TCHS Basketball 2015-16

Lady Bulldogs end regular season with a road victory

The Toombs County Lady Bullldogs opened the 2015-16 season with a four game win streak and they closed out their regular season stopping a seven game losing streak with a 44-35 victory at Southeast Bulloch, The Lady Bulldogs spotted SEB a 10-0 lead, but by halftime the Lady Dawgs had a 25-19 lead.

Demetria Jones shoots from the wing
Demetria Jones shoots from the wing

Demetria Jones scored eight of her 10 points, coming off the bench, in the first half. The senior hit a two-ball in the first quarter and two 3-pointers in the second. Jocelyn Walker hit a first quarter 3-pointer and also scored 10 points. JoAnn Gomez made a 3-ball and scored nine, Dominique Jones made four free throws and scored six points, Christine Mobley added four, Shakevia Knight three and Ashia Shipman two.

JoAnn Gomez shoots off the dribble
JoAnn Gomez shoots off the dribble

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D.R. Meadows scores 26 in the Bulldogs’ last regular season game

D.R.Meadows attempts to sink his sixth 3-pointer
D.R.Meadows attempts to sink his sixth 3-pointer
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and it is “gooood!!!”

Junior guard D.R. Meadows opened the 2015-16 Toombs County Bulldog season scoring 27 points in a home game against Montgomery County and he closed the the regular season tossing in 26 at Southeast Bulloch. Meadows scored the first eight Bulldog points, dropped in a season-high six 3-pointers and hit 6-of-8 at the free throw line in the Bulldogs 71-62 loss in Brooklet.

The Bulldogs made 11 3-pointers. Andre Clark hit three and scored nine points and Tyrese Lewis made two and scored six. Keshawn Morgan made 7-of-10 free throws and also scored nine points, Jalen Mobley added eight and Alex Dillard was 4-for-4 at the line and scored four.

Dillard shines on TCHS Basketball Senior Night

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Athletes at Toombs County High School have the amazing ability to play their best on Senior Night. For example, in basketball, the senior class of 2012 featuring Brandon Driggers Dominique Hawkins, Robert George and Nathan Roach stopped an eight game losing streak to Vidalia with a 63-59 victory on Senior Night. As for individual performances, on the Bulldog baseball team’s Senior Night in 2009 shortstop Blake Chalkley , who had never threatened to hit a home run in his career, smashed one over the fence.

Alex Dillard drives to the hoop
Alex Dillard drives to the hoop

On TCHS Basketball Senior Night 2016 the hero was Alex Dillard. The Bulldog guard had never started a varsity game and he had never scored in double-figures until Senior Night when he did both in TCHS’s 78-43 loss to Dodge County. Alex scored five points in the first half and 15 in the second for a career-high 20. He swished one 3-pointer in the first half and three more in the second including a long one from the right wing which banked in off the glass. Watch a slideshow

D.R. Meadows was the only other Bulldog to hit double-digits and the junior scored 12 points. Freshman Karis Harden added four points, seniors Andre Clark and Gonza Blount each scored two and junior Jalen Mobley and freshman Tyquan Toby each added one.

Senior Demetria Jones scores
Senior Demetria Jones scores

Dodge also won the girls game 69-34. JoAnn Gomez 11, Christine Mobley 10, Dominique Jones and Jocelyn Walker five each and senior Demetria Jones two.

Indians dominate rematch

Jalen Mobley shoots a first half 3-pointer
Jalen Mobley shoots a first half 3-pointer

In December, in Lyons, the Toombs County Bulldogs and the Vidalia Indians were tied at 45-all entering the fourth quarter. In the rematch, at the Ralph Parsons Gym, the Bulldogs trailed by 45 (74-29) going to the fourth quarter as Vidalia rolled up an 86-43 victory. The Bulldogs were missing two starters- Jordan Usher and Keshawn Morgan,

The Bulldogs scored the first points of the game on a Tyrese Lewis 3-ball and then the Indians went on a 37-3 run to open up a 50-17 lead at half. Both teams were shooting and making 3-pointers. Vidalia sank 12 long shots and Toombs County dropped in 10.

D.R. Meadows made four 3-pointers and led TCHS with 15 points and Jalen Mobley hit three 3’s and scored 14. Alex Dillard came off the bench and swished two 3-balls and scored eight and Jacquail Boyd scored one.

Vidalia had four double-digit scorers. Terryan Page (three 3-pointers) scored 13, Caleb Gilchrest also had 13 (three 3-pointers), Tahj Jones 12 (two 3-pointers) and Laquintez Walker 10 (two 3-pointers).

Vidaila took the girls game 63-38. Jocelyn Walker and Dominique Jones each scored 10 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs, Joann Gomez had eight, Demetria Jones five, Christine Mobley three and Shakevia Knight two.

Justyce Edge scored 13 and Regan Norfleet 10 to pace the Lady Indians.

Savannah High rolls to two wins at TCHS

Savannah High School rolled in to the Toombs County Gym and won a pair of Region 1 AAA crossover games by double-digits. The Lady Bluejackets won 53-31 and the Bluejackets went on a 41-11 run and defeated the Bulldogs 69-39. Watch a slideshow

Joann Gomez is on her back when her shot goes through the net
Joann Gomez is on her back when her shot goes through the net
Gomez scores two more points shooting off the dribble
Gomez scores two more points shooting off the dribble

Joann Gomez scored 17 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Shakevia Knight added seven points, Dominique Jones three, and Jocelyn Walker and Christine Mobley two each.

Andre Clark rises up to score two points
Andre Clark rises up to score two points

Jalen Mobley made three 3-pointers and led the Dawgs with 11, Tyrese Lewis and D.R. Meadows scored seven a piece, Jaquail Boyd and Shawn Floyd four, Alex Dillard three and Andre Clark two.

Tattnall County Warriors breakaway from the Bulldogs in the 4th quarter

The first meeting between the Toombs County and Tattnall County boys, in Lyons, was decided in the final seconds when the Warriors  Jamaine Coney followed up a 3-point air ball miss and scored with 2.3 seconds left to put Tattnall up for good. In the rematch in Reidsville, the Warriors broke open a close game by outscoring the Dawgs 26-6 in the fourth quarter in a 66-40 victory.

In their previous game at Pierce County the Bulldogs scored 29 points in the first quarter and 50 in the first half and made 15 3-pointers in the game. However, against the Warriors defense, the Dawgs tallied only five points in the first quarter and 23 in the first half. Toombs trailed 9-5 after one quarter and the game was tied at 23 at half. TCHS never had a lead, but had the Bulldogs had the ball down by one point in the third quarter. The Warriors were up 40-34 going to the fourth quarter.

D.R. Meadows led TCHS with 15 points, Jalen Mobley scored 10, Alex Blount and Tyrese Lewis each had four and Andre Clark and Bronza Jones each made a 3-pointer for three points a piece. The Bulldogs dopped in six 3-balls with Meadows and Mobley each making two.

The Tattnall junior varsity boys beat Toombs 57-43. Karis Harden scored 21 points, Rakewan Williams added nine, Shawn Floyd six, Ashlee Ashley three and Tivien Ashley and Marquis Scott had two each.

The Lady Warriors defeated Toombs County 52-35 and Dominique Jones topped the Lady Dawgs with 10 points. Demetria Jones added six points, Jocelyn Walker five, Christine Mobley and Aisha Shipman four, Shakevia Knight three, Joann Gomez two and Kayla Brown one.

Red hot shooting Bulldogs drain 15 3-balls in 84-58 win, Lady Bulldogs lose in the final seconds

For one amazing half the Toombs County Bulldogs looked like a high school version of the Golden State Warriors. The Dawgs version of the Splash Brothers (Steph Curry and Klay Thompson) was Jalen Mobley and D.R. Meadows. The two sharpshooters hit a combined nine 3-pointers in the first half and 11 in the game. Add two 3-pointers each from Tyrese Lewis (2-for-5) and Alex Dillard (2-for-2) and the Bulldogs probably set a school record making 15 3-pointers in an  84-58 victory at Pierce County. TCHS made half of their 3-pointers, 15-of-30, a big improvement over the Dawgs 26% shooting from that range entering the game.

Meadows hit his first three 3-pointers and Mobley made 3-of-4 as Toombs County raced to a 29-12 lead after the first quarter. Mobley scored all 23 of his points in the first half and Meadows scored half of his 26 in the first two quarters. TCHS was up 50-30 at half and 69-47 after three quarters. The Dawgs entered the game averaging 53 points per game.

Meadows (26 points) ended the third quarter with a near half court shot that dropped in giving him 23 points after three periods. D.R. hit a short shot and a free throw in the fourth quarter and left the game just one point shy of tying his career high 27 points scored in the regular season opener, at home, against Montgomery County. Meadows shot 10-of-14 from the field and made 5-of-9 outside the 3-point line. D.R. also led the team with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Mobley who went 0-21 from the field at Brantley County in the Bulldogs’ previous game made 6-of-10 of his 3-ball shots and 8-of-17 from the field and scored all 23 oh his points in the first half.

Lewis scored 10 points, Jordan Usher seven, Alex Blount six, Keshawn Morgan four and Tyree Brown two for the 4-16 Bulldogs who improve to 3-5 in Region 1 AAA Subregion games.

Lady Bulldogs lose another heart-breaker to Pierce

Joann Gomez shoots in the first half
Joann Gomez shoots in the first half

 For the second time this season the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs lost a close game to Pierce County. In Lyons, the Lady Bears pulled out a five-point in overtime. In the rematch in Blackshear, Pierce prevailed 36-33. Joann Gomez led TCHS with 10 points, Dominique Jones had eight and Jocelyn Walker, Shakevia Knight and Christine Mobley each scored four. Watch a slideshow

Dominique Jones drives to the hoop and scores
Dominique Jones drives to the hoop and scores

The Lady Bulldogs, who had a 17-9 lead at half, were up 29-24 in the fourth quarter. However, Pierce rallied and took a 33-29 lead. Gomez hit a five-footer with 1:20 to play to cut the lead to 33-31 and Walker tied the game with :50 left making a seven-footer.

Toombs had the ball in the final 15 seconds, but the Lady Bulldogs did not get off a shot. Madison Puryear stole the ball and raced to the hoop and scored with five seconds left to put Pierce on top and then the Lady Bulldogs turned the ball over and committed a foul and Kellyann Howard ended the game making a free throw.

TCHS vs. Appling- the results are reversed in Lyons

Dominique Jones shoot for three
Dominique Jones shoot for three

Twenty-seven days after the Toombs County Bulldogs beat Appling County by 11 in Baxley and the Lady Bulldogs lost to the Lady Pirates by 20, the results were reversed in the rematch in Lyons. Both Toombs County teams opened up double-digit leads in the third quarter with the Lady Bulldogs holding on to a 48-40 victory while the Bulldogs lost a heart-breaker 70-67.

The 6-11 Lady Bulldogs opened up a 7-4 lead after the opening quarter and they were up 20-16 at half. In the third quarter TCHS outscored Appling 15-8 to expand the lead to 35-24 going to the fourth quarter. Joann Gomez, who made 7-of-9 at the free throw line, led the Lady Dawgs with 15 points. Dominique Jones made a 3-pointer and 7-of-13 at the line and scored 14 points. Jocelyn Walker hit a 3-ball and scored five points, Shakevia Knight added four, Demetria Jones playing for the first time since she injured her foot at Treutlen swished a 3-pointer and Aisha Shipman scored two.

The 3-12 Bulldogs got off to a fast start and led Appling 9-2 and 15-12 after the first quarter and 37-32 at half. D.R. Meadows (16 points) hit the last shot of the first half, a 3-pointer from the left wing with six seconds remaining, and then the junior scored eight points in the third quarter swishing two 3’s as the Bulldogs built up a 13 point lead. The Dawgs had a 52-47 lead going to the fourth quarter.

In the final period Appling built up a six point advantage. However, the Bulldogs rallied and pulled to within one and then trailing by three with 3.3 second remaining, Meadows raced across the timeline and tried a long 3-pointer which hit the rim right before the buzzer. Jalen Mobley scored 15 points and hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the second quarter. Andre Clark scored eight, Keshawn Morgan six and Bronza Jones four.

Treutlen rolls up three large wins over TCHS

(#4) Jalen Mobley shoots over a Viking
(#4) Jalen Mobley shoots over a Viking

In the first basketball action of 2016 Treutlen High swept Toombs County in three games in Soperton. The Vikings won the varsity boys game 102-59 and the junior varsity match up 60-28 and the Lady Vikings defeated TCHS 69-38.

In the varsity boys game both teams made nine 3-pointers in a fast paced game in which Treutlen scored 47 points in the first half and 55 in the second. Five Vikings hit double-figures with Elijah Johnson scoring 21 to lead his team. Jalen Mobley, who led TCHS with 22 points, was one of three Bulldogs to hit three 3-pointers. D.R. Meadows (13 points) and Tyrese Lewis (12 points) were the other two. Jordan Usher scored eight points and Alex and Gonza Blount each scored two.

Dodge County dominates the second half

The Dodge County basketball teams dominated the second half of a doubleheader sweep of Toombs County High School in subregion action in Eastman. The Dodge girls and boys outscored Toombs by a combined 91-24 in the second half as the Lady Indians won 64-15 and the Indians took care of the Bulldogs 76-34.

The Lady Bulldogs only trailed Dodge 9-8 after the opening quarter and 12-9 at half. However, the game changed quickly in the second half as the home team started making shots- from outside and in the paint. Dodge won the third quarter 32-5 and a shortened fourth quarter 20-1. The fourth period was six minutes due to the mercy rule.

Joann Gomez led TCHS with six points, Aisha Shipman and Jocelyn Walker each scored four and Christine Mobley one.

The first quarter of the boys game was also competitive with the Bulldogs trailing Dodge County 15-10. The Indians broke away in the second quarter as they continued to drive into the lane and finish their shots. Dodge scored 20 points and yielded six in the second quarter and led 37-16 at half. The Indians won the third quarter 27-13 and the six-minute fourth period 12-5.

D.R. Meadows was the only Bulldog starter to make a 3-pointer and to hit double-digits with 10 points. Jordan Usher tossed in seven points, Jalen Mobley six, Tyrese Lewis four, Shawn Floyd sank the Bulldogs’ only other 3-ball and scored three and Gonza Blount and Keshawn Morgan each added two.

Nick Cummings scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Dodge. Demarcus McClinton scored 14 and A.J. Lampkin 11. The Indians made all three of their 3-pointers in the second half.

2015 ends for TCHS with two down to the wire defeats

The last Toombs County High School sports action of 2015 featured two exciting close basketball loses to visiting Tattnall County. The Lady Bulldogs lost in overtime 54-49 and the Bulldogs fell 67-63.

Dominique Jones shoots for two
Dominique Jones shoots for two

The Toombs County girls controlled the first three quarters of their subregion match up leading 11-10 after the first quarter, 27-19 at half and 38-36 after three quarters. However, the Lady Bulldogs had to rally from a four-point deficit, in the final 14 seconds, to tie the game and send it to overtime. Watch aslideshow

Joann Gomez, who scored 13 points, hit a free throw to cut the Tattnall lead to three points. Her second shot hit the iron and Dominique Jones, who also tallied 13 points, grabbed the rebound and fired the ball back into the hoop and she was fouled. Dominique dropped in the free throw and the game was tied at 49 with seven seconds remaining. Demetria Jones led TCHS with 15 points.

Tattnall County outscored TCHS 5-0 in the four minute OT to pull out the victory.

The Toombs County Bulldogs took an early 4-3 lead over the Warriors thanks to D.R. Meadows, who scored four of his seven points in the opening quarter. That would be the Bulldogs’ final lead until deep into the fourth quarter. TCHS trailed 15-13 after the opening quarter and 32-22 at half. Toombs only scored nine points in the second quarter.

Two Bulldogs got hot shooting the 3-ball in the second half. Jalen Mobley, the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 16.7 per game, was held scoreless in the first half. However, the junior fired in a 3-pointer in the third quarter and two more in the fourth as he piled up 17 second half points.

The other Dawg who shot the 3-ball well was freshman Tyrese Lewis. He drilled one in the second quarter and four more in the second half- two in each quarter as he tallied a career-high 15 points. The Bulldogs took a five point lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors made a big 3-pointer and then Jamaine Coney followed up a 3-point air ball miss and scored with 2.3 seconds left to put Tattnall up for good.

Jordan Usher scored 11 points, Keshawn Morgan had seven and Gonza Blount six.

Big night at Bacon- a Bulldog sweep

For the first time this season the Toombs County basketball teams both won on the same night. The Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs both were victorious in their first trip to the new Bacon County Gym and both teams won by double-digits. The Lady Bulldog beat Bacon for the second time this season 43-17 and the Bulldogs avenged a nine-point home loss to the Raiders with a convincing 64-40 win in Alma. Watch a slideshow

Jalen Mobley swishes a second half 3-ball
Jalen Mobley swishes a second half 3-ball

The only similarity between the two Bulldog versus Raider games this season was the 3-point shooting of Toombs County junior Jalen Mobley. He made six 3-pointers in each game. Mobley scored 20 points, on his home floor against Bacon, by sinking a 3-ball in each of the first three quarters and then three more in the fourth. In Alma, Jalen hit his first three 3’s and then he dropped in three more while scoring a game-high 22.

D.R.Meadows made three 3-pointers and scored 14 points and Bronza Jones scored three points on a 3-pointer giving TCHS 10 3-balls, three days away from Christmas Day. Jordan Usher contributed seven points, Tyrese Lewis six, Keshawn Morgan four and Alex  Blount, Karis Harden, Alex Dillard and Shawn Floyd each had two for the 3-9 Bulldogs who have now won their last two roads in a row.

Dominique Jones shoots a free throw
Dominique Jones shoots a free throw

The Lady Bulldogs were even more dominating in their second win over Bacon County. TCHS led 20-7 at half and won 43-17.

Dominique Jones hit a variety of shots and scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half. JoAnn Gomez kept driving to the bucket and scored 12. Christine Mobley added six points, Kiwi Knight five, Jocelyn Walker and Demetria Jones each had three and Asia Shipman two. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-7.

Bulldogs hang with Vikings for a half

Jalen Mobley scored two of his 20
Jalen Mobley scored two of his 20

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

Tyquan Toby scores despite Javis Wise's right hand
Tyquan Toby scores despite Javis Wise’s right hand

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.

Bulldogs runaway in third quarter with their second victory

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.

TCHS loses a pair in their first trip to the Coastal Empire

The Toombs County Bulldogs ran into a buzz saw in their first trip to the Coastal Empire. The Dawgs were matched up against Jenkins, the defending AAA GHSA State Champs, in the Warriors first home game of the season plus they were trying to win for their coach. Bakari Bryant had 99 wins going into the game and the Warriors got him number 100 with a convincing 70-44 victory.

Jalen Mobley led TCHS with 20 points. The junior hit three second half 3-pointers and he had four in the game. D.R. Meadows scored seven points, Bronza Jones four, Keshwan Morgan and Andre Clark each had three and Jordan Usher and Alex Blount scored one.

The Lady Bulldogs lost to Jenkins 61-37. Demetria Jones got off to a hot start hitting three 3-pointers in the first quarter as Toombs County opened up a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. Jones finished with 17 points, 15 were scored in the first half.

TCHS trailed 24-21 at half and 37-30 after three quarters. However, the game got way from Toombs in the fourth quarter. The Lady Warriors outscored TCHS 24-7 in the final eight minutes.

Jocelyn Walker and Joann Gomez each scored seven points, Ashia Shipman had three, Bailey Odum two and Dominique Jones one.

Collins does it again, helps take down the Bulldogs

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.

Jalen Mobley strokes a third quarter 3-pointer
Jalen Mobley strokes a third quarter 3-pointer

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 drives to the hoop for two

Joann Gomez drives to the hoop for two

Joann Gomez scored 14 points,Demetria Jones 10, Jocelyn Walker, Christine Mobley and Dominique Jones each had three and Ashia Shipman three.

Islands controls the second half in sweep of TCHS

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 hits a jumper and scores 9 points
Jocelyn Walker hits a jumper and scores nine points

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.

Dominique Jones drives to the hoopp

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

Lady Bulldogs suffer first loss & the Dawgs lose a lead in the 4th quarter

In a match up of unbeaten teams in Lyons, the Jeff Davis Lady Yellow Jackets remained perfect with a 60-35 victory over Toombs County. JD won it’s first three games over Appling County, Irwin County and Brantley County by an average of 39 points. The closest margin of victory was 25 (53-28 over Brantley). The same differential as the Lady Bulldog game. TCHS falls to 4-1.

Jeff Davis won three of the four quarters although the Lady Yellow Jackets took the first by only a 10-7 score. The Lady Bulldogs only double-digit quarter was the fourth when they outscored JD 12-9.

Demetria Jones led TCHS with 14 points. The senior fired in one 3-pointer in the first quarter, two more in the second and one in the third and she sank two free throws in the fourth. JoAnn Gomez scored four of her six points in the fourth quarter. Dominique Jones  added four points, Christine Mobley and Jocelyn Walker three each, Ashia Shipman and Bailey Odum two and Shakevia Knight one.

Khaliiyah Jenkins topped Jeff Davis with 17 points. She scored seven in the first quarter and eight in the third. Maria Gibbs tallied 12 points and Desiree Bennett 11. Bennett’s nine point second quarter helped her team push it’s lead in to double-digits by outscoring TCHS 23-9  increasing JD’s lead to 33-16 at half. Bennett made the Lady Yellow Jackets only 3-point shot.

Neither team shot free throws well. TCHS was 11-for-26 and Jeff Davis made 7-of-18.

Jeff Davis pulls away from TCHS in the fourth quarter

Mentor avenges loss to protege

Last season Chuck Hill opened up his Toombs County head coaching career with a pair of overtime victories including one at Jeff Davis. Jalen Mobley banked in a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and the Bulldogs held on to a 62-61 victory. The losing coach on that night was former Toombs County head coach Donnie Arrington. Hill played on some Arrington’s best TCHS teams which won region championships and qualified for state.

In Arrington’s  first trip back to Lyons to coach against his former team, since he left after the 2007-08 season, his Yellow Jackets outscored Toombs County 20-9 in the final quarter to lift JD to a 58-51 win. Keegan Alls hit three 3-balls and was 3-for-3 at the line in the fourth quarter as he scored 12 of his 22 in the final eight minutes of the game.

Toombs County’s D.R. Meadows also tallied 22 despite being head butted early in the opening quarter. The junior took the shot to his left eye. Meadows hit two of the Dawgs’ three 3-pointers. Meadows is now leading TCHS in scoring at 20.3 points per game.

Jalen Mobley and Jordan Usher each scored seven points, Andre Clark  had six, Jaquail Boyd five and Tyrese Lewis four.

The Yellow Jackets raced to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and then the Bulldogs held Jeff Davis to one point in the second quarter and they scored 23. TCHS led 30-21 at half. Meadows scored nine points in the second period, Mobley had five including his only 3-ball, Lewis scored four, Usher three and Clark two. JD outscored TCHS 17-12 in the third period.

A big factor in the game was free throws. Jeff Davis made 18-of-26 while Toombs County hit on 10-of-28. The Bulldogs are 0-4.

Second half comeback propels Lady Bulldogs to 4-0 start

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.

Lady Bulldogs open season with two straight wins

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

Christine Mobley gets off a tough start
Christine Mobley gets off a tough shot

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 fires in a second half 3-pointer
Jocelyn Walker fires in a second half 3-pointer

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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.

Dominique Jones shoots under duress
Dominique Jones shoots under duress

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 drives the baseline
Jalen Mobley drives the baseline

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

D.R. Meadows finds an opening between two Raiders
D.R. Meadows finds an opening between two Raiders

 

TCHS basketball opens new season in the new gym

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.

Shakevia Night drives to the rim for two of her 17 points
Shakevia Knight drives to the rim for two of her 17 points
Dominique Jones goes inside for a bucket
Dominique Jones goes inside for a bucket

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.

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D.R.Meadows flies to the hoop and scores 27 points

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

Long County rules in Ludowici

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.

Jalen Mobley swishes a third quarter 3-ball
Jalen Mobley swishes a third quarter 3-ball

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.

 

Karis Harden scores a tough two
Karis Harden scores a tough two

Andre Clark soars to the hoop
Andre Clark soars to the hoop