Five More Wins For VHS
The Indians basketball teams of Vidalia High School took on the Bulldogs of Emanuel County Institute on the road on Tuesday, were at Montgomery County on Friday and then hosted ECI on Saturday. The Lady Indians won two of their three games, while the boys took wins in all three.
Also on Saturday, VHS honored senior Ty Dalley, who hit the career milestone of 1,000 points the prior week.
Girls vs. ECI
ECI took the early lead, and were on top 10-4 in the first quarter. VHS closed in on ECI and took the lead after a basket by Kaliya Walker.
In the second quarter VHS was on top 19-18, and Kyleigh Johnson extended that to 21-18 with a fast-break basket.
In the third quarter with a 28-21 lead Hannah Nichols hit a three-pointer from the corner to push the lead to 31-21.
Vidalia had extended their lead to 51-38 in the fourth quarter, and won the game 6440.
Boys vs. ECI
The boys got on the board first with a three by Siricco Jones. Bryson Whited gave VHS an 8-3 lead with a three from the corner, and it was 12-3 after a fast-break from Whited. Jones and Dalley added threepointers as the Indians were on top 21-3, still in the first quarter.
By the third quarter VHS was in the lead, 52-26, and VHS led 61-28 late in the third. In the fourth the score was 63-39 as ECI did go on a run, but the Indians won the game 72-40.
Girls vs. MCHS
The Lady Eagles took the win over the Lady Indians in Mt. Vernon on Friday night. MCHS led the game 18-10 at the end of the first period, and pushed that lead to 36-18 by the end of the first half. continued from page
In the third the Indians got the offense going as they kept pace, but MCHS was on top 57-36 heading to the fourth. The Lady Eagles took the win, 67-48 over Vidalia.
VHS was led by Nichols with 24 points, and Walker added 10 in the loss.
Boys vs. MCHS
The Vidalia boys got the win over the Eagles. VHS led the game 24-13 at the end of the first period and held a 41-21 lead at halftime. By the end of the third quarter the score was 63-26 as VHS pulled away. The final score of the game was 78-39. Whited led VHS with 22 points, Dalley added 19 points, and Cori Mincey posted 8 in the win.
Girls vs. ECI
On Saturday it was a rematch with ECI, this time in Vidalia. It was a much closer game with the Lady Indians pulling out the win late.
The game was tied at 9-9 at the end of the first period, and at halftime it was a 25-21 lead for the Lady Bulldogs.
In the third quarter VHS was down 31-28 with 3:30 left in the quarter. ECI pushed it to 34-28, and it was 39-31 with just over a minute on the clock. Warner hit a shot, and Nichols added a pair of free throws to make it 39-35. At the end of the the third the score was 39- 35. Warner made it 39-37, and then Walker tied the game at 39-39. Walker put VHS on top with a free throw at 40-39 with 6:40 left in the game. Walker got another shot to go, but ECI took the lead back with 5:30 left at 43-42. It was 45-42 as VHS trailed with 4:40 left in the game. Walker hit another shot and a free throw by Warner, and the game was tied at 45-45. ECI was on top with 2:25 left at 48-45. Walker pulled the Indians to within one, and then VHS was on top 49-48 with just 1:40 left after a basket by Dakota Jinks. Jinks made it 51-48 with a rebound and putback with just 15 seconds left in the game, and the Lady Indians held on to win by that score.
Walker led the way with 15 points for the Lady Indians, Corianna Warner added 14 points, Nichols scored 10, and Cristal Franklin posted 8.
Boys vs. ECI
ECI got on the board first, but a quick basket by Jordan Powell tied the game at 2-2. ECI went on a run to take an 8-2 lead with just over five minutes left in the first quarter. VHS was forced to take a timeout to regroup, and after that they came out and took over the game.
Whited closed it to 8-4, and Dalley hit a pair of free throws and then a threepointer to give the Indians a 9-8 lead. ECI was up 12-9 with just over three minutes on the clock, but Jones hit a shot in the lane, and Whited made a fast-break bucket as VHS led 15-12 with 2:07 to go.
At the end of the first period VHS was on top 1917.
Whited kicked off the second with a three-pointer. Dalley and Whited then both got shots to fall as VHS extended their lead to 26-19. Jacobi Washington, and a three from Whited put VHS up 31-22 with 3:50 left in the first half.
Dalley hit two more three-pointers, and Whited found Mincey on a fastbreak with Mincey slamming it home for a 39-26 lead. At the end of the first half, the score was 44-26 as Whited and Washington both got shots to go as time was winding down.
The Indians continued to extend their lead in the second half of the game as they led 56-38 at the end of the third and took the win, 88-56. VHS was led by Whited with 24 points, Dalley added 16, Washington scored 15, and Jones posted 11 in the win. The Lady Indians have improved to a 5-5 record, while the boys are now 9-1 on the year.
VHS hosted Tattnall County on Tuesday of this week after presstime and will be off until after the Christmas holiday.