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.
The Lady Bulldogs struggled offensively in the first half. They were 1-for-12 at the free throw line and only scored three points in the first quarter and nine in the second. However, in the third quarter they turned up their defensive pressure and scored 22 points and then 11 more in the fourth. The Lady Herons, though, held on to a 47-42 victory.
Joann Gomez scored 14 points,Demetria Jones 10, Jocelyn Walker, Christine Mobley and Dominique Jones each had three and Ashia Shipman three.