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TCHS Basketball Archive


 

2011-12 Season   

Bulldogs rebound and finish 3rd

The Toombs County Bulldog basketball team rebounded from a 37-point loss to Vidalia in the Region 2 Tournament semifinal game by knocking off Appling County 60-53 in the third place game. The 13-12 Bulldogs will travel to 19-7 Thomasville on Saturday in the first round of the GHSA State Tournament. Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

It took the Bulldogs, playing their  fourth game in five days, a little more than a quarter to rev up their offense. Brandon Driggers and Tomond Hampton each scored six points as TCHS took a 17-12 lead after the first quarter. The Bulldogs outscored Appling 15-11 in the second quarter and led 29-22 at half.

Toombs opened up several double-digit leads in the second half and led 43-35 after three quarters. The Pirates made a run in the fourth quarter and pulled to within six points. However, the Bulldogs stepped up with some big buckets in the final period. Hampton scored five of his game-high 19 in the fourth. Dominique Hawkins, scored four of his six in the fourth, Driggers three of his 15 and Nathan Roach two of his nine. Anthony Britt scored four points in the second quarter, Dylan Ennis hit a second quarter 3-pointer for his three points, Matthew Hall contributed two points and Gary Terrell one.

"We played well, we just tried to get over the Vidalia loss last night," said Hampton. "We came out here and got third place and maybe come Saturday we came get another game." Driggers added, "Yesterday we got beat pretty bad. We didn't hang our heads and we came out and did what we had to do." 
 

Indians shoot their way in to title game

 The Vidalia Indians stopped the Toombs County Bulldogs season long four-game winning streak by sinking a stunning barrage of fourth quarter 3-pointers in a 94-57 victory in a late night Region 2 Tournament semifinal game before a loud and jam packed crowd in the Gillis Gym at Brewton-Parker College. The win came seven days after the Bulldogs had opened up a 21 point fourth quarter lead over Vidalia in a regular season-ending game in Lyons won by Toombs 63-59. Listen to Y-101 archived play-by-play Ustream

Devin Atkins, Vidalia's 5-6 senior shooting sensation, opened up the fourth quarter by hitting three straight 3-balls and he tossed in two more in that period giving him seven in the game as he scored 32 points. His third game of 30 or more against the Bulldogs this season. Atkins scored 31 against the Dawgs on his floor and 30 in Lyons. Lee McCloud added two fourth quarter 3-pointers as Vidalia outscored Toombs 33-13 in the final period. Coincidentally, the Indians topped the Bulldogs 33-19 in the fourth in Lyons.

Vidalia, which had not played a game since losing to the Bulldogs a week earlier, stiffled Toombs, which had played two Region 2 Tourney games in three days, offense in the first quarter taking a 22-10 lead and opened up a 25-point lead with 3:10 remaining in the second quarter. The Bulldogs tandem of Brandon Driggers and Tomond Hampton led a late second quarter come back. Driggers (12 points) made a 3-point play and then nailed four straight free throws and Hampton (20 points), who had only three points in the first half, made two buckets and two free throws as Toombs scored 15 points in the final three minutes to cut the Indian lead to 41-27 at half.

Toombs continued it's run early in the second half and pulled to within 10 points in the early stages of the the third quarter after inside buckets by Hampton and Driggers. The Bulldogs trailed 61-44 after three quarters. Nathan Roach scored nine points, Dominique Hawkins six, Gary Terrell three, Dylan Ennis two and Michael Sulton and Anthony Britt each had one.

Dawgs accomplish goal- State Tourney Bound!

Last year the Toombs County Bulldogs upset Long County in the first round of the Region 2 Tournament. However, their shot at making their first GHSAA Double A State Tournament since the 2004-05 season ended with a 23-point loss to McIntosh County Academy in the Gillis Gym at Brewton-Parker College. One year later, in the same building, the Bulldogs pulled away gradually and by the end of the 32-minute game they were celebrating a 70-58 win and that most ellusive trip to the state tourney. Listen to Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

The Bulldogs came out full of energy in the first quarter. However, the only reason they had a lead at the end of the period was thanks to a Buc turnover with a mere half a second remaining. Toombs set up a play that called for Tomond Hampton to screen for 3-ball shooting specialist Dylan Ennis. Ennis broke off the pick to the left corner and caught and stroked a perfect 3-point swish with the buzzer sounding to give Toombs an 18-16 lead after one. " It was a really good screen by Tamond, I didn't have anybody in my face," said Ennis, who for the fourth time in five games made four 3-pointers in his 16-point performance. "It was kind of off balance but I got it to go."

Hampton, the Bulldogs leading scorer at nearly 16 points per game,  tossed in 16 of his game-high 22 in the first half. "It was a playoff game and I don't want my seniors going out with a loss," said Hampton. "I came out and basically fought hard for my team." Another battling Bulldog was senior Brandon Driggers, who spread his 13 points out evenly through the four quarters, "Since 2006 we haven't really done nothing. To be the first senior class since then to come out here and bust our tails and get to state means a lot."

TCHS rises up and beats Vidalia

 

A big, boisterous Bulldog crowd celebrates a big Dawg win  

For the past three seasons the Vidalia Indians had dominated their cross county rival Toombs County in boys basketball, winning eight straight games including seven in region play by an average of 28 points (64-36). In their first meeting of this season the Indians ruled 73-35 in Vidalia. Listen to Y-101 archived play-by-play Ustream

So how does one explain the Bulldogs opening up a 21-point lead on their rival in Lyons and holding on to snap the eight-straight with a 63-59 victory that brought their fans to their feet during the game and on to the court to celebrate when the memorable Senior Night finally game to a fabulous end? "The key ingredient (to the victory) was help defense," said TCHS coach Keary Brownlee. "Making it hard on Devin Atkins, who is a heck of a player. Handling the pressure, which I think we did a great job and just fighting through the whole game. Playing two halves instead of one and just playing Toombs County basketball." As for the big picture, his first win over the county rival, Brownlee said, "It was important for me to get this game, it was important for us to play well to move forward. I am all about rivalries, but I am all about playing well.

The Bulldogs came out scoring and defending in a similar fashion as they did in a 34-point home win over McIntosh County Academy in their last game, seven days earlier. Seven Bulldogs scored a combined 17 points in the first quarter and they yielded only nine. In the second quarter Dylan Ennis hit two 3-pointers as the Bulldogs outscored Vidalia 15-7 to take a 32-16 halftime lead. Ennis, who for the third straight game hit four 3-balls, led TCHS with 14 points. "I was pretty confident about the game and excited because the place was packed," said Ennis. "We played our game of basketball. When we play how we can play and don't turn the ball over and execute, we can beat anybody."

Only one other Bulldog made a 3-pointer in the game. Senior Robert George, who rarely shoots, scored his first points of the season on a banked 3-ball in the second quarter to put TCHS up by 16. "I just had some open space and I decided I'd give it a shot and it went off the glass," said George. "I don't know how it went in there, but it felt really good because everybody went nuts."

Senior Dominique Hawkins (nine points) had a big first half. The Hawk scored five points in the first quarter and four in the second. His final bucket also made the house go nuts as he threw down a vicious two-hand jam that upped the Dawg lead to 18. Hawkins tweaked his knee on his second dunk of the season and he limped of the court and did not return until the fourth quarter. " I sprained my knee a little bit, but I didn't tear my ACL," said Hawkins. It is swollen so I have to put some ice on it and stay off of it tonight."

Toombs also won the third quarter 12-10 giving the Bulldogs a 44-26 lead going to the fourth. That is when the Indians, ranked second in the state with a 22-2 record coming in, made a strong run. Atkins, who for most of the game was most of the Indians offense (the senior scored 18 of the Indians' first 22 points), scored 10 of his game-high 30 in the final quarter. He nailed a 3-pointer and was fouled twice shooting a three and made five of his six free throws as the Indians scored 33 points in the fourth quarter, six more than they scored in the first three periods. Freshman Jordan Black came off the bench and scored all 10 of his points in the final quarter as the Indians pulled to with in three points with a 27-12 run. However, with the game on the line the Bulldogs made seven big free throws.

Leading scorer Tomond Hampton (15.4 points per game) scored six of his 11 points in the final period and made four-of-four at the stripe. "I work hard everyday practicing my free throws," said Hampton. "I just concentrate on what I have to do to win the game and that's knock down shots."

Gary Terrell, who scored seven points, hit three-of-three at the line. "It's just practice. Coach B is a good coach," said Terrell, "It's just like were in the gym during practice, just me and the goal."

Senior Brandon Driggers, who set up his teammates with his patented creative passes in the first three quarters of the game, scored half of his eight points in the fourth and hit an 18-footer with five minutes to play that gave TCHS it's biggest lead at 21. "It was Senior Night and we needed to come out and play like we are suppose to play," said Driggers. "Vidalia is a good team, but we came out and played Bulldog basketball and did what we had to do."

Ten Bulldogs scored in their tenth win of the season. Senior Nathan Roach scored four points, Michael Sulton three and Anthony Britt and Matthew Hall each had two. The Bulldogs hit double-digits in victories for the first time since the 2005-06 season when they went 11-14. TCHS finishes the regular season with 10-11 record overall and 8-8 in Region 2, which clinched fifth place.

Girls game- Vidalia 53, Toombs County 50- The Lady Bulldogs almost made it a Toombs County sweep. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 12-10 after the first quarter and 25-20 at half. In the third quarter TCHS went on an 11-1 run and took a 31-26 lead with 4:40 remaining. Vidalia finished that period with a 15-3 run and the Lady Indians had a 41-34 lead heading to a wild fourth quarter.

Senior Jalisha Knight scored 12 of her 23 in the second half and she hit a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter as the Lady Bulldogs staged an exciting comeback before a supportive and loud home crowd. Trailing by five in the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter Megan Meadows deflected a pass out of the Lady Bulldogs' press and Knight picked up the loose ball and drove to the hoop and scored and Vidalia fouled her sending her to the free throw line. Knight dropped in the free throw to cut the Lady Indian lead to a bucket with five second to go. The Lady Bulldogs fouled with three seconds remaining and Vidalia made one free throw to push the lead back to three points. Toombs had the ball for a final shot. With little time remaining and no timeouts, Knight threw a long one-hand pass across the time line that Deavia Howard (10 points) caught, fighting off a Lady Indian. Howard immediately fired off a long 3-pointer that came up a little bit short. Meadows scored eight points, Diamond Boyd six and senior O'mesha Singleton three.

Watch Lady Bulldog highlights and the Senior Night ceremony Video  You Tube

Bulldogs play all four quarters

One of the goals for the Toombs County Boys basketball team has been to play all four quarters. In game 20 of the 2011-12 season they finally did and the result was a 63-39 home win over McIntosh County Academy which avenged an eight-point road loss to the Buccaneers just seven days earlier. "We finally played four quarters and it was a relief," said head coach Keary Brownlee."As you can see the results are totally different when we play all four quarters instead of a half of a quarter, a half a half or just one quarter. If we can play all four quarters I believe we can compete with anybody in the league." Listen to Y-101 archived play-by-play Part 1  Part 2    

After yielding 14 points in the first quarter, the Bulldog defense stifled the Bucs and held them to 10 points or less in the final three periods- 7-10-8. Nathan Roach, who scored six points, said, "We haven't had a win in a while and I knew we had to bring defensive intensity to the floor and try get our defense up so we could score a lot of points on offense."

The Bulldogs points came in a consistent flow. TCHS only had 11 turnovers which allowed them to avoid a down quarter. The Bulldogs scored 18-14-15-16. For the second straight game senior shooting guard Dylan Ennis scored all 12 of his points by sinking four 3-pointers, including three in the second quarter. "Anytime you hit a shot from long distance it really boosts the team's confidence and gets them really excited," said Ennis.

Senior Brandon Driggers along with junior Tomond Hampton also scored 12 points "We started playing as a team. We were making our shots everywhere," said Driggers. "Dylan was hitting, I was hitting, Tamond was hitting, we were boxing out and doing what we had to do."

Point guard Gary Terrell scored eight points and hit one of the Bulldogs' seven 3-pointers. Six of the 3-balls came in the first half including one right before the first quarter buzzer by Denzel Bell (four points). Michael Sulton also banked in a 3-ball from the side for his points. Dominique Hawkins scored five points and dunked for the first time in his Bulldog career- a two-hander in the first quarter. "I ran up and dunked. It just came out of nowhere. It felt good because it was my first dunk of my career," said the Hawk. Junior Matthew Hall made his first start and scored one point.

Girls game- McIntosh County Academy 34-28- All the ingredients were working for the Lady Bulldogs to win their sixth game of the season except for shooting. Toombs left a lot of points on the table. The Lady Bulldogs led 16-15 at half and took an 18-15 lead early in the third quarter on a Megan Meadow's (six points) bucket in the lane. However, Toombs only scored two more points in the rest of the quarter and trailed 21-20. Jalisha Knight led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points, Diamond Boyd had six and Deavia Howard, Jamilla Hopkins and Lanesha Furman each had two. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-17 overall and 3-14 in the region. Watch highlights video

Appling's 4th quarter surge downs Dawgs

In the first and third quarters, of their Region 2 game at Appling County, the Toombs County Bulldogs outscored the Pirates 31-19. However, Appling pulled out a 66-61 victory by scoring a combined 47 points in the two even quarters. Yes, a lack of consistency cost the Bulldogs a possible key road victory. "We controlled them in the first quarter, let them back in the game and then controlled them in the third quarter and let them back in the game," said head coach Keary Brownlee. "That's our M.O. this season, get off to a great start and let them back in the game for whatever reason. They didn't even pressure us tonight and we turned the ball over 23 times. If you give a team 23 extra possessions 90% of the time they are going to win the ball game." Listen to Y-101 archived play-by-play Ustream  

In the first quarter Brandon Driggers and Tomond Hampton controlled the scoring as the Bulldogs took a 13-6 lead. Hampton scored six and Driggers had five. Once again in the second quarter TCHS scored 13 points while yielding 22 giving Appling a 28-26 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs started the second half with a better offensive flow. Driggers scored seven of his season-high 19 points in the period while setting up his teammates with some neat passes out of the low post. Toombs won the third quarter 18-13 and had a 44-41 lead going to the fourth.

In the final eight minutes Appling's Kevin Johnson scored his first points of the game. The 6-2 sophomore, who scored 20 in Lyons, hit two big 3-pointers for his only points of the night. The Bulldogs also allowed too many offensive rebounds. Ibn Sumner hit the glass and scored 10 of his game-high 26 in a fourth controlled by Appling 25-17.

Dylan Ennis hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points, Hampton had 11, Dominique Hawkins nine and Nathan Roach eight. The Bulldogs are 8-11 overall and 6-8 in Region 2.

Girls game- Appling County 55, Toombs County 46- The Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 18-7 after the first quarter and 30-23 at half, made a run in the third quarter and tied the game at 33 with 4:20 remaining. Lanesha Furman (eight points) hit a jump shot and Deavia Howard (14 points) tied the game with a 3-ball. Appling outscored TCHS 8-3 in the second half of the third quarter and 14-10 in the fourth. Watch highlights video

Jalisha Knight topped Toombs with 15 points. She scored most of her points in transition and was knocked down to the court a handful of times. However, each time she got back up and continued on with her business. Diamond Boyd added five points and Megan Meadows and Shaila Bacon each had two. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-16 and 3-13.

"I was really devastated about the loss'" said Furman. "At the end we tried to pull it out, but it didn't happen. Me and Deavia really hit some big shots and I think that kind of gave the team some momentum."

Bulldogs runaway in the 4th quarter

For three quarters a rematch between the Toombs County Bulldogs and the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets was a tight game. The Bulldogs won the first match up in Hazlehurst by five points by scoring 27 points in the third. In Lyons the Dawgs waited until the fourth quarter to breakaway. Toombs went on a 17-4 run and cruised to a 61-46 victory. Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

In the first half only three Bulldogs scored. Brandon Driggers tossed in 11 of his 17 points, Tomond Hampton eight of his 17 and Dylan Ennis five of his 11. However, this offensive formula only enabled Toombs to lead 14-13 after the first quarter and 24-21 at half. TCHS edged JD 16-15 in the third and led 40-36 before their big run in the fourth quarter.

Dominique Hawkins was the fourth Bulldog to hit double-digits and he waited until the final period to get there. The senior entered the fourth quarter with a point and finished the game with 11. The "Hawk" scored three buckets and made four-of-four at the free throw line. Dominique's play has impressed head coach Keary Brownlee, "This season he (Hawkins) has come in much more focused and he came to me and said coach I really want to be part of your team and ever since he has been there he has been a great addition to us and given us the much added athleticism that we needed."

The Bulldogs are 8-10 overall and 6-7 in Region 2.

Girls game- Jeff Davis 46, Toombs County 29- The Lady Yellow Jackets, the top team in Region 2, bolted to an 11-2 lead after the first quarter and a 30-15 advantage at half. Toombs made a run in the third quarter and cut the JD lead to 10 when Jalisha Knight (12 points) made two layups and Lanesha Furman (six points) hit a 3-pointer. Deavia Howard made six-of-eight free throws for her six points, Diamond Boyd had four and Jamilla Hopkins one. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-15 and 3-12. Watch highlights You Tube

Dawgs' lead slips away in 2nd half

For a half the Toombs County Bulldogs were playing like a team capable of winning a big Region 2 game on the road at McIntosh County Academy. The Dawgs led 20-16 after the first quarter and they opened up a 10 point lead in the second quarter and led 35-26 at half. However, the Bulldogs level of execution changed in the second half and as they turnover rate escalated their scoring dropped. The Buccaneers dominated the third quarter 18-6 and won the fourth 17-12 in a 61-53 victory. Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

"If you are going to do something, keep doing it the same way," said head coach Keary Brownlee. "We got in the right press breaker and were up by nine and were playing well and then in the second half we didn't get in the right press breaker and started to do our own thing. We are a below average ball team when we don't do things our own way. But, when they are coached to do the right thing and get in the right spots we are a pretty good ball team."

In the first half the Bulldogs had good ball movement and balanced scoring. Brandon Driggers scored eight of his team- high 12 points in the first half. Tomond Hampton and Nathan Roach scored nine points, Dylan Ennis eight, Dominique Hawkins seven, Gary Terrell six and Matthew Hall two. The Bulldogs only made 10-of-20 at the free throw line as their record dropped to 7-10 overall and 5-7 in Region 2.

Girls game- McInthosh County Academy 69, Toombs County 47- The Lady Bulldogs jumped to 13-9 lead after the first quarter as Jalisha Knight scored seven of her 13 points. She made two buckets and hit 3-of-4 at the line. The Lady Bucs began to pull away in the second quarter and they led 32-23 at half. Jamilla Hopkins contributed seven points, Diamond Boyd six and Aryn McGowan three. O'mesha Singleton, Breanna Walker, and Shantel Taylor had two each and Megan Meadows, Lanesha Furman and Shaila Bacon one a piece. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-14 and 3-11. Watch highlights video

TCHS splits in Ludowici

For the second time this season one quarter determined the victor in a match up between the Toombs County Bulldogs and Long County. On December 16, in Lyons, Long dominated the first quarter 22-10 in an 11 point win. In the rematch, in Ludowici, the second quarter doomed the Dawgs. TCHS turned the ball over repeatedly and was outscored 23-9. However, the Bulldogs chopped their turnover rate down in the second half and won the third quarter 15-5 and the fourth 18-14. However, the fourteen point differential in the second period was too much to overcome as the Blue Tide held on to a 59-54 win. Listen to Y-101 play-by-play Usteam

Trailing 40-21 at half, the Bulldogs came out scoring and defending in the third quarter. Dylan Ennis, who scored 11 points hit a 3-ball and Tomond Hampton (15.6 points per game average), coming off back-to-back single digit games, scored six of his 17 in the third. "In the first half we weren't playing good," said Hampton. "Coach told me a halftime to drive the ball, dish it off, score and get involved with my teammates."

Brandon Driggers was the third Dawg in double-digits. He scored 10 points hitting three shots of 15 or more feet and he made four-of-four at the free throw line. Driggers also had an exceptional passing night setting up his teammates for open shots. "Everybody was doing what they were suppose to do," said Driggers. "Dylan was knocking down shots, I was knocking down shots and getting everybody involved. The point guards were controlling the game and Tamond was doing his thing."

Dominique Hawkins scored seven points, Michael Sulton three and Anthony Britt, Gary Terrell and Matthew Hall each had two. The Bulldogs are 7-9 and 5-6 in Region 2.

Girls game- Senior Jalisha Knight set the tone in the first quarter. The Lady Bulldog speedster, a two time state champ in track, scored repeatedly off turnovers as she accounted for more than 50% of the Lady Bulldogs offense. Knight scored nineteen in the Lady Bulldogs 36-24 win. "Jalisha said she took a beating, "I got elbowed in the head, got a bruised lip, I got a big old bruise on my thigh and I hurt my ankle and played without my ankle bracelet." Knight said she had to play extra minutes, "Since Courtney (Wynn) is out with a sprained knee they aren't many people that coach (Brag Thompson) can sub in for the wings since most of the people are posts. You just have to stay in and do what you have to do."

Megan Meadows added six points, Diamond Boyd three and Deavia Howard, Jamilla Hopkins, Lanesha Furman and Shaila Bacon two. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-13 and 3-10. Watch highlights video

Toombs improves against Tattnall

Back in December when Toombs County played at Tattnall County, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs lost by a combined 71 points. In the rematch, in the Lyons, both games were much closer making the final margin just 13 points in favor of Tattnall.

Girls game- Tattnall 46, Toombs County 41- The Lady Bulldogs hung around in the first half and made a serious push in the second. Tattnall led 16-10 after the first quarter and 29-20 at half. In the third quarter Diamond Boyd scored a bucket and hit a free throw to complete a 3-point play and then Deavia Howard followed with 3-ball as the Lady Bulldogs pulled to within three points at 34-31 with a 1:07 to play in the third. Howard also scored an inside bucket and the Lady Dawgs were within two points of the lead. Tattnall took a 37-33 lead in to the fourth quarter. Howard topped Toombs with 13 points and she made three 3-pointers, two days prior to her sixteenth birthday. Jalisha Knight scored eight points, Courtney Wynn and Diamond Boyd each had six, Megan Medows four and Lanesha Furman and Jamilla Hopkins two. Watch highlights You Tube

"We preached all week just to take it to them in the first half instead of them taking it to us like they did over there," said head coach Brag Thompson. " We wanted to get off to a hot start and be in the game at half."

Boys game- Tattnall County 55, Toombs County 47- The Bulldogs, who were outscored by Tattnall 40-16 in the first half at Reidsville, were the better team in the first half of the rematch. Brandon Driggers scored seven of his nine points in the first half as the Bulldogs lead 16-10 after the first quarter. In the second quarter Dylan Ennis (13 points) hit three shots- two 3-pointers and a bucket as the Bulldogs matched Tattnall in an 18-18 second period giving Toombs a 34-28 half time lead.

In the third quarter a rash of turnovers killed the Bulldogs offensive production. Toombs County only scored two points in that eight minute quarter. A free throw each by Nathan Roach and Tomond Hampton, who both finished with five points. Tattnall outscored the Bulldogs 12-2 in that ugly period and led 40-36 after three.

In the fourth quarter the Bulldogs took a one point lead, however, once again turnovers kept them from taking off on a run and then the Warriors threw a dagger at Toombs when Ty Steger drilled a late game 3-pointer. Dominique Hawkins scored nine points for Toombs, Gary Terrell had five and Anthony Britt two. 

"We were playing good basketball, we were just letting the game come to us in the first half," said Ennis. "We were running through our set plays and getting really good looks at the basket and we were putting the ball through the hoop. Then in the second half we started to try and do too much and we were scrambling all over the place and just taking bad shots."

B-Team Boys- Toombs County 54, Tattnall County 46- Carlos Eason, who missed some early season games with an injury, led TCHS with 13 points and Kenny Goethe 12. The B-Team Dawgs are 4-2.

"We are really starting to play well right now," said coach Chuck Hill. "We are finally coming together and we have everybody healthy. One of our big guys (Carlos Eason) broke his ankle three days before the season started and we just got him back and he is finally getting in to shape and he helps us a lot on the boards."

Howard's bouncing 3-pointer gives Lady Dawgs a win

 

Deavia Howard shoots 

 

 and makes her big 3

It had been a month and a day- six straight losses- since the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs had won a basketball game. so, the Lady Dawgs were most definitely hungry for a victory against visiting St. Vincent's and they satisfied that craving when Deavia Howard clinched the win with a 3-pointer with 15 second to play.

However, this was no ordinary three. It wasn't a swish, it was an adventure. Howard took a pass from Courtney Wynn slightly to the right of the lane and then she elevated and shot a ball that seemed destined to go in. First the shot hit the back of the iron and then it jumped in to the air, next it bounced off the front of the iron and then it bounced back off the glass, then back to the front of the rim before settling in to the net for a 33-32 Lady Bulldog victory. "I was trying to rush to make the shot," said Howard who wasn't sure the shot was going to go in. "I thought it was going to fall out, that's why I ran to the goal to try and rebound it and shoot it back up." There was no need for that because the sophomore had hit a game-winner, "It's really exciting because we have been losing a lot of close games." Watch highlights video  You Tube

At the start it seemed like this was not going to be a close game. Toombs opened up an 18-5 lead with 5:05 to play in the second quarter and the Lady Bulldogs led 20-9 at half. In the second half Toombs scoring pace began to slow. St. Vincent's took the third quarter 9-7 to make it 27-18 Lady Dawgs going to the fourth. The Saints slowly whittled down the advantage and then with 41 second to go they took their first lead of the game at 32-30.

Jalisha Knight and Courtney Wynn topped TCHS with nine points, Howard and Jamilla Hopkins scored five, Lanesha Furman three and Megan Meadows two. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-9 in Region 2 and 4-12 overall.

Too many buzzer beaters down the Dawgs

Brantley County hit three buzzer beater shots and a game-tying 3-pointer just four seconds before the end of regulation and then survived Toombs County's game-tying three at the buzzer, in overtime, as the Herons nipped the Bulldogs 60-57 in Nahunta. The night before Brantley lost an overtime game at Appling 59-55. Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

The Herons' heroics began with a 15-foot baseline jumper by Dalton Lairsey that beat the first quarter buzzer and gave Brantley a 12-11 lead. Then Zack Edwards hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Brantley to a 24-22 halftime lead. Lairsey came back and drilled a 3-ball at the end of the third quarter to put the Herons up 37-35 going to the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter of regulation it looked like the Bulldogs were going to pull away and win without anymore Brantley County drama. Dylan Ennis, who led TCHS with a season-high 16 points, swished three 3-pointers and made four straight free throws to give the Dawgs a seven point lead with 2:06 to play in regulation- the biggest advantage of the night for either team. However, Jamison Williams (14 points) retaliated with two free throws and two 3-balls. The final shot in the sequence was a three-pointer, four seconds prior to the end of regulation, that tied the game at 55 and sent it on to a four minute extra period.

In overtime Williams and Derrick Bradshaw (12 points) each hit an inside shot and E.J. Thomas dropped in a free throw for Brantley. Brandon Driggers (seven points) scored Toombs only OT points at the free throw line. Down three with three second remaining, the Bulldogs-after a timeout- went the length of the court and passed the ball to Gary Terrell. The junior guard made a difficult catch and then right before the buzzer got off an equally difficult shot from 22-feet that hit the glass and the front of the rim. However, the game-tying attempt did not fall in.

The Bulldogs were plagued all night by serious foul trouble. Leading scorer Tomond Hampton (17.2 points per game) had his minutes limited by the whistle and scored only six points. Like Hampton, both Nathan Roach and Terrell picked up four fouls. Roach scored six points and Terrell had five. Matthew Hall came of the bench and scored six points, Dominique Hawkins had four and Michael Sulton two.

"Down the stretch we played really well, but in overtime we kind of fell apart," said head coach Keary Brownlee. "Some of it was on me, coaches make mistakes. I think we played hard. There were a lot of difficult circumstances here. They beat us fair and square. That's just the way it goes sometimes."

The loss stopped the Bulldogs' win streak at three games and dropped their record to 7-7 and 5-4 in Region 2. The Herons are 5-9 and 4-5.

Girls game- The Lady Bulldogs, for the second straight game, got off to a good start. Jalisha Knight scored six of her 10 points in the first quarter and Deavia Howard (nine points) hit a 3-pointer as TCHS took a 9-3 lead and trailed 14-13 after the opening quarter. The Lady Herons built up a 29-21 halftime lead. Watch highlights You Tube

In the third quarter Megan Meadows (eight points) picked up her scoring pace until she was tagged with her fourth foul. The Lady Herons, typical for the night, sank a 3-pointer at the third quarter buzzer that gave them a 44-32 lead. Brantley controlled the fourth quarter and won 58-41. Jamilla Hopkins scored all 10 of her points at the free throw line. She made 8-of-12 of shots including her last six straight. Courtney Wynn, Lanesha Furman, Diamond Boyd and Aryn McGowan each scored a point. TCHS is 3-11 and 1-9.

Dawgs ride 3rd quarter surge to 3rd straight win

In the new year, the Toombs County Bulldogs have been a third quarter team. For the third straight game the Dawgs used a third quarter surge to win a Region 2 match up. TCHS, which trailed Pierce County 28-27 at half, outscored the Bears 23-8 in the third quarter to secure a 61-54 victory in Blackshear. Head coach Keary Brownlee said, "We are just learning how to win and in the process of learning, we are winning games and that is just a bonus." The Bulldogs, who are on their second three game winning streak of the season, are 7-6 overall and 5-3 in the region. Toombs is tied for third place in the region. Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

Senior guard Dylan Ennis (nine points) opened the third period by nailing a 3-pointer and two regular buckets while Brandon Driggers contributed six of his season-high 18 points in the third as Toombs finished the quarter with a 50-36 lead. Nathan Roach scored five of his seven in the third, Gary Terrell, who finished with six points, hit a 3-ball and Tomond Hampton scored two of his 16 in the decisive eight minute segment.

Toombs opened the game with a run, however, Pierce County finished the first quarter with an offensive push that cut the Toombs advantage to 17-16 after one. In the second quarter Darius Foreman dropped in three 3-pointers as he scored 16 of his game-high 25 in the first half. That long range shooting put the Bears on top 28-27 at half.

TCHS turnovers allowed Pierce back in the game in the fourth quarter and the Bears won the period 18-11. The Bulldogs did hit some big free throws down the stretch to hold off the home team. Ennis and Driggers each made 2-of-2 at the line. Dominique Hawkins scored three points off the Bulldog bench and Anthony Britt 2.

Girls game- Courtney Wynn (13 points) hit two 3-pointers and scored another bucket as Toombs County raced to a 13-0 lead. Megan Meadows also contributed all four of her points to the first quarter run. The Lady Bulldogs led 25-16 at half and the held the lead until the final minute of the third quarter when Pierce County tied the game at 27. Pierce controlled the fourth quarter and won 47-40. Jalisha Knight scored 11 points, Deavia Howard and Jamilla Hopkins each had four, Lanesha Furman three and Diamond Boyd one. TCHS made 9-of-20 at the free throw line. The Lady Bulldogs drop to 3-10 and 1-8. Watch highlights You Tube

2nd half Dawgs storm back at JD

For the second straight game the Toombs County Bulldogs were sloppy and inefficient in the first half and dynamic and proficient in the second. The Bulldogs, who scored 27 points in the third quarter in a comeback home victory over Appling County on Tuesday, tallied 25 in the third period and 26 in the fourth in a 73-68 win at Jeff Davis on Friday. Turnovers and poor rebounding plagued Toombs in the first half and contributed to the Yellow Jackets 34-22 lead at half. In back-to-back games the Bulldogs, who in the past struggled to score in the 50's, averaged 70.5 points. "I guess they are trying to give me a heart attack," said head coach Keary Brownlee. "At least they are fighters and they will fight back to the end. That's what we preach in practice, when you get down don't hang your head, just fight, gut it out and that's what we did in the second half." TCHS is 6-6 overall and 4-3 in Region 2. Listen to Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

For the first time this season TCHS had four double-digit scorers. Gary Terrell and Tomond Hampton each tossed in 16 points. Terrell, who didn't score in the first quarter, tallied five points in the second, seven in the third and four in the fourth. The junior hit three buckets and made 8-of-10 at the free throw line. "After a few games that we lost, I didn't feel like I did much," said Terrell. "I felt like when we were down as a point guard I need to take over the game." Hampton scored 10 of his points in the second half and he dropped in four big buckets in the fourth quarter. He also hit the Bulldogs only first half 3-pointer.

Brandon Driggers, on his 18th birthday, scored 12 points and he made 6-of-9 attempts at the line including four straight in the third quarter when he was fouled and the Yellow Jackets were called for one of their three technical fouls. The fourth double-digit scorer was senior Dominique Hawkins, who was playing hist first game of the season. Hawkins made two shots in the second half that twice put the Bulldogs up by one. "I let my team down early in the season (by not being eligible to play) and I had to work hard to get back on the team and I had to do what it takes to win and that's what I came out here to do," said Hawkins. 

Dylan Ennis scored all six of his points in the fourth quarter and he swished the Dawgs only second half 3-ball. Michael Sulton scored five points and hit 3-of-4 at the line. Nathan Roach fouled out with three points, 3-of-4 at the line, and Anthony Britt contributed two and was 2-for-2 at the stripe. Joe McNeely topped Jeff Davis (4-9 overall and 1-6 Region 2) with 20 points and Quay Black added 10.

This game was interrupted quite frequently by the toot of the whistle. The two teams shot a combined 69 free throws. The Bulldogs made 27-of-40 and shot 68% while the Yellow Jackets were 15-of-29 for 52%.

Girls game- Jeff Davis sprinted to an early and then made a late run to beat the Lady Bulldogs 36-28. TCHS didn't score a field goal until midway through the second quarter when Megan Meadows (four points) followed up a miss with a short shot to make it 12-4. Jeff Davis had a 16-12 lead at the half. The Lady Bulldogs made a serious run in the fourth quarter highlighted by Deavia Howard (eight points) hitting a 3-pointer and scoring a layup off a steal that cut the JD lead to 27-25 with 3:38 to go. Lanesha Furman (five points) also sank a 3-ball in the run. Jalisha Knight (five points) contributed to the comeback with two layups. Courtney Wynn scored four points and Diamond Boyd added one. Watch highlights You Tube

Bulldogs keep coming back and finally win

The Toombs County Bulldogs, losers of four straight, were determined not to make it five in a row in their first game of 2012. Their opponent, the visiting Appling County Pirates, had won five in a row, including three straight in the Brewton-Parker Christmas Tournament. Despite trailing most of the night the Bulldogs made several runs in the fourth quarter. Each time that they would tie the game or pull to within one they would make a turnover and the Pirates would run off four or more straight points. Finally, a late run and Tomond Hampton's last bucket in his 25 point game, with 31 seconds remaining, put TCHS up by one and the Dawgs held on to a 68-66 victory.

Hampton's game-winning hoop came off a nice feed by Brandon Driggers. The senior post player caught the ball in the center of the court and he quickly whipped it too Hampton near the bucket. The junior put up a shot that rolled around the front part of the rim before finally dropping in. Tamond was fouled on the play, however, he missed the free throw and later Driggers swished a shot from the line to give TCHS the two-point lead. Appling had two chances to tie or win the game. The Pirates missed a close shot before the Driggers free throw and then a long distance heave with two seconds remaining.

Hampton stepped up his offensive game in the second half. After scoring four points in both the first and second quarters, Tamond tossed in nine points in the third quarter and eight in the fourth. Nathan Roach recorded a double-double with 14 points and more than 10 rebounds. Roach scored six points in the final period and he followed up a miss with a banker that pulled TCHS to within a point with 1:01 to go. Driggers also hit double-digits contributing 12 points.

The Bulldogs took the early lead in the first quarter and then Appling took over leading 16-12 after a quarter and 28-21 at half. Toombs, after a challenging half time talk by head coach Keary Brownlee, scored 27 points in the third quarter and 20 in the fourth. Gary Terrell scored all seven of his points in the second half, Dylan Ennis hit the Dawgs' only 3-pointer and scored five and Chris Mobley, Micheal Sulton and Matthew Hall each contributed two points off the bench.

The Bulldogs improve their record to 5-6 overall and 3-3 in Region 2. Appling is 7-4 and 2-4. Archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream

Girls game- Appling opened up a 7-0 lead before Deavia Howard (four points) scored the first TCHS bucket with 2:14 to play in the first quarter. Megan Meadows (eight points) followed with back-to-back hoops to make it 9-6 and that was as close as the Lady Bulldogs would get. The Lady Pirates led 17-6 at half and won the region game 50-32. Jalisha Knight also scored eight points and Courtney Wynn, Lanesha Furman and Shaila Bacon tossed in four.

Atkins shoots Indians to win

Devin Atkins may only be five feet six inches in height, however, the senior guard can score. He has added a cross-over dribble drive move to the hoop to go with his amazing accuracy outside the 3-ball line. In a 73-35 win over the Toombs County Bulldogs, at VHS, Atkins scored 31 points in three quarters of play, two points over his average and one more than he scored in just a half of shooting in a 100-44 win at Pierce County the night before.

The Bulldogs hung around with the Indians in the opening quarter until Atkins zipped off a couple of 3-balls and a two, in what seemed to be a blink of the eye, as Vidalia opened up a 11-7 lead after the opening quarter. Then in the second period he nailed three 3-pointers and 15 more points as the Indians outscored the Dawgs 28-8 to open up a 39-15 halftime lead. Atkins didn't make a three in the third quarter, but he did contribute eight points as the Indians won that period 19-9 and led 58-24 going to the fourth quarter.

Toombs County's leading scorer, Tomond Hampton at 16.9 per game, topped the Bulldogs with 11 points, Brandon Driggers and Dylan Ennis (two 3-pointers) each had six, Anthony Britt four and Nathan Roach, Gary Terrell and Michael Sulton two. The Dawgs are 4-5 overall and 2-3 in Region 2.

Girls game- The Lady Bulldogs raced to a 5-0 and 12-5 lead over Vidalia as they had their most productive opening quarter of the season and lead 16-12 after one. Ironically, it would take TCHS the remaining three quarters to score their next 16 points in a 62-32 loss. Watch Highlights Video

Jalisha Knight scored nine of her team-high 15 points in the first quarter. Courtney Wynn swished a game-opening 3-pointer and scored eight points and Megan Meadows scored her four points in that first quarter run. Breanna Walker had two points and Deavia Howard, Diamond Boyd and Lanesha Furman scored one point a piece. The Lady Bulldogs are 3-7 and 1-5.

B-Team Girls game- Despite struggling in the first half, the Lady Bulldogs made it a close game with a 7-1 run in a time-shortened fourth quarter as they lost 28-22. Toombs trailed 12-0 after the first quarter and 18-5 at half and then the Lady Dawgs started their second half comeback by outscoring Vidalia 10-9 in the third period. Shantel Taylor led TCHS with seven points, Darvean Lane, Shayla Bacon and Ladasha Jackson each had four, Talaya Toby two and Aryn McGowan one.

Lady Bulldogs get first region win

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs, when they win, have been a second half team. The girls trailed Long County 21-20 at half and then as the pattern goes they outscored the visitors 24-9 in a 44-30 victory. Head coach Brag Thompson explains the Lady Bulldogs preference for the second half, "It just seems we just come out and play a lot better. I've been preaching to the girls we got to play the first half like we play in the second half and once we start doing that we will be a complete ball team." Thompson says not only was the offense better in the second half, but so was the defense, "We closed out on the shooters, in the first half. They were making their shots and with the pressure we were putting on them at the start of the second half it really helped us get some easy baskets and we got to pull away with the win."

Courtney Wynn kept the Lady Bulldogs close in the first half scoring 11 points and hitting three 3-pointers. In the second half the senior guard made another 3-ball and scored five more points in her 16 point effort. Wynn said a new scheme helped open up space for her long range shooting, "Coach put in a new offense and they gave me a new pass and I just shoot." Deavia Howard shot the ball well and scored 16 points. Jalisha Knight added five points, Jamila Hopkins four, Lanesha Furman three and Megan Meadows two. The Lady Bulldogs are 3-6 overall and 1-4 in Region 2.

Boys game- In a game plagued by turnovers, Long County defeated Toombs County 67-56. The Bulldogs, despite 30 turnovers, made a fourth quarter run and cut a double-digit lead down to six with five minutes to play. Long led 22-10 after the first quarter, 34-27 at half and 53-41 after three. Tomond Hampton led TCHS with 26 points, Brandon Driggers scored 11, Anthony Britt had 10, Gary Terrell five, Nathan Roach three and Michael Sulton 1. The Bulldogs are 4-4 and 2-2 in Region 2 games. Watch Highlights Video  

Tough night in Tattnall County

Toombs County High School's first Region 2 basketball road trip turned sour as the Tattnall County teams beat their visitors by a combined 71 points. Tattnall won the girls game 53-16 and the boys game 72-38.

Boys game- The Warriors shot lights out for the entire game and in the first quarter slender, 6-4 junior forward DeShon Nails scored 15 of his game-high 23. He nailed two 3-pointers in the first quarter and one in the second. The Warriors led 24-9 after the opening quarter, 40-16 at half and 58-27 after three. The Bulldogs were never able to find a group that could make a run and while they were missing shots the Warriors, no matter what group they had on the floor, kept making shots on in the inside and outside. Watch Highlights Video

Brandon Driggers led Toombs with 10 points, Tomond Hampton had eight, Anthony Britt six, Dylan Ennis five and Michael Sulton, Nathan Roach and Kenny Goethe two. The Bulldogs are 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the region.

Girls game- It took the Lady Bulldogs seven minutes to score their first bucket and 11:21 of game time to score their second. Lanesha Furman banked in a perimiter shot with a minute to play in the first quarter to make it 13-2 Tattnall after a quarter. The Dawgs were shut out in the second quarter and trailed 27-2 at half. Courtney Wynn's 3-pointer made it 29-5 with 4:39 remaining in the third quarter and that period ended with Tattnall leading 39-10.

Jalisha Knight led the Lady Bulldogs with six points, Wynn had three, Furman, Shantel Taylor and Diamond Boyd scored two and Deavia Howard one. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-6 and 0-4.

Bulldogs win despite lapses, Lady Dawgs lose at buzzer

The Toombs County Bulldogs survived three offensive lapses as they won their third straight game 49-37 over visiting Brantley County. This is the Bulldogs first three game wining streak since the 2008-09 season and gives them a 4-2 record and a 2-0 mark in Region 2. Meanwhile, the Lady Herons nailed a 3-pointer at the Buzzer to beat the Lady Bulldogs 44-41. The Toombs Girls are 2-5 and 0-3.

Boys game- The Bulldogs first lapse came at the start of the game, two Tomond Hampton (12 points) buckets made it 4-0 and it didn't turn 6-zip until Michael Sulton scored his only two points on a layup after a steal with 2:30 to play in the first quarter. Despite the slow start the Bulldogs played a stifling brand of defense and led 15-5 after the first period. Brandon Driggers (11 points) ended the quarter scoring a bucket and hitting and an-one free throw with two seconds left. Watch Highlights You Tube

In the second quarter both Hampton and Driggers scored four points as Toombs took a 29-13 halftime lead. However, the Dawgs' second lapse allowed the Herons to cut the lead to single digits. Brantley outscored Toombs 10-2 to open the third quarter to make it 31-23. The Bulldogs finally stopped the run when Driggers scored inside with 2:50 left in the third to make it a 33-23 TCHS lead. Gary Terrell (13 points) followed with a left wing 3-pointer and a layup to push the Bulldogs lead to 15. Toombs led 38-25 after three. Terrell missed only one shot all night- a first half 3-pointer. He made four of his five shots from the field including one of two 3-pointers and he was four for four at the line.

The Bulldogs final lapse came in the the fourth quarter as the Herons cut the lead to 10. Toombs County's free throw shooting stopped the run and the Dawgs had a fine night at the stripe sinking 15-of-20 (75%). Nathan Roach added eight points (4-of-6 free throws) and Anthony Britt three.

Girls game- The Lady Bulldogs spent the first half trailing in their game 17-8 after a quarter and 23-14 at half. As has been the trend this season the Lady Bulldogs found their offensive rhythm in the third quarter and that carried over to the fourth. Toombs forced Brantley County out of its full court press when Jalisha Knight (11 points) used her state champion track speed to score a couple of easy layups. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs turned on the pressure with their press and they forced turnovers. Courtney Wynn (11 points) swished a 3-pointer with 6:10 to play in the game to cut the lead to 33-32. Diamond Boyd (four points) finished a break with a layup to put TCHS up 37-36 with 4:20 left. Watch highlights  You Tube

The lead switched sides several more times in the final period. A Knight layup put Toombs up 39-38. A Lady Heron free throw and a short banker lifted Brantley to 41-39 lead with 33 second to go. Boyd passed the ball to Wynn and she dribbled inside the arc and swished a 16-footer to tie the game with 10 seconds remaining. Brantley dribbled the ball down the court and then called a timeout with four seconds to play.

After the timeout, Summer Lee (14 points) inbounded and then took a return pass and right before the buzzer she fired up a left wing 3-pointers that caught a little iron before settling in to the bottom of the net for the game-winner.

Deavia Howard hit a Lady Bulldog 3-pointer and scored eight points, Megan Meadows had five and Lanesha Furman two. On Friday night lost a St. Vincent's 27-23. Howard scored seven points, Knight and Meadows four, and Shantel Taylor, Wynn and Furman each had two. 

Dawgs win big, Girls drop close one

The Toombs County High School basketball teams opened up Region 2 play with a home split with Pierce County. The 3-2 Bulldogs won by a big margin, 60-37 while the 2-3 Lady Bulldogs lost a close one, 32-31.

Boys game- The Bulldogs opened up a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and then leading scorer Tomond Hampton was knocked out of the game for the rest of the night. Hampton was driving to the bucket and was hit in the head. Blood spewed out and Tamond had to leave the game with eight points. Athletic trainer Mary Bennett patched him up with seven staples.

With Hampton missing, senior Brandon stepped up his offensive game scoring on the inside and and outside to the tune of 18 points. Driggers was also at his creative best dishing to teammates for easy buckets. TCHS led 28-11 at half and 43-17 going to the fourth quarter. Nathan Roach banged the boards and scored nine points, Gary Terrell and Dylan Ennis each scored six, Angel Colmenares had three and Matthew Hall and Anthony Britt two. Watch highlights video  You Tube

Girls game- In the first half of the girls game Toombs was missing shots and allowing Pierce too many offensive rebounds. The Lady Bears led 23-14 at the break. In the third quarter TCHS outscored Pierce 13-4 and tied the game at 27 going to the fourth quarter. Deavia Howard nailed a 3-ball and scored six of her eight in the the third.

The fourth quarter was close the whole way and Pierce took the lead for good on a free throw with 1:20 to play. Courtney Wynn, who scored eight points, tried to get off a game-winning shot in the final 10 seconds, but she couldn't get a clean look. Megan Meadows scored six points and Jalisha Knight and Diamond Boyd had four and O'mesha Singleton one. Watch highlights Video

TCHS beats Metter twice

Hampton rises for first Dawg dunk in years

 

Tomond Hampton rises 

 

 and then dunks for the first time in his career

For the first time in recent memory Toombs County High School swept Metter in a basketball doubleheader in Lyons. The Lady Bulldogs outscored Metter 16-0 in the third quarter in their 41-23 victory. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs hit enough shots in the fourth quarter and got some key defensive stops including a blocked shot and a drawn charge from leading scorer Tomond Hampton (18 points) in their 47-43 win.

Girls game- The two girls teams struggled offensively in the first half. The score was 6-6 after the first quarter and 16-all at half. Courtney Wynn, who scored four points late in the first half, banked in a 3-pointer and hit a layup in the third quarter to spark the Lady Bulldogs amazing run. Wynn scored in every quarter and finished with 13 points. The senior guard said, "Coach (Bragg) Thompson told us play like we practiced yesterday, we had a really good practice, and in the first half we played like we practiced on Monday and Tuesday. They played a 2-3 zone which opened up the 3-ball so I just took it."

O'mesha Singleton scored four of her eight points in the third quarter and Lanesha Furman four of her five as TCHS scored 15 straight points in the first four minutes of the third period. Deavia Howard contributed four points, Diamond Boyd three and Megan Meadows two for the 2-2 Lady Bulldogs. Watch highlights You Tube

Boys game- Hampton scored 13 of the Bulldogs 24 first half points as Toombs built up a 24-18 half time lead. Tamond also excited the crowd with the Bulldogs first dunk since the 2006-07 season. The junior, who dunked in a summer game in Tifton, took a quick, long accurate pass from Gary Terrell and he took three steps and dunked the ball with his right hand, "I have been working on my verticle game, i just saw the break that I had and I made it. The crowd was in it and I got hyped off of it and played my game." Watch highlights You Tube  video

TCHS turnovers allowed Metter to take a two-point advantage late in the third quarter. However, a Tiger turnover sent Brandon Driggers (nine points) coast-to-coast to tie the game at 35 with nine seconds left in the third.

In the final quarter Toombs outscored Metter 12-8. It was 39-all with 4:14 to play and then Driggers and Nathan Roach (10 points and 13 rebounds) each hit a free throw. Gary Terrell sank a second quarter 3-pointer and scored six points and Dylan Ennis swished a first quarter 3-ball and hit a fourth quarter free throw for his four points.

The Bulldogs allowed and average of 54 points (70 versus Claxton) in their first three games which prompted head coach Keary Brownlee to emphasize defense in practice, "I have made an effort in practice the last 10 days to going in and trying to stop them defensively because championship teams win on defense. "

Lady Bulldogs beat Metter again, Dawgs lose a close one

For the fifth straight game the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs defeated the Metter Lady Tigers. Toombs outscored Metter 8-1 in the first quarter and 15-6 in the fourth in a 38-23 road victory. Sophomore Megan Meadows, who scored a career high 12 points, tossed in nine in the final quarter and she assisted on back-to-back buckets as the Lady Bulldogs pushed a six point lead after three periods in to double-digits in the final eight minutes.

Senior Courtney Wynn and sophomore Deavia Howard each contributed eight points. Wynn, a shooting guard, scored on the outside as she swished two three-balls including one in midway through the fourth quarter off a Meadows pass. Howard scored her points on the inside and she hit a bucket in the fourth on a Meadows feed. Diamond Boyd added five points for the 1-2 Lady Bulldogs. Jalisha Knight had three points and Lanesha Furman two.

After scoring in the sixty's in splitting two games in the South Effingham Tourney, the Toombs County Bulldogs had a tough shooting night at Metter. Toombs struggled to hit shots on the perimeter and the Dawgs made only 9-of-17 attempts at the free throw line in a 41-37 loss.

Only two Bulldogs scored in the first quarter as the visitors took a 9-7 lead. Tomond Hampton, who led the Dawgs with 13 points, scored five in the first and Nathan Roach, who was the only other TCHS player to hit double-digits with 10, scored four.

Metter outscored Toombs 10-4 in the second quarter and led 17-13 at half. The Bulldogs drew three charges in the third quarter and they topped Metter in the that period 10-7 to cut the Tiger lead to 24-23 after three.

TCHS took a 27-26 lead two minutes in to the fourth quarter. However, Metter hit two big 3-balls in the final quarter and although the Bulldogs rallied with their press with buckets by Hampton and Gary Terrell off steals, Metter hit a late free throw to push the lead to four prior to the Bulldogs' last possession. Brandon Driggers, who was playing with the flu, scored seven points and Terrell added four and Dylan Ennis two.

In B-Team action, the Toombs County Boys won 35-34 as Matthew Hall scored 13 and Kenny Goethe 10. Metter took the girls game 31-15.

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Bulldogs and Brownlee get 1st win

Assistant Chuck Hill (left) with head coach Keary Brownlee 

Michael Sulton (#1) hits a driving fourth quarter bucket 

The Toombs County Bulldogs turned a close game, against South Effingham, in to a double-digit 69-53 victory by outscoring the Mustangs 25-10 in the final quarter in Guyton. The victory was the Bulldogs first of the season and for Keary Brownlee the first of his head coaching career. Watch highlights YouTube

For the second straight South Effingham Thanksgiving Throwdown game junior Tomond Hampton led the Bulldogs, this time with 28 points. He scored 14 in each half and he hit two driving layups in a thirty second stretch that pushed the Dawg lead to 11 with 2:27 to play. Shooting guard Dylan Ennis, coming off drilling 4-of-5 3-balls in a two-point loss to Claxton, didn't sink a long ball against the Mustangs. Instead he drove to the hoop for two fourth quarter buckets and he hit four-of-five free throw attempts as he scored all eight of his points in the final quarter. Ennis was fouled shooting a three and swished all three free throws. Power forward Brandon Driggers did just the opposite of Dylan. He took his offensive game outside and hit a couple of jumpers in the final period and he finished with 11 points.

The Bulldogs led 12-11 after the first quarter despite committing seven fouls in the first six minutes of the game. The Mustangs won the second quarter 18-16 and led 29-28 at half. After a half time talk by coach Brownlee stressing the need to cut down on turnovers, the Bulldogs edged the Mustangs 16-14 in the third quarter and they led 44-43 going to the fourth.

Point Guard Gary Terrill hit four shots and scored eight points, Michael Sulton had six, Nathan Roach four and Anthony Britt two.

South Effingham gradually pulled away from Toombs in the girls game and won 48-33. The Lady Bulldogs had the lead in the first quarter, however, they wound up trailing 13-8 after one. The Lady Mustangs led 25-16 at half and 36-24 after three quarters.

Jalisha Knight ran the point and topped TCHS with seven points. Aryn McGowan came off the bench in the fourth quarter and hit three-of-four free throws and ended the game with a banked in 3-pointer as the freshman scored the first six points of her varsity career. She also had a long pass that set up a teammate for an easy bucket. Megan Meadows who played out on the perimeter and occasionally inside scored five points as did guard Diamond Boyd. O'mesha Singleton had four points, Lanesha Furman three and Courtney Wynn, Deavia Howard and Jamilla Hopkins each had two. Watch highlights

Bulldogs open season with two-point loss

The Toombs County Bulldogs were rolling along nicely in Keary Brownlee's head coaching debut in the South Effingham Thanksgiving Throwdown in Guyton. The Bulldogs led Claxton 29-22 at half and by as many as 12 points in the second half. Unfortunately for the Dawgs, the whistle eliminated three TCHS starters in the final six minutes and the Tigers overcame a 10-point deficit and nipped Toombs 70-68.

The three Bulldogs who fouled out in the fourth quarter combined for 37 points. Tomond Hampton led TCHS with 23 points. (Hampton scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds against Claxton last year in the Bulldogs 68-54 loss on the same floor.) The junior scored his points on jump shots and off cuts to the hoop and passes from senior Brandon Driggers. Driggers, who also fouled out, scored six points and had five assists. Senior Nathan Roach also fouled out a bucket shy of a double-double. He had eight points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulldog backcourt also shot the ball well. Senior shooting guard Dylan Ennis hit four-of-five of his three-point attempts and scored 12 points. Junior point guard Gary Terrell also scored a dozen on jumpers and free throws. Sophomore Chris Mobley and junior Anthony Britt each contributed four points.

Coach Brownlee said, "We built up the lead by rebounding, pushing the ball up the court, running our sets and getting after them. When our big guys fouled out we were forced to play four guards and a post and we couldn't rebound."

Claxton beat the Lady Bulldogs 44-9. The Toombs Girls will play South Effingham on Saturday at 6:30 and the Bulldogs fill follow with an eight o'clock game in Guyton.

2010-11 Season

Dawgs' season ends one win shy of state tourney

Senior Malcolm Burley (#10) scores 15 in his final game

The Toombs County Bulldogs came up one win short of qualifying for the GHSA State Tournament for the first time since the 2004-05 season. TCHS shot 32% from the field and made just 2-of-15 outside the 3-ball line in a 60-37 loss to McIntosh County Academy in the quarterfinals of the Region 2 Tournament at BPC.

Malcolm Burley scored the Bulldogs first eight points by hitting two 3-pointers and a two which made it an 8-to-8 game. The Bulldogs only scored four points in the second quarter and they trailed 28-14 at half. Brandon Driggers scored six points and Tomond Hampton and Anthony Britt each had four. Watch Highlights Video

Bulldogs take care of Long at right time

During the regular season the Toombs County Bulldogs nearly beat Long County twice. They lost 51-50 on the road and 58-56 in Lyons. However, in the second round of the Region 2 Tournament, at Pierce County, Toombs took care of business and defeated the Blue Tide 75-57. The Bulldog guards scored 47 points and combined Gary Terrell (16 points), Malcolm Burley (16 points) and Dylan Ennis (13 point) sank 10 3-pointers. Burley led the way with four 3-balls and Terrell and Ennis each had three.    

TCHS raced to a 13-0 lead and led 19-9 after the first quarter and 34-25 at half. The Bulldogs pushed their lead deep into double-digits in the third quarter by outscoring Long 26-14 to take a 60-39 advantage into the fourth quarter. Brandon Driggers topped the big men with 14 points. Tomond Hampton, who was in foul trouble, scored all seven of his points in the third quarter. Anthony Britt, who subbed for Tamond, scored three points and hit the boards hard. O'Shea Hampton, Michael Sulton and Kenny Goethe eached scored two points.

Lady Bulldogs hang tight

A 64-39 victory doesn't sound like a close game. That was the final as the Vidalia Lady Indians improved to 25-0 with a Region 2 victory over visiting Toombs County. However, with 2:39 to play in the third quarter the game was tied at 31.

Vidalia race away to a 19-5 lead in the first quarter. Then the Lady Bulldogs bounced back and outscored Vidalia 15-10 to chop the Lady Indian lead to 29-20 at half. Jalisha Knight scored 9 of her team high 11 in the second period. Toombs then went on an 11-2 run and tied the game when Diamond Boyd converted on a 3-point play- a layup and a free throw. Vidalia then preceded to go on a 14-0 run to push it's lead into double-digits.

Ashley Polke scored eight points, Megan Meadows and KiKi Jones each had four, Courtney Wynn and Diamond Boyd three and Bessie Pittman, O'Meshia Singleton and Deavia Howard two. Watch Highlights Video

The Bulldogs lost 74-49. Brandon Driggers led the way with 11 points. Tomond Hampton had nine, Marktavious Dasher eight, Malcolm Burley seven, Dylan Ennis five, Anthony Britt four, O'Shea Hampton three and Gary Terrell one. Watch Highlights Video

 Bulldogs fall in OT at McIntosh

A week after a six point home loss to McIntosh County Academy, the Toombs County Bulldogs appeared poised to beat the Buccaneers in Darien. The Bulldogs were leading 52-50 with four seconds remaining and they were shooting a one-and-one. However, the Dawgs missed the first shot and the Buccaneers got the rebound off a deflection and scored to send the game to overtime. In the extra four minute session McIntosh outscored TCHS 17-9 to win 69-61.

In Lyons it took the Bulldogs three quarters to generate 25 points. But, on the coast the Bulldogs led 36-28 at half. The game turned in the third quarter when the Bucs outscored Toombs 17-2. Bulldog coach Reggie Wilkes called two timeouts to stop the run and adjust to Bucs switch from zone to man-to-man defense, "We never could get set against their man-to-man. We just couldn't get into our offense."

Dylan Ennis fired in six 3-pointers and led TCHS with 22 points. The junior hit one 3-ball in the first quarter, three in the second and two in the fourth period. Brandon Driggers scored 11 points and Malcolm Burley and Tomond Hampton each had 10. Gary Terrell scored his three on a 3-pointer and Marktavious Dasher fouled out with three. The Bulldogs made only 6-of-16 free throw shots.

The Toombs County Boys Junior Varisty team ended its season with a 35-34 win and a 7-5 record. Nathan Roach scored 14 against McIntosh. Chris Mobley added five points, Angel Colmenares, Michael Sulton and Kenny Goethe each had four and Denzel Bell and Anthony Britt had two.

McIntosh won the Girls Varsity game 53-41

Bulldogs pull out Senior Night win

The Toombs County Bulldogs nailed 8-of-10 fourth quarter free throw attempts in a 66-59 Senior Night win over Appling County. Senior Malcolm Burley hit 8-of-12 at the line and scored 14 points. Dylan Ennis also had fourteen which included three 3-point makes. Tomond Hampton scored 12 points Brandon Driggers hit 3-of-4 at the line in the final minute and added 11.

The Bulldogs trailed 14-3 early and 17-10 after the first quarter. However, they soared into the lead by outscoring the Pirates 27-15 in the second quarter and led 37-32 at half. Toombs was up 49-48 after three quarters. Watch Highlights Video

The Lady Bulldogs lost to Appling County 49-36. Jalisha Knight scored six of her team-high 11 points

Ennis is on fire in Bulldog win

The Toombs County Bulldogs took the effort they used in a near fourth quarter comeback against McIntosh County Academy and applied that to a complete four quarter 59-36 win at Jeff Davis. Head coach Reggie Wilkes said, "The Bulldogs were diving on he court, they rebounded well and they gave their best effort of the season."

Junior guard Dylan Ennis scored a career high 26 points by sinking eight 3-pointers. Ennis dropped in one 3-ball in the first quarter, three in the second and two each in the third and fourth periods.Brandon Driggers scored 13 points, Macolm Burley eight, Tomond Hampton six, Marktavious Dasher and Michael Sulton each had two and Robert George and Angel Colmonares 1. For the Bulldogs it was their third Region 2 win of the season and their fourth overall.

The 6-5 Bulldog B-team was also a winner- 36-32. Sulton led the way with seven points, Nathan Roach and Chris Mobley each had six and Colmanares and Denzel Bell four a piece. The B-Team Girls pulled out a 23-22 win on a last second shot by Deavia Howard and the Varsity Girls lost 34-21. Daisa Jones scored five points to lead TCHS.

Bulldogs 4th quarter rally comes up short

In a game in which they turned the ball over way too many times against a pressing and trapping defense, the Toombs County Bulldogs cut a 15-point fourth quarter deficit down to three prior to losing 52-46 to McIntosh County Academy in a Region 2 game played in Lyons.

The Bulldogs, who only scored 25 points through the first three quarters of the game, outscored the Bucaneers 21 to 12 in the final period. Dominique Hawkins hit a four-foot shot from the left baseline off a pass from Brandon Driggers to chop the McIntosh lead to 49-46 with 45 second to go in the game. Tomond Hampton led TCHS with nine points. Dylan Ennis hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points, Gary Terrell dropped in two 3-balls for six points, Marktavious Dasher and O'Shea Hampton each added four and Malcolm Burley two. Watch Highlights Video  The Bulldog Junior Varsity team beat McIntosh 39-30 to improve to 5-5 with two games to play. Nathan Roach scored 18 points.

The Lady Bulldogs lost to McIntosh County Academy 49-35. Courtney Wynn scored 13 points, Ashley Polke 10, Bessie Pittman and Megan Meadows had four and Diamond Boyd and Laneshia Furman two each.

Long County free throws doom TCHS

The Toombs County High School basketball teams both lost close home games to Long County when the visitors sank crucial free throws in the final seconds. In the Boys game the Bulldogs lost an eight point lead in the fourth quarter as Long beat Toombs at the line for a second time this season. A Blue Tide 3-point shooter was fouled with just two seconds remaining in a tie game. He missed the first free shot, but nailed the next two to give Long County a 58-56 victory. Brandon Driggers, who scored 11 points and handed out a bunch of assists, tied the game at 56 with an inside bucket. Tomond Hampton led TCHS with 20 points and Dylan Ennis hit three 3-pointers and scored 11. Marktavious Dasher chipped in four points and Gary Terrell hit a 3-pointer. Dominique Hawkins played his first game of the season and scored two points as a starter. Malcolm Burley and O'Shea Hampton also scored two points each. Watch Highlights Video

The Lady Bulldogs tied a low scoring game at 24-all when Courtney Wynn hit an 18-footer with eight seconds remaining. However, Toombs was called for a foul with four seconds to go and Long County hit a free throw to pull out a 25-24 victory. Ashley Polke led TCHS with 11 points. Wynn scored seven and Megan Meadows and Laneshia Furman each had three. Watch Highlights Video  

Ennis strokes 21 in loss at Tattnall

Dylan Ennis came of the bench and hit three 3-pointers in the first half and two more in the second as he piled up a career high 21-points in an 80-57 loss at Tattnall County. Ennis hit two 3-balls in the first half that twice pulled the Bulldogs to within four points. TCHS trailed 41-32 at half.

The Warriors came out and hit three straight 3-pointers in the second half as they opened up a 50-32 . Another element in the win was offensive rebounding by the Warriors. When they weren't hitting shots on their first try they would grab a rebound and toss it in on the second attempt. Tomond Hampton added eight points, Brandon Driggers seven, Malcolm Burley six and Gary Terrell hit a 3-ball. Watch Highlights Video

The Tattnall Girls gradually pulled away from the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Warriors led 17-8 after a quarter, 33-14 at half and 49-23 after three in a 57-33 victory. O'meshia Singleton topped TCHS with nine points, Diamond Boyd had seven, Ashley Polke and Jamile Hopkins four and Megan Meadows and Deavia Howard three. Watch Highlights Video

Hot shooting Herons pull away from Dawgs

 

Dylan Ennis scores two of his 14 

 

Marktavious Dasher finishes  

Seeking their third straight win the Toombs County Bulldogs were outshot on their home floor in a 59-48 loss to Brantley County. The Herons hit five 3-balls in the first half and built up a 30-22 lead at half. Toombs outcored Brantley 14-12 in the first quarter, however, the Herons won the other three periods. Dylan Ennis hit three 3-pointers and led TCHS with 14 points. Brandon Driggers fouled out with 11. Malcolm Burley and Tomond Hampton each scored seven points, Marktavious Dasher six, and Gary Terrell three. Watch highlights Video

The Brantley County Girls turned a 20-18 halftime lead into a 44-32 victory by severely outshooting TCHS at the foul line. The Lady Herons nailed 14-of-20 attempts in the second half while the Lady Bulldogs went 0-for-12 at the line for the game and they missed eight of those shots in the second half. Jalisha Knight and Ashley Polke each scored 10 points, Courney Wynn and Keri Pierce had four and Megan Meadows and Lanesha Furman two,

Bulldogs turn up the heat on Pierce Co.

 

Malcolm Burley goes under for a tough two 

 

Brandon Driggers banks in a bucket 

Head coach Reggie Wilkes turned up the heat in practice this past week and in a warm gym on Friday night his Toombs County Bulldogs did the same to Pierce County in a 78-49 win- giving the Dawgs their first two-game win streak of the season.

Toombs came out in the first half moving the ball around the Bears defense and scoring on drives by Malcolm Burley, who had a game-high 21, Tomond Hampton who shot mid-range jumpers to the tune of 19 points and Brandon Driggers who chipped in 12. The Bulldogs led 23-12 after the first quarter and 44-23 at half.

The Bulldogs only scored four points in the first three minutes of the second half before Dylan Ennis (9 points) hit his third 3-pointer and O'Shea Hampton (8 points) scored back-to-back buckets. TCHS ended up scoring 15 points in the third and led 59-35 going to the fourth quarter.

The Lady Bulldogs also opened up their game by scorching Pierce. Five TCHS players scored in the first quarter including Jalisha Knight, who tossed in all six of her points as the Lady Dawgs opened up a 13-2 after the first eight minutes. Toombs scored five field goals in the first half and led 19-15 at the break. However, in the second half the Lady Bulldogs only hit three third quarter hoops and they didn't have one in the fourth in a 45-32 loss. Ashley Polke topped Toombs with 12 points. Watch highlights of both games Video

Bulldogs win 2nd game of the season

 

Tomond Hampton soars for two 

 

 Jalisha Knight drives to the hoop

The Toombs County Bulldogs stopped a 10-game losing streak and won their second game of the season, their first in Region 2 play by beating Jeff Davis 63-55 at home. Malcolm Burley scored six of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and Brandon Driggers contributed eight points in the final period in route to scoring 16. Tomond Hampton was the Bulldogs third double-digit scorer with 10-points. The Dawgs sank 7-of-9 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter and Hampton was 4-for-4. Ricardo Jackson added eight points, Gary Terrell five and Marktavious Dasher three. The Bulldogs are 2-11 and 1-6 in Region 2.

Jeff Davis took the girls game 28-19 by outscoring Toombs 9-4 in the fourth quarter. Megan Meadows and Deavia Howard each scored four points and Ashley Polke three. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-11 and 1-7.

Watch highlights of both games Video

TCHS opens new year with two losses 

Malcolm Burley soars for two Bulldog points 

Brandon Driggers seals off his man and scores a bucket inside  

The Toombs County Bulldogs opened the new year playing the same team that they loss to at the end of 2010 and the result was similar. The Dawgs fell by 13 points to Appling County in the fifth place game of the Brewton-Parker Tournament and on Tuesday at Baxley the lost 51-49.

The Bulldogs, who led 10-8 after the first quarter, missed a multitude of shots from 10 feet and in and they trailed 24-20 at half and by as many as twelve points in the second half. Toombs did rally and chop the lead to four and eventually two. However, they were never able to regain the lead. Tomond Hampton scored seven of his team-high 13 points in the first quarter and Dylan Ennis nailed two 3-balls and hit six-of-eight of his free throw tries and scored 12. Malcolm Burley added eight, Brandon Driggers and Ricardo Jackson six each and Marktavious Dasher one. Watch Highlights Video

The Lady Bulldogs lost to Appling 47-27. Courtney Wynn scored nine points, O'meshia Singleton had six, Deavia Howard four, Jalisha Knight, Keri Pierce and Bessie Pittman had two and Ashley Polke and Shantel Taylor one each.

 Bulldogs 2nd half rally comes up short

Brandon Driggers shoots in two of his career-high 22 points 

Malcolm Burley drives for two of his 19 points 

Single digit quarters continue to haunt the Toombs County Bulldogs. After taking a 17-16 lead, over visiting Vidalia at the end of the opening quarter, the Indians reeled off 16 straight points and outscored TCHS 27-9 to lead 43-26 at halftime. The Bulldogs rallied in the third and fourth quarters and cut the lead to seven with 6:02 to play in the game. However, the Indians hit two big 3-balls and prevailed 77-64. Watch Highlights Video

Brandon Driggers led Toombs with a varsity career-high 22 points. Driggers scored 10 points in both of the odd quarters. Malcolm Burley hit two 3-pointers and added 19. Dylan Ennis sank a 3-ball and scored seven, Tomond Hampton had five, Nathan Roach four and Marktavious Dasher and Gary Terrell each scored two. Vidalia won the Junior Varsity Boys game 55-43. Roach, Ennis and Anthony Britt each tossed in 10 points. Vidalia also won the Varsity Girls game 65-27. Ashley Polke scored eight points, KeKe Jones 7 and Diamond Boyd 5.

On Friday the Toombs County High School basketball teams split with Long County on the road. The Lady Bulldogs lead by as many as 25 points and won their third game of the season beating Long 48-36. Ashley Polke scored 12 points. The Bulldogs lost a heart breaker 51-50. The Bulldogs led 12-11 after the first quarter, 26-24 at half and 39-34 after three. But the game was tied at 50 with six seconds remaining. The Bulldogs missed a shot in the lane and then committed a foul on the rebound. Long hit a free throw to take a one-point lead. With two seconds left Marktavious Dasher threw the ball the length of the court and the Bulldogs missed a shot in the lane at the buzzer. Malcolm Burley led TCHS with 22 points. Tamon Hampton scored 11, Brandon Driggers fouled out with nine, Dylan Ennis scored four and Dasher and Nathan Roach each had two.

Davis shoots down the Bulldogs

Malcolm Burley drives to the hoop and scores 

Brandon Driggers scores a deuce inside against Tattnall  

Quaysean Davis,  a 5-10 senior guard, nailed eight 3-balls and scored 33 points as Tattnall County overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and outscored Toombs County 45-20 in the second half, including 35-14 in the fourth quarter, to beat the Bulldogs 76-51 in Lyons. The Bulldogs built up a 31-21 halftime advantage by dominating inside. Tomond Hampton scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, mostly off assists by fellow big Brandon Driggers, who added nine points. Malcolm Burley and Ricardo Jackson each scored eight points and Marktavious Dasher had six.

The Tattnall girls used a 20-4 second quarter to beat the TCHS Lady Bulldogs 63-44. Bessie Pittman scored a career-high 15 points. Jalisha Knight, Megan Meadows and Courtney Wynn each chipped in six points. Watch highlights of both games Video  

Knight & Singleton hit big shots

in Lady Bulldogs OT win

Jalisha Knight hit a layup at the end of regulation and then with six seconds remaining in overtime O'Meshia Singleton banked in a short shot off an assist from Keke Jones as the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs opened their home schedule with a 40-38 win over Metter. Bessie Pittman and Courney Wynn each scored nine points, Ashley Polke had seven, Knight five and Megan Meadows four for the 1-2 Lady Bulldogs. Watch Highlights Video 

The Bulldogs trailed by as many 17 in a 58-44 loss to Metter. The Bulldogs were down 10-0, 15-1 and 20-7 after the opening quarter. Toombs erased Metter's 40-23 half time lead by outscoring the Tigers 16-8 in the third quarter. Brandon Driggers, who led TCHS with 13 points, scored a bucket with 2:35 left that pulled the Bulldogs to within seven points at 51-44. Ricardo Jackson led the third quarter charge and scored seven points and he hit a 3-pointer. O'Shea Hampton scored five points, Tomond Hampton and Gary Terrell had four and Dylan Ennis, Marktavious Dasher and Robert George added three. Malcolm Burley scored two points for the 1-2 Bulldogs. Ennis hit 4 3-balls in the B-Teams 41-22 victory. Watch Highlights Video  

 Burley fires in 26 in Wilkes's 1st W

Prior to the start of the season point guard Malcolm Burley talked about scoring 30 points in a game. In the Bulldogs first win of their 2010-11 schedule Burley came close firing in 26 points in Toombs County's 55-48 victory over South Effingham, late on Saturday night, in the Mustangs Thanksgiving Throwdown giving new head coach Reggie Wilkes his first TCHS victory.

Burley, a senior who was a play maker during the football season, hit a big 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining in the third quarter that gave the Bulldogs a 37-36 lead after three. In the fourth quarter Burley hit two 18-footers that put TCHS up by six and he dropped in 5-of-8 free throws (8-of-11 in the game) that allowed the Bulldogs to push the lead toward double digits.

The Bulldogs got off to a good start and lead 11-5 as Burley and Tomond Hampton each hit two field goals. Toombs led 15-13 after a quarter, however in the second TCHS went into a lull with too many turnovers and missed shots and the Mustangs won the period 13-4 to take a 26-18 lead at half. Hampton got his offensive game going in he second half and finished with 15 points. Brandon Driggers and Ricardo Jackson each scored six points and Marktavious Dasher had two. Junior Robert George made his first varsity start and had two assists and a steal. Watch Highlights Video

On Friday night the Bulldogs lost to Claxton 68-54. The Bulldogs trailed 35-18 at half after scoring just six points in second quarter. But once again they made up ground in the third quarter by out-scoring the Tigers 19-11 to cut the lead to 46-37 after three. Hampton topped TCHS with 22 points, 13 rebounds and three steals. Burley scored 18 points, Driggers had nine, Dasher four and O'Shea Hampton one.

The Lady Bulldogs lost to Calvary on Friday 52-17 and to South Effingham on Saturday 43-25. O'Meshia Singlton and Bessie Pittman each scored eight points to lead TCHS versus South Effingham and Singleton and Ashley Polke scored four in the Calvary game.

3rd quarter sinks Bulldogs at Portal

The Toombs County High School Boys basketball team scrimmaged Portal on the road on Tuesday night and the Bulldogs played even-steven with the Panthers except for a disastrous third quarter which decided the contest. Portal outscored TCHS 11-2 in that period and won the game 53-42. Head coach Reggie Wilkes said, "Turnovers and a failure to finish around the bucket is what decided the game. We missed too many baby shots, points in the paint." Senior Malcolm Burley topped Toombs with 12 points and junior Dylan Ennis added 11 by nailing three 3-pointers in the first half. Tomond Hampton scored seven points, Brandon Driggers added six, and Nathan Roach, Robert George and Marktavious Dasher each contributed two points.

The two teams were tied 7-7 after the first quarter. Burley scored four points and Ennis hit a 3-ball. The scoring pace picked up considerably in the second quarter with Portal edging the Bulldogs 20-18 to give the Panthers a 27-26 lead at half time. Portal took a 38-28 lead after three quarter and then outscored the Bulldogs 15-14 in the fourth. Wilkes said his team contested shots on defense, "We played well on D and had a hand in the face."

2009-10 Season

TCHS basketball season ends

Benny Dees coaching his last game of a long, successful career 

The Toombs County High School basketball season ended one game short of the Region 3 Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs lost to East Laurens 47-25 in the first region play-in game in Lyons. Ashley Polke topped TCHS with nine points and Bessie Pittman added eight. The Bulldogs, who were down 10-0 after the first quarter, rallied and took their only lead of the game on a Bobby Joe Mincey bucket with 1:20 to play in the game. However, the 29-28 advantage didn't hold up. Bleckley County hit two three throws and won the game 31-29. Senior Alex Jenkins scored nine points. Watch Highlights Video

A Senior Night success

Coming off a 46-44 loss on Friday at home to Jefferson County, a game in which the Bulldogs let a 10-point lead slip away in the second half, the Toombs County Bulldogs rebounded by whipping Bryan County 58-35. On Senior Night the Bulldogs top three scorers were all seniors. Bobby Joe Mincey tossed in 22 points, Jerome Johnson had 15 and Alex Jenkins 10 points and 10 rebounds. Watch Highlights Video

Dublin pulls away in final quarter

The Dublin Irish went on a 16-6 run in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and defeat the Toombs County Bulldogs 51-42. Jerome Johnson scored 15 points to lead the Bulldogs who wrapped up their subregion season with a 4-6 record. Watch Highlights Video

Benny & the Bulldogs bounce back

Less than 24 hours after they lost at Vidalia 57-16, the Toombs County Bulldogs bounced back and beat Southeast Bulloch 57-30 in Brooklet. Jerome Johnson dropped in five 3-pointers and scored 28 points and Alex Jenkins added 11. Watch Highlights Video  The Lady Bulldogs lost at Vidalia 67-22 and at SEB 43-33.

Screven eclipses big Bulldog lead

For a ten minute stretch the Toombs County Bulldogs played their best basketball of the season as they opened up a 24-2 lead at Screven County. However, the Gamecocks rallied and pulled out a 56-50 win. Bobby Joe Mincey led TCHS with 15 points and Alex Jenkins added 12. Watch Highlights Video  Screven County won the girls game 43-27 and Jessica King was the Lady Bulldogs leading scorer with 11 points.

Bulldogs lose at East Laurens

The Toombs County Bulldogs hit a cold spell in a third quarter in which they didn't score for more than four minutes allowing East Laurens to open up a 10-point lead in a 43-36 win in East Dublin. Bobby Joe Mincey topped the Bulldogs with a game-high 16-points. Alex Jenkins scored six points, Jerome Johnson and Marktavious Dasher each had five and Dominique Hawkins scored four. The Bulldogs are 7-10 overall and 4-4 in Region 3B. Watch Highlights Video  The Lady Bulldogs lost 51-24 with Jessica King scoring eight points.     

Cold shooting dooms Dawgs

Poor shooting doomed the Toombs County Bulldogs to a pair of of losses this weekend. Toombs, which trailed by as many as 21 points at home, lost to Swainsboro 54-42. Bobby Joe Mincey scored 13 points and Alex Jenkins added eight as the Bulldogs dropped to 7-9 overall. Watch Highlights Video  Swainsboro beat the Lady Bulldogs 45-22. Jessica King led Toombs with 11 points.
The Dodge County Indians avenged a five-point loss in Lyons by beating the Toombs County Bulldogs 57-39 in Eastman. The Bulldogs jumped up 3-0 on a Jerome Johnson 3-pointer and that was their only lead of the night. The Indians went on an 11-2 run in the third quarter and won that period 14-2. Dominique Hawkins scored the Bulldogs first second half field a minute into the fourth quarter. Johnson led TCHS with 15 points. Bobby Joe Mincey scored seven and Hawkins and Martavious Dasher each had six. The Bulldogs are 4-3 in Region 3B. Dodge took the girls game 56-18. Watch Highlights Video

TCHS wins at Wheeler

Coming off subregion losses at Dublin, the Toombs County High School basketball teams swept Wheeler County in Alamo. The Bulldogs played uptempo and won 58-36. Jermone Johnson scored 15 points, Alex Jenkins 9 and Marktavious Dasher and Dominique Hawkins each had eight. Watch Highlights Video On Friday Johnson scored 23 in a 43-38 loss at Dublin.

The Lady Bulldogs rallied from an 18-10 halftime deficit by outscoring Wheeler 15-3 in the third quarter and they won their third game of the season 31-29. Jessica King scored nine points and Courtney win seven. Watch Highlights Video King had 11 points in a 41-35 loss at Dublin.    

Bulldogs beat Bleckley again

The Toombs County Bulldogs executed a season sweep of visiting Bleckley County. Jerome Johnson dropped in five 3-balls and scored 20 points to lead Toombs to a 45-36 win. Dominique Hawkins added 12 points, Brandon Driggers six, Malcolm Burley five and Alex Jenkins had two points and 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs are 4-1 in Region 3B play. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Bleckley 39-32. Bessie Pittman scored 11 points and Jessica King had nine. Ashley Polke contributed six points and Courtney Wynn, Abigail Williams and Jalisha Knight each had two. Knight scored 15 points to pace the B-Team Lady Bulldogs to a 41-18 win. Daisa Jones made a 3-pointer and scored 11 points. Watch Highlights Video

Indians take sub showdown

A week and a half stretch in which the Toombs County Bulldogs opened Region 3B play by beating Dodge, East Laurens and Bleckley ended abruptly with a 57-27 loss to Vidalia at the TCMS Gym. Both teams entered the game undefeated in subregion play. Bobby Joe Mincey scored 12 points to lead the 4-4 Bulldogs. Vidalia won the Boys B-Team game 49-39 and Brandon Driggers scored 21 to pace the Bulldogs. Watch Highlights Video

Jalisha Knight was the top scorer for both the Toombs County Varsity and B-Team girls. She had 20 in the B-Team's 42-32 loss and ten in the Lady Bulldogs 57-23 defeat.  

Bulldogs go 3-0 in the sub

The Toombs County Bulldogs rallied in the fourth quarter and beat Bleckley County 46-43 in Cochran to go 3-0 in Region 3B. Bobby Joe Mincey led TCHS with 20 points and Jerome Johnson had 13. Watch highlights Video Bleckley took the girls game 57-37 as both Bessie Pittman and Abigail Williams scored 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs

Laney blitzes Dawgs in 2nd half

The Laney Wildcats outscored the Toombs County Bulldogs 49-26 in the second half and they defeated the home team 74-49 at the middle school gym. The Bulldogs opened up a 12-5 lead and they led 18-10 after the first quarter. However, the game changed drastically when Laney's press and trapping defense forced the Bulldogs into numerous turnovers.  Alex Jenkins led TCHS with 10 points. Bobby Joe Mincey and Brandon Driggers scored nine, Dominique Hawkins had seven and Henry Walker five. Watch Highlights Video

Laney won the Boys B-Team game 48-45. The Bulldogs, who led 28-21 at half and 35-33 after three quarters, were led by Tamond Hampton's 15 points. Driggers and Dylan Ennis (three 3-pointers) each scored 12, Anthony Britt had four and Robert George two. Laney took the girls game 86-25.      

Bulldogs shoot down Falcons

The Toombs County Bulldogs raced to a 13-0 lead and they never trailed as they knocked off East Laurens 64-56 in the TCMS gym. Senior Alex Jenkins scored 20 points for the first time in his career and Bobby Joe Mincey added 17. The victory improved the Bulldogs record to 3-2 and 2-0 in Region 3B. The Lady Bulldogs lost to East Laurens 41-28 with Ashley Polke leading Toombs with 11 points. Watch highlights Video

Dawgs down Dodge

The Toombs County Bulldogs built up two double-digit leads, however, they had to hold on to beat Dodge County 59-54 in their subregion opener in Lyons. Jerome Johnson scored 20 points, Bobby Joe Mincey had 12 and Alex Jenkins 10 with eight rebounds. Watch highlights Video  

It's tough to win on the road

 

Jerome Johnson fires up a short shot   

 

Marktavious Dasher drives 

Despite Jerome Johnson's 20-point performance, the Toombs County Bulldogs lost in overtime at Bryan County 42-39. Johnson, who nailed four 3-pointers, fouled out at the end of regulation when he was called for an offensive foul on a baseline drive with 2.5 seconds left. Bobby Joe Mincey scored eight, Marktavious Dasher and Alex Jenkins had four, Nathan Roach two and O'Shea Hampton one. Bryan County was 15-28 at the free throw line and the Bulldogs were six-of-13. Watch highlights Video

Bryan County won the girls game 65-32. Jessica King led Toombs with 19, Bessie Pittman had nine, Courthey Wynn 3 and Omeshia Singleton 1. Toombs County took the boys B-Team game 46-8. Gary Terrell scored 13 points, Brandon Driggers had nine and Dylan Ennis eight.     

Toombs takes care of Wheeler

 

Marktavious Dasher rises and scores 

 

Bessie Pittman drops in a shot 

The Toombs County basketball teams swept Wheeler County in Lyons. Courtney Wynn stole the ball and scored on a layup right before the buzzer to give the Lady Bulldogs a 26-25 victory. Jessica King led TCHS with 10 points, however, she and three other Lady Bulldog starters fouled out in the fourth quarter. Jerome Johnson scored 11 of his 15 in the third quarter as the Bulldogs pulled away from Wheeler and won 54-34. Watch highlights of both games Video

Roundball season opens with close losses

 

Basketball Buds- Luke (left) and Tucker take in a Bulldog game  

The basketball season opened at Toombs County with two close losses. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Telfair County 37-35. Jessica King led TCHS with 14 points and Bessie Pittman added seven. Telfair won the boys game 41-38. Bobby Joe Mincey scored 14 points, Dominique Hawkins had six and Alex Jenkins five. Watch highlights of both games Video    

2008-09 Season

Dowd scores 20 in Senior Night win

The Toombs County basketball teams wrapped up their home schedule by splitting a pair of Senior Night games with Southeast Bulloch. Senior Samantha Dowd scored a season-high 20 points in the Lady Bulldogs 62-40 win. Fellow senior Corneshia Corouthers added 13. SEB took the boys game 48-39 and the top Bulldog scorer was junior Henry Walker with 17 points.  

In the B-Team game, SEB nipped TCHS 41-37. Brandon Driggers scored 10 points and Dylan Ennis and Marktavious Dasher nine. Watch highlights Video

Vidalia rallies twice in the 2nd half

   

   

 

The Vidalia Indians and Lady Indians each rallied from one-down at half time to beat Toombs County in Lyons. The Bulldogs, who lost at Vidalia 59-22 in December, led 17-16 at half. However, the Indians outscored TCHS 15-10 in the third period in a 51-42 victory. T.J. Smarts led Toombs with 16 points and Bobby Joe Mincey added 10. Terrence Jackson topped the Indians with 18 points and Williams Oscar tossed in 14.

The Lady Bulldogs outscored Vidalia 14-11 in the second quarter to take a 28-27 lead at the break. Vidalia, though, opened the second half with a 13-0 run and pulled away to a 58-43 win. Brianna Mincey paced TCHS with 16 points and Samantha Dowd scored 11. Shekinah Henry had 24 to lead the Lady Indians. Shanice Mincey scored 17 and Olivia Coleman 10.

In Boys B-Team action, pictured above, Vidalia beat Toombs County 43-33 and Malcolm Burley led Toombs with 13 points. Watch highlights Video  Vidalia won the Girls B-Team game 34-30 in overtime. Watch higlights Video

 Lady Bulldogs lose at the buzzer 

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs and East Laurens seem destined to play a close game. In December, in East Dublin, the Lady Falcons pulled out a one-point win and in the rematch in Lyons Kierra Ervin hit a layup at the buzzer to give East Laurens a 57-55 win. Abigail Williams, who scored a career-high seven points, hit a free throw with five seconds left to tie the game. Corneshia Corouthers fouled out with 14 points and Brianna Mincey tossed in 12. The Lady Bulldogs are 10-9 overall and 3-5 in Region 3B. Audio

The Bulldogs, who fell behind 8-0, rallied in the second quarter and tied the game at 20 and they trailed by only one point at half, 24-23. East Laurens controlled the second half in a 59-45 win. Bobby Joe Mincey led TCHS, 7-12 overall and 3-5 in the subregion, with 15 points.      

Corouthers scores 1000th point

 

Corouthers strokes her 1000th point 

 

Corneshia congratulated   

 

Toombs County senior basketball player Corneshia Corouthers needed 16 points against Dodge County to hit 1000 for her career. And that's what Corneshia did as she tossed in two free throws in the fourth quarter to give her the career milestone. Corneshia, who has always been an accurate free throw shooter, hit 12-of-14 free shots including her last seven in a row. Despite trailing 29-27 at the half, number one ranked Dodge won the game 65-52. Brianna Mincey led the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points. Watch video of Corneshia's 1000 points Video  Y-101 Story

The Toombs County Bulldogs nipped Dodge in overtime 51-50. The Bulldogs let a fourth quarter lead getaway and the Indians tied the game on a Jermayne Hamilton shot. Hamilton scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half. Henry Walker led TCHS with 17 points and Terrence Johnson added 11. Daniel NeSmith scored three of the Bulldogs overtime points on a bucket and a free throw. Johnson scored the other OT hoop. The Bulldogs have won five out of their last six games. Y-101 Story   

The Bulldog B-Team lost 30-29 to Dodge County. Watch highlights Video

The Toombs County basketball teams all lost at Swainsboro. The Bulldogs, who led by six at half, dropped a 50-46 decision. Jerome Johnson led TCHS with 14 points. The Lady Bulldogs fell 49-31 and Corneshia Corouthers scored 14 points and Brianna Mincey added 10. The B-Team boys lost 53-42 and Brandon Driggers was the Bulldogs' top scorer with 10 points. Watch highlights Video

Bulldogs sweep Bulldogs

For the second time this season Toombs County swept Wheeler County in a basketball doubleheader. The Lady Bulldogs won their third straight game 54-24. Brianna Mincey scored 17, Corneshia Corouthers 13 and Jessica King 12 points. The Bulldogs defeated Wheeler 51-30. T.J Smarts topped Toombs with 16 points. Jerome Johnson scord eight, Terrence Johnson seven, Bobby Joe Mincey six and Henry Walker five.     

Lady Bulldogs pull out overtime thriller

The Toombs County lady Bulldogs let a 13-point lead slip away in the second half, however, in overtime, missing three fouled out players, they outscored visiting Dublin 11-4 to win their second straight subregion game 69-62. Corneshia Corouthers scored a season high 28 points while Brianna Mincey finshed with 22 which included eight overtime points. Jessica King fouled out with 11 points. The Lady Bulldogs are 9-6 and 3-2. 

Number one ranked Dublin took the boys game 81-46. Jerome Johnson scored all 13 of his points off the bench in the second half. Terrence Johnson had 10. 

Mincey & Walker rule in 4th quarter as Dawgs win 3rd straight

Juniors Bobby Joe Mincey and Henry Walker combined to score all sixteen of Toombs County's 16 fourth quarter points as the Bulldogs rallied from a four-point third quarter deficit to win their third straight game 39-32 at Bleckley County. Mincey scored 10 of his team high 12 points in the final period and Walker scored six of his eight in the fourth. The Bulldogs are 5-9 overall and 2-2 in the subregion. Y-101 Story

The Lady Bulldogs, who opened up a 21-9 halftime lead, had to hold on to beat Bleckley 41-36. Brianna Mincey led Toombs with 13 points and Jessica King had 10. The Lady Bulldogs are 8-6 and 2-2.

Patient Bulldogs win again

Playing a more patient style of basketball the Toombs County Bulldogs reeled off their second straight win, for the first time this season. The Bulldogs edged Telfair County, a team that had beaten them twice so far this season, 46-44 in the fifth place game of the Brewton-Parker College Christmas Classic. The Bulldogs led at the end of each quarter and they opened up an eight point lead in the final period. Telfair pulled to within one and then Daniel NeSmith hit the front end of a one-and-one with six second left to give Toombs a two-point lead. Telfair's desperation 3-pointer was an air ball. Alex Jenkins hit two 3-pointers and led TCHS with 12 points. T.J. Smarts also knocked in two 3-pointers, including one early in the fourth quarter, and he scored 10 points. The Bulldogs improved to 4-9. Audio

For the second straight game the Lady Bulldogs led a 5A school at halftime of the BPC Christmas Classic. However, for the second straight day they were outscored severely in the second half as they lost to Lovejoy 65-50 in the third place game. Brianna Mincey and Corneshia Corouthers each scored 16 points to lead the 7-6 Lady Bulldogs.  

Bulldogs pull out win in BPC Tourney

T.J. Smarts hit a free throw with five seconds remaining to lift the Toombs County Bulldogs to there third win of the season. The Bulldogs edged Tattnall County 46-45 in the consolation round of the Brewton-Parker College Christmas Classic. Smarts led Toombs with 14 points and Terrence Jonson had 12. The Lady Bulldogs lost to 5A Northside of Warner Robins 58-31. Cornesha Crouthers led Toombs with 11 points. Y-101 Story

Lady Bulldogs wake up with BPC win

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs opened up the Brewton-Parker High School Christmas Tourney with an early morning 69-47 win over Treutlen. The Lady Bulldogs built up a large double-digit lead in the 9:30 a.m. game. Toombs County had three double-digit scorers. Brianna Mincey led the Lady Bulldogs with 24 points. Corneshia Corouthers and Jessica King each added 15. The Lady Vikings cut the advantage to 17 with two rare four-point plays.

Lady Bulldogs bounce back

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs bounced back from their loss at Vidalia by beating Single A Metter 50-42 in Lyons. The Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 27-19 at half, outscored the Lady Tigers 20-4 in the third period. Corneshia Corouthers scored seven of her team high 16 points in the third quarter while fellow senior Samantha Dowd finished with a double-double- 12 points and 21 rebounds. The Lady Bulldogs are 6-4 overall and 1-3 in the subregion.

In the Boys game Metter beat Toombs County 50-45. The Bulldogs tied the game at 11 near the end of the first quarter on a Bobby Joe Mincey 3-ball. The Tigers led 19-18 at half and they extended the lead into double-digits when Dillon Lawrence got hot in the third quarter. Lawrence nailed three 3-pointers and scored 13 of his15 points in that period. Mincey led TCHS with 11 points and Jerome Johnson had 10. The Bulldogs fall to 2-8. Y-101 Story  

Metter won both B-Team games. Watch highlights of the Boys B-Team game Video   

Nightmare night for Toombs County basketball

The Toombs County High School basketball teams had a rough night at Vidalia. The Bulldogs didn't score their first points of the first quarter until Bobby Joe Mincey hit a 3-pointer with 1:15 left to make it 16-3. Then in the second quarter the Dawgs were held scoreless until Terrence Johnson scored inside and hit a free throw for a 3-point play with :48 remaining in the first half. Vidalia ended up a 59-22 winner. Terrence Johnson led the Indians with 17 points and William Oscar added 10. Mincey and Johnson topped TCHS with five points.

The Lady Indians beat Toombs County 70-46. Keyondra Powell led Vidalia with 17 points. Shekinah Henry scored 14, Venkencia Johnson 12 and Kortney Williams 11. Brianna Mincey tied her season high with 19 points for Toombs County. Samantha Dowd scored 12 points. 

In B-Team action- The Vidalia Boys beat Toombs County 39-25. Watch highlights 1st Half  2nd Half  Vidalia took the girls game 40-22.        

Both TCHS basketball teams win subregion games

T.J. Smarts scored half of the Toombs County Bulldogs' points in a 42-41 home win over Bleckley County. Smarts hit five 3-pointers in tallying a career-high 21 points. The Lady Bulldogs overcame a dismal first half by scoring 23 points in the third quarter in a 50-25 win. Corneshia Corouthers led Toombs with 17 points. Sam Dowd and Brianna Mincey each had 12 and Jessica King nine. Both teams are 1-2 in Region 3B play. Y-101 Story

Bleckley County won the B-Team Boys game 32-29. Brandon Driggers led TCHS with 12 points. Watch highlights including a wrong way basket by the Royals. Video    

TCHS basketball finds the road is a tough place to win 

In its first seven games the Toombs County High School basketball teams have played six times on the road. In roundball the road can be a tough place to win a game. On Saturday, in Augusta, Laney beat Toombs County three times. In the boys varsity game the Wildcats were a 59-46 winner. T.J. Smarts led the Bulldogs with 15 points. Laney took the girls varsity game 71-36 and Brianna Mincey topped TCHS with 11 points. Laney also won the Boys B-Team game 52-21.  

The trip to Augusta was Toombs County's longest of the season. Its 108 miles from TCHS to Laney High. Here are some of the sights (or lack of sights) you missed if you didn't follow the Dawgs to Laney. Getting There Video   

Toombs County High School lost three times at East Laurens on Friday. The Lady Bulldogs dropped a 54-53 decision. Brianna Mincey fouled out with 3:15 to play with 19 points. Corneshia Corouthers scored 18 points and Jessica King 12. The Bulldogs led East Laurens 34-32 at half. However, they were outscored in the third quarter 22-11 in a 69-55 loss. T.J. Smarts topped TCHS with 14 points and Alex Jenkins had 10. East Laurens also won the girls B-Team 31-22. Lanesha Furman and Megan Hayes scored six points.  Y-101 Story

Another tough loss for the Bulldogs

Coming off a two-point home loss to Telfair County, the Toombs County Bulldogs dropped another two-point decision at Dodge County 51-49. T.J. Smarts led Toombs County with 17 points. Y-101 Story  Dodge County beat the Lady Bulldogs 58-26 and Jessica King was Toombs County's only double-digit scorer with 11 points. The B-Team Lady Bulldogs beat Dodge 38-16. Watch highlights Video    

Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated, Bulldogs lose by a bucket

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs reeled off their fourth straight win to remain undefeated heading into region play. The Lady Bulldogs outscored visiting Telfair County 30-8 in the middle quarters, including 18-1 in the second period, in a 55-44 win. Toombs County's back court scored all but 11 of the team's points. Corneshia Corouthers tossed in 23 points and Brianna Mincey 19. Mincey missed some playing time due to cramps in both legs.

The Toombs County Boys opened up a ten-point lead and the Bulldogs led 37-31 going to the fourth quarter. However, Telfair came back and won the game 47-45. The Bulldogs helped the Trojans out by committing a rash of turnovers in the final period. Henry Walker led Toombs County with 14 points. Walker, who scored nine-points in the third quarter, just missed hitting a big shot toward the end of the game. He elevated and released a short baseline shot that spun out. Walker was fouled and hit one of his two free throw attempts. Two other of the Bulldogs' inside players followed Walker in scoring. Alex Jenkins had 10 points and Terrence Johnson scored eight. The Bulldogs are 1-3, the Trojans remain unbeaten. Y-101 Story        

Welcome back basketball Bulldogs

Ten football players from Toombs County High School's Elite 8 team joined the basketball team for a game at Wheeler County. Playing on just one days practice the Bulldogs looked a little rusty, but despite that they were a 56-50 winner.  Terrence Johnson, who was one of the Dawgs making the sports transition, showed excellent touch around the rim and he lead his team with 18 points. Bobby Joe Mincey had eight points, Lonzo Skinner seven, Alex Jenkins six and T.J. Smarts and Jerome Johnson five a piece. The Bulldogs are 1-2.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with a 61-31 victory. Brianna Mincey led TCHS with 18 points, Corneshia Corouthers had 14 and Sam Dowd 12. Y-101 Story  Listen to the Y-101 Bulldog Pregame Show Audio      

Lady Bulldogs win, Bulldogs lose

The Toombs County High School basketball teams split at Telfair County. The Lady Bulldogs scored 39 points in the second and third quarter combined in a 57-50 win. 5-10 junior Jessica King's goal this season was to get some double-doubles and she did with 21 points and 14 rebounds. King scored 14 of Toombs County's 28 first half points. Point guard Brianna Mincey hit some jump shots, fast break layups and free throws and scored 18. Senior Corneshia Corouthers hit a couple of 3-balls and scored 13. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-0. 

The Bulldogs fell behind early, but then they rallied on the shooting of Bobby Joe Mincey and Jerome Johnson and pulled to within one at 27-26. Telfair ran off nine straight and led 36-26 at half. The Trojans were up by eight after three quarters and won the game 57-47. Bobby Joe Mincey, who scored 15 of Toombs County's first 19 points, finished with 22. Henry Walker added 10 points and Johnson seven. The Bulldogs are 0-2. Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday night beginning a six o'clock on Y-101 Radio. Y-101 Story         

TCHS basketball season begins with road split

Both the Toombs County High School Boys and Girls basketball teams started slowly in their season opening games at Metter. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 10-4 after the opening quarter, however, they came back and outscored Metter 17-4 in the second period and 8-4 in the fourth and won the game 38-35. Brianna Mincey topped Toombs with 15 points and Corneshia Corouthers added 11. Meanwhile, the shorthanded Bulldogs fell behind 11-0, but they rallied and led 29-26 at half. In the second half the combination of too many turnovers and missed shots doomed the Dawgs to a 55-48 loss. Jeromne Johnson scored 12 of his game-high 17 points in the first half and Bobby Joe Mincey tossed in nine of his 16 in the second half.  Y-101 Story  Y-101 Radio Highlights

The Toombs County B-Team Lady Bulldogs lost their opener to Metter 26-22. Watch highlights Video

2007-2008 season

Days-Bryan tutors girls at basketball camp

Mt. Vernon native and Georgia Southern assistant coach Regina Days-Bryan (pictured left) is teaching the fundamentals of basketball at a two-day girls camp at Toombs County High School. During her playing days, Days-Bryan scored 30 or more points in a game 11 times at Georgia Southern and she ended up with 2091 career collegiate points. Days-Bryan also played professionally in Australia. Y-101 Story  Watch video from the camp Video    

Benny and the Bulldogs

Benny Dees wrapped up his first week coaching the Toombs County Boys basketball team by playing some summer games at Tattnall County. In their first game of a long day, the Bulldogs opened up a 10-2 and 17-5 lead over Metter. However, the Tigers came back and won the game 49-39. Watch highlights Video  

Chase's new team

Chase Arrington, who played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Toombs County High School, has transferred to Effingham County where his father Donnie, former Bulldog head coach, is now an assistant. Chase scored 11 points in Effingham's 50-41 win over Charlton County. Watch highlights of Chase Video  

 Arrington steps down after season ending loss

In the locker room following Toombs County's season ending loss to Bleckley County, Bulldog basketball head coach Donnie Arrington told his team that he was stepping down from his position after 16 years on the job. Arrington said it was time to do something different. Last season Arrington won his 300th game and his Bulldog highlights include back-to-back region championships which were won in the Gillis Gymnasium where he made his announcement. Arrington talks about his decision Audio  

Bulldogs come back, comes up short in region tourney

Down by 14 points entering the fourth quarter the Toombs County Bulldogs went to their press and pulled to within one on a 3-pointer by Chase Arrington, but Bleckley County hit 10 free throws in the final period to beat the Bulldogs 58-54 in the opening round of the Region 4 Tournament at BPC. A.J. Fletcher scored 14 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and Arrington tossed in seven of his 14 in the final period. The Bulldogs season ends with a 9-14 record. Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half  

In other action- Dodge County 54, Tattnall County 44 and Dublin 64, Vidalia 31 Watch highlights of both games Video  

Lady Bulldogs season comes to an end in Region Tourney

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs lost to Dublin 62-58 in the first round of the Region 4 Tournament at Brewton-Parker College. Corneshia Courouthers led TCHS with 19 points and Brianna Mincey had 18. Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half 2nd Half  Also, the Lady Bulldog soccer team opened up the season with a 6-1 loss at Southeast Bulloch. Linda Esparza scored the only Toombs County goal.    

 TCHS regular season ends with a pair of losses 

The Toombs County High School basketball teams ended the regular season with two losses at East Laurens. The Lady Bulldogs, who were outscored 22-11 in the third quarter, lost 56-48. Brianna Mincey scored 10 of her 15 points in the opening half and Samantha Dowd dropped in 12 of her 14 in the second half. Watch highlights of the game Video

The Bulldogs lost to East Laurens 71-53. TCHS trailed 19-9 after the first quarter, 38-25 at half and 60-40 after three. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by their sophomore class- Jackie Mincey and Jerome Johnson each scored 10 points and Henry Walker had nine. Terrence Johnson, T.J. Smarts and Chase Arrington each added six points. Watch highlights of the game Video

 A "Super Tuesday" for Toombs County basketball

The Toombs County High School teams swept Tattnall County in Lyons and for the Lady Bulldogs it was their first win in 39 days. Toombs County's 74-67 win stopped an 11-game losing streak. Brianna Mincey scored 26 to lead TCHS. Samantha Dowd scored 16, Jessica King 12 and Corneshia Courouthers 11. Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half  3rd Quarter 4th Quarter  Y-101 Story

The Bulldogs outscored Tattnall 20-6 in the fourth quarter in a 51-39 victory. T.J. Smarts scored 14 points, collected eight rebounds and blocked five shots. Chase Arrington added 11 points, Jerome Johnson eight and Henry Walker five with seven rebounds.

The B-Team Boys ended their season with a 47-27 win. Jonathan Harden led TCHS with 17. The B-Team finished with a 9-7 record.   

 Lady Bulldogs lose a heartbreaker

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs lost their 11th straight game by the slimmest of margins, 52-50 in overtime to Dublin in Lyons. The Lady Dawgs shut out the Lady Irish 10-0 in the first quarter and they had a 16-14 lead at half. Dublin led 31-26 after three quarters, however, TCHS came back in the fourth quarter and tied the game at 42 at the end of regulation. Tiffany Rozier hit two 3-pointers in OT to give Dublin the win. Corneshia Courouthers led Toombs with 20 points and Brianna Mincey had 18. Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half

Dublin took the Boys game 83-44. Chase Arrington topped the Bulldogs with 12 points. Dublin also took the B-Team Boys game 34-32. Denzel Atkins scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. Watch second half highlights Video      

 Fletcher, Smarts and Arrington propel Bulldogs to win over Vidalia

A.J. Fletcher and T.J. Smarts each scored nine points in the third quarter and Chase Arrington hit five straight free throws with the game on the line as Toombs County beat Vidalia 51-45 in Lyons. Arrington and Fletcher each scored 16 points. Terrence Jackson led the Indians with 20. Vidalia took the girls game 65-50. Shaniqua Williams topped VHS with 20. Brianna Mincey led TCHS with 19. Listen to Y-101 play-by-play of the boys game 1st Half  2nd Half

Bulldog B-Team Boys beat Vidalia

The Toombs County B-Team Boys basketball team has won three out of four games since they halted a three game losing streak. The Bulldogs avenged an earlier loss at Vidalia by beating the Indians 34-27. Henry Walker led TCHS with 11 points, Jonathan Harden had seven and Bobby Joe Mincey six. Watch second half highlights Video  

 An exciting night of roundball- TCHS vs. Appling County 

Toombs County and Appling County played three exciting basketball games in Lyons. Appling won both varsity games and Toombs took the Boys B-Team game.

53 days after being spanked by Appling 66-27 in Baxley, the Toombs County Boys lost 37-34 to the third ranked Pirates. The Bulldogs had the ball at the end of the game seeking a tie. T.J. Smarts led TCHS with 13 points and Wendell Williams topped 19-1 Appling with 10. Listen to the Y-101 Radio play-by-play  1st Half  2nd Half   

Despite Corneshia Courouthers continued hot shooting, the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs lost their ninth straight game 55-46. Courouthers scored 27 in her third straight game of 21 or more. She also scored 26 at Tattnall County and 21 versus East Laurens and for the second straight game she faced a box and one defense. Kellie Bacon led Appling with 17 points. Listen to Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half   

The Toombs County B-Team salvaged the night with a 39-36 win. Cody Stoddard hit the go-ahead free throw with three seconds remaining and Denzel Atkins scored nine of his 14 in the fourth quarter. Watch highlights of the second half  Video

East Laurens sweeps TCHS

In the first basketball meeting of the season East Laurens swept Toombs County in Lyons. The fourth ranked Falcons (18-1 and 6-0) beat the Bulldogs (7-11 and 1-7) 77-40. Chase Arrington led TCHS with 17 points and he hit three 3-pointer. The East Laurens girls pulled away from TCHS (7-11 and 0-8) in the second half by outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 36-17 in a 67-43 win. Corneshia Courouthers, coming off a 26 point game at Tattnall County, hit her first five shots and scored 21. East Laurens also won the Boys B-Team game 54-38.  

TCHS varsity teams both lose at Tattnall County

The Toombs County High School basketball teams both lost Region 4 games at Tattnall County. The Bulldogs were a 50-39 loser. Chase Arrington and Terrence Johnson each scored 11 points. The Lady Bulldogs lost 66-58. Corneshia Courouthers topped TCHS with 26 and Brianna Mincey had 21. Y-101 Story    

B-Team Bulldogs beat Tattnall on Atkins buzzer beating 3-ball

The Toombs County B-Team Bulldogs trailed Tattnall County 10-4 after the first quarter, 16-14 at half and 23-21 going to the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs pulled out a 27-25 victory on Denzel Atkins' buzzer beating 3-pointer. Atkins led TCHS with 11 points, Henry Walker and Bobby Joe Mincey each scored four. Watch fourth quarter highlights, see Atkins baseline bomb and hear Denzel set up his game winning heroics. Video  Y-101 Story 

Neither Toombs team scores 40 in two close losses

The Toombs County High School basketball teams both lost to Bleckley County in Region 4 play in Lyons. The Lady Bulldogs lost their game 39-38. Brianna Mincey scored 17 points and Corneshia Courothers had 12. The Bulldogs were a 39-33 loser. A.J. Fletcher and Daneil NeSmith each scored eight points to lead TCHS

 Toombs plays better against Dodge, but the Indians win anyway

The Toombs County Bulldogs improved on an earlier 20 point loss at home to Dodge, but still they came up short in a 48-39 loss at Eastman. The Bulldogs opened up an 10-7 lead after a quarter. Dodge led 23-15 at half. In the third quarter Chase Arrington hit three of his first four 3-point shots and T.J. Smarts dropped in a 3-ball and scored off a steal to pull the Bulldogs to within five points after three quarters at 36-31. A.J. Fletcher picked up a loose ball and scored underneath to cut the lead to 36-33, but then a series of turnovers ended the comeback. Arrington led TCHS with 19 points and Smarts had eight. Y-101 Story  Watch highlights of the game Video

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs hung around for a half in their game. Dodge led 28-22 at halftime before pulling away to a 62-31 win. Samantha Dowd topped TCHS with eleven points. Watch highlights of the game Video  

 Dublin takes two from Toombs

The Toombs County basketball teams were both beaten by Dublin on the road on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs lost 47-43 and the TCHS Boys 63-45. Corneshia Courouthers led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points- seven of which were scored in the first quarter. Jessica King scored six of her 12 in the second quarter and Samantha Dowd scored eight of her ten in the third period. Brianna Mincey had four points and Carmen Knight three. Free throw shooting was a major factor in the game as Dublin made 17-of-23 (73%) and Toombs just 6-of-14 (43%). Dublin led 13-11 after the first quarter, 26-21 at half and 40-33 after three.The Lady Bulldogs are 7-7 and 0-4 in Region 4.

The Dublin Boys, as usual, pressed the Bulldogs and opened up a 12-0 lead. But the Bulldogs settled into the pace of the game in the final three minutes of the first quarter and trailed 19-11 after one. In the second quarter Toombs pulled to within into two points on three different occasions on buckets by Terrence Johnson, Chase Arrington and Daniel NeSmith. The Bulldogs trailed 31-24 at half. Dublin pushed its advantage to 44-34 after three quarters and then outscored Toombs 19-11 in the fourth.  

Terrence Johnson led TCHS with 11 points, T.J. Smarts had eight and Arrington 7. Jerome Johnson, Nick Carroll, Alex Jenkins and NeSmith each score four points. Bobby Joe Mincey had two and A.J. Fletcher one. The Bulldogs are 7-7 and 1-3.   

Watch highlights of both games Video    

Bulldogs beat Trojans on Carroll's free throw

In his second game back with the Bulldogs this season, Nick Carroll hit the game winning free throw with three seconds remaining to give the Toombs County Bulldogs a 44-43 win at Telfair County. Telfair tied the game with nine seconds remaining on a shot by Mike Smith. Chase Arrington led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Listen to the second half Y-101 play-by-play Audio Telfair won the girls game 49-38. Corneshia Courouthers topped Toombs with 15 points and Brianna Mincey added 13.

Tough Tuesday for Toombs County Basketball

The Toombs County High School and Middle School teams all came up on the losing end in their first action of the new year. The high school teams were beaten at Bleckley County. The Royals won the boys game 56-45 and Bleckley took the girls game 48-35.Terrence Johnson led the Bulldogs with 14 points and Corneshia Courouthers topped the Lady Bulldogs with 10. In middle school action in Lyons, Glennville beat Toombs County 48-36 in the boys game and 24-19 in the girls game.  Y-101 Story

Y-101 play-by-play of the Bulldogs' game 1st quarter  2nd quarter  3rd quarter  4th quarter

Lady Bulldogs honored at BPC

Brianna Mincey and Corneshia Courouthers make All-Tourney Team

Lady Bulldogs lose in BPC final to rival Vidalia

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs scored more and yielded less in their second matchup against undefeated Vidalia, but the Lady Indians still won the Brewton-Parker College Christmas Tournament with a 65-41 victory over TCHS. On December 14, in Vidalia, the Lady Indians defeated Toombs 78-34. In both games Vidalia freshman point guard Kourtney Williams scored a game-high 20 points. Keyondra Powell and Skekinah Henry each had a dozen points for the 13-0 Lady Indians in the rematch. Brianna Mincey led 7-4 Toombs County with 12 points, Jessica King had 10 and Corneshia Courouthers had eight. Williams, Powell, Mincey and Courouthers each made the All-Tournament team.    

Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half

Bulldogs 4th quarter rally comes up short

Down by 17 points to Pacelli entering the fourth quarter, the Toombs County Bulldogs outscored the Vikings 29-20 in the final period in a 77-68 loss in the fifth place game of the Brewton-Parker Christmas Tournament. Sophomores Jerome Johnson, Henry Walker and Chase Arrington combined for 23 of the fourth quarter points. Johnson scored 11 of his career high 16 in the final period. Walker scored all seven of his points in the fourth and Arrington five of his ten. Senior Brandon Green led 5-5 Pacelli with 26. Jacquise Terry, who has committed to Kent State to play football, scored 25. The Bulldogs are 6-5. Head coach Donnie Arrington talks about the fourth quarter rally. Audio  

Y-101 Radio play-by-play  1st Half   2nd Half

Lady Bulldogs move into a championship matchup with Vidalia

The Toombs County Bulldogs overcame a slow start and they defeated Montgomery County 55-39 to move into the championship game of the Brewton-Parker College Christmas Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 16-10 after the first quarter, were led by Brianna Mincey with 15 points. Corneshia Courouthers had 13 and Samantha Dowd 10. Toombs County will play Vidalia for the championship on Saturday at 6:30 on Y-101.

Bulldogs break away from Johnson County in the 1st half

The Toombs County Bulldogs went on a 19-2 run in the first quarter and beat Johnson County 56-34 in a consolation bracket game in the Brewton-Parker Christmas Tourney. The Bulldogs led 23-6 after a quarter and 40-15 at half. Their largest lead was 40-7. The Bulldogs scoring pace slowed considerably in the second half. TCHS scored nine points in the third quarter and just seven in the fourth. Terrence Johnson scored a career-high 15 points to lead the 6-4 Bulldogs. Chase Arrington added 10 points and Jerome Johnson nine. The Bulldogs will play Pacelli, a 67-46 winner over Treutlen, in the consolation final on Saturday at 2 p.m. Head Coach Donnie Arrington talks about the win. Audio  Terrence Johnson discusses his big game Audio

Lady Bulldogs win and Bulldogs lose in first day of BPC Tourney

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs defeated Charlton County 53-38 to move on in the winners bracket of the Brewton-Parker College Christmas Tournament. Jessica King led TCHS with 16 points, Corneshia Courouthers had 15 and Brianna Mincey 14. The Lady Bulldogs will play Montgomery County on Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Y-101. The Toombs County Boys lost to Charlton County 46-43. A.J. Fletcher led the Bulldogs with 13 points and Chase Arrington had 10. The Bulldogs will play Johnson County at 2 p.m. on Y-101. Other scores: Boys- East Laurens 95, Pacelli 60-  Vidalia 59, Treutlen 51- Montgomery County 66, Johnson County 53.  Girls- Pacelli 46, East Laurens 43 and Vidalia 63, Treutlen 35.  

 Toombs County sweeps Bryan County with two double-digit wins

The Toombs County Boys basketball team broke away from Bryan County by switching to a press with 90 seconds remaining in the third quarter and then went off on a 35-8 run to win their third straight game 65-35. Chase Arrington led the Bulldogs with 17 points. Terrence and Jerome Johnson each had 10. The Bulldogs are 5-3 and 1-1 in Region 4. Y-101 Audio Story

The Lady Bulldogs outscored Bryan County 17-10 in the second quarter and won their game 49-35. Corneisha Courouthers topped Toombs County with 12 points, Samantha Dowd had 10 and Jessica King eight. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-3 and 0-2.     

 Cold Shooting Bulldogs win anyway

Less than 24 hours after their 13 point region win at Vidalia, the Toombs County Bulldogs eeked out a 35-34 victory at Claxton despite making only 8-of-26 free throws including 2-of-13 in the fourth quarter. Chase Arrington topped TCHS with eight points, T.J. Smarts had seven and Daniel NeSmith and A.J. Fletcher each scored six.

The Lady Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak with a 46-43 win over the Lady Tigers. Unlike the Bulldogs, the TCHS girls made 7-of-12 free throws in the fourth quarter. Brianna Mincey led the Lady Bulldogs with 16 points and Jessica King scored 13 including seven in the fourth quarter and she hit 3-of-4 free shots. Watch highlights of both games  Video  

B-Team comes back in improbable victory

Its not impossible to come back from a 24-point halftime deficit, but it most certainly is improbable. The Toombs County B-Team Boys did the improbable. After trailing 13-0 after a quarter and 27-3 at half the Bulldogs put on a ferocious press and they outscored Claxton 12-4 in the third quarter and 20-4 in the fourth to tie the game at 35 after regulation. Toombs County went on to take the game in double-overtime 49-43. Jackie Mincey led the Bulldogs with 13 points of which 11 came in the fourth quarter or overtime. Denzel Atkins scored 10 of his 12 in the second half. B-Team coach Jamie Clayton talks about the amazing comeback.  Audio  

Bullpups nip J.R. Trippe on Jackson's shot 

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won an overtime game from rival J.R. Trippe ,49-48, on a six-foot shot in the lane by Keith Jackson with six seconds remaining. The Lady Bullpups were a 29-23 winner.

Bulldogs win at Vidalia

The Toombs County Bulldogs won their first region game of the season with a 56-34 victory at Vidalia. The Lady Bulldogs were a 78-34 loser. Y-101 Audio Story  The Vidalia Boys B-Team beat Toombs County. Watch video of the B-Team game Video  Y-101 Boys Pregame Show  

Only the B-Team beats Dodge in hoops

The Toombs County High School varsity basketball teams both lost their region openers, however, the B-Team Boys beat Dodge 30-28 in overtime in Lyons. Watch highlights of the game and hear Bobby Joe Mincey talk about his game-winning shot. Video  

The Bulldogs jumped on Dodge early and led 12-3 and 14-9 after the first quarter. But Dodge came back and led 20-18 at half, 36-29 after three and won the game 53-33. Chase Arrington led Toombs with 13 points. The Lady Indians scored the first 17 points of their game and led 30-6 after a quarter. Dodge ended up a 75-32 winner. Jessica King led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points. 

  Toombs County drops two in Baxley

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs lost a close game at Appling County 43-38 while the Bulldogs, playing without leading scorer Chase Arrington (injured ankle), were a 66-27 loser. The Lady Bulldogs began the fourth quarter down 10 points and with two starters, the Mincey sisters Brianna and Jessica, in foul trouble and another starter, Samantha Dowd, out with a swollen eye after taking a hard shot to the face. Corneshia Courouthers led TCHS back by scoring 12 of her game-high 20 points in the final period. Courothers put the Lady Dawgs up 32-30 with 3:10 to play and then later she tied the game at 34 with 90 seconds remaining. Jessica King scored seven points including four in the fourth quarter. B. Mincey and Dowd each had four points.

The Bulldogs fell behind 21-2 after a quarter, 39-14 at half and 56-22 after three. The bright spot for the TCHS was the offensive play of Alex Jenkins who scored six of his 10 points in the third quarter. Jackie Mincey, another sophomore, scored six points. Audio

The Bulldog Boys B-Team lost 64-43 to Appling. Watch second half action of that game. Video

TCHS wins two "ugly" games over Claxton

They weren't pretty, but they were victories. Playing their first back-to-back games of the season Toombs County swept Claxton in Lyons. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with a 41-20 win and the Bulldogs had to go into overtime to take a 51-48 decision.

From the second quarter on the Lady Bulldogs maintained a double-digit lead over Claxton. Corneshia Courouthers was Toombs County's only double-digit scorer with 13 points. Brianna Mincey had nine points, Jessca King six and Jessica Mincey five. Courouthers talks about the game in a Y-101 halftime interview. Audio

The first quarter was not a good indicator for the final three quarters plus of the boys game. Toombs shut out Claxton 12-0 for the first eight minutes and twenty-five seconds of the game. The Bulldogs led 20-9 at half. Then in the third quarter Chris Bellamy scored 11 points for the Tigers before picking up his second technical foul which eliminated him from the game. TCHS led 28-26 after three quarters and Claxton outscored the Bulldogs 13-11 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at the end of regulation at 39. In overtime, despite making only 2-of-15 free throw for the game, A.J. Fletcher scored three buckets and hit a free thow. Fletcher led TCHS with 10 points, Terrence Johnson fouled out with nine points and Chase Arrington had eight.      

Bulldog B-Team goes 2-0 with home win

The Toombs County B-Team Boys defeated Claxton 44-34. Henry Walker topped the Bulldogs with 16 points and Jonathan Harden had nine. Watch Toombs Now highlights of the game Video    

 TCHS wins two double-digit games at Bryan County

In their first road trip of the basketball season Toombs County took a pair of varsity games at Bryan County. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-0 with a 66-49 victory. Four Lady Bulldogs hit double figures with Brianna Mincey scoring 18 for the second straight game. Jessica King fouled out with 16, Corneisha Courouthers fouled out with 15 and Samantha Dowd had 11. Listen to Brianna Mincey's interview on Y-101 Audio

The Bulldogs started off their game with four 3-ball misses, but then they changed their offensive approach and started driving to the hoop and getting the ball to the short corner. The Dawgs led 12-6 after a quarter and 27-17 at half. In the second half Bryan County cut the Bulldog lead to five with the ball, however, the Redskins never got it down to three. The Bulldogs led 37-28 after three quarters. Toombs extended the lead in the fourth quarter and won the game 55-39. Chase Arrington had 14 points and A.J. Fletcher and Terrence Johnson 13 each. Johnson also hit double figures in rebounds in his best game of his career. The Bulldogs are 1-1. Listen to Y-101 radio highlights and an interview with Terrence Johnson on his first career double-double. Audio      

Bulldog B-team boys open season with big time rout

The Toombs County B-Team Bulldogs are 15 deep and they opened up their season with a 47-12 big time rout at Bryan County. Toombs led 16-0 after the first quarter and Bryan County didn't score until the 4:47 mark of the second quarter on a bank shot free throw. The Bulldogs led 29-1 at half and 42-9 after three quarters. Jonathan Hardin led TCHS with 13 points, Zan Ford had nine and Denzel Atkins eight. Watch some highlights of the game. Video    

 Toombs County basketball season opens with a split

The Toombs County High School basketball season began with the Lady Bulldogs beating Telfair County 47-22 and the Bulldogs losing 50-44 in Lyons. The TCHS girls led 16-6 after a quarter, 31-9 at half and 46-16 after three periods. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock under the mercy rule. Brianna Mincey topped the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points, 16 of which were scored in the opening half. Corneisha Courouthers added 11 and hit Toombs County's only 3-point shot. Other scoring- Jessica King 7, Samantha Dowd 6, Jessica Mincey and Andi Ferree 2 and Abigail Williams 1.

The Toombs County Boys also took the early lead in their game. The Bulldogs were up 12-5 after a quarter and 21-17 at half. Toombs opened up an eight-point lead early in the third quarter on a Alex Jenkins bucket and led by four with four minutes to play. But Telfair put together a late game run to pull out its second win of the season. Chase Arrington led Toombs County with 17, he hit three 3-balls. T.J. Smarts sank two 3-pointers and contributed 14 points. Other scoring- Alex Jenkins 6, Jerome Johnson 4, Terrence Johnson 3 and Daniel NeSmith 1.  Y-101 Audio Story   Y-101 Boys Pregame Show       

 TCHS splits scrimmage roundball games

Less than two weeks prior to the start of the regular season, Toombs County split a pair of scrimmage basketball games to visiting Richmond Hill. The Lady Bulldogs were a 50-31 winner. Corneisha Courouthers scored 17 points and Brianna Mincey and Samantha Dowd each had 12. Jessica King added nine. The Toombs County Boys came from 17 back at half and made it interesting before dropping a 60-54 decision. Chase Arrington led the Bulldogs with 18 and Jerome Johnson contributed 12 points, eight coming in the third quarter. Watch highlights of both games  Video  Audio Story