David Watson scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Jefferson Dragons to a 79-56 win over Fannin County in the Region 8-AA tournament Tuesday at Hart County.
Dre Clark added 16 points, while Joe Boyd scored 12 and Austin Thompson had 11 for Jefferson (15-11), which advances to play Rabun County at 4 p.m. Thursday.
DAWSON COUNTY BOYS 61, EAST JACKSON 42: Led by Jacob Evans (20 points, 13 rebounds) and Tyler Dominy (19 points, 10 rebounds), the Tigers won Tuesday in the opening round of the Region 8-AA tournament at Hart County.
Dawson County (16-8) went on a 20-9 run to open the second half to put the game out of reach. With the win, the Tigers advance to play Hart County at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Hartwell. The winner will earn a playoff spot in the state tournament.
SALEM BOYS 39, FLOWERY BRANCH 36: James Hodges scored 10 points and the Falcons (9-16) led 23-14 at halftime, but couldn’t hold off a second-half run from Salem and lost on Tuesday in the opening round of the Region 8-AAAA tournament.
With the loss, Flowery Branch’s season is now complete.
WEST HALL BOYS 5, LANIER 0: The Spartans won all matches in straight-sets and only lost five combined games in the team win Tuesday at the Bobby Bailey Tennis Center.
Brenden Worth, Max Wilson and Connor McFall earned singles wins for West Hall (4-0, 1-0 Region 8B-AAA), while the teams of Tatum Scroggs/Min Kim and Ryan Casey/Grayson Kyle earned doubles victories. The Spartans will host Johnson at 4 p.m. Thursday.
DACULA BOYS 4, FLOWERY BRANCH 1: The doubles team of Luke Smith and Isacc Black were the only Falcons to win in the season opener Tuesday in Dacula. Flowery Branch (0-1) will host West Forsyth at 4 p.m. Thursday.
FLOWERY BRANCH GIRLS 4, DACULA 1: Led by straight-set singles wins from Elizabeth Mallory and Durden Smith, and straight-set doubles wins from the teams of Morgan Reed and Dani Taylor and Madison Smith and Jessica Blaisdel, the Lady Falcons won on Tuesday in Dacula.
GAINESVILLE BOYS 5, RIVERSIDE MILITARY 0: The Red Elephants got wins from No. 1 singles Ryan Joiner (6-3, 6-4), No. 2 singles Austinn Miller (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 singles Connor McMorrow (6-0, 6-0), No. 1 doubles Jake Maddox and Jackson Goble (6-1, 6-1), and No. 2 doubles Alexander Davis and Alex Zais (6-2, 6-2).
Gainesville’s next match is against Oconee County at 4 p.m. Thursday at Longwood Park.
GAINESVILLE BOYS 2, CARTERSVILLE 0: Christian Gomez and Yonis Yanes scored for the Red Elephants (1-0) in the non-region contest and season opener, with Charlie Bryant earning an assist. Gainesville next plays East Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday at City Park.
GAINESVILLE GIRLS 4, CARTERSVILLE 0: Hartley Carter scored two goals to lead the Lady Red Elephants to a win in the season opener Tuesday at City Park.
Catherine Chambers and Laramy Head each added a goal for Gainesville (1-0), while Hong Tran made nine saves in goal. The Lady Red Elephants play East Hall at 5:30 p.m. Friday at City Park.
WHITE COUNTY GIRLS 6, DAWSON COUNTY 1: Six different players scored for the Lady Warriors in the season-opening win Tuesday in Cleveland.
Kaitlyn Hooper, Savannah Castles, Kayla Everett, Sam Ballinger, Bre Ballinger and Kaitlyn Gearing all scored for White County (1-0), which visits Franklin County at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
PARKVIEW GIRLS 2, FLOWERY BRANCH 0: The Lady Falcons lost on Tuesday in the North Gwinnett tournament. Flowery Branch (0-2) will play Lakeside-Dekalb at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at North Gwinnett.
JOHNSON 4, FORSYTH CENTRAL 1: Juan Morfin scored two goals and Ariel Mejia added a goal and an assist to lead the Knights to a win Tuesday in their season opener.
Edgar Ochoa also scored a goal and Silviano Cuevas had an assist for Johnson (1-0), which hosts Lumpkin County at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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