Hoops: Worth blows by Lowndes 81-41

Sylvester – The visiting Lowndes Vikings entered the Worth County gym ready to play, or so Donnie Holland thought. The Worth County Rams were, however, and proceeded to put on a clinic. The Rams would use a huge 1st period to win 81-41.

Anfernee McLemore dunks in the first half. Photo: Erin Parker/SGSN

Anfernee McLemore dunks in the first half. Photo: Erin Parker/SGSN

The Rams started the contest with a surge, outscoring the Vikings 31-9 in the first. Junior post Anfernee McLemore scored 11 of his 20 in the frame, and Brandon Moore would match McLemore with 11 of his own. Lowndes responded in the second, tallying 21 in the second period, but could not slow the transition game of Worth. Worth would score 22 to end the half up 53-30.

Both teams came out up of the locker room somewhat flat, and fairly even. they would tie at 13 during the third, with Lowndes failing to make any progress on shrinking the lead. Up 66-43, Coach Arthur Davis let his reserves get some time in the 4th period, and brought home the win.

Moore would finish with 23, McLemore with 20,  and Jamon Moore added 12. Worth got some solid production from Kidarius Gaint, whose 8 points all came in the second half. Kentarious Bailey added two 3-pointers in the first half, and finished with 7. Ken’darrius Collier would finish with 9 points.

Worth moves to 1-0 and will host the Demons of Warner Robins next Saturday night. Game time for the boys is 7:30PM. Lowndes will fall to 0-1 and host the Crisp County Cougars on Tuesday night. Game time is 7:30PM in Valdosta.

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