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Toombs County Basketball Playing Tough

Courtesy of TCHS

The Toombs County High School basketball teams took on Bacon County last week with the girls falling and the boys picking up a win. The boys then won a game on Saturday against Doughtery as they improved their record to 5-1. The Lady Bulldogs are battling through some early season adversity.

Girls vs. Bacon

The Lady Bulldogs currently sit at 2-3 on the year. The start of the season has brought on some adversity due to injuries from a couple of key players, as Sophomore Yazmine Smith and Shakayla Joseph are out with knee injuries.

However, the girls are seeing quality minutes from newcomer Natalie Quintero and returning players Aniyah Mckinnon, Arianna Hill, and Brinley Miller. TCHS's defense has been led by Tytiana Moore and Kayla Brewton.

As the season progresses, expect to see better basketball from a healthy basketball team.

TCHS dropped their game to the Lady Raiders of Bacon County, 53-31.

Boys vs. Bacon The Toombs County Men’s Basketball team continued their strong start to the season with a decisive 76-48 victory over Bacon County, improving their record to an impressive 4-1. The team’s success was spearheaded by Dominic Eason, who put up 27 points and made his presence felt with 3 blocks. Mar- continued from page

ion James contributed significantly with 13 points, showcasing his scoring ability.

Juju Cutler, consistent as ever, added 10 points and dominated the rebounding aspect of the game with an outstanding 14 rebounds. Mike Polke and Gavin Fletcher each chipped in 9 points, playing vital roles in the team’s offense. Polke also led the team in assists with 4, demonstrating his playmaking skills. Additionally, Polke, Fletcher, and Marion James each recorded 3 steals, highlighting the team’s defensive prowess.

The team’s overall performance was a testament to their hard work and teamwork.

Boys vs. Doughtery

Toombs County continued their campaign on Saturday at Calhoun County High School in Edison, Georgia, where they faced Dougherty High out of Albany. It was a close game with the Bulldogs taking over in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Toombs jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first quarter of the game, but in the second the momentum shifted with the Trojans of Dougherty taking the lead, 20-19, heading into halftime.

In the third quarter the teams kept it close as the Trojans were on top 40-38 at the end of the period. In the fourth the Bulldogs defense held strong as they allowed just nine points on the way to a 53-49 win.

Eason led TCHS with 19 points, Quintero added 13, and Stanley scored 11 in the win.

Toombs hosted Dublin on Tuesday of this week after presstime, and will be back in action on Saturday when Jeff Davis comes to town with the girls at 1:30 p.m. and the boys to follow.

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