Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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January 16, 2013

Dooly, Marion halve doubleheader

Cordele — Something foul went on during Tuesday night’s Dooly-Marion Region 4-A basketball battles and most of it took place on the home team’s end of the floor.

That didn’t keep the host school from getting a split with the visitors, though, as despite being whistled for 25 personal and three technical fouls coach Towandi King’s Bobcats prevailed, 80-65.

That outcome came after the invading Lady Eagles had flown past the Lady Bobcats of coach David Barron by a 51-35 score.

The Dooly boys (7-3, 4-1) and girls (2-8, 1-4) have a pair of outings on tap this weekend, hosting Brookstone at 7 p.m. on Friday and going to Macon County on Saturday at 6 o’clock.

Bobcats 80, Eagles 65

In equaling the single-game scoring high they first set in 80-77 Christmas tournament win over Wilkinson County, the Bobcats figuratively took the Eagles to the cleaners while extending their win streak to five games.

“Our press killed them,” Dooly scorekeeper Sharal Young said in reporting  game results. “We forced a lot of turnovers with it and by controlling the boards as we did we were able to get our fast break going.

“Although we only had one player (Mark Lloyd) to foul out, the big problem for us the foul situation that kept us from playing even more aggressively than we did.”

As usual, A.J. Smith emerged as Dooly’s leading scorer with a 24-point production. Not far behind with his season high of 20 was Jamari Baker. Marion had a trio of double-digit scorers in Trae Swanson, 15, Lorenzo Smothers, 13, and Darryl Ragland, 10.

Score by Quarters

Marion County 13-21-18-13 — 65

Dooly County 18-17-21-24 — 80


Marion County (65) — Luther Lee 9, Lorenzo Smothers 13, Trae Swanson 15, Shavon Harris 6, Brandon Green 3, Darryl Ragland 10, Markeese Bridges 7, Jaylen Brown 3.

Team totals: field goals 19; free throws 22 of 41 (54.1%); fouls 16; 3-pointers — Green 1, Swanson 1, Smothers 1; fouled out — none.

Dooly County (80) — Trevoski Lundy 5, Nick Taylor 4, LaParris Hall 8, Jamari Baker 20, Kerreon Merrell 6, Ray Adams 3, Mark Lloyd 6, A.J. Smith 24, Tracey Linkhorn, Devaughn Mathis 4, Rashard Hawkins.

Team totals: field goals 35; free throws 11 of 23 (47.8%); fouls 25; 3-pointers — Adams 1; fouled out — Lloyd.

Marion 51, Dooly 35 (girls)

In suffering a fifth loss in their last six starts, the Lady Bobcats were outscored in all but the third quarter of play. By periods, the scoreboard read 13-7, 31-15 and 37-26 in favor of the Lady Eagles.

“They stung us pretty good,” Young said. “With no more depth than we had (Dooly dressed out just six players), we weren’t able to press for long and by game’s end were just worn down.”

Jada Gardner and Aisha Ansley were the top guns for the winners, sinking 15 and 13 points, respectively. Dooly’s Tridedria Burke, who canned all nine of Dooly’s fourth period points, led all scorers with 22.

Score by Quarters

Marion County 13-18-6-14 — 51

Dooly County 7-8-11-9 — 35


   Marion County (51) — Jada Gardner 15, Shanice Crumbley 1, Kegen King 9, Aiyanna Crumbley 2, Chelsy Haynes 6, Aisha Ansley 13, Gabby King 5.

   Team totals: field goals 21; free throws 6 of 14 (42.9%); fouls 11; 3-pointers — K. King 1; fouled out — none.

   Dooly County (35) ‚ Quadesha Tookes 3, Tridedria Burke 22, Gereka Sanders 3, Shy’Lexia Hall 5, Maya Ellison, C’nia Felder.

   Team totals: field goals 14; free throws 5 of 14 (35.7%); fouls 16; 3-pointers — Burke 1, Tookes 1; fouled out — none.

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