As football season winds down, hoops season is getting underway. The 6th annual McDonalds Tift County Invitational tipped off Friday afternoon.
The first game saw Dougherty High fall to Marianna High 67-51.
Dougherty coach Ty Randolph is certain the team will bounce back.
"I just saw, in that first half, that group of guys that I put out in the second half played pretty well in the first," said Randolph. "So it's just a matter of mentality right now. A lot of times in the game of basketball, it's a game of runs. We got to find guys to make plays."
The Trojans will look to regain footing against Columbia Saturday at 5.
Other finals from Friday:
Colquitt Co. 67, Savannah 64
Tucker 62, Lowndes 49
Columbia 48, Valdosta 42
Tift Co. 56, McEachern 48
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