Yellow Jackets receive All-Region honors on the court

Feb. 28—THOMASVILLE — Now that the season has come to an end, the Thomas County Central boys and girls basketball teams have received several All Region honors. The boys had a decent season, but finished with a losing record, 11-15. The girls, on the other hand, had a fantastic season. They went 21-8 and finished third in the region. They made the state tournament, where they were ousted in the first round by St. Pius.

Central stars on the boys side, Quincy Anderson and Charlie Dunbar IV, were named to the 1-6A All-Region first team. Anderson was a solid defender for the Yellow Jackets, averaging 1.5 steals per game and one block per game. He was also reliable from beyond the arc with a 37% three point percentage. Dunbar IV was an excellent all around player for Central this year. He averaged a double-double, regularly having 10 points and rebounds per game. Dunbar IV was excellent on the offensive end, averaging 2.5 assists, while shooting 43% from the field.

Making the second team for the boys is the Yellow Jackets total assists leader Decameron Duncan and sharpshooter Colby Mullinax, who led Central in points and three point percentage. Abe Smith and Mantrel Mosley were named honorable mentions.

On the girls side, their two prolific scorers Tia Floyd and Vesha Giddens were named to the All-Region first team. Both Floyd and Giddens joined the 1,000 point club this year for Thomas County Central as they both averaged 13.8 points. Giddens also averaged a double-double for the Lady Jackets, averaging 13.8 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game. Also, making the All-Region first team is Central's crafty point guard Marcy Pearson. Pearson was excellent on both sides of the ball for the Lady Jackets. She averaged 2.3 assists per game and three steals per game.

Making the second team for the girls is senior Kirsten Guyton. Guyton was an excellent rebounder for the Lady Jackets this year, averaging six boards per game and nabbing 156 off the glass this season.

Jaida Pinkins, the only Lady Jacket to receive All-Region honors who is not a senior, was named an honorable mention.

Congratulations to these Yellow Jackets on a great season.