Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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January 23, 2013

Game 13 brings good luck to Dooly County basketball teams

Vienna — After what they did in a Tuesday night Region 4-A twin bill against neighboring Hawkinsville High, don’t try to tell Dooly County High basketball teams that 13 is an unlucky number.

Playing their 13th games of the season, both the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats walked off the floor a winner. The former prevailed 61-49 after the latter posted a 56-24 victory.

With the sweep, Dooly now owns records of 10-3, 6-1 (boys) and 3-10, 2-5 (girls) as they prepare to visit Central Talbotton on Friday at 6 and travel to Hawkinsville for a 7 p.m. Saturday re-match.

Bobcats 61, Red Devils 49

En route to their eighth straight victory, coach Towandi King’s Bobcats seized leads of 15-9 after a quarter and 32-20 at halftime before the visiting Red Devils pulled to within two, 30-28, entering the final turn.

Jamari Baker came to rescue for the host team during those last eight minutes, hitting five of seven free throws and a pair of field goals to spark a 21-11 last canto edge and make sure victory didn’t slip from Dooly’s grasp.

“It was a game in which both teams played good defense and battled each other about even on the boards,” scorekeeper Sharal Young said in reporting results. “It basically wound up being a case in which we won because we slightly outscored them.”

A.J. Smith and Baker were the big reasons why as the former wound up with 20 points and the latter with 12. Ditalion Williams finished with 14 points to top a list of four double-digit scorers for Hawkinsville.

Score by Quarters

Hawkinsville 9-11-18-11 — 49

Dooly County 15-17-8-21 — 61


   Hawkinsville (49) — Tay Lawson 2, Reginald McDonald 2, Ditalion Williams 14, Rashon Griggs 12, Thaddeus Ates 10, Warren Singletary 9.

   Team totals: field goals 18; free throws 4 of 15 (26.7%); fouls 16; 3-pointers — Williams 1, Ates 2, Singletary 3; fouled out — none.

   Dooly County (61) — Trevoski Lundy 2, LaParris Hall 12, Jamari Baker 17, Kerreon Merrell 2, Ray Adams 2, Mark Lloyd 4, Devoin Mathis 2, A.J. Smith 20.

   Team totals: field goals 24; free throws 12 of 15 (80%); fouls 11; 3-pointers — Smith 1; fouled out — none.

Dooly 56, H’ville 24 (girls)

Continuing to reap depth benefits from the late-season addition of five newcomers to their now 12-player squad, the Lady Bobcats enjoyed scoring advantages in each of the first three quarters and played their guests even in the fourth.

The result was 7-2, 29-4 and 45-13 rest break advantages that enabled coach David Barron’s squad to

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