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Toombs County Battles With Metter

The Toombs County High School basketball teams hosted the Tigers of Metter on Tuesday of last week. The girls picked up a win, but the boys fell in a close game.

Before the girls game got underway, the Bulldogs honored one of their own, KayKay Mobley, for hitting the career milestone of 1,000 points. She hit the mark the prior week. Mobley has been a standout for the Lady Bulldogs and continues to lead her team.


Metter was up early, 5-2, in this game before Mobley hit a threepointer to tie the game at 5-5. Mobley added two more baskets for a 9-5 TCHS lead, and then she made two free-throws for an 11-5 lead. Mobley made it 14-7 with another three before Metter got a shot to fall to make the score 14-9 with 1:12 left in the first.

Mobley made it 17-9 with another threepointer with just under a minute left in the first quarter. And that was the score at the end of the first.

Makayla Brewton made it 19-9. Metter went on a run and closed it to 19-15, but Alexa Ledford made it 21-15 with a rebound and a basket, and Mobley added another three for a 22-15 lead with 2:10 on the clock. It was 27-17 with 55 seconds to go with another basket from Mobley, and Ziahya Griffin hit a shot just before the end of the first half to put TCHS up 29-19 heading to the locker rooms.

In the third Mobley kept it going with a steal and a fast-break basket. Metter did close the lead down, but Toombs held on to get the win over the Tigers, 58-45.


It was a tough opening quarter for the Bulldogs as they fell behind 21-12 to the Tigers. In the second quarter the Bulldogs got on track as they outscored Metter 20-10. That made the score at halftime 32-31 with Toombs out in front by just one point.

The score flipped back the other way in the third quarter as Metter went back on top and held a 51-44 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

In that final period Toombs tried to make a comeback, but fell just short as Metter held on to win, 64-61.

Ziahya Griffin drives past a Metter defender for an early basket for the TCHS Lady Bulldogs.Photo by Mike Branch

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