TCHS basketball sweeps McIntosh County Academy in scrimmage action

The Toombs County High School basketball teams both won their home scrimmage games against McIntosh County Academy by double-digits. The Lady Bulldogs opened the evening with a 39-29 victory and then the Bulldogs followed with a 69-39 win.

Jocelyn Walker scores in the fist half
Jocelyn Walker (#1) scores in the fist half

Jocelyn Walker, who has an inside and outside offensive game, scored a majority of her points in the paint and she finished with a game-high 18. JoAnn Gomez  added 9 points, Christine Mobley 7, Dominique Jones 4 and Diamond Logan 1.

Laberton Sims goes to the glass and scores a bucket
Laberton Sims goes to the glass and scores a bucket

The Bulldogs have a new head coach and a new inside presence. Laberton Sims, who was an assistant coach at Tift County, is the new head coach of the Bulldogs and his son, Laberton Sims Jr., was the leading scorer with 25 points. Sims controlled the glass in his TCHS debut and the senior played with a lot of energy on both sides of the court. Jalen Mobley hit three 3-balls and scored 11 points.  D.R. Meadows and Alex Blount each had 6, Karis Harden 5 and Ermias Fisser and Tyrese Lewis each had 3.

Coach Laberton Sims coaches his first game at TCHS
Coach Laberton Sims coaches his first game at TCHS

2016-2017 Toombs County Basketball Schedule

Date: Opponent: Junior Varsity: Time:

Nov. 19 Vidalia Tip-off (BOYS) 3:30

Nov. 21 Irwin Co. @ Hugh McBride (GIRLS) 11:00am

Nov. 22 Vidalia Tip-off (BOYS) 5:30

Nov.26 JENKINS CO. Both 1:00 4:00

Nov. 29 Long Co. 6:00

Dec. 2 Metter boys 4:30 6:00

Dec. 3 PIERCE CO. Both 1:00 4:00

Dec. 6 JEFF DAVIS boys 4:00 6:00

Dec. 9 Bryan Co. girls 4:00 6:00

Dec. 13 BACON CO. 6:00

Dec. 17 LONG 4:00

Dec. 20 APPLING CO. Both 3:00 6:00

Dec. 28 Bradwell Institute @Metter Tournament 3:00

Dec. 29 Jenkins Co. @Metter Tournament 3:00

Jan. 3 Pierce Co. boys 4:30 6:00

Jan. 6 METTER boys 4:30 6:00

Jan. 7 St. Vincents/Benedictine Both 3:00 6:00

Jan. 10 VIDALIA boys 4:00 6:00

Jan. 13 Swainsboro 6:00

Jan. 17 Jeff Davis girls 4:00 6:00

Jan. 20 BRYAN CO. boys 4:00 6:00

Jan. 24 Bacon Co. 6:00

Jan. 27 ST. VINCENTS/BENEDICTINE 6:00

Jan. 28 Appling Co. BOTH 1:00 4:00

Jan. 31 Vidalia girls 4:00 6:00

Feb. 3 SWAINSBORO 6:00

-ALL CAPS denotes home games