VHS Falls To Tattnall; Split With Eagles
The Vidalia High School basketball teams took on Tattnall County and Montgomery County last week. The Indians dropped both games to the Warriors of Tattnall, and then split with the Eagles on Saturday with the boys getting a win.
Girls vs. Tattnall
Tattnall took an early 6-2 lead on VHS, but the Indians came back to tie it at 6-6. But the Warriors went on a run and by the middle of the second quarter they were on top 21-10 over VHS. In the third Tattnall led 29-10, and by the halfway point of the fourth quarter the score was 4214. Tattnall took the win 54-25 over the Indians.
Boys vs. Tattnall
It was a close game between the boys teams, but the Warriors came out on top. Tattnall got on the board first and pushed their lead to 22-9 in the second quarter. The Indians started a comeback, kicked off by a threepointer by Cori Mincey. They closed the lead to 2217, and then Mincey hit another three to make it 24-20 with VHS down by just four.
Mincey added a steal and fast-break basket to make it a two-point game, 24-22 heading to halftime.
In the third quarter Bryson Whited nailed a three to give VHS the lead, 25-24, over the Warriors. Ty Dalley picked up a fastbreak basket to extend the lead to 27-24, but the Warriors went on a run to take the lead back, 29-27.
A steal and basket by Whited tied the game back at 27-27, but by the middle of the fourth quarter the Warriors had taken a 40-35 lead on the Indians. Tattnall held on to get the win, 50-40 over VHS. vs. MCHS
The Vidalia High School Basketball teams split a pair of games with Montgomery County on Saturday at Parsons-Reid Gymnasium, with the Indians winning 71-59 and the Lady Indians falling 64-52.
Senior Ty Dalley exploded for 38 points in the boy’s game, including eight three-pointers to lead the Indians (3-1) over the Eagles.
The boys game was a four-point game heading into the final quarter before the Indians outscored MCHS 17-9 to pull away. The Indians shot 46% from the field including 31% from behind the arc.
Despite scoring a season- high 52 points in the girl’s contest, the Lady Indians couldn’t keep pace with the Lady Eagles, who handed Vidalia (1-3) their 3rd straight loss.
Montgomery County jumped out to a 22-14 lead in the first quarter and never looked back and had help along the way as Vidalia turned the ball over 27 times, leading to 24 Lady Eagle points.
The Lady Indians were led by Kaliya Walker (15pts), Corianna Warner (12pts), and Hannah Nichols (11pts).
Both Vidalia teams opened the 2021-22 Region schedule Tuesday night at home after presstime when they hosted East Laurens. They will be back in action on Friday at Woodville-Tompkins in Savannah with the girls starting at 6:30 p.m. and then on Saturday the Indians will host Wheeler County with tip off of the first game at 4:00 p.m.