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.