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THE DAWGS ARE RIDING HIGH OFF OF 3 STRAIGHT STATE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES. IN 2009-2010, LANIER WENT 27-5 AND ADVANCED TO THE SWEET 16 FALLING TO POWERHOUSE WILCOX COUNTY AND NICK MARSHALL. IN 2011, THE BULLDOGS  ADVANCED TO THE SWEET SIXTEEN FALLING TO EVENTUAL STATE RUNNERUP TERRELL COUNTY BY 8 POINTS IN DAWSON AFTER LOSING STAR POINT GUARD MALIK KONE TO A SEASON ENDING SEASON

THE BULLDOGS RETURN FOUR STARTERS INCLUDING  SENIOR MALIK KONE WILL RETURN TO RUN THE OFFENSE FOR THE DOGS. HE WILL BE AIDED BY  6'3 EMANUAL EZOUA, 6'5 JR. HERVE GNONKONDE, SR  6' TEDDY SOMOLO SR ,SR. 5'10 DEDRICK MCGRIFF, SR. ANTHONY EDMONDS, AND JR JOVAN SMITH.

EZOUA AVERAGE 18 POINTS A GAME WITH 9 REBOUNDS, KONE 10 POINTS A GAME AND 9 ASSISTS, AND HERVE GNONKONDED 10 POINTS AND 11 REBOUNDS PER GAME.



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EZOUA SLAMS ONE HOME

Thursday, November 24
LANIER SCORES OF 2010-11

Lanier County Bulldogs

Boys Basketball

52 W Patten Ave
Lakeland,GA 31635
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2010-11 Region: 2A-A
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Team Information Statistical Information
Head Coach:  Clay Clark 
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Team Colors: Red & Black
Overall Record: 22-6,  0.786
Region Record: 8-0,  1.000 
Other Seasons: 2004-05  2005-06  2006-07  2007-08  2008-09  2009-10  2011-12  

DateDayTimeOpponentLocation/Score
Nov 22 Mon 4:00 PM Coffee (1-AAAAA) Won 55-39 Recap OppRecap
Nov 24 Wed 7:00 PM Valdosta (1-AAAAA) Lost 59-66 Recap
Dec 03 Fri 6:00 PM Telfair County (2B-A) Won 99-43 Recap
Dec 04 Sat 6:00 PM Berrien (1-AA) Won 68-42 Recap
Dec 10 Fri 6:00 PM Irwin County (2B-A) Won 87-40 Recap
Dec 11 Sat 6:00 PM Berrien (1-AA) Won 79-28 Recap
Dec 14 Tue 6:00 PM Echols County (2A-A)* Won 77-13 Recap
Dec 18 Sat 6:00 PM Westover (1-AAA) Lost 47-55 Recap
Dec 20 Mon 1:00 PM Statesboro (2B-AAAA) Won 60-56 Recap OppRecap
Dec 28 Tue 7:30 PM Colquitt County (1-AAAAA) Won 66-48 Recap
Dec 29 Wed 8:00 PM Newnan (2-AAAAA) Won 50-36 Recap
Dec 30 Thu 6:00 PM Monroe (1-AAA) Won 68-52 Recap
Jan 04 Tue 6:00 PM Charlton County (2A-A)* Won 76-36 Recap
Jan 07 Fri 7:30 PM Turner County (2B-A) Won 61-54 Recap OppRecap
Jan 08 Sat 6:00 PM Valdosta (1-AAAAA) Won 65-62 Recap OppRecap
Jan 11 Tue 6:00 PM Clinch County (2A-A)* Won 77-34 Recap
Jan 18 Tue 6:00 PM Atkinson County (2A-A)* Won 73-38 Recap
Jan 21 Fri 6:00 PM Bacon County (2B-A) Won 56-28 Recap
Jan 22 Sat 6:00 PM Valdosta (1-AAAAA) Lost 48-54 Recap
Jan 28 Fri 7:15 PM Wilcox County (2B-A) Lost 55-82 Recap
Feb 01 Tue 6:00 PM Echols County (2A-A)* Won 62-15 Recap
Feb 04 Fri 6:00 PM Charlton County (2A-A)* Won 65-63 Recap
Feb 08 Tue 6:00 PM Clinch County (2A-A)* Won 70-40 Recap
Feb 11 Fri 6:00 PM Atkinson County (2A-A)* Won 78-42 Recap
Feb 18 Fri 5:30 PM Turner County (2B-A) Lost 48-49 Recap
Feb 19 Sat 5:00 PM Bacon County (2B-A) Won 59-33
Feb 25 Fri 5:00 PM Taylor County (4A-A) Won 67-38, (State Playoffs)
Mar 02 Wed 6:30 PM Terrell County (1B-A) Lost 63-74, (2nd Round State)


Saturday, December 3
LANIER DOMINATES TELFAIR AND BERRIEN COUNTY

THE BULLDOGS USED A RELENTLESS DEFENSE TO TURN UP THE HEAT ON TELFAIR AND BERRIEN COUNTY AS THESE GAMES WERE OVER AT THE HALF.  LANIER USED 17 FIRST HALF POINT FROM EMANUAL EZOUA TO CRUISE TO A 43-5 LEAD IN THE FIRST HALF IN TELFAIR  TO PUT THIS ONE AWAY EARLY .   THE FINAL IN THAT ONE WAS 65-24.

 

ON SATURDAY, THE SAME OCCURRED IN LAKELAND AS LANIER JUMPRED ON BERRIEN 37 TO 7  HALFTIME LEAD.  THE FINAL IN THIS ONE WAS 67 TO 24. 



Thursday, November 24
LANIER BOYS OPEN NEW SEASON WITH NEW COACH AND SENIOR CREW

THE 2011 -12 BASKETBALL TEAM HAS SOME NEW FACES AS FORMER LANIER COUNTY HEAD COACH CLAY CLARK RETURNS OUT OF RETIREMENT AFTER LEAVING LANIER IN 1978. HE WILL BE ASSISTED BY FORMER GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH MITCHELL CHASON WHO WAS HERE IN 1981. FORMER CLINCH COUNTY PLAYER JONAVON WILLIAMS WILL ROUND OUT THE STAFF.

THE PLAYERS FACES REMAIN THE SAME AS THE 4 IVORY COAST KIDS ENTER THEIR SENIOR WITH FELLOW SENIORS DEE JENKINS.DEDRICK MCGRIFF AND ANTHONY EDMONDS. THIS PROVIDES THE DOGS WITH PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE TO MAKE THEIR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE RUN AT 20 PLUS WINS.



Thursday, November 24
LANIER BOYS DOMINATE AT LOWNDES CO. TOURNEY


Lowndes girls 61, Lanier County 17

The Lowndes Vikettes remain undefeated on the young season with a 61-17 drubbing on the Lanier County Lady Bulldogs. 11 different Vikettes scored on the night, including senior Courtne Washington, who led all scorers with 11 points on the night. Seniors Maggie McGlamry, Tasia Brown and Jamesia Jones added seven points, respectively.

After a slow start, which saw the two squads play to a 7-7-tie midway through the first quarter, the Vikettes broke open the game, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 24-4 to finish the half. Lowndes’ dominant run to finish off the first half was propelled by seven first half points by McGlamry, five of which came in the second quarter, while Washington and Natalia Adams each added five points. Lanier County’s only points of the second quarter came on a field goal at the 2:50 mark.  The second quarter field goal was Lanier County’s only field goal until the 4:20 mark in the fourth quarter, which was played with a shortened six-minute clock.

During the Lady Bulldogs’ scoreless third quarter, the Vikettes managed to add 19 more points to their lead, as Washington led the way with six points in the quarter. Lanier County faces Ware County today at 3 p.m., while the Vikettes host Lee County at 6 p.m.



Lanier County boys 70, Lowndes 54

The dominant play of Emmanuel Ezoua and Junior Gnonkonde proved to be enough to carry the Lanier County Bulldogs to a 70-54 victory over the Lowndes Vikings, as Ezoua led all scorers with 23 points while Gnonkonde added 20 in a starting roll.

The Bulldogs dominated for much of the game, trailing on just one occasion, which came when the Vikings took a 6-5 lead.

Besides trailing for a matter of seconds, the Bulldogs led the majority of the half, although Lowndes was able to knot the game even at 17-17 early in the second quarter. Following the Vikings’ 7-0 run, which evened the game up with 6:50 to play in the first half, Lanier County quickly separated from Lowndes, putting together a 10-1 run, propelling the Bulldogs to a 27-18 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the half.

Lowndes showed some fight, though, closing the deficit to three points, 29-26 behind back-to-back baskets by Tremayne Tippins and a pair of free throws by Williams.

The final minutes of the opening half proved to be exciting, with both teams swapping baskets and turnovers. At intermission, Lanier County led 36-31.

Lanier County kept the charge going in the third quarter, outscoring the Vikings 16-6 in the quarter behind Ezoua’s eight points in the quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs continued the offensive charge while holding the Vikings without a field goal until the 4:29 mark in the quarter. Gnonkonde led the way in the final quarter, scoring eight of his 20 points in the frame before being taken out of the game.

For the Vikings, Tippins led the way with 14 points, while Justin Williams also scored 14. The duo was the only scorers in double figures for the Vikings on the night.

WEDNESDAY

Lanier County boys 53, Griffin 38

The Lanier County Bulldogs wrapped up their portion of the Cooper Memorial Tournament with a 53-38 victory over the Griffin Bears.

Emmanuel Ezoua led the way with 15 points before fouling out of them, while Junior Gnonkonde added 11 points in the winning effort for the Bulldogs. No Griffin scorers finished the game in double figures.

After a sluggish first quarter, in which the two teams combined for a total of 13 points, Lanier County built a 26-18 halftime advantage behind 10-second quarter points by Ezoua.

The Bulldogs continued their charge in the second half, extending their lead into double digits late in the third quarter. Once in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs continued the charge towards the victory, outscoring the Bears 13-8 in the final quarter.



Thursday, November 24
LADY DAWGS FALL TO WARE COUNTY

Ware County girls 36, Lanier County 23

The Lanier County Bulldogs fell to the Ware County Gators, 36-23, on Wednesday afternoon, despite 14 points from Kimberly Thomas.


Points were hard to come across in the opening half, especially in the first quarter, as the two teams combined for just 28 points in the opening half. Lanier County led for much of the half, until Ware County took a brief two-point lead, which lasted for just 12 seconds before the Lady Bulldogs evened the game at 11-11 on a Kimberly Thomas field goal. Thomas continued to lead the Lady Bulldogs’ charge, scoring on the next two offensive possessions, giving Lanier County a 15-11 lead.

Following a Ware County basket, which made the score 15-13, Lanier County killed nearly three minutes off the clock by standing with the ball at midcourt.

In the second half, Ware County seemed to key in on Thomas, holding her to just one second half point. The Gators were able to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 8-2 in the third quarter and 15-6 in the fourth quarter. With Thomas’ production being limited, Catherine Core led the Bulldogs with seven-second half points.


Thursday, November 24
2011-2012 SCHEDULE

Lanier County Bulldogs

Boys Basketball

52 W Patten Ave
Lakeland,GA 31635
Map to School
2011-12 Region: 2A-A
School Links
Football
Softball
Girls Basketball
Boys Basketball
Swimming
Baseball
Boys Tennis
Girls Tennis
Team Information Statistical Information
Head Coach:  Clay Clark 
Team Roster 
Team Colors: Red & Black
Overall Record: 3-0,  1.000
Region Record: 0-0,  0.000 
Other Seasons: 
2004-05  2005-06  2006-07  2007-08  2008-09  2009-10  2010-11  

DateDayTimeOpponentLocation/Score
Nov 19 Sat 5:30 PM Dooly County (4A-A) Won 58-38, (S)
Nov 22 Tue 8:00 PM Lowndes (1-AAAAA) Won 70-53
Nov 23 Wed 1:30 PM Griffin (3A-AAAA) Won 53-38
Dec 02 Fri 7:30 PM Telfair County (2B-A)* Away preview
Dec 03 Sat 7:30 PM Berrien (1-AA) Home preview
Dec 09 Fri 7:30 PM Irwin County (2B-A)* Home preview
Dec 10 Sat 7:30 PM Berrien (1-AA) Away preview
Dec 13 Tue 7:30 PM Echols County (2A-A)* Home preview
Dec 16 Fri   Randall Godfrey Tournament Lowndes HS-Randall Godfrey Tournament
Dec 17 Sat   Randall Godfrey Tournament Lowndes HS-Randall Godfrey Tournament
Dec 19 Mon   Randall Godfrey Tournament Lowndes HS-Randall Godfrey Tournament
Dec 27 Tue 5:30 PM North Gwinnett (7-AAAAA) Tift HS-McDonald's Invitational preview
Dec 28 Wed 5:30 PM Dublin (3B-AA) Tift HS-McDonald's Invitational Classic preview
Dec 29 Thu 4:00 PM Pearl Cohn , TN Tift HS-McDonald's Invitational Classic preview
Jan 03 Tue 7:30 PM Charlton County (2A-A) Away preview
Jan 06 Fri 7:30 PM Turner County (2B-A)* Home preview
Jan 10 Tue 7:30 PM Clinch County (2A-A)* Home preview
Jan 14 Sat 7:30 PM Pelham (1A-A) Away preview
Jan 17 Tue 7:30 PM Atkinson County (2A-A)* Away preview
Jan 20 Fri 7:30 PM Bacon County (2B-A)* Home preview
Jan 24 Tue 7:30 PM Pelham (1A-A) Home preview
Jan 27 Fri 7:30 PM Wilcox County (2B-A)* Away preview
Jan 31 Tue 7:30 PM Echols County (2A-A)* Away preview
Feb 02 Thu 7:30 PM Charlton County (2A-A)* Home preview
Feb 07 Tue 7:30 PM Clinch County (2A-A)* Away preview
Feb 10 Fri 7:30 PM Atkinson County (2A-A)* Home preview