Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

Local Sports

February 2, 2013

Bobcats' win streak ends at 11; Lady Bobcats fall, too

Vienna — The last team to beat Dooly County’s Bobcats before they went on the longest boys winning streak in at least 15 years ended that victory skein at 11 games in the finale of a foul-marred Friday night twin bill.

In doing so by a 79-74 score, Greenville’s Patriots kept coach Towandi King’s homestanding squad from avenging a previous 61-59 loss to them and moving into a first place tie with them in the Region 4-A standings where Dooly now reads 9-2 and Greenville checks in at 12-1.

Still another thing that outcome did was eliminate the possibility of the Bobcats tying or surpassing the 13-game winning streak the 2000-01 Dooly girls team posted from games 9-21.

Greenville also recorded a regular season sweep of coach David Barron’s Lady Bobcats, following up on an earlier 86-60 triumph with an 89-50 decision that left the home team at 4-7 in league play.

Both Dooly teams thus took overall records of 13-4 (boys) and 5-12 into  non-region action last night in Rochelle against Wilcox High’s 17-3 Patriots and 3-14 Lady Patriots.

The Bobcat cagers will close out regular season play with three region games this coming week, traveling  to Marion County (Buena Vista) on Tuesday and to Pacelli of Columbus on Friday before hosting Central Talbotton on Saturday.

Patriots 79, Bobcats 74

Not only did Greenville put an end to Dooly’s winning ways, but it also surpassed by two points the previous high the Bobcats had yielded to an opponent this season. It did so with its racehorse brand of basketball.

Pushing the ball down the floor every chance they got and using an effective trapping defense that forced numerous Dooly turnovers, the Patriots sped their way to quarter advantages of 19-14, 38-29 and 53-47.

Jamil McKee, whose 16 points topped a balanced Greenville attack, hit two crucial 3’s in the fourth to help preserve his team’s lead and offset the late 10-point effort Bobcat A.J. Smith had on his way to a 27-point night.

“All the fouls called (22 on Dooly and 26 on Greenville) didn’t slow the pace of the game but the free throw line (where the Bobcats were 24 of 38 and the Patriots 12 of 24) did prove big,” Dooly scorekeeper Sharal Young said.

LaParris Hall hit 18 points to join Smith in double digits for the losers while the winners’ Jamil McKee got twin column scoring assistance from his twin Jamal with 12 and Quan Tenney and Jontee Parham with 14 each.

Score by Quarters

Greenville High 19-19-15-26 — 79

Dooly County 14-15-18-27 — 74

Scoring

Greenville (79) — Lationta Staton 3, Quan Tenn 14, Jontee Parham 14, Mikhail Snelling 4, Jamil McKee 16, Dontavious Prather 2, Courtland Benning 2, TaMarcus Jackson 8, Jamal McKee 12, Franchez Marshall 2, Josh Walls 2.

Team totals: field goals 30; free throws 12 of 24 (50%); fouls 26; 3-pointers — Jamil McKee 4, Snelling 1, Parham 1, Tenney 1; fouled out — Staton.

Dooly County (74) — Trevoski Lundy 8, LaParris Hall 18, Jamari Baker 7, Kerreon Merrell 2, Devoin Mathis 12, A.J. Smith 27, Antonious Clayton, Mark Lloyd, Ray Adams, Tracey Linkhorn.

Team totals: field goals 23; free throws 24 of 38 (63.2%); fouls 22; 3-pointers — Smith 3, Lundy 1; fouled out — none.

Lady Pats 89, Lady Bobcats 50

Torched for 59 points by Kiyanna Johnson the first time they went up against Greenville, the Lady Bobcats didn’t get burned by her quite as badly in the re-match as she got “only” a whopping 36 points.

However, MyKeesha Tenney’s 22-point production and Keasha Dozier’s 12-point effort more than made up for any slack Johnson might have had as Greenville went on to score the most points Dooly has allowed to date.

“We couldn’t slow them down,” Young said in reflecting upon a game that saw the Lady Patriots sprint to rest break edges of 19-14, 41-24 and 61-36 before winning the last quarter 28-14 to make it a blowout.

“They just had too much firepower for us as while they landed three players in double figures Tridedra (Burke, who sacked 27 points) was really our lone offensive threat after Quanesha (Tookes) suffered a knee injury in the early going and played very briefly all night.”

Score by Quarters

Greenville High 19-22-20-28 — 89

Dooly County 14-10-12-14 — 50

Scoring

Greenville (89) — Lyric Hall 6, Jalin Pollard 3, Mercedes Clark 3, MyKeesha Tenney 22, Jacinta Ellison 2, Divinity Kidd 2, Kiyanna Johnson 36, Keasha Dozier 12, Tilyanna Johnson 3, Kelsey Staton.

Team totals: field goals 25; free throws 35 of 48 (72.9%); fouls 20; 3-pointers — K. Johnson 2, Clark 1, Hall 1; fouled out — Staton.

Dooly County (50) — Tridedra Burke 27, Quadesha Tookes 2, Jessica Hightower 9, Gereka Sanders 1, C’Nia Felder 5, Shy’Lexia Hall 6, Deja Williams, Maya Ellison, Alexis Lester, Shanequalin Johnson, KeeKee Granville, Quanesha Tookes.

Team totals: field goals 20; free throws 9 of 22 (40.9%); fouls 29; 3-pointers — Burke 1; fouled out — Quadesha Tookes, Sanders.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Cougars edge Hawks in Class AAAA top 10 battle

    Crisp County High rallied from a 2-0 mid-game deficit created in large part by shaky defense and eventually defeated Hardaway in a chilly Wednesday evening battle of top 10 Class AAAA teams.

    April 16, 2014

  • 4-17 Lady Trojan track.tif Lady Trojans repeat as GISA Region 3 track champs

    For the second straight year, arch-rivals Fullington and Crisp academies ran 1-2 in that order in the girls portion of Monday’s Region 3-A GISA track meet hosted by Westwood Academy

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bobcats notch fourth straight varsity track crown

    Dooly County High’s boys track team composed primarily of athletes who at the middle school level won three conference titles has now helped the current varsity team grab a fourth straight area crown.

    April 16, 2014

  • GHSA now will allow its members some action vs. GISA schools

    The first step that would allow GHSA and GISA schools to face each other in non-association athletics competition has been taken.

    April 16, 2014

  • 4-17 White pitching.JPG .tif Raiders thump Wildcats

    For the last two years now, the region track meet and a baseball game on the same day have brought only bad results for Crisp Academy at the diamond level.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Weather washes out most of Tuesday's scheduled sports action

    A number of athletic events scheduled for today have been postponed due to weather and/or playing field conditions.

    April 15, 2014

  • More area athletes get cage honors

    Seven more area athletes have been recognized on All-Middle Georgia athletics teams chosen by the Macon Telegraph.

    April 14, 2014

  • Wilcox trio makes 2-A hoop team

    Region 2-A basketball coaches have selected their all-region teams for the 2013-14 seasons and Wilcox County High claimed three first-team all-region slots and two honorable mention listings on them.

    April 14, 2014

  • Bobcats play well in loss to Bulldogs

    On the verge of having another game shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule, Dooly County put on a finishing kick that made its contest vs. Macon County go the distance Thursday.

    April 14, 2014

  • Colquitt 4-13 Carter vs. Colquitt.tif Cougars pushed to limit to get past Packers

    Crisp County High’s Cougars got one of their closest calls yet from a fellow Peach State team Wednesday when they eked out a 6-4 victory over Colquitt County’s Packers.
    The triumph extended the winning string of coach Bill Pate’s squad to 12 games and bettered its overall record to 16-2 heading into a Tuesday Region 1-AAAA road game at Westover. It also has a Wednesday non-region home duel on tap with Hardaway of Columbus.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

Business Marquee
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
House Ads
More
Weather Radar
Video Gallery
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Poll

Will you be following the Olympic Games?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Only some events
     View Results