Indians Combine For 5 Wins
It was a good week for the Vidalia High School Indians basketball teams as the Lady Indians picked up two wins and the boys won all three of their games. Vidalia hosted East Laurens on Tuesday, then traveled to Woodville-Tompkins on Friday night, before wrapping up the week on Saturday hosting the Bulldogs of Wheeler County.
Girls vs. E. Laurens
The Lady Indians jumped out to an 18-8 lead by the end of the first quarter, and pushed that lead to 38-15 at halftime. VHS had been struggling scoring, but seem to have found their rhythm over the past few games and have done a better job on offense.
In the third quarter of the game VHS outscored the Lady Falcons 18-8 to hold a 56-23 lead heading to the fourth. VHS took the win 62-35.
The Indians were led by Hannah Nichols with 20 points, Cristal Franklin added 15 points, and Corianna Warner scored 8 in the win.
Boys vs. E. Laurens
Jordan Powell got the Indians off to a fast start with a basket and a threepointer for a 5-0 lead. Bryson Whited added a three for an 8-0 lead as the Indians had already taken control of this game. VHS was on top 14-0 after a three-pointer by Ty Dalley and he added another for a 17-0 lead. Jacobi Washington and Whited made it 21-0 with just over four minutes still on the clock in the first quarter.
Dalley hit another three-pointer and Washington dropped a shot in the lane and the Indians were on top 28-0. The Falcons finally got on the board with a basket and a free-throw to make it 28-3. They added a three-pointer, but by the end of the first VHS was on top 37-12.
In the second the Indians continued to extend their lead as they outscored East Laurens 23-11 to give VHS a halftime lead of 60-23.
VHS slowed down in the second half as the mercy rule was in effect, and as they were getting all of their players time in the game. The Indians were on top 77-40 at the end of the third and took the win 92-49.
Girls vs. Woodville
The girls suffered their only loss of the week on Friday against a good Lady Wolverine team in Savannah. The game was tied at 8-8 at the end of the first period, and in the second the Lady Indians took the lead and were on top 20-18 heading to halftime.
It was a tough third quarter that cost VHS as Woodville outscored them 23-13 to hold a 41-33 lead going to the continued from page
fourth quarter. VHS battled in the fourth, but fell short as they lost the game 57-47.
Boys vs. Woodville
The boys picked up the win over the Wolverines, making it the first time VHS had defeated them on their home court in Savannah. VHS was in control of this game as they got the win, 66- 45. VHS was up early 9-2 after a fast break from Konner Owens to Whited. Another steal by Owens led to a Dalley three-pointer as VHS built up a 17-4 lead on the Wolverines. Threes by Dalley, and Owens pushed that lead to 23-7.
Later in the game the Indians were on top 5940 in the fourth quarter as they got the 66-45 win.
Girls vs. Wheeler
Vidalia was facing a very depleted Wheeler County team who was without their top two scorers, and the Lady Indians easily ran away with this game. Vidalia led the game 20-0 at the end of the first and held a 44-0 lead at halftime. Vidalia was on top 57-0 at the end of the third quarter and won the game 57-7.
Boys vs. Wheeler
Dalley gave VHS a 3-0 lead early, but Wheeler tied the game at 4-4. VHS got baskets by Whited and Siricco Jones to lead 11-4 with 3:50 on the clock. Jones added another three and VHS held a 20-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second Washington made it 22-12, but Wheeler hit a three and got a pair of free-throws to close it to 22-17. But a three by Powell and a basket by Whited pushed the lead back to 27-17. Dalley found his rhythm and hit two three-pointers as VHS led 35-25 with 3:15 left in the half. Baskets by Powell and Jones made it 40-30.
Wheeler hung on, but VHS was on top 4435 with VHS on top.
Wheeler hung around throughout much of the second half keeping it around a 10-point game. In the fourth they trailed 75-65, but the Indians went on a late run to take an 82-65 win over the Bulldogs.
This week VHS was at Emanuel County Institute on Tuesday after presstime. They will be at Montgomery County on Friday at 6:00 p.m., and then on Saturday they will host ECI at 4:00 p. m.