2015 ends for TCHS with two down to the wire defeats

The last Toombs County High School sports action of 2015 featured two exciting close basketball loses to visiting Tattnall County. The Lady Bulldogs lost in overtime 54-49 and the Bulldogs fell 67-63.

Dominique Jones shoots for two
Dominique Jones shoots for two

The Toombs County girls controlled the first three quarters of their subregion match up leading 11-10 after the first quarter, 27-19 at half and 38-36 after three quarters. However, the Lady Bulldogs had to rally from a four-point deficit, in the final 14 seconds, to tie the game and send it to overtime. Watch a slideshow

Joann Gomez, who scored 13 points, hit a free throw to cut the Tattnall lead to three points. Her second shot hit the iron and Dominique Jones, who also tallied 13 points, grabbed the rebound and fired the ball back into the hoop and she was fouled. Dominique dropped in the free throw and the game was tied at 49 with seven seconds remaining. Demetria Jones led TCHS with 15 points.

Tattnall County outscored TCHS 5-0 in the four minute OT to pull out the victory.

The Toombs County Bulldogs took an early 4-3 lead over the Warriors thanks to D.R. Meadows, who scored four of his seven points in the opening quarter. That would be the Bulldogs’ final lead until deep into the fourth quarter. TCHS trailed 15-13 after the opening quarter and 32-22 at half. Toombs only scored nine points in the second quarter.

Two Bulldogs got hot shooting the 3-ball in the second half. Jalen Mobley, the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 16.7 per game, was held scoreless in the first half. However, the junior fired in a 3-pointer in the third quarter and two more in the fourth as he piled up 17 second half points.

The other Dawg who shot the 3-ball well was freshman Tyrese Lewis. He drilled one in the second quarter and four more in the second half- two in each quarter as he tallied a career-high 15 points. The Bulldogs took a five point lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors made a big 3-pointer and then Jamaine Coney followed up a 3-point air ball miss and scored with 2.3 seconds left to put Tattnall up for good.

Jordan Usher scored 11 points, Keshawn Morgan had seven and Gonza Blount six.