Flowery Branch’s girls basketball team remained unbeaten Friday night as they were scarcely tested against the Lady Jaguars of Cedar Shoals.
The Lady Falcons (7-0, 4-0) finished the game with 10 players scoring points in the 63-28 victory.
“That’s how we’ve been all year,” said Flowery Branch coach Courtney Newton. “I don’t think we’ve had a kid score over 16 points all year. I’ve been pleased with seeing the scorebook and seeing a lot of people contributing.”
Julianne Sutton scored six points in both the first and third quarters, helping the Lady Falcons to two 21-point quarters. Her 12 points were a game high.
At the break, Flowery Branch held a 33-11 lead. Its 21-point third quarter boosted the lead to 54-21.
The closest quarter between the two squads was the final one as the Lady Falcons outscored the Lady Jaguars 9-7.
Cedar Shoals had seven players score, but the two highest scorers both had six.
For the Lady Falcons, Breanna Locke and Taniah Worth were both 10-point scorers to follow Sutton’s 12.
“I’m proud of my team,” Newton said. “Our thing is that we have to keep our standard high. We’ve got big games coming up next week and Lanierland is right around the corner.”
CEDAR SHOALS BOYS 53, FLOWERY BRANCH 37: After facing a 15-point deficit at halftime, the Falcons (2-5, 0-4) brought the game back to seven, 35-28, after the third quarter. The home team seemed to be mounting a comeback, but the Jaguars were having none of it.
Cedar Shoals scored 18 points in the final period of play on 12 of 17 from the free throw line to extend the lead back to the final 16-point difference.
Senior Trey Bailey led the Falcons with 14 points, despite fouling out in the third quarter.
Junior Brannon Clark was right behind him with 13 on the board, including a nine-point third quarter.
Stavion Stevenson led all scorers with 18 points for Cedar Shoals. Teammate Plandrous Fleming was 6 for 6 from the free throw line with 14 points on the night.
Up next, Flowery Branch will play Oconee County in Watkinsville today. The girls will start at 4 p.m. and the boys will follow at 5:30 p.m.
The next region opponent for the Falcons will be Loganville. The two schools will play Tuesday in Loganville. Girls will begin at 6 p.m.