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January 9, 2013

Bobcats get Dooly a split with Schley County

Ellaville — It usually takes more than a one quarter points advantage for a team to get into the victory column as Schley County’s boys and Dooly County’s girls were reminded Tuesday night.

The host Wildcats held a 15-13 first period edge but lost the scoring battle in the remaining three stanzas of their 65-47 loss. The 12-9 third period advantage held by the visiting Lady Bobcats wasn’t enough to prevent their ultimate 59-47 defeat.

The split gives the Dooly teams records of 4-3, 1-1 (boys) and 1-6, 0-2 to take into a pair of weekend outings that find them hosting Pacelli High on Friday at 7 before visiting Brookstone at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Bobcats 65, Wildcats 47

Possibly still celebrating in the back of their minds the 69-46 win they had posted over arch-rival Crisp County in their previous start, the Bobcats got off to a somewhat sluggish start and thus found themselves behind.

They began coming to life over the next eight minutes, though, and by halftime had forged ahead 33-25. An 18-9 advantage in the third stanza gave them a more comfortable 51-34 edge that they padded slightly by winning the last quarter 14-13.

“We didn’t come out focused and ready to play at the start whereas Schley came out all fired up and used its hustle and intensity to grab the early lead,” Bobcats’ coach Towandi King said afterwards.

“When we turned things up a couple of notches in the second half, we were able to generate points off turnovers. Still, we should have scored even more than we did as we missed a ton of putback shot attempts.”

A.J. Smith got the majority of his game-high 27 points in the second half to make sure Dooly stayed on top. LaParris Hall joined him in double digits for the winners with 10. Trey Minter paced the Wildcats with 14.

Score by Quarters

Dooly County 13-20-18-14 — 65

Schley County 15-10-9-13 — 47

Scoring

   Dooly County (47) — Antonious Clayton 4, Trevoski Lundy 2, Nick Taylor 1, LaParris Hall 10, Tracey Linkhorn 5, Kerreon Merrell 8, Mark Lloyd 6, Devaughn Mathis 2, A.J. Smith 27, Jamari Baker, Ray Adams, Mark Clark, Mickey Granville, Rashard Hawkins.

  Team totals: field goals 27; free throws 6 of 10 (60%); fouls 17; 3-pointers — Smith 5; fouled out — none.

   Schley County (47) — Matt Corbin 6, Kelsey Solomon 10, Trevor Avery 4, Johnathon Thompson 7, Trey Minter 14, Dexter Mason 6.

  Team totals: field goals 17; free throws 13 of 20 (65%); fouls 13; 3-pointers — none; fouled out — Mason.

Schley 59, Dooly 47 (girls)

Running into a red-hot shooter for the second time in their last three starts, the Lady Bobcats saw their losing streak stretch to three games.

With Schley’s Trinity Coleman pouring in 35 points just four nights after Greenville’s Liyanna Johnson had torched them for 59, Dooly wound up facing quarter deficits (12-10, 29-22 and 38-34) they couldn’t overcome.

“Coleman was the player that hurt us most, but they had other shooters they could pull off their bench and we didn’t,” Lady Bobcats’ scorekeeper Sharal Young said in reflecting upon the game action. “They hurt us with their press there at the end, too.”

Coleman wasn’t the only player in the game to have a big night offensively as Dooly’s Tridedria Burke pumped in 25 points and was joined in double digits by teammate Shy’Lexia Hall with 16.

Score by Quarters

Dooly County 10-12-12-13 — 47

Schley County 12-17-9-21 — 59

Scoring

   Dooly County (47) — Tridedria Burke 25, Jessica Hightower 1, Gereka Sanders 5, Shy’Lexia Hall 16, Quadesha Tookes, C’Nia Felder, Maya Ellison.

   Team totals: field goals 21; free throws 4 of 13 (30.8%); fouls 15; 3-pointers — Sanders 1; fouled out — Felder.   

   Schley County (59) — Trinity Coleman 35, Chastity Carter 6, McKenzie Smith 7, MaReisha Brooks 2, Jasmine Miller 6, Courtney Lang 3, Morgan Satterfield.

   Team totals: field goals 25; free throws 8 of 19 (42.1%); fouls 14; 3-pointers — Coleman 1; fouled out — Satterfield.

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