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High school basketball scoreboard: Blackwell's buzzer beater lifts Gainesville girls to victory over White County

With Tija Blackwell’s game-winning buzzer beater and 22 points, Gainesville girls edged White County, 61-60, at home in the first round of the North Hall Thanksgiving showcase Monday. Tia Shelton added 17 points and played every minute of the game for the Red Elephants (1-2), and Sadie Roach chipped in 10 more. 

Gainesville is set to face North Hall today at 1 p.m. in the second round of the showcase. 

BUFORD GIRLS 70, VALDOSTA 46: Tate Walters scored a game-high 29 for the Lady Wolves (2-0) in the semifinal round of the Dacula Tipoff Tournament on Monday in Dacula. With the win, Buford faces the Grayson/Johnson-Savannah winner in the championship at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

ARCHER GIRLS 53, LAKEVIEW ACADEMY 50: Lakeview Academy’s Eliza Snyder continued her dominant run to start the season, leading the Lady Lions with 25 points to go along with six steals and five assists in a loss to Archer in the second round of the Keller Williams Raider Classic. 

Joelle Snyder added 11 points and two assists, while Sadie Thrailkill had three points and grabbed seven boards for the Lady Lions. Maddy Towles added five points and five rebounds.

Lakeview Academy will be back in action at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

DREW CHARTER SCHOOL BOYS 66, LAKEVIEW ACADEMY 65: The No. 9 Lions were led by Adam Cottrell and Arturo Varela, who scored 21 points each and added five and seven rebounds respectively. Blake McIntyre had 16 points in the loss. 

Lakeview Academy will play for third tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Keller Williams Raider Holiday Classic in North Forsyth. 

DAWSON COUNTY GIRLS 63, CHESTATEE 46: Dawson County’s defensive adjustments and a solid 17 points by Marlie Townley paved the way for a road win over Chestatee in the Tiger Tipoff Classic in Dawsonville Monday. Kaylee Sticker, Sophia D’Oliveira and Maddie Anglin each had 10 points on the board for the Tigers (2-0) who outscored the War Eagles 38-15 in the second half for the win.

Dawson girls look to claim the championship title at home against South Forsyth on Tuesday. 

RIVERSIDE BOYS 66, EAST JACKSON 54: Isaac Teasley and Areed Ahmad led Riverside with 18 points each in a win over East Jackson in the East Jackson Tipoff Classic. Also for the Eagles (2-1), Orlando Stevens drove in 13 points while Khalid Duke and Shad Dabney both had eight. 

Riverside plays Oconee County at 8:30 p.m on Tuesday.

Compiled by Diana Lewis

High school scores can be reported each night by 10:30 p.m. by calling 770-718-3415 or email

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