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Hawks, Gainesville girls slip past Flowery Branch, 37-36
Red Elephant freshman scored game-winning basket with 18 seconds left to play
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Red Elephants Tamia Rucker (2) and Shikiya Brown (21) go after a loose ball Friday night along with Falcons Heather Moore (2) and Janoah Williams (32) at Falcon gym. - photo by Nat Gurley | The Times
It wasn’t a high-scoring affair, but the Gainesville girls’ basketball team found points when it came time to win. Capped off by Taylor Hawks’ go-ahead basket with 18 seconds remaining in the game, the Lady Red Elephants edged Flowery Branch 37-36 on Friday, slipping past their Hall County rival after trailing for almost the entire contest. Hawks’ game-saving basket, an arcing shot from just inside the 3-point line, confirmed a turnaround fourth quarter for Gainesville (18-4, 11-2 Region 8-AAAAA) by outscoring the Lady Falcons 16-10 and rallying from a five-point deficit to start the quarter.
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