The Charlton County boys basketball team dropped a tough game against Clinch County on Monday in Homerville before bouncing back to defeat Brantley County at home on Thursday. The Maidens squad played hard, but came up short in both of their games.

Against Clinch, the boys trailed, 15-9, after the first quarter, but cut the deficit to 31-27 at the half. A cold third quarter proved costly as the Tribe was outscored, 13-6, giving Clinch an 11-point lead. Charlton was unable to make a comeback and ended up falling, 65-55. Jaheim Pollock led Charlton with 18 points, while Zuryan Williams added 17.

Back at home against Brantley, the Indians jumped out to a 31-20 lead and extended it to 50-34 heading into the final period. The Tribe then had to withstand a furious rally by the Herons, but would hold on for a 61-55 win. Williams led Charlton with 26 points and 11 rebounds and Pollock added 15 points. Seaquan Clark chipped in with 12 points, rebounds, and three steals.

The Indians are now 6-3 and 4-1 in Region 2-A.

The Maidens fell behind early against Clinch and could never rebound. After trailing 36-18 at the break, Clinch would extend their lead to 55-29 before going on to a 63-42 win. Taylor Maxwell led the Maidens with 15 points, while Shadiamond Green followed with 13.

The Maidens’ game with Brantley was tight throughout. The two teams were tied after one quarter and Brantley took a 19-16 lead into the half. Charlton would cut the lead down to two points several times in the second half but couldn’t ever tie or take the lead. Brantley would hold on at the end and win, 53-46. Green and Jordan Vernon both scored 13 points to lead the Maidens.

The Maidens are now 3-6 overall and 2-3 in Region 2-A.