A large class of senior Toombs County High School basketball players were honored on Senior Night. Six Bulldogs were playing their final regular season game and one was watching from the bench as TCHS lost to Swainsboro 69-55.
These seven Dawgs averaged 52 points per game featuring three double-digit scorers. Jalen Mobley has been averaging 15 points per game and D.R. Meadows and L.J. Sims 14 plus. Meadows has an injured ankle and is wearing a boot and is not able to play. Alex Blount, Montrey Williams, Austin Ellis and Tivean Ashley have also made big contributions to a turnaround season in which TCHS wrapped up the regular season with a 15-10 overall record and at 7-7 the Bulldogs finish fifth in Region 2.
The Bulldogs trailed Swainsboro 16-13 after the first quarter, 35-28 at half and 54-37 going to the fourth quarter. Six Dawgs scored in the final period as they chopped the lead to six at 59-53 with 3:36 to play.
Jalen Mobley hit four 3-pointers and led the Bulldogs with 18 points.
Blount came off the bench and scored 12 points including eight in the second half.
L.J. Sims scored 8 points and he attempted and made Toombs County’s only two free throw shots.
Karis Harden scored 8 points and he guarded Swainsboro’s top scorer. Jaylan McKinney scored 34 points against the Dawgs in Swainsboro, but in this game he had 22. Ermias Fisser added a 3-ball and Williams scored 2.