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Athlete of the Week: Robertson takes records in stride
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Honor roll


Andraya Carter, Buford: Averaged 22 points in two games.

Alysha Rudnik, Buford: 16 points in a win over Blessed Trinity.

Jake Burnette, Buford: Scored 15 points in a win over Blessed Trinity.

Chelsea Wilson, Chestatee: Became the all-time assist leader for the Lady War Eagles.

Lamar Brooks, Chestatee: 20 points in a win over White County.

Stephen Scaife, Dawson County: Averaged 16.5 points in two games.

Jacob Evans, Dawson County: 14 points in a win over Lambert.

Jasmine Jenkins, East Hall: 14 points in a win over Johnson.

J.C. Hampton, East Hall: 18 points in a win over Johnson.

Ishmael Hollis, Flowery Branch: 22 points in a win over West Hall.

Bethany Whitlock, Jefferson: 15 points in a win over Commerce.

Matt Hollis, Johnson: Averaged 19 points in two games.

Tre Dudley, Johnson: 14 points in a loss to East Hall.

Maddie Haymore, Lakeview Academy: 26 points in a win over Tallulah Falls.

Austin Pearsom, Lakeview Academy: 17 points in a win over Tallulah Falls.

Daniel Olvera, Lakeview Academy: 14 points in a win over Tallulah Falls.

Lindsey Hammontree, Pickens: 17 points in a win over Lumpkin County.

Dylen Setzekorn, Riverside Military: 24 points in a win over Rabun Gap.

Tarvin Dukes, Riverside Military: 19 points in a win over Rabun Gap.

Jarquise Young, West Hall: 20 points in a loss to Flowery Branch.


Bert Castuita, Chestatee: Two wins at 171 pounds.

Aaron Anderson, Chestatee: Two wins at 275 pounds.

Coaches may nominate players for the Honor Roll by e-mailing, or calling 770-718-3409. The weekly deadline for nominations is noon Monday.

To Peyton Robertson, the Chestatee girls basketball program is more than just a team.

“We’re like a family,” Robertson said. “We’ve grown together and that really affects how we play.”

Much like a family, the Lady War Eagles share the highs and lows of every season: the wins, the losses and the record-setting nights.

The latter was a new experience for Robertson, who was 16-for-20 from the floor and scored 37 points to break the school record for most points scored in a game in Chestatee’s 65-25 win over White County on Tuesday.

“It was amazing,” coach Web Daniel said. “At the half she had 19 points and I thought she could do it.”

In the win, Robertson also became the first player in school history to eclipse 1,000 career points and exceed 500 career rebounds.

For her efforts, Robertson is this week’s Athlete of the Week.

“She works hard and does everything she needs to do to get better,” Daniel said of the junior. “She’s one of those kids who wants to play at the next level so she works hard in the offseason and does what she needs to do.”

Robertson’s hard work has paid her back in kind. She’s averaged 23 points and eight rebounds per game and has helped the Lady War Eagles to a 9-3 season record.

“We practice hard every day,” Robertson said. “We work hard to be the bigger, better team on the court, and I try my best to work hard in the off season so it shows during the season.”

Standing at 6-foot-2, she has often been the target of double-teaming, but Daniel says that the added pressure won’t stop Robertson this season.

“She’s able to play outside now,” he said. “She’s not stuck on the block anymore. She’s outside the paint, so it’s harder to double team her.”

“Last year I was an in-the-paint kind of player,” Robertson added. “But over the summer, coach let me play outside so I could work on my 3-point shot and that has definitely developed. That and my defense.”

When asked about her record-setting night, the junior was surprisingly practical about her accomplishments.

“The school hasn’t been open for a very long time,” she said. “There wasn’t a lot to look up to and we’re trying to build that.”

And to say that this year is a building season for Chestatee isn’t far off the mark. With a six-game win streak, the Lady War Eagles are in the midst of their most successful season yet.

“We are the best group to come through here and we’re leaving our mark,” Robertson said. “We started our winning streak and we want to keep that going.”

Chestatee plays host to Lumpkin County at 7 p.m. Friday.

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