Tifton Gazette


December 18, 2013

Turner sweeps Region 2-A rival Irwin County

OCILLA — Staff reports

The Turner County Lady Rebels and Rebels swept Irwin County Tuesday night in Ocilla in Region 2-A basketball action.

In the girls game, the Lady Rebels jumped out to an 18-13 first quarter lead and kept applying the pressure with a 65-27 win.

Mylashia Yancey had 13 of her game-high 19 points for the Lady Rebels in the first half.

Xariah Office added 16 points and Keyanna Dawson contributed 14 points.

The Lady Rebels improved to 3-0 in region play and 5-1 on the season.  

Irwin County was playing one of its first games back after making it to the state semifinals in football and the Rebels would prove too much with a 91-50 win.

Turner outscored Irwin 30-11 first quarter lead and ended up cruising to the win.

Rebel senior Nate Martin was on fire to start the game as he hit his first 5 shots of the first quarter, three of those three pointers, as the Rebels jumped out to the big lead. Martin ended up with 18 points by the half.

Antonio Graddic would score ten of his 12 first half points in the second quarter. The scoring would slow down in the second half as Turner Co would score 18 to Irwin’s 14 points in the third quarter.

Martin led with 24 points, 6 for 8 on three-pointers and Graddic finished with 18 points. Quan Williams added six assists. The Rebels improved their record to 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in region play.

Turner will face off against Portal at home Friday.

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