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High school basketball: Gainesville girls, Lakeview Academy boys win third-place games at Lanierland

Tia Shelton broke the 1,000-point career milestone for the Gainesville High girls as it beat Chestatee, 53-50, in the third-place game of Lanierland on Saturday at West Hall. Shelton finished with 22 points, while Tija Blackwell chipped in 20 points for the Lady Red Elephants. 

Down by 3 entering the fourth quarter, Gainesville outscored Chestatee 15-9 in the final period.

On Friday, Gainesville visits Habersham Central at 7 p.m. in Mount Airy.

BOYS THIRD-PLACE GAME: Lakeview Academy knocked down 12 3-pointers as it beat North Hall 74-44 on Saturday at West Hall. Blake McIntyre led the Lions (9-5) with 20 points, while Adam Cottrell finished with 13. Also in double figures, Holden Cooper finished with 12 points and Arturo Varela scored 10.

EAST HALL GIRLS 66, WEST HALL 39: Maggie Griffin finished with 15 points and Ashante Peoples added 11 for the Lady Vikings (7-10) in the consolation bracket of the Lanierland on Saturday in Oakwood. 

On Friday, East Hall visits Greater Atlanta Christian in Lilburn.

LAKEVIEW ACADEMY GIRLS 64, CHEROKEE BLUFF 52: Eliza Snyder poured in a season-high 33 points for the Lady Lions, along with three steals and four rebounds in the consolation round of Lanierland at West Hall. Jo Snyder scored 11 points with three steals for Lakeview Academy, while Jackie Allen had 10 points and five assists.

On Saturday, Lakeview Academy hosts George Walton Academy at noon.

Compiled by Bill Murphy

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