Indians Over Bulldogs
The Vidalia High School Indians picked up a pair of wins over rival Toombs County at home last Tuesday, but then dropped two games to Woodville- Tompkins on Friday in Savannah.
Girls vs. Toombs
In the girls game it was close throughout with Vidalia pulling out the win. The game was tied 10-10 at the end of the first period. In the second period Vidalia took a late lead and were on top 21-19 at halftime.
In the third Toombs tied the game early in the period, but Carleigh Wardlaw put the Indians back on top, 23-21. Kyleigh Johnson added a basket for a 25-21 lead, but Toombs got one back with 2:45 left in the period.
Toombs tied the game at 25-25, but Treyunna Roundtree hit a three-pointer for a 28-25 lead. By the end of the third the score was 30-27.
In the fourth period Cristal Franklin got a shot to fall for a 33-28 lead, but with 3:55 to play it was 33-31. Roundtree hit a shot in the paint, and then it was 37-31 with three minutes to go. Roundtree got another shot to fall, but a three from Toombs with 1:45 left pulled the VHS lead to just five at 39-34.
VHS did hold on and picked up the win 43-36. VHS was led by Roundtree with 19 points, and De'Asia Thomas scored 11.
Boys vs. Toombs
Toombs got on the board first, but a three-pointer by Bryson Whited gave VHS the early 3-2 lead. Toombs had a 5-4 lead with 5:45 to play, but VHS was on top 6-5 after a basket by Matt Hill. continued from page
Toombs hit a three and then were up 11-7. It was 15-9 with just 35 seconds left in the first, but Hill made it 15-11, and that was the score at the end of the first.
Ira Clements hit a shot at the start of the second, and it was 17-15 after a runner in the lane by Jacobi Washington. Clements gave VHS the lead, 18-17 with 4:20 left in the first half. The game was tied at 19-19, and then it was 23-23 with 1:45 on the clock. At the end of the first half the score was 28-26 lead for Toombs.
Toombs pushed their lead to five early in the third, but the Indians came back and took the lead, 32-31, on a three by Whited with just over four minutes left in the period. Whited opened the fourth with a three for a 44-38 lead over the Bulldogs. It was 48-40 after a basket by Hill, and Ty Dalley made it 10 points with a fast-break basket.
The score was 58-46 with just over one minute to play, and the Indians went on to win the game 56-46.
VHS was led by Dalley with 26 points, and Whited added 14 in the win.
Girls vs. Woodville
VHS had the task of taking on the #3 ranked team in the state on Friday. VHS led the game early, but Woodville tied it at 6-6 and then took the lead on a last second three-pointer to end the first period up 9-6. By the end of the first half of this low scoring game Woodville was up 14-6 as VHS didn't get a single basket to fall in the second period. Woodville pushed their lead to 18-8 in the third period, and with just one minute left in the third, the score was 29-13. Roundtree got a three to fall, but the score was 31-16 at the end of the third.
Woodville went on to win the game 39-27 over the Indians. Roundtree and Franklin scored 8 points each in the game to lead VHS.
Boys vs. Woodville
This game saw the #9 ranked Indians taking on the #4 ranked Wolverines of Woodville. Woodville was up 9-4 halfway through the first period, and led 16-4 by the end of the first.
The score was 19-8 with 5:30 left in the half. Just before the end of the first half of action, baskets by Cori Mincey and Sinclair Williams closed the lead to 26-18.
In the third Hill made it 26-22, and then it was 31-28 as Clements hit two three-pointers to keep the Indians in the game. At the end of the third period the score was 36-30 with Woodville winning the low scoring game.
Whited hit another three in the fourth, but with two minutes left in the game the Wolverines were on top 46-39. Woodville went on to win the game 54-44.
VHS was led by Clements with 11, and Whited added 8.
The Lady Indians are now 4-7 on the year and are 1-3 in Region play while the boys are 7-4 and 2-2 in the Region. This week Vidalia will host Wheeler County on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and will be at Swainsboro on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.