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

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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

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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.