Bulldogs Get Second Win
The Toombs County High School basketball teams had another busy week as they took on rival Vidalia on Tuesday, played Swainsboro on Friday and then played Tattnall County on Saturday. The girls lost all three of their games, with the boys getting a win over Tattnall.
Girls vs. Vidalia
The Lady Bulldogs played well against Vidalia and kept the game close. The game was tied 10-10 at the end of the first period. In the second period Toombs stuck with the Indians as they trailed by just two, 21-19 at the end of the first half of action. Early in the third TCHS tied the game at 21-21, but VHS went back in front with five minutes left in the third. KK Mobley got a shot to fall, and with 2:30 left in the period, she tied the game back up at 25-25. VHS hit a threepointer for a 28-25 lead, and at the end of the third, the score was 30-27 with VHS just out in front. In the final period VHS pushed their lead to 33-28 with just over four minutes left to play in the game. With three minutes left the score was 37-31. Aniyah Mckinnon hit a three-pointer for the Bulldogs with 1:45 left to close the lead to 39-34. VHS went on to win the game 43-36 as they pulled away late in the game. Mobley led the Bulldogs with 18 points, and Mckinnon added 10 in the loss.
Boys vs. Vidalia
The boys also played a solid game against the ninth ranked Indians and were able to keep it close as well. Toombs got on the board first with a jumper by Julian Mann. VHS hit a three to take the early lead. Brantley Upshaw tied the game with a free throw and then put TCHS on top with a tip-in, 5-4. The score went back and forth with Drew Vaughn getting a threepointer to fall for an 8-7 lead. Toombs went up 11-7 with 2:45 to play and then were on top 13-9 with 1:30 left after a basket by Gage Herndon.
Herndon extended the lead to 15-9 with less than a minute to play in the first period, and at the end of the first the Bulldogs were on top 15-11.
In the second period Jamie Wardlaw added a basket, but VHS came back and went in front 18-17 with 4:20 left in the half. Hunter Herndon gave the Bulldogs the lead back, 19-18. With 2:30 to go in the first half the score was tied at 21-21, and then Toombs went back on top on a basket by DJ Mckinney.
By the end of the first half the Bulldogs were holding onto a 28-26 lead over their rival.
In the second half Mann extended the lead to 31-26. VHS took the lead on a three-pointer with just over four minutes to play in the third at 32-31.
In the fourth period VHS extended their lead to 44-38 over Toombs. VHS was up 48-40 with five minutes left. With just 1:45 left to play Tyler Heath had brought it back to 54-46, but VHS held on and got the win, 56-46.
Toombs was led by Mann with 18 points, and Vaughn posted 10 in the loss.
Girls vs. Swainsboro
The girls played a good game against Swainsboro, but came up short. They fell in the contest 59- 45 to the Region foe.
Boys vs. Swainsboro
In the boys game against the Tigers, Swainsboro jumped out to an 18-8 lead by the end of the first period and were on top 46-21 at halftime. Swainsboro continued to pull away in the second half of the game and were up 68-33 at the end of the third and took the win, 81-47.
Girls vs. Tattnall The Lady Bulldogs lost to Tattnall on Saturday. Tattnall was up 23-10 at the end of the first and were on top 37-29 at halftime. In the third period Toombs went ice cold and didn't score a single point. Tattnall led 52-29 heading to the fourth, and they took the win 67-41.
Boys vs. Tattnall
In the boys game Toombs picked a win. They got the victory, 57-45, over the Warriors for just their second win of the season. This week Toombs was at East Laurens on Tuesday and will be at Jeff Davis on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and will host Tattnall County on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.