Indians Win Over Jeff Davis
The Indians basketball teams of Vidalia High School played two Region foes last week as they hosted Jeff Davis on Wednesday for a boys matchup and then were at Swainsboro on Friday.
Boys vs. Jeff Davis
It was just a boys meeting on Wednesday at VHS. VHS had a slow start to the game as they scored just 5 points in the first period of the game and trailed 11-5. The score was 20-16 with Jeff Davis leading in the second period. By the end of the first half the Yellow Jackets were on top 23-21.
Ty Dally tied the game at 23-23 early in the third, and then the Indians took the lead on a three-pointer by Bryson Whited. Matt Hill added a three for a 29-25 lead with six minutes left in the third. Hill pushed the lead to 33-25, but Jeff Davis closed the lead to 33-32 with four minutes to go in the third. JD went on top 35-33, but Dally tied the game at 37-37 with just 30 seconds to go in the third. And that was the score heading to the fourth.
Dalley hit a three to give VHS the lead early in the fourth, and Whited made it 43-39 with 6:30 to play. Whited added a fast-break basket and then Ira Clements made it 47-40 with 5:40 to go. VHS led 51-40 as the Indians began to pull away. With just under two minutes left the score was 55-44, and the Indians went on to win the game 59-44. VHS was led by Whited with 17 points, Dalley added 15, Hill scored 11 and Clements posted 8 in the win.
Girls vs. Swainsboro
The Lady Indians kept it close, but came up short to the Lady Tigers on Friday night. VHS led the game 13-12 at the end of the first period, and kept that one-point lead at halftime, leading the game 26-25. In the third period Swainsboro took the lead and were up 34-30 heading to the fourth. The Tigers held on to get the win, 45-38 over the Indians. VHS had 32 turnovers in the game, which led to the loss. VHS was led by Treyunna Roundtree with 12 points.
Boys vs. Swainsboro
The Indians had to take on the #2 team in the State and the defending State Champions on Friday night and could not come up with the win. Swainsboro led the game 15-7 at the end of the first period after starting the game on a 12-0 run. VHS had a good second period as they kept pace with the Tigers, but at the end of the first half the score was 29-22 with Swainsboro on top.
The Tigers extended their lead in the third period as they outscored the Indians 24-16. That put them on top 53-38. Swainsboro got the win over VHS 67-46. Clements led VHS with 12 points and Hill added 10.
VHS will wrap up the regular season this week on Friday at Jeff Davis at 6:00 p.m. The girls are 9-10 on the year and are 5-6 in Region action while the boys are 12-7 and 6-5 in Region 2AA.