The Vidalia Indian basketball program wrapped up a busy week (4 games in 5 days) by splitting with East Laurens on Saturday. The Indians rebounded from a disappointing 39-38 loss Friday night at Bacon County with a 76-48 win over the Falcons, while the Lady Indians fell to the Lady Falcons, the #2 team in the state 50-35.
In the girl’s game, the Lady Indians fell behind by 12 points early on but cut into the Lady Falcons lead late in the quarter to trail by 5 points at the end of the first quarter 17-15. The Lady Indians would continue that good play to begin the 2nd quarter, keeping the 2nd ranked team in AA at bay most of the quarter. The Lady Indians got the lead down to three points with just over two minutes to go in the half before committing three crucial turnovers in a row, which resulted in a 32-22 halftime lead for East Laurens. From there, the Lady Falcons would outscore Vidalia 18-13 the rest of the way to seal the win. The Lady Indians fall to
In the boy’s game, the Indians controlled the game early on, holding East Laurens to just one field goal and 4 points in the first quarter for a 10-4 lead. The Indians would stretch that lead to 13 points at the half (35-22) behind 9 points from Ty Dalley (21 on the night) and 6 points from Bryson Whited (8). In the 3rd quarter, the Falcons were able to close the gap, taking advantage of some Indian turnovers and pul with 11 points 47-36. But the 4th quarter belonged to Vidalia, who outscored East Laurens 29-12 for the win.