Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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February 11, 2013

Dooly teams go from one extreme to the other in split with Central Talbotton

Vienna — On the same night Dooly County’s boys closed out their regular season with a single-game scoring high, its girls turned in their points production low for the 2012-13 campaign.

The result was a split of a Saturday Region 2-A doubleheader with Central Talbotton which after winning the feminine fray 38-22 lost the masculine match 82-68.

Those outcomes gave coach Towandi King’s Bobcats a record of 15-6 overall, 11-3 in league play and coach David Barron’s Bobcats a report card of 6-15 in all games, 5-9 in region action.

Both are entered in the Region 4-A tournament at Buena Vista where the sixth-seeded girls faced Pacelli yesterday at 4 p.m. and the second-seeded boys are idle until Friday’s 5:30 p.m. semifinals.

Bobcats 82, Hawks 68

In bettering their previous scoring high by two points and completing a sweep of a Hawks’ squad they had defeated 65-49 on the road, the Bobcats commanded quarter leads of 19-7, 40-27 and 58-48.

“Our guys’ shooting eyes were in focus as they hit a good percentage of their field goal attempts in a game that featured fast break attacks by both teams,” said Dooly scorekeeper Sharal Young.

“The press was never a factor as we chose not to do that at all and when they tried to press they didn’t have much success doing so.”

A.J. Smith swished the nets for 27 points, LaParris Hill rippled the cords for 15 and Jamari Baker pitched in 14 for the Bobcats. Tevin Carter cashed in 22 and Fazion Terry tossed in 17 for the Hawks.

Score by Quarters

Central Talbotton 7-20-21-20 — 68

Dooly County 19-21-18-24 — 82


Central Talbotton (68) — Fazion Terry 17, Mardrevius Sheffield 5, Janelius Marshall 8, Jay Flemister 6, Juanyai  Mitchell 8, Tevin Carter 18,  Devontae Mathis 2, Raytez Jenkins 4.

Team totals: field goals 28; free throws 5 of 10 (50%); fouls 14; 3-pointers — Terry 4, Marshall 2, Flemister 1; fouled out — Terry.

Dooly County (82) — Montravius Adams 2, Trevoski Lundy 6, LaParris Hall 15, Tracey Linkhorn 2, Jamari Baker 14, Kerrion Merrell 6, Ray Adams 4, Mark Lloyd 4, Devoin Mathis 2, A.J. Smith 27, Antonious Clayton, Mickey Granville, Nick Taylor.

Team totals: field goals 34; free throws 9 of 17 (52.9%); fouls 12; 3-pointers — Smith 3, Merrell 2; fouled out — none.

Lady Hawks 38, Lady Bobcats 22

While the Bobcats would later find the baskets with consistency, neither the Lady Bobcats nor the Lady Hawks found the hoops with any kind of regularity.

Dooly was especially cold, never managing more than eight points in any quarter and thus facing rest break deficits of 10-6, 22-14 and 36-16 before winning the last quarter 6-2.

“Both teams were getting good shots, but the ball simply wouldn’t fall for either of us,” Young said. “It definitely as more a case of bad shooting rather than good defense.”

Central did land two players in double digits as Tatiyana Mahone netted 20 points and Cavanna Epps connected for 12. Triededria Burke paced Dooly with 11.

Score by Quarters

Central Talbotton 10-12-14-2 — 38

Dooly County 6-8-2-6 — 22


Central Talbotton (38) — Tatiyana Mahone 20, Janmesha Barron 4, Amanda Youngblood 2, Cavana Epps 12, Aitanna Marshall.

Team totals: field goals 15; free throws 7 of 20 (35%); fouls 21; 3-pointers — Mahone 1; fouled out — none.

Dooly County (22) — Tridedria Burke 11, Quadesha Tookes 3, Shanequelin Johnson, Jessica Hightower 2, Gereka Sanders 2, Shy’Lexia Hall 4. Kee Kee Granville, Shabrika Anderson, Alexis Lester, C’nia Felder, Maya Ellison, Deja Williams.

Team totals: field goals 9; free throws 3 of 20 (15%); fouls 18; 3-pointers — none ; fouled out — none.


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