The Flowery Branch High girls basketball team defeated Ossining, the No. 1 team in New York, 67-55 on Monday in the KSA Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Florida.
The Lady Falcons (7-2, 2-1 Region 5A) handed Ossining its second loss of the season. New York’s reigning Class 2A runner-up entered the contest on a three-game winning streak, during which it defeated each opponent by more than 30 points.
Flowery Branch didn’t seem fazed by the team that won four straight state titles before last year as Caroline Wysocki dropped 19 points and Ashley Woodroffe added 15. Flowery Branch’s Taniyah Worth notched 12 points, while teammate Ashlee Locke finished the night with 10 and Lexie Sengkhammee had nine.
“I’m proud of them,” Lady Falcons coach Courtney Newton-Gonzalez said. “It was a good game. We came here for good competition.”
Flowery Branch continues tournament play against Thomas Edison (Va.) at 10 a.m. today.
DAWSON COUNTY GIRLS 69. WHITE COUNTY 55: Anna Lowe had a season-high performance, scoring 16 points for Dawson County in Monday’s game in Cleveland. Sophia D’Oliveira also produced a season-high 15 points for the Lady Tigers (7-2), while teammate Calli Watson scored 13 points.
Dawson County visits West Hall at 6 p.m. today in Oakwood.
North Hall finished third in the Historic McCallie Invitational. Jacob Pedraza (120 pounds) scored 31 points for North Hall and placed third in his weight class despite taking an early loss in the competition.
Jackson Whitmire (113) placed fifth in his division with 24.5 points, while teammate Matthew Glenn (126) scored 23.5 points and finished third in his weight class. Glenn won three straight matches to reach the semifinals. John Pedraza (132) also won the first three matches and scored 21 points, finishing in third place in his weight class.
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