Last season, while winning just two of 24 games, the most points the Toombs County Bulldogs scored in a game was 63 in a 10-point home win over Bryan County on December 8, 2017. In their first game of the 2018-19 season, under new head coach Telvin Tomas, the Dawgs exceeded that total by one point in a 71-64 loss at Portal.
The Bulldogs scored 21 points in the first half and trailed by nine. In the second half TCHS rallied outscoring the Panthers 22-15 in the third quarter to cut the lead to 45-43.
Senior Tyrese and junior Drekari Jones each scored 17 points to lead Toombs County. Jones also grabbed 10 rebounds to give him a double-double. J. Kelly scored 6 points, D.J. Mincey 5, Tekelia Baker and Karis Harden 4 each, Me’lle Merrion and Nykwan Coleman 3 and Trey Cloud 2.
Kelly led the Bulldogs with 14 rebounds, Lewis had 5, Mincey 4, Coleman 3, Cloud, Baker and Harden 2 a piece and Ashlee Ashley 1.
The Bulldogs had a tougher road match up at 6A Coffee. The Trojans scored 20 or more points in each quarter as they built up a 47-16 lead at half, 69-18 after three quarters and the final was 89-25. For coach Thomas this was a trip back to Douglas where he coached and played prior to joining the Toombs County coaching staff.
Earlier in the week Coffee beat Thomas County Central 63-24 in a scrimmage.
The Bulldogs will play host to Screven County on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
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