree on their way to the win. In the first period Vidalia was up by just one, 13-12, and then by halftime they were trailing 24-23.

In the third period VHS outscored Wilkinson 18-4 to pull out to a 41-28 lead. VHS took the win 53-34. Roundtree led VHS with 24 points.

Boys vs. De Sales

Vidalia took an early 6-0 lead after a basket by Ty Dalley. VHS led 10-3 with five minutes to play in the first. De Sales closed the lead to 10-8, but a basket by Bryson Whited made it 12-8 with 3:45 on the clock.

Dalley got another shot to fall for a 14-8 lead, and then Whited hit a jumper for an 18-8 lead with 2:30 to go. At the end of the first period VHS led 20-13.

In the second, baskets by Ira Clements and Matt Hill gave the Indians a 25-13 lead. De Sales closed it to 27-20 with just over four minutes to go in the first half, and by the buzzer the Indians led 30-22.

The Indians continued to play well in the second half of the game as they came away with the win, 61-46. continued from page

Girls vs. Tattnall

The girls fell behind early in the game and were down 16-5 at the end of the first period. Vidalia closed it to 16-14 in the second, but Tattnall didn't let up. In the third VHS trailed 41-27 and Tattnall took the win 53-40.

Boys vs. Jefferson

It was a battle between these two teams. Dalley took the reigns for VHS with 35 points in the game as he led the Indians to a close, 61-59 win over Jefferson. Clements added 11 points in the victory and hit some key free-throws down the stretch.

Girls vs. Veterans

The Lady Indians played a good game against the larger 5A school, losing by just three points. The Lady Indians trailed 14-6 at the end of the first quarter, 22-16 at the half and 33-22 after the third period. VHS fell in the game 44-41. Jaynia Bobbitt scored 14 points, Roundtree had 12 points and Diamond McCray added 11 points in the loss. The Lady Indians fell to 3-6 on the season. ] The Indians started the game with the lead 16-6 after the first period, but in the second Wilkinson began to come back with VHS on top 31-25 at halftime.

Wilkinson County took the lead in the third period and led 50-44 by the buzzer. Vidalia fought back and took the lead in the fourth but came up short, losing the contest, 67- 63. Dalley scored 29 points to lead the Indians, Whited added 17 points and Hill posted 10 points. The Indians fell to 6-3 for the season. This week VHS hosted Toombs County on Tuesday after presstime and will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Woodville-Tompkins with games starting at 6:00 p.m. There will only be two fans allowed per player in the stands, but the game can be listened to on 98Q.

Ty Dalley scoops a shot up as the Indians battle with Mount De Sales.Photo by Mike Branch

Matt Hill floats a shot up and in for the Indians during their game with Mount De Sales.Photo by Mike Branch

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