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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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    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.

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    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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