TCHS basketball season is here

D.R. Meadows releases a jump shot
D.R. Meadows releases a jump shot

The Toombs County Basketball teams will open the 2015-16 season with a scrimmage games at Long County on Friday, November 13. The Lady Bulldogs will tip-off at 6 p.m. and the boys game will start at approximately 7:30. The regular season begins on Tuesday, November 17th with home action, in the new gym, versus Montgomery County. The junior varsity boys game starts at 4:15 with varsity play at 6 and 7:30. Watch a Bulldog practice slideshow  Check the events section on Toombsnow1 for more TCHS basketball action.

Both teams lost their top post players to graduation. Breanna Walker, the nations leading rebounder with 22.6 boards per game who also led the team in scoring with 14.7 points per game, is playing at the College of Coastal Georgia. Walker has played in every game as her team has opened up winning three of four games. Breanna scored her first points of her collegiate career at Georgia Southern in an exhibition game. She was 2-for-4 from the field and scored four points with four rebounds in 12 minutes of play in Coastal’s 76-51 loss.

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Last season 6-6 Carlos Eason led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points and rebounds with 10. Eason along with Brandon Dillard (7 points, 4 rebounds) and Darius Scott (2.6 and 3.0) have all graduated. So, the Bulldogs will be a smaller, more perimeter based team led by the backcourt shooting duo of point guard D.R. Meadows (9.3 points) and Jalen Mobley (9.1 points). Both juniors can shoot the 3-ball. Mobley nailed as many as seven in one game against Southeast Bulloch and he also dropped in six at Islands. He made three or more in 11 games last season. Meadows dropped in four 3-pointers against Brantley County and three versus Jenkins and Savannah.

The Lady Bulldogs backcourt combo consists of the Jones sisters- junior Dominique is the point guard and senior Demetria is the shooting guard. Also returning are junior Joann Gomez and 5-10 junior Jocelyn Walker- Breanna’s younger sister plus sophomore Christine Mobley. Lauren Terrell and Aisha Shipman are two other senior Lady Bulldogs.