Region Wins For VHS
The Indians basketball teams of Vidalia High School took on Wheeler County at home on Friday and picked up two wins, and then split with Swainsboro at home on Saturday.
Girls vs. Wheeler
The Lady Indians had no problems with the Lady Bulldogs of Wheeler County last week as they jumped out to a big 25-5 lead by the end of the first period and were never challenged. VHS extended that lead to 37-5 by halftime as they didn't allow Wheeler to score in the second period. In the third VHS led 57-8, and they took the win, 64-14. VHS was led by Carleigh Wardlaw with 20 points, Jaynia Bobbit added 10 points, and De'Asia Thomas scored 8 in the win.
Boys vs. Wheeler
In the boys game Konner Owens scored the first basket, with Ty Dalley following with a runner in the lane, and then Dalley got a steal and a slam dunk as VHS quickly pushed their lead to 6-0. Bryson Whited made it 8-0 before Wheeler scored their first basket. At the end of the first period the score was 11-4. Early in the second Dalley made it 15-4, and VHS was in the lead 28-9 before the end of the first half. In the third period VHS had extended that lead to 43-23, and VHS took the win 56-42.
Girls vs. Swainsboro
The Lady Indians came out with the win over the Lady Tigers. VHS led 12-7 at the end of the first period, but with 4:46 left in the first half the Tigers had made a run and tied the game at 12-12. Wardlaw hit a three-pointer for a 15-12 lead, and then Treyunna Roundtree and Kyleigh Johnson pushed that lead back out to 17-12. By the end of the first half the Indians led 19-14 after a basket by Diamond Mc- Cray. In the third period it was 21-16 with VHS out in front. Johnson added a basket, and with 1:15 left it was 25-21 after a three by Swainsboro. Thomas hit a shot just before the end of the period to give the Lady Indians a 27-21 lead heading to the fourth.
VHS held on and got a pair of late free-throws by Johnson to secure the win, 36-30. VHS was led by Johnson and McCray with 7 points each.
Boys vs. Swainsboro
The boys had to face the defending State Champions on Saturday, and it was a tough task for the Indians. Whited had a huge first half with 18 points to keep the Indians in the game, but he was not able to keep up that pace in the second half as VHS fell to the Tigers.
Whited got things going with a basket and a three, but Swainsboro tied the game at 5-5. Dalley gave the Indians the lead back, but Swainsboro took an 8-7 lead with 4:30 left in the opening period.
The lead went back and forth before Whited hit another three for a 12-8 lead. Matt Hill extended that lead, but a run by the Tigers put them back in front, 15-14, by the end of the first period.
In the second Whited added another three, and then a steal by Konner Owens and another three by Whited made it 22-15 with VHS in front. With 3:40 left it was 24-20, but baskets by Hill and Jacobi Washington made it 31-25 with VHS in front at halftime. In the third period the Tigers were hit with a technical foul as things were getting a bit out of hand as the Tigers made a run and cut the lead for VHS to just one. The Tigers came back over the third period as they went on a late run and outscored VHS 24-11 to take a 49-42 lead.
In the final period VHS stayed in the game, but the Tigers held on to get the win, 64-53. VHS was led by Whited with 25 points, Dalley added 13 and Hill scored 8 in the loss.
The Lady Indians are 6-7 on the year and are 2-3 in Region 2AA, while the boys are 8-5 and 2-3 in Region play. This week VHS will play Jeff Davis on the road on Friday at 6:00 p.m.