Dodge County dominates the second half

The Dodge County basketball teams dominated the second half of a doubleheader sweep of Toombs County High School in subregion action in Eastman. The Dodge girls and boys outscored Toombs by a combined 91-24 in the second half as the Lady Indians won 64-15 and the Indians took care of the Bulldogs 76-34.

The Lady Bulldogs only trailed Dodge 9-8 after the opening quarter and 12-9 at half. However, the game changed quickly in the second half as the home team started making shots- from outside and in the paint. Dodge won the third quarter 32-5 and a shortened fourth quarter 20-1. The fourth period was six minutes due to the mercy rule.

Joann Gomez led TCHS with six points, Aisha Shipman and Jocelyn Walker each scored four and Christine Mobley one.

The first quarter of the boys game was also competitive with the Bulldogs trailing Dodge County 15-10. The Indians broke away in the second quarter as they continued to drive into the lane and finish their shots. Dodge scored 20 points and yielded six in the second quarter and led 37-16 at half. The Indians won the third quarter 27-13 and the six-minute fourth period 12-5.

D.R. Meadows was the only Bulldog starter to make a 3-pointer and to hit double-digits with 10 points. Jordan Usher tossed in seven points, Jalen Mobley six, Tyrese Lewis four, Shawn Floyd sank the Bulldogs’ only other 3-ball and scored three and Gonza Blount and Keshawn Morgan each added two.

Nick Cummings scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Dodge. Demarcus McClinton scored 14 and A.J. Lampkin 11. The Indians made all three of their 3-pointers in the second half.