Busy Week For TCHS Bulldogs
The Toombs County High School Bulldogs basketball teams took on Vidalia, East Laurens, and Metter last week. The girls got wins over East Laurens and Metter while the boys won over the Falcons.
Girls vs. Vidalia
The game was tied at 4-4 early, and then the Lady Bulldogs took the lead at 7-6 halfway through the first quarter. VHS went on top 9-7 with just a few minutes left on the clock, and by the end of the first VHS had pushed the lead to 9-7. In the second quarter with just over four minutes to go, VHS was on top 1510. VHS went on a run and took a 21-12 lead into halftime.
It was 25-14 early in the third, Toombs went on a small run, and KayKay Mobley hit a three-pointer to close the lead to 27-22. But at the end of the third the Indians were on top 33-23.
With four minutes to go in the game, the Indians were on top 40-29. Toombs got a basket from Ziahya Griffin just before the buzzer, but the Lady Bulldogs fell to Vidalia, 46-36.
Mobley led the way for Toombs with 17 points, and Griffin added 10 in the loss.
Boys vs. Vidalia
In the boys game the Indians jumped out to a 12-4 lead. Toombs hit a three to make it 12-7 and then closed it to 12-9 after a basket by Brantley Upshaw. Marion Jones hit two free-throws down the stretch to make the score at the end of the first 18-11 with TCHS trailing. VHS was up 21-11 early in the second. With 5:40 left in the half Upshaw closed it back to 2115, but a three for the Indians made it 24-15. Dominic Eason got a shot to go as did Upshaw to make it 26-19 with three minutes on the clock. Jesus Quintero and Eason closed it down to 26-22, but a long three for the Indians just before the buzzer made the halftime score 29-22.
With just 1:30 let in the third period, the Indians were on top 39-34, and Jamie Wardlaw hit a bucket for the Bulldogs to make it 39-37. But a technical foul on Toombs as time was winding down helped the Indians take a 45-37 lead at the end of the third.
In the fourth quarter the Bulldogs went on a run to open things up and closed it to 47-44 with Toombs down by just three after a couple of shots by Maleke Day. Day hit another three as did DJ McKinney to keep it close, 5451.
Toombs played tough, but came up short as VHS got some late shots to go. The Bulldogs played the #5 ranked Indians as they should in a rivalry game, but came up short as VHS took the win 66-55.
McKinney and Upshaw led TCHS each with 12 points, and Day added 8 for the Bulldogs.
Girls vs. E. Laurens It was a big win for Toombs as they took the Lady Falcons to overtime. The Falcons were on top 13-9 at the end of the first period, and extended that lead in the second as they led 3322 at halftime over the Lady Bulldogs.
Toombs came storming back in the third as their defense held East Laurens to just four points. Toombs closed the lead to 37-36. In the fourth period the Bulldogs just edged the Falcons to tie the game at 53-53.
That forced overtime, and in that period the Bulldogs pulled away and took the win 61-55.
Boys vs. E. Laurens
The Toombs boys picked up their only win of the week as they faced off with the Falcons. Toombs held a 12-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, and went on a run in the second as they went ahead 36- 20 at halftime. The Falcons closed in a bit on Toombs in the third, but the Bulldogs were still out in front, 4938. Toombs went on to win the game 66-56 over the Falcons. TCHS was led by Eason with 16 points, and then three Bulldogs scored 11, Day, McKinney, and Upshaw.
Girls vs. Metter
The Lady Bulldogs had no problems with the Lady Tigers of Metter on Saturday of last week. Toombs got their second win of the week as they pulled away to a 71-50 win.
Boys vs. Metter
In the boys game Toombs took the early lead and were on top 17-8 at the end of the first quarter. Toombs extended that lead to 30-14 by the end of the first half and seemed to be in complete control. In the third period the Tigers began to make a comeback as they outscored TCHS 19-10 in the period. That closed the lead to 40-33. TCHS went cold in the fourth as they scored just 9 points while the Tigers added 18 to their total. That gave Metter the win, 51-49 over the Bulldogs. THCS was led by Eason with 13 and McKinney added 11 in the loss. This week Toombs was at Woodville-Tompkins on Tuesday after presstime. They will host Woodville on Friday of this week at 6:00 p.m., and then will host Jefferson County on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.