The Treutlen Vikings basketball team went 27-2 last season losing both games to Calhoun County- once in the regular season and the second time in the GHSA A Public School State Semifinal Game. One of the Vikings keys to success is their pressing defense combined with their overall depth. Truetlen substitutes five players at a time. Watch a slideshow
In a match up with the Toombs County Bulldogs, in Lyons, the Vikings turned a 35-33 lead at half into an 88-66 victory by wearing out the Bulldogs with their relentless press.
Treutlen won the first quarter 17-13, Toombs took the second 20-18 and then the Vikings pulled away dominating the third quarter 26-10 and the fourth 27-19.
Thirteen different Vikings scored with Titus Benjamin leading the way with 16 points and C.J. Miller added 12. Jalen Mobley led TCHS with 22 points. He made one 3-pointer in the first half and three in the second. Jordan Usher scored 18, D.R. Meadows nine, Tyrese Lewis, Keshawn Morgan and Alex Blount each scored four and Karis Harden one.
Treutlen takes JV game too
Treutlen also won the junior varsity game on what was a boys only night. The Vikings led 31-14 at half and won the 28-minute game 58-37. Dakobe Thomas topped Treutlen with 15 points and John Shivers scored 10. Rakewan Williams scored 10 and was TCHS’s only double-digit scorer. Tyquan Toby added nine points, Jamar Burley eight, Cornelius Jones five, Demetrius Owens and Shawn Floyd two and Harden one.
The Toombs County Bulldogs and the Appling County Pirates shared a similar record and a victory over a common opponent entering their Region 1 AAA subregion game in Baxley. Both teams had one win- a subregion victory over Pierce County. When the night was over the 2-8 Bulldogs had a 66-55 victory and a 2-1 subregion record thanks to a 13-0 run starting off the third quarter.
The Bulldogs struggled offensively in the first quarter and trailed 16-9 when the period was over. However, in the second quarter the Dawgs turned up their offensive and defensive intensity. Jalen Mobley, who was the game-high scorer with 26, scored seven points and D.R. Meadows, who had 13, drove to the hoop and scored twice including one with a couple of seconds remaining as TCHS opened up a 30-27 lead at half.
When the third quarter opened Meadows scored two more buckets and scored six in the quarter and Mobley hit a 3-pointer, made two free throws and scored nine points as TCHS led by as many as 18 and 50-39 after three.
In the fourth quarter Jordan Usher scored seven points and he finished with 14 of which 10 were scored in the second half. Keshawn Morgan added six points, Tyrese Lewis four and Alex Blount three.
The Toombs County junior varsity boys won their second game of the season as Tyquan Toby scored 13 points in a 42-28 victory. The Appling County girls beat Toombs County 46-26. Joann Gomez scored eight points, Demetria and Dominique Jones each scored six, Christine Mobley and Shakevia Knight each had three and Aisha Shipman one. Watch a slideshow
Dawgs push the Indians for 3 quarters, Vidalia pulls away in the 4th
February 12, 21012 was the last time the Toombs County Bulldogs beat rival Vidalia in basketball, Those Dawgs opened up a 21 point lead and held on for a four point victory. On the twelfth day of December in 2015 it looked like the current bunch of Bulldogs might pull off the feat again. TCHS led 17-13 after the opening quarter and the game was tied at 45 going to the fourth. However, that is when the undefeated Indians took control of the game, with their defense and 3-point shooting, and pulled away to a 72-56 win in their first trip to the brand new Toombs County gym.
D.R. Meadows scored five quick points in the first quarter and he sank three 3-balls in the third period and led TCHS with 14 points. Freshman Tyrese Lewis came off the bench and hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 points. Jalen Mobley dropped in a a second quarter 3-pointer and scored 10 and Jordan Usher was 4-for-4 at the line and he scored 10. Andre Clark chipped in six points and Keshawn Morgan and Bronza Jones each had one.
Will Chamblis swished three 3-pointers in the first quarter and made two more in the fourth and scored 22 points for Vidalia. Laquntez Walker hit a pair of 3-balls and scored 22.
The Vidalia Lady Indians defeated Toombs County 72-29. Shakevia Knight scored seven points, Ashia Shipman, Christine Mobley, Joann Gomez and Dominique Jones each scored five and Demetria Jones had two for TCHS. Regan Norfleet led Vidalia with 17 and Quinise Price had 10.
The Vidalia B-Team boys were a 44-13 winner. For Toombs Karis Hardin had five, Raekwon Williams four, Tivean Ashley three and JaQuail Boyd 1.
Brantley County’s Mikel Collins is making it a habit, when he plays the Toombs County Bulldogs, whether it be baseball, football or basketball the junior always seems to step up big when he plays the Dawgs. Last season at Jacky Jones Field he hit a homer and made two diving catches in a 7-1 win. This school year Collins threw two touchdowns on busted plays to lead the Herons to a 26-12 win over Toombs in Nahunta. Watch a slideshow
In a Region 1 AAA subregion basketball game in Lyons on Tuesday night Collins waited until the fourth quarter to score eight of his 10 points as the Herons rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat the Bulldogs 39-32. Toombs played very inconsistently on offense scoring 11 points in the first quarter, just one in the second, 16 in the third period and only four in the fourth.
Junior shooting guard Jalen Mobley provided 63% of the Bulldogs’ offense scoring a game-high 20 points. Mobley sank three 3-pointers in the first quarter and three more in the third. Jordan Usher chipped in four points, Keshawn Morgan three, D.R. Meadows and Tyrese Lewis each had two and Karis Hardin one.
Joann Gomez scored 14 points,Demetria Jones 10, Jocelyn Walker, Christine Mobley and Dominique Jones each had three and Ashia Shipman three.
The Islands basketball teams outscored the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs by a combined scored of 65 to 40 in the second half in a doubleheader sweep in Lyons. The Lady Sharks turned a seven point halftime lead (28-21) to a 57-39 victory by outscoring TCHS 29 to 18 in the second half and then the Sharks overcame a 31-26 halftime deficit by beating the Dawgs 36 to 22 in the second half in their 62-53 victory.
Jocelyn Walker led the Lady Bulldogs with nine points, Joann Gomez scored eight, Ashia Shipman seven, Shakevia Knight five, Christine Mobley four and Demetria and Dominique Jones each had three. Watch a slideshow
Jordan Usher topped the Dawgs with 17 points, Jalen Mobley sank two 3-pointers and scored 11, Tyrese Lewis fired in two 3-balls and scored eight, Alex Blount had six, D.R. Meadows four, Andre Clark two and Jaquail Boyd one.
Bulldogs win first game, Lady Bulldogs lose in OT
After four losses in winnable games, the Toombs County Bulldogs won their first game of the season in convincing style over visiting Pierce County. The Dawgs shot 2-pointers, 3-pointers and free throws well and they defended just fine in a 69-41 victory.
D.R. Meadows reeled off three third quarter 3-balls and led TCHS with 15 points. Jordan Usher scored seven points in each half and finished with 14, Keshawn Morgan hit 7-of-11 free throws and tallied 13 and Jalen Mobley dropped in two 3-pointers for his 12. Tyrese Lewis hit a three and scored five points and Alex and Gonza Blount each scored two.
The Lady Bulldogs spent the whole night coming back from a 13-3 first quarter deficit. Dominique Jones (17 points) hit a short shot with four seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 43 and sent it to overtime. The Lady Bears prevailed in the extra four minute session and won 53-48. Demetria Jones scored 15 points and Shakevia Knight had seven. Watch a slideshow
For the second time in 10 days the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs beat Montgomery County despite trailing 12-2 after the opening quarter. They defeated the Lady Eagles by eight (59-51) in Lyons on November 17 and 34-29, in Mount Vernon, on the day after Thanksgiving.
JoAnn Gomez helped the Lady Bulldogs overcome a 24-14 halftime deficit by scoring nine points in the third quarter and four in the fourth. She finished with a game-high 17. “JoAnn works hard on defense, but we needed her to do what she does best offensively and that’s get to the basket,” coach Melody Walker said. “She is a strong mid-range shooter and she was able to break out and hit some big shots for us.”
The Lady Bulldogs limited Montgomery County to five second half points. The Lady Eagles leading scorer Heather Brooker (11 points) hit 3-0f-4 free throws to tally all of her team’s points in the third quarter. Fantasia Miller scored Montgomery’s only fourth quarter points dropping in a two.
“At halftime we were able to make some much needed adjustments. We reiterated the importance of getting to the basket because Montgomery County was in foul trouble. Defensively we alternated between full court man and full court zone defenses,” added Walker.
Shakevia Knight scored seven points including four in the fourth quarter, Jocelyn Walker had six and Christine M0bley four. The Lady Bulldogs did not make a three point shot and they were 12-of-26 at the free throw line.
Lady Bulldogs take care of Irwin County
On Monday, prior to Turkey Day, the Toombs County Girls beat Irwin County 51-26. Walker scored 18 points and collected 11 rebounds. Knight and Gomez each scored eight points.
Bulldogs rally to tie and lose in OT at Montgomery County 74-66
The Toombs County Bulldogs opened up the season losing a home game to Montgomery County in which the Eagles scored 29 points in the fourth quarter. In the rematch, in Mount Vernon, the Eagles, scored 25 in the second quarter. However, the Bulldogs rallied and tied the game at the end of regulation. D.R. Meadows made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to two and Tyrese Lewis drove to the hoop and scored to tie game at 63 after the end of regulation.
In the extra four minutes the Eagles continued a trend of getting to the foul line. Montgomery County made 6-of-7 at the line in overtime and 26-of-38 in the game in a 74-66 victory. TCHS was 1-of-4 at the line in OT and 9-of-18 in the game.
The Eagles outscored Toombs County 15-12 in the first quarter and 25-12 in the second and led 40-24 at half. Then the Bulldogs rallied by winning the third quarter 19-11 and the fourth 20-12.
Senior Jordan Usher, playing in his first Bulldog game since the 2013-14 season, led TCHS with 16 points. He scored six points in the first and fourth quarters. Usher last played in a region playoff game at the Toombs County Middle School Gym on February 10, 2014 . He scored three points in a 72-51 loss to Bryan County. His only field goal was scored on a drive to the bucket. Usher missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in a football game at Pierce County on October 17, 2014 . He set out the scrimmage game at Long County and the first two regular season games after tweaking that knee in practice.
Meadows also scored 16. He missed the entire third quarter after picking up three fouls in the first half. Meadows helped lead the second half comeback by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter and two in overtime. The point guard drilled two 3-pointers in the final period and he was 4-for-4 at the line.
Lewis, a freshman, fouled out with 12 points and he hit two 3-balls. Jalen Mobley hit a 3-pointer and scored seven points as did Keshawn Morgan, who scored all his points in the third quarter. The sophomore was 3-for-4 at the line. Alex Blount added six points and Andre Clark two for the 0-3 Dawgs.
In a scrimmage game at Long County the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs were beaten by 50 points. However, one week later the Lady Dawgs are 2-0 in the regular season. They opened up with an eight point home victory over Montgomery County on Tuesday and followed that up on Friday with a 37-21 win over Bacon County in Lyons. Watch a slideshow
Both teams got off to a slow start in the first quarter and each scored six points. Christine Mobley came off the bench and scored six of her nine points in the second quarter as Toombs built up an 18-11 lead at half.
Jocelyn Walker, who struggled with her long range shot in the first half, found the hoop, in the new gym, in the third quarter. Walker hit a two and sank two 3-pointers in the third quarter as she scored 10 of her game-high 12 in the second half. Toombs led 30-16 going to the fourth quarter and unlike in Montgomery County game the Lady Dawgs didn’t allow Bacon to make a serious run in the fourth quarter.
Dominique Jones scored seven points, Joann Gomez four, Demetria Jones three and Shakevia Knight two.
Bulldogs can’t add to their first quarter lead
For the third straight game, including a scrimmage at Long, the Toombs County Boys outscored their opponent in the first quarter (13-12), but the Bulldogs lost the game. Bacon County won each of the next three quarters in a 60-51 victory.
The Raiders Tray Stewart scored half of his team’s points, a cool 30 and he was consistent with his output scoring six points in the first quarter and 10-6-8 the rest of the way.
Jalen Mobley led TCHS with 20. He sank a 3-ball in each of the first three quarters and three long balls in the fourth period. D.R. Meadows got off to a fast start scoring six points in the first quarter and he finished with 16. He made two 3-pointers in the first half. Keshawn added nine points and Alex Blount, Andre Clark and Tyrese Lewis each scored two points for the 0-2 Bulldogs. Watch a slideshow
The Toombs County High School basketball teams opened the 2015-16 season in the brand new TCHS Gym. Joann Gomez scored the first Lady Bulldog bucket, Keshawn Morgan scored the first Bulldog point, D.R. Meadows made the first TCHS two-pointer, Andre Clarke drilled the first Dawg 3-ball and the Lady Bulldogs were the first Toombs team to record a victory- 59-51 over Montgomery County. The Bulldogs lost to the Eagles 80-73.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 12-2 in the opening quarter and then they turned on their defense and started making shots. The score was 13-all after a quarter and then the Lady Bulldogs started pulling away. They led 26-23 at half and 46-39 after three quarters. TCHS opened up a double-digit lead in the fourth period. Shakevia Knight scored 13 of her career-high 17 points in the second half. Dominique Jones chipped in 10 points, Gomez, Christine Mobley and Jocelyn Walker each had nine and Demetria Jones had five. Watch a slideshow
The Bulldogs opened up an 8-0 lead and they had a 12-5 lead after a quarter. However, the Bulldogs began to tire, just like they did in their scrimmage lost at Long County. Montgomery County led 32-26 at half and 51-47 after three quarters. The Eagles scored 29 points in the fourth quarter.
Meadows led TCHS with a career-high 27 points. D.R. couldn’t get his 3-point shot to fall so the junior point guard took the ball to the hoop and made 11 buckets and 5-of-7 at the free throw line. Jalen Mobley didn’t scored a single point in the first half, but he tossed in 21 in the second half. The junior made two 3-pointers and was 9-of-11 at the line. Clark scored nine points, Alex Bolunt six, Keshawn Morgan five, Gonza Blount three and Tyrese Lewis two. The Bulldogs were 24-of-36 at the free throw line. Watch a slideshow
The Long County High School basketball teams swept a pair of scrimmage games in Ludowici. The Lady Blue Tide won 72-52 and the Blue Tide ended the evening with a 75-58 victory.
Long range shooting guard Jalen Mobley topped TCHS with 21 points. The junior hit four 3-pointers and made 9-of-12 free throws including 6-of-6 when he was fouled shooting a 3-ball. Two other Bulldogs hit double-figures. Freshman Tyrese Lewis came off the bench and scored 10 points. He nailed a 3-pointer and hit 3-of-4 at the line. Junior point guard D.R. Meadows dropped in two fourth quarter 3-pointers and scored 10. Andre Clark and Alex Blount scored five each, Keshawn Morgan had four, Karis Harden two and Bronza Jones one. Watch a slideshow
The Bulldogs opened up a 15-8 lead after the opening quarter, However, Long County won each of the next three periods and led 32-27 at half and 46-39 after three quarters.
Demetria Jones led the Lady Bulldogs with nine points, Joann Gomez scored six, Dominique Jones five and Jocelyn Walker two.