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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