Winning back-to-back games on back-to-back days, especially when both games are on the road, is a tough challenge. On this season’s schedule the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs have two opportunities to win back-to-back and in their first chance they beat Metter on a Friday on the road and then came back less than 24 hours later and beat Appling County, in a non region game, 47-41 in Baxley. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 2 play. Appling falls to 0-3.
On January 4th and 5th the Lady Bulldogs will play back-to-back games at home against Metter and then they will travel to Savannah to play St. Vincent’s.
Toombs County had to adjust it’s offensive game plan in Baxley because the Lady Pirates played a packed in 2-3 zone. So, the Lady Bulldogs countered with some precise 3-point shooting. Calvnika Davis made 3-of-her-4 3-point shots and scored 9 points and Ziahya Griffin sank 3-of-5 and finished with 11 points. “Calvnika Davis stepped up and hit some major shots for us as did freshman Ziahya Griffin,” head coach Melody Walker said. “We were pleased with our outside shooting because they kind of packed it in a little bit.”
Leading scorer K.K. Mobley got into foul trouble and didn’t score in the first half, but she came back with a 15-point second half scoring 6 points in the third quarter and 9 in the fourth. Amya Bullard added 9 points, Ashunti Campbell 2 and LiliAnn Pittman 1. “K.K.got into early foul trouble. Her youth kind of showed a little bit and we had to depend on some other players. She did handle the ball well and get it to people who were able to get open. It brought out more of the point guard in her instead of just to score,” Walker said.
The two teams combined to score 32 of the game’s 88 points in a wild fourth quarter. “We balanced it out in the fourth quarter and we really had to because they started to face guard Mobley a little bit more. We came out with the victory, but it got very ugly, especially at the end.”
The Lady Bulldogs once again were ferocious with their rebounding and they dominated the offensive and defensive glass. “That gave us second and third opportunities on offense. In the second half we boxed out better and got our hands on the ball secured it and got it out.”
Toombs County’s half court defense excelled in the first three quarters of the game. “Defensively we got some tough play from Amya Bullard and LiliAnn Pittman. Ashunti Campbell stepped it up and put a body on somebody and our guards also got a lot of deflections,” Walker added.
|(4-0) (1-0) Toombs County Lady Bulldogs Stats|
|(0-3) (0-0) Appling County Lady Pirates Stats|