The Charlton County Indians and Maidens basketball teams won their only games of the week taking down Atkinson County last Tuesday night in Pearson. Their scheduled game on Saturday against Irwin County was rescheduled for Monday night due to the passing of Irwin County head football coach Buddy Nobles.
The Maidens opened up the action first and jumped out fast against the Lady Rebels going up 20-6 after the opening period. Atkinson would cut into the lead and trail by just eight points at the half. The Charlton lead grew to 12 points heading into the final period and the Maidens would outscore Atkinson 15-10 down the stretch to win by a 53-36 score. Jordan Vernon led three Maidens in double figures with 14 points, while Makaylah Garard and Shadiamond Green scored 11 and ten points, respectively.
The Maidens are currently 8-13 overall after winning their third straight game and are 5-7 in Region 2-A play.
The Indians also started fast taking a 25-19 lead after one quarter and extending the lead to 48-35 at the break. Charlton outscored the Rebels by ten points in third quarter and six points in the fourth to cruise to an 82-53 win. Zuryan Williams and Jaheim Pollock each scored 20 points while Seaquon Clark added 17 to pace the Tribe. Williams led with ten rebounds while Jaylen King added seven boards. Clark added ten assists.
The Indians are still in the hunt for a playoff spot with four regular season games remaining plus the Region 2-A Tournament. The Tribe holds a 10-11 overall record and are 7-5 in region action. Currently they hold down the 24th and final spot in the power rankings.
A big week awaits both Charlton teams as they host Irwin on Monday and then hit the road for games against Wilcox County on Tuesday and Turner County on Friday before wrapping up the regular season on Saturday at Lanier County.