Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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January 30, 2013

Patriot cagers split games with Lanier County

Rochelle — Wilcox High basketball teams continued to travel different paths Tuesday night when the Lady Patriots lost for a 10th time in their last 11 starts whereas the Patriots won to go 9-2 in that same span.

The opponent for both teams was fellow Region 2-A member Lanier County which decked the Lady Patriots 47-36 before the Patriots floored the Bulldogs, 57-41.

Those results left the Wilcox girls with a record of 3-13 overall, 1-11 in region play and the boys with a report card of 17-3 in all games, 11-1 in league action. Both will host Dooly on Saturday at 6.

Lady Bulldogs 47, Lady Pats 36

Notching their first win of the season when they defeated the Lady Patriots 64-28 in Lakeland 1 days earlier, the Lady Bulldogs recorded only their second victory of the 2012-13 campaign by taking the re-match.

In doing so, they won the first quarter 10-7, overcame an 18-17 deficit at halftime and carried a 33-26 advantage into the final turn where their 14-10 edge accounted for the final score.

“We got off to a good enough start when we came out in a 1-3-1 and forced several turnovers to give us a chance to take an even bigger lead but when we didn’t capitalize on their mistakes it was the same old story,” coach Santita Coon said.

“The second half, we just seemed to give out of gas especially on defense where in seemingly running out of gas we didn’t get back quickly enough and as the result gave up a lot of easy baskets.”

Erica Jackson’s 15 points led the way for Wilcox where Tamila Clark’s 22 paced Lanier.

Score by Quarters

Lanier County 10-7-16-14 — 47

Wilcox County 7-11-8-10 — 36


Lanier County (47) — Nabiaha Clarkson 7, Savannah Davis 2, Tamika Clark 22, Catherine Core 16, Zekeyah Riley.

Team totals: field goals 20; free throws 7 of 16 (43.8%); fouls 15; 3-pointers — none; fouled out — none.

Wilcox County (36) — Dasjia Daniels 5, Tyonna Wright 2, Kadada Martin 6, Jada Curry 8, Erica Jackson 15, JaMiracle Jones, Shanterria Thompson, TaKayla Mahoganey, Shawnjira Grace.

Team totals: field goals 13; free throws 7 of 15 (46.7%); fouls 15; 3-pointers — Martin 2, Jackson 1; fouled out — none.

Patriots 57, Bulldogs 41

Turning in what coach George Kennedy labeled “the best defensive half we’ve had all season,” the Patriots limited the Bulldogs to just 10 points before intermission while scoring 33 of their own.

The resulting 23-point lead gave Wilcox what proved to be an insurmountable lead although it did get outrscored 18-13 in the third stanza and 13-11 in the fourth to trim its final victory margin to 16. The Patriots had beaten the Bulldogs by 17, 67-50, in their Jan. 19 match-up.

“Lanier handled the ball decently, but everywhere they went looking for a good open shot in the first two quarters we were there to deny them most of the time,” Kennedy said.

“In the second half, though, they hit some shots and got some putback baskets that we should have prevented but didn’t. I think we got a little winded as the guys had been pacing themselves and it wound up affecting our performance. We need to push ourselves a little harder.”

Wilcox, which held the ball for the last 90 seconds of the game, had just one twin-column pointmaker in Jonathan Howard who netted 16.

Andrew Patten scored all 11 of the visitors’ fourth period points while finishing with a team-high 15. Devin Charles chipped in another 12 in defeat.

Score by Quarters

Lanier County 4-6-18-13 — 41

Wilcox County 20-13-13-11 — 57


Lanier County (41) — Tueo Baggalis 2, Andrew Patten 15, Demetrius Williams 2, Javon Smith 4, Avery Brockington 6, Devin Charles 12.

Team totals: field goals 17; free throws 5 of 6 (83.3%); fouls 11; 3-pointers — Patten 2; fouled out — none.

Wilcox County (57) — Quinn Tisdol 5, Larry Munford 3, Makail Grace 9, Anthony Sailor, Calvin Rawls 8, Antwan Benjamin 4, A.J. Benjamin 6, Jonathan Howard 16, Johnny Dwight 6.

Team totals: field goals 24; free throws 5 of 12 (41.7%); fouls 8; 3-pointers — Tisdol 1, Munford 1, Grace 2; fouled out — none.

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