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High school basketball scoreboard: Buffen leads Gainesville boys to region win vs. Lanier

Senior forward KJ Buffen paced the Gainesville High boys basketball team with 22 points in a 57-46 win against Region 8-6A foe Lanier on Wednesday in Sugar Hill.

The Red Elephants received 13 points from senior guard Xavier Bledson and seven from senior forward Jarred Rosser. Kajuan Hale, Brent Kelly and Rafael Rubel each scored four points for Gainesville.

LANIER GIRLS 54, GAINESVILLE 37: Junior guard Tija Blackwell paced the Lady Red Elephants with 16 points in their Region 8-6A game Wednesday in Sugar Hill.

Tia Shelton, a junior guard, finished with 14 points, while freshman Sadie Roach contributed seven points.

BUFORD GIRLS 55, LOGANVILLE 17: Tory Ozment led the way with 14 points in the Lady Wolves’ Region 8-5A victory Wednesday in Loganville.

Audrey Weiner recorded 13 points for Buford (13-2, 6-0 region), which had 12 different players score and limited Loganville to just six points through the first three quarters. The Lady Wolves continue region play against Cedar Shoals at 7 p.m. Friday in Athens.

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

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