Tift Sweeps Dougherty

Tifton – The Tift County Blue Devil basketball teams played host to the Dougherty Trojan programs for a non region contest Friday night. The Lady Devils entered the contest with a 4-3 record, while Dougherty came in with a record of 1-3. Tift boys entered with an unblemished record and the Trojans came to Tifton with a 3-2 record. Both Tift squads cruised, with the girls taking a 54-27 win, and Holland’s Devils defeating the Trojans by 20, 56-36.

Tift jumped out early, as Julie Conner’s squad got production from Vanity Golson in the frame. Mary Alex Anders added a 3, and held the Lady Trojans to just 5 points. Tift led 13-5 at the end of 1, and expanded that to 27-10, Dayana Chaney led Tift in the second frame, scoring 5 with a huge three and converting two more at the charity stripe.

Audrey McElhaney got hot in the third, adding 6 of her 10 in the contest in the frame. Golson matched her 6, and Tift continued to roll 48-17.  Golson led all scorers with 13,  McElhaney finished with her 10,  Chaney finished with 7.

In the nightcap, Coach Holland’s Fast and Furious Blue Devil squad started slow. They would end the period tied 7, behind a Deion White 3, and buckets from Adam Hester and Iman Holley. But the Devils found their stride in the second, outscoring the Trojans 16-4. Tyrie Jackson and Pj Horne did most of the heavy lifting with 6 apiece, and 23-11.

The Lead was widened in the third frame, Tift would outscore the Trojans 19/13 and cruise in the fourth for the win. Tyrie Jackson led all scorers with 19, and PJ Horne added 16 in the win. Tift improves to 9-0 Tift faces region foe Lee in Leesburg tonight. Game time is 6PM for the girl’s contest with the boys to follow.

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