Turner sweeps Irwin

Ocilla- The Turner County Rebels and Irwin County Indians squared off in Ocilla Tuesday night as basketball season is in full swing now with the official end of the high school football season over the weekend.  Turner County has been in full basketball mode for a couple of weeks now but Tuesday night was the opener for the boys team for Irwin County and just the third game for Lady Indians, who came in with a record of 0-2.

The Lady Rebels, who came in with an undefeated record of 5-0, came out hot against the Lady Indians.  They jumped out to a big 25-3 lead after one quarter and had built it to 43-11 by halftime.  A running clock was instituted in the second half as both teams were able to empty the benches and play their entire team.  Twelve different Lady Rebels played and seven different girls scored en route to a 61-22 victory.  Mylashia Yancey led the way with 32 points and 11 rebounds as she has recently passed 1,600 points in her Lady Rebel career.  Tasha Kimble has also recently passed 100 wins in just over 4 years as the head girls coach at Turner County.   Jasmine Walker led the Lady Indians with 6 points.

Terry skies for points in the contest. Irwin started their season Tuesday night. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Tamarrion Terry (1) skies for points in the contest. Irwin started their season Tuesday night. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

In the night cap, the Rebels and Indians battled in a rematch of last year’s Region 2-A championship.  Much of the Indian basketball squad also plays football so they are still rounding into basketball shape after losing to Clinch County in the state championship last Friday.  Not being together for long showed as the visiting Rebels, who were coming off an overtime victory over Atkinson County on Saturday, jumped out to a somewhat surprising 29-10 lead at the half.

Not letting the foot off the gas at all, the Rebels continued to pour it on in the second half over a winded and fatigued Indian squad on the way to an easy 75-36 victory.  Junior Tamorrion Terry continued his strong start to the season as he finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds.  Also scoring in double figures was senior Ced Leggett with 12 points and junior Jarvis Hall with 11 points.

With the victories, the Lady Rebels improved to 6-0 overall while the Rebels evened their record at 3-3.  The Lady Indians fell to 0-3 overall while it was a season opening loss for the Indians.  The Rebels will step out of region play this weekend as they make the lengthy trip to Greenville Friday night.  The Indians will be back in action Friday night as they host Telfair County.

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