Tifton Gazette


January 20, 2014

Turner remains unbeaten in 2-A

ASHBURN — The Turner County Rebels and Lady Rebels basketball teams remain unbeaten in Region 2-A after a sweep over the Lanier County Bulldogs in Lakeland Friday. The Turner teams would then finish out their weekend with a split at Portal High against the Panthers.

In Lakeland against the Lady Bulldogs of Lanier, the Lady Rebels would fall down early 6-0, but would go on a 14-0 run to end the first quarter.

Led by Mylashia Yancey’s 12 point in the first half, Turner would hold a 28-16 lead at the half. Turner would then cruise to the win in the second half as Yancey would finish 21 points and 9 rebounds in the Lady Rebels’ 55-30 victory.

After jumping out to a 22-12 lead in the first quarter, the Rebels curised to a 89-56 win over Lanier.

Iman Holley finished with 14 points for Turner, and Nate Martin added 13.

Against Portal Saturday, the Lady Rebels went to 16-3 on the year with a 42-28 win over the Lady Wildcats.

Taylor Daniels led Turner County with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Yancey added 11 points, 7 steals and 6 rebounds.

Down 17-3 at one point of the boys game, the Rebels came back to take a 73-71 lead with 45 seconds left in the game.  

Portal would make a layup to tie the game.  Martin would only sink one of his free throws with 3.5 seconds on the clock.  Portal then ran the length of the floor and made a layup at the buzzer to win 75-74 over Turner.

Antonio Graddic finished with a double-double of 10 rebounds and 18 points for Turner.  Martin added 12 points.  Shaquil Baldwin and Quan Williams each had 9 points.  The loss drops the Rebels to 15-4 on the season.


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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

    LEOs and first responders honored at banquet

    A room full of local law enforcement and first responders were honored Thursday night by the Tifton Elks Lodge at their annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet for their service in the community.
    Prior to the awards being given out, Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, welcomed everyone, and the invocation and pledge were led by the Tift County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard.

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