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TCHS Splits With Vidalia And Brantley

TCHS Splits With Vidalia And Brantley
Dominic Eason slams one home on a fast-break, allyoop from Jesus Quintero as TCHS batlles Vidalia.Photo by TCHS
TCHS Splits With Vidalia And Brantley
Dominic Eason slams one home on a fast-break, allyoop from Jesus Quintero as TCHS batlles Vidalia.Photo by TCHS

The Toombs County High School Bulldogs basketball teams took the short trip to Vidalia last Tuesday night for the cross county rivalry matchup with the Indians. Toombs split the games with the Lady Bulldogs falling in double overtime, while the boys rolled to a win. The Bulldogs were then at Brantley County on Friday night to take on the Herons with the girls dropping their game while the boys picked up another win.

The TCHS boys are now 9-1 on the season, and they have cracked into the top 10 in the state rankings, sitting at the #10 spot.

Girls vs. Vidalia

It was a tale of two halves in the girls game between the Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Indians. In the first quarter each team only managed to score six points for a 6-6 tie heading to the second quarter.

In the second quarter of the game, the scoring output was even less as TCHS added just four points, while the Lady Indians were not able to score at all. That sent the game to halftime with Toombs on top, 10-6.

But in the third quarter, VHS came out and outscored Toombs, 12-9 as they closed the lead down to 19-18. The fourth saw a run from both teams as Vidalia came back and tied the game to force overtime. Vidalia did just enough in that fourth quarter to send the game to extra time tied at 34-34. In the first overtime period both teams added eight points to their total, pushing the game to double overtime with the score tied at 42-42. In the second overtime VHS outscored Toombs 11-9 as they took the win, 5351, over the Lady Bulldogs.

Boys vs. Vidalia

The Varsity Dogs, displayed remarkable resilience and strength. They started the game with assertive defensive, pulling out to a 21-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and extending their advantage to a 40-22 halftime lead.

Although Vidalia made a strong push in the third quarter, reducing the deficit to just 4 points, Toombs County effectively regained control and secured a significant 66-51 victory. This game was particularly crucial as it marked not only a rivalry clash but also the first area game for both teams. With this win, Toombs improved to an impressive 8-1 overall and 1-0 in Region play.

Bulldog success was fueled by balanced scoring from several key players. Dominic Eason led the charge with 22 points, followed by Parker Stanley with 14 points, Gavin Fletcher contributing 11 points, and Mike Polke adding 10 points. Jesus Quintero orchestrated the offense with 5 assists, while Mike Polke also played a key role with 4 assists. Juju Cutler dominated

w the boards, leading the team with 10 rebounds.

Girls vs. Brantley

It was a rough game for the Lady Bulldogs as they took on the Lady Herons of Brantley in Nahunta. Toombs was never able to get anything going on offense as they scored just nine points in the game. Brantley ran away with the win, 51-9.

Boys vs. Brantley

The boys on the other hand took a big Region win over the Herons. Brantley led the game 9-8 at the end of the first quarter, and in the second they pushed the lead to 25-19 heading to halftime.

But in the third quarter the Bulldog's defense settled in and TCHS outscored them 13-8 to close the lead to 33-32. Toombs kept up the pace in the fourth as they completed the come back, winning the game 46-41.

The Lady Bulldogs will take the holidays off and won't be back in action until January 2. The boys will take part in a Christmas Tournament and will face Paxon School For Advanced Studies out of Jacksonville, FL., on December 27 and will play Wayne County on December 29.

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