Down by one point,, after Vidalia’s Todd Lanier scored his only point knocking in a free throw with 16.6 seconds to play, Toombs County’s L.J. Sims drove to the bucket and hit a short shot with 3.5 to go to give the Bulldogs a 53-52 home victory. Toombs County’s first boys basketball win over Vidalia since February 10, 2012 or in 1796 days.
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Jalen Mobley hit three second half 3-pointers including two in the fourth quarter and led the Bulldogs with 18 points. D.R. Meadows, who was honored before the game for scoring 1,000 points in his career also sank three 3-balls and scored 12 points. Austin Ellis hit a 3-pointer and made a three point play and scored 6. Sims and Tyrese Lewis also each scored 6 and Ermias Fisser drained a 3-ball and scored five.
The Bulldogs are 12-5 overall and 4-3 in Region 2. Vidalia is 8-8 and 2-4.
Caleb Gilcrhrist led Vidalia with 18 points, Tahj Jones scored 14, Tyrin Page had 7, Galen White 6, Josh Davis 4, Anthony Jones 2 and Lanier 1.
Vidalia won the girls game 56-41. Jocelyn Walker dropped in four 3-pointers and led TCHS with 12 points, Chrsitine Mobley had 10, Joann Gomez 8, Shakevia Knight and Dominique Jones 4 and Diamond Logan 2.
Regan Norfleet led Vidalia with 24 points. She made four 3-pointers in the second quarter. Darrielle Brinson scored 10, Gabrielle Chambliss 9, Quince Price 5, Justyce Eason 4 and Grace Draughon and Madison Tauffman 2 each.
D.R. Meadows is honored for scoring 1000 points
On December 19, 2016 Toombs County Bulldog senior D.R. Meadows scored 16 points, against Jenkins County, in a tournament game at Metter. During that game Meadows scored his 1,000th career point. On January 10, 2017. prior to the Bulldogs win over Vidalia, Meadows was honored for reaching that plateau.