The Charlton County Indians and Maidens got their season off to a good start last week on the road after both teams cruised past Echols County on Friday night and the Tribe would come out on top against Telfair County on Saturday.
For the Indians against Echols, the Tribe jumped out to an 11-2 first quarter lead and never looked back. The lead would grow to 27-14 at the half and to 41-17 at the end of three quarters. Charlton would play reserves the majority of the fourth quarter as they gave Coach David Bailey his first win at 55-26.
Troy Alderman led the Indians with 12 points followed by Randy Nelson with nine points.
Against Telfair on Saturday, the Tribe got double figure scoring from four different players to win a hard fought, 69-66, game. Jaheim Pollock led the way with 23 points while Curtis Burroughs added 17 points. Zuryan Williams scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Seaquan Clark ended the game with 11 points and 14 assists.
The Maidens and Echols battled to an 8-8 tie after the first quarter, but the Maidens pressure defense began to click in the second quarter as they opened up a 28-18 lead. Charlton kept the pressure on and outscored Echols, 28-6, in the second half to take a 56-24 win.
Jordan Vernon led with 21 points, while freshman Makayla Garard scored ten.
Against Telfair, the Maidens trailed 8-7 before the Lady Trojans went on a 28-9 run to open up a 36-16 halftime lead. The second half was played on near even terms, but that second quarter proved to be the difference as the Maidens fell by a 62-41 score.
Vernon again led the way with 14 points, while Taylor Maxwell chipped in with six.
Both teams will return to action after Thanksgiving. A December 3 game at Clinch County has a possibility of being rescheduled pending the results of their football playoff match-up this weekend. They will then remain on the road against Pierce on December 6 before hosting Telfair on December 7.