The Toombs County Bulldogs haven’t qualified for the GHSA State Basketball Tournament since February 2012 and the Lady Bulldogs since February 2013. On February 8, 2017 both teams almost punched a ticket to the post season. However, both lost very close games in the quarterfinal round of the Region 2 Tournament at the Toombs County Middle School Gym. Jeff Davis’s Stephanie Rump hit a short shot from right of the lane with 4.2 seconds remaining to give the Lady Yellow Jackets a 40-39 win over the Lady Dawgs.
Senior Jocelyn Walker led Toombs with 17 points, Christine Mobley had 9, senior Joann Gomez and Shakevia Knight 4, senior Dominique Jones 3 and Diamond Logan 2. The Lady Bulldogs end up with a 10-16 record.
A scrappy bunch of Bulldogs hung around with Bacon County the whole game. The Dawgs were missing their top two scorers- D.R. Meadows and Jalen Mobley. The Raiders made a little run late in the game and pulled out a 46-42 win.
Seniors Alex Blount and L.J. Sims both hit double-digits for the Bulldogs. Blount scored a career-high 15 and Sims 10. Karis Harden and Ermias Fisser each scored 5, Tyrese Lewis 3 and Drekari Jones and Jaquail Boyd 2. The Bulldogs finish the season with a 16-11 record.