Lamar Brooks, Chestatee: 23 points, including five 3-pointers in a win over Oconee County on Monday.
Rachel Kelly, Chestatee: 23 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Hart County on Tuesday.
Jacob Evans, Dawson County: 14 points in a win over Mount Pisgah on Monday.
Stephen Johnson, Dawson County: 21 points in a win over Mount Pisgah on Monday.
Jessi Phillips, Dawson County: 12 points, 11 rebounds in a win over Mount Pisgah on Monday; 17 points in win over Hebron Christian on Tuesday.
Stephen Scaife, Dawson County: 14 points in a win over Mount Pisgah on Monday; 29 points in win over Hebron Christian on Tuesday.
Joshua Hampton, East Hall: 19 points in a win over Sandy Creek on Wednesday.
Dre Perry, East Hall: 14 points in a win over Sandy Creek on Wednesday.
Charles Perry, East Hall: 14 points and nine assists in a win over Sandy Creek on Wednesday.
Jaymee Carnes, Gainesville: 16 points in a loss to Cleveland (Tenn.) on Friday; 22 points and 14 rebounds in a loss to Upperman (Tenn.) on Saturday.
Rebecca Webster, Gainesville: 16 points in a loss to Cleveland (Tenn.) on Friday.
Shelley Farley, Johnson: 13 points in a loss to Monroe Area on Monday; 14 points in a loss to East Jackson on Saturday.
Chris Henry, Johnson: 18 points in a loss to Greenbrier on Monday.
Caitlin Sloan, Johnson: 21 points in a loss to Monroe Area on Monday.
Jake Kendrick, Lakeview Academy: 17 points in a loss to Providence Christian on Tuesday.
Robbie Hill, North Hall: 20 points in a loss to Hart County on Monday.
Sarah Paschall, North Hall: 19 points and 12 rebounds in win over Oconee County on Tuesday.
Mary Kate Rushton, North Hall: 18 points in a win over Hart County on Monday; 10 points in a win over Oconee County on Tuesday.
McKenna Rushton, North Hall: 14 points in a win over Hart County on Monday.
Dylan Bartlett, West Hall: 13 points in a win over East Jackson on Tuesday; 16 in a win over Greenbrier on Saturday.
Jarquise Young, West Hall: 23 points in a win over East Jackson on Tuesday; 22 points in a win over Greenbrier on Saturday.
Aaron Anderson, Chestatee: Two wins against Lambert and Flowery Branch on Wednesday.
Cody Etris, Chestatee: Two pins against Lambert and Flowery Branch on Wednesday.
Jose Reyes, Chestatee: Two wins against Lambert and Flowery Branch on Wednesday.
Ed Villeda, Chestatee: Two wins against Lambert and Flowery Branch on Wednesday.
To be a successful basketball player you must have confidence in your coach, your teammates and most importantly, yourself.
According to Chestatee High girls basketball coach Web Daniel, junior forward Peyton Robertson exudes confidence.
“She steps on the court thinking she’s the best player,” Daniel said.
Last week, the 6-foot-2 center was, posting back-to-back double-doubles in two Lady War Eagles wins.
“My coach has always told me that everyone has to play a role,” Robertson said. “My role is to get 15 to 20 points a night.”
But as long as her team gets a victory, she said those goals are less important.
“My goal is to win the game for my team,” said Robertson, who’s averaging 20 points and 8.4 rebounds a game this season. “I owe it to my teammates, it’s never about myself.”
Opposing teams might disagree. They often key on Robertson during every offensive possession to try and hamper Chestatee’s offense.
“Our offense goes through her,” said Daniel, whose team is off to a 3-1 start to the season. “We try to get space for her to play one on one.”
That option isn’t there when the opposition double teams her, but according to Robertson, seeing more than one defender doesn’t hurt the offense.
“Most of my teammates have learned that when I get double-teamed, someone is open,” she said. “We all believe in each other and trust each other with the ball.”
The main benefactors of those double-teams are 3-point specialist Chelsea Wilson and Rachel Kelly, who scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds against Hart County last Tuesday.
“The more teams put pressure on me, the less pressure is on my teammates,” Robertson said.
When the pressure is on, specifically late in the game, Robertson has become a reliable source at the free throw line, knocking down 85 percent of her attempts.
“That helps a lot because she gets fouled a lot,” Daniel said. “Last year she struggled with foul shooting, but this year she’s knocking them down.”
Robertson showed her free throw shooting prowess last Monday against Oconee County, hitting 11 of her 12 attempts en route to a 26-point, 12-rebound performance.
“She’s had two years of varsity experience and I think the game has slowed down a bit for her,” said Daniel, who still doesn’t think his team is playing up to its capability.
“Peyton is playing well, but the team’s not,” he said. “It doesn’t do us any good if she’s playing well and we’re not.
“I don’t think we are a top 10 team yet.”
Maybe not yet, but if Robertson keeps putting up numbers like she did last week, that time may soon come.