Worth Splits with Dougherty

Sylvester – In a region battle against Dougherty, the Worth County Rams and Lady Rams would split a pair. 

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DeAundra Smith shoot during the second half. Smith Finished with 8 points. Photo: Erin Parker/SGSN

The Dougherty High girls’ basketball team jumped out to a 10-2 lead in their game against the Worth Lady Rams and never looked back, as the Lady Trojans won 45-21. Dougherty trapped effectively in the half court and it led to a 10-2 lead after one quarter and a 24-5 lead at the half. Takiya Davis had seven points in the opening quarter with Raven Cox, Kianna Lancaster and Jah’ne Brown each adding a free throw.

In the second quarter, Dougherty got six two point baskets and two free throws to go up 25-4. The Lady Rams only points of the first half came from Tykeria Tensley. Lindsey Toneygay added five points in the third quarter before leaving with an injury in the fourth period. The Lady Rams outscored the Lady Trojans 7-6 in the third quarter, but Dougherty led 30-12 through three. Deaundra Smith added six points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as Dougherty emerged with the win.

Davis had 13 in the win for Dougherty, while Smith and Tensley added eight points for Worth County.

In the nightcap, a trio or Worth County players each scored 20 points in an 82-79 win against the Dougherty Trojans late Tuesday night. The Trojans led throughout the first half, extending to leads of 19-17 and 45-40 at the end of the first quarter and the halftime intermission.

Anfernee McElmore hammers one home against Dougherty.  Photo: Erin Parker/SGSN

Anfernee McElmore hammers one home against Dougherty. Photo: Erin Parker/SGSN

 

Worth was led by Anfernee McLemore,  Jamon Moore and Brandon Moore. McLemore had four points at the end of the opening quarter, while the Moore boys combined for six. Kidarias Gaint added five in the quarter for the Rams.  David Quimby would be the Trojans go-to guy throughout the game, as he would have 20 points at intermission.

The Rams finally regained the lead in the third period, as McLemore would add three and the Moores going for 16 combined to give Worth a 63-60 lead. It would hold up for the Rams, as the two teams each scored 19 points in the fourth and final frame. Quimby finished with a game-high 32 points for the Trojans, while McLemore, Jamon Moore and Brandon Moore each added 20. Gaint had nine and Ken’Darrius Collier would add 13 in the winning effort.

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