Lyons, GA. – December 12, 2022 | Coach Jared Goodwin
The Toombs County Bulldogs continued to find success early in the season and Saturday night was a game full of highlight dunks. The Dawgs started the first quarter a little sluggish, but after an early timeout, they played aggressively using their height and athleticism to their advantage. Offensively the Dawgs attacked the paint and got to the rim finishing strong early and often. Defensively they turned the pressure up and caused multiple turnovers allowing transition opportunities. After the first quarter, the score was 19-4 with Marion James hammering home two dunks during the quarter.
In the second quarter, the fans were treated to more rim-rattling action with Dominic Eason posterizing one defender in transition with a dunk, only to be outdone with yet another posterizing dunk two minutes later. During one span in the first and second quarters, the Dawgs went on a 28-2 run and had a lead of 30-4. By halftime, the score was 34-12.
The third quarter was just as exciting with more defensive intensity and the offense attacking the basket and glass. The Dawgs came out and scored 22 points in the third quarter to extend their lead to 56-19. The game ended with a 63-27 final score.
All in all, it was another great night for several Bulldogs. Dominic Eason led the charge with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 5 monster dunks on the night. Omarion McRae came off the bench and contributed with a double-double scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Marion James was in double figures as he scored all 10 points of his during the first quarter. Demetrius Cutler had 6 points and 10 rebounds, and Jesus Quintero had an all-around game with 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Offensively the Dawgs shot it well and dominated in the paint scoring 52 of the total 63 points inside. That was helped in part by having 22 offensive rebounds on the night. They were also able to force Metter into committing 22 turnovers and holding them to shooting 23% from the field.
It was a clean sweep for the Bulldogs on the night as the JV boys and Varsity girls took home victories on the night. The next games for the basketball programs are Tuesday night with the Varsity Girls at 6:00 pm and Varsity Boys at 7:30 pm. This will be the first region game of the year as Toombs County will host Vidalia.