Tifton Gazette

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December 27, 2012

Rebels maul Panthers, stay undefeated in Region 2-A

TIFTON — The Turner County Rebels and Lady Rebels continued their strong play in 2012 with a pair of victories over the Clinch County Panthers in Homerville on Dec. 22.

The Lady Rebels wasted no time taking the advantage, holding an 18-7 lead after one quarter and extending it to 20 points, 37-17 at the half. Turner’s defense cracked down on the homestanders after the break, holding them to only 12 points while scoring 24 of their own. The final score was 61-29.

A trio of Turner players scored in double digits. Zenia Coley scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Antania Graddic added 14 points and 17 rebounds and freshman Mylashia Yancey scored 15.

Clinch County had no defense for the high-powered Rebel offense in the finale.

Turner had the Panthers doubled up all night, taking a 21-8 lead after just eight minutes and were up 42-20 after the second quarter. The onslaught continued in the third, with Clinch only able to muster 10 points against 26. A running clock as per GHSA mercy rules was employed in the final stanza, but it was of no help to the Panthers as they were outscored 19-1 for a thorough 87-31 thrashing.

Devontae Curtis had 19 to lead the Rebels, who saw every player enter the scoring column.

Both Ashburn squads are now 6-1 on the season and own a perfect 4-0 region mark. The boys have only lost to Albany this season, 81-77, while the girls dropped their only game to Crisp County, 39-32.

The Rebels were scheduled to start play in the Ronalda Pierce Christmas Tournament Thursday, the girls scheduled against the Stewart County Royal Knights and the boys against the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes.

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