Metter storms back in the 2nd half and deals the Bulldogs their first loss

Tyrese Lewis and the Bulldogs hit the court in Metter

The Toombs County Bulldogs held Metter to 20 first half points- eight in the first quarter an 12 in the second. However, in the second half the Tigers turned the tables on the visitors by scoring 47 points- 23 in the third quarter and 24 in the fourth. At the final buzzer Metter was a 67-61 winner giving the 1-1 Tigers their first victory of the season and the 4-1 Bulldogs their first loss. For both teams it was their first of 14 Region 2 games.  Toombs County Basketball Page

The Bulldogs built up a 15-8 lead after the opening quarter as inside players L.J. Sims (15 points) and Alex Blount (9 points) each scored 5 points in the period. However, in the second quarter- after scoring six more points- Sims picked up his second foul and he had to go the bench. The Bulldogs led 33-20 at half. In the second half Sims picked up his third foul and he had to sit again.

Metter’s Shamel Johnson, who couldn’t hit a shot in the first half, couldn’t miss in the second half. He scored 9 points in the third quarter and 6 in the fourth to finish with 15. He was 8-for-8 at the free throw line in the second  half.  Markevious Byrd and Keondre Williams also tallied 15 points for the Tigers. Metter led 43-41 after three quarters.

D.R. Meadows scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and Jalen Mobley hit all three of TCHS’s 3-pointers and scored 11. Tyrese Lewis added 7 points and Montrey Williams, Ermias Fisser and Karis Harden each scored 2.

There were plenty of whistles in this game and 62 total free throws. Metter made 24-of-34 (71%) at the stripe while the Bulldogs hit 16-of-28 (57%).

Lady Bulldogs try to climb out of a big hole at Metter

This loose ball situation led to four player ejections
This loose ball situation led to four player ejections


The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs trailed 18-1 after the opening quarter of their first Region 2 game of the season. TCHS outscored Metter 15-12 in the second quarter and then in the third quarter both teams had two players ejected after a incident following a loose ball on the floor. For the Lady Dawgs Dominique Jones and JoAnn Gomez were ejected and they will miss the next two games. The Lady Tigers ended up a 60-34 winner.

Christine Mobley led TCHS with 11 points, Jocelyn Walker scored 8, Shakevia Knight 6, Gomez 5, Jones 2, and Lillian Pittman and Ashunti Campbell 1 each. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the region.