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Athlete of the week: East Hall's Haley Chapman
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Honor roll

Basketball

Chris Barnes, North Hall: 17 points in a win over Lumpkin County on Tuesday.

Grant Cagle, Johnson: 17 points in win over Chestatee on Tuesday.

Jaymee Carnes, Gainesville: 20 points and nine rebounds in a win over West Hall on Tuesday.

Andraya Carter, Buford: 19 points in a win over Wesleyan on Saturday.

Jackson Chandler, Chestatee: 14 points in a loss to Pickens on Monday.

Chaz Cheeks, East Hall: Scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds in a win over West Forsyth on Tuesday.

J.J. Damons, Jefferson: Averaged 22 points in two wins last week.

Tyler Dominy, Dawson County: 15 points in a win over Fannin County on Tuesday.

Tre Dudley, Johnson: 20 points in a win over Chestatee on Tuesday.

Jessica Harper, Flowery Branch: Averaged 22.5 points in two wins last week.

Maddie Haymore, Lakeview Academy: 15 points in a win over Athens Christian on Friday.

Ishmael Hollis, Flowery Branch: Averaged 27.5 points in two wins last week.

Amber Johnson, West Hall: 14 points in a loss to West Forsyth on Saturday.

Cara Malone, Lumpkin County: 22 points in a loss to North Hall on Tuesday.

Darius Minor, Jefferson: 23 points in a win over Commerce on Saturday.

Anthony Norris, Commerce: 20 points in a loss to Jefferson on Saturday.

Daniel Olvera, Lakeview Academy: Averaged 14.5 points in two games last week.

Austin Pearson, Lakeview Academy: 15 points in a loss to Hebron Christian on Tuesday.

Zach Pendley, North Georgia Christian: 14 points in a win over Heritage Academy on Monday.

Peyton Robertson, Chestatee: 29 points and five rebounds in a win over Johnson on Tuesday.

T.J. Shipes, Buford: 26 points in a win over Cross Keys on Tuesday.

Preston Smith, Chestatee: 29 points in a loss to Johnson on Tuesday.

Shunquez Stephens, West Hall: 22 points in a win over West Forsyth on Saturday.

Richard Tribble, Riverside Military: 23 points in a win over Rabun County on Tuesday.

Chelsea Wilson, Chestatee: 14 points in a loss to Pickens on Monday.

Nathan Wright, North Georgia Christian: 14 points in a win over Heritage Academy on Monday.

E.J. Young, Lumpkin County: 21 points in a loss to North Hall on Tuesday.

Wrestling

Wesley Adams, North Hall: Two wins in a tri-match Tuesday.

John Anderson, North Hall: Two wins in a tri-match Tuesday.

Matt Joy, North Hall: Two wins in a tri-match Tuesday.

Tyler Kratzer, North Hall: Two pins in a tri-match Tuesday.

Ivan Morris, North Hall: Two wins in a tri-match Tuesday.

Lee Sisson, North Hall: Two pins in a tri-match Tuesday.

P.J. White, Chestatee: Won by pin against Forsyth Central on Tuesday.

Cody Wilsdon, North Hall: Two pins in a tri-match Tuesday.

Haley Chapman is tired of being called names.

Every time she steps on the floor, opposing coaches look in her direction, point, and yell, “shooter,” which apparently gets on the nerves of the 5-foot-7 guard from East Hall.

“It gets old because they know, and it’s harder to get a shot off,” Chapman said of coaches calling her out.

That wasn’t the case last Tuesday against West Forsyth.

Despite the knowledge of her shooting prowess, the Lady Wolverines had no answer for Chapman, who made seven 3-pointers to set a new school record.

“I knew before halftime that something good was going to happen,” she said. “I was surprised at how many shots I was able to get off.”

Chapman shot a total of 10 shots in the win, and the fact that she made seven 3s came as no surprise to her coach Joey Rider.

“When she shoots it, we expect it to go in,” he said. “She’s shot well for us all year and played with a lot of confidence in that game.
“We weren’t trying to get her the ball,” he added. “It’s just that she made a couple more shots than she normally does.”

And that led to a new school record, which is special at any place, but even more so at a school rich in basketball tradition.

“I think it’s special any time you set a record, but when you do it at East Hall it means that much more,” Rider said. “It’s not like this is a new school, we’ve been playing basketball here for a real long time.”

Chapman didn’t even realize she set a new record.

“It didn’t cross my mind,” she said. “It’s pretty special to do it in a school known for basketball.”

While making seven 3s is special, Chapman, who shoots about 300 to 400 3-pointers when she practices alone, thinks she can improve on the record.

“I’ve always wanted to score 30 in a game,” she said. “So 10 will work.”

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