Lyons, GA. – December 12, 2022 | Coach Jared Goodwin
The Hoop Dawgs dropped a tough one to cross-town rivals from Vidalia. In front of a great environment and large crowd for the home contest, the Dawgs came up short 50-45.
The first quarter started out back and forth early on keeping the score tight, but after two 3-pointers from Braylan McMillian and Cam Faison, as well as two made free throws at the end of the quarter, the Dawgs took a 16-7 lead.
The second quarter was similar, with each team trading baskets. As the quarter continued on the Indians from Vidalia were able to go on a run and cut the lead to one. The Dawgs led 27-26 going into halftime.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs went through a scoring drought and the Indians were able to take full advantage of it. Vidalia outscored Toombs 14-2 in the third quarter, taking a 40-29 lead into the fourth period.
In the fourth, the Dawgs were able to mount a comeback and get some momentum going. Dominic Eason started to find his way to the rim possession after possession, leading the charge. The Bulldogs ended up tieing the game up at 42 with just over 3 minutes to go in the game, but the late comeback fell just a little short as Vidalia was able to score a couple of key baskets late to hold on to the win.
The Dawgs were led by Dominic Eason with 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Braylan McMillian scored 11 points, and Jesus Quintero added 5 points and 5 rebounds.
The Bulldogs will look to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the year. On Friday, December 16th, the Dawgs will face another region opponent at home when they host Brantley County (6-3, 0-1). Brantley County dropped its region opener against Pierce County on Tuesday night.