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High school scoreboard: Jan. 10
Watson steers Gainesville past Johnson
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Deshaun Watson led Gainesville (11-5, 5-1 Region 8B-AAA) in scoring with 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds in a 61-52 win against Johnson (7-9, 0-4) Tuesday night in Oakwood.

Lance White finished with 12 points for the Red Elephants.

Johnson's Matt Hollis returned from a recent knee injury and finished with a game-high 18 points. Ty Odem scored 15 points with eight rebounds for the Knights.

Gainesville visits Christ School (N.C.) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Arden, N.C. Johnson hosts Walnut Grove at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Oakwood.

GAINESVILLE GIRLS 48, JOHNSON 25: Rebecca Webster led the Lady Red Elephants (10-6), scoring 12 points on Tuesday in Oakwood.

Lyndsey Pethel led the Lady Knights (2-14, 1-3 Region 8B-AAA), scoring seven points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Leading 27-17 after three quarters, Gainesville outscored Johnson 21-8 in the fourth.

Gainesville visits West Hall at 6 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood, and Johnson hosts Walnut Grove at 7 p.m. Friday in Oakwood.

NORTH HALL BOYS 84, LUMPKIN COUNTY 59: Ebo Smith led the Trojans (13-3, 2-0 Region 8A-AAA) with 21 points and Adam Kelly added 19 on Tuesday in Gainesville.

The Trojans jumped to a 21-8 lead after the first period to take first control of the game.

Devante Anderson scored 15 for the Indians and Jacob Haskel added 10.

North Hall visits White County at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Cleveland.

FLOWERY BRANCH BOYS 44, APALACHEE 35: Jamaad Stephens led the Falcons (6-9, 1-1 8A-AAAA) with 15 points Tuesday night in South Hall. Andrew Miles finished with 12 points for the Falcons.

The Falcons visit Habersham Central at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Mt. Airy

FLOWERY BRANCH GIRLS 52, APALACHEE 47: Cara Chilton led the Lady Falcons (9-6, 2-0 Region 8A-AAAA) in scoring with 12 points Tuesday night in Flowery Branch.

Tavia Sykes scored 11 points and Marissa Ivey chipped in 10 for Lady Falcons, which visit Habersham Central at 7 p.m. Friday in Mt. Airy.

WALNUT GROVE GIRLS 52, WEST HALL 50: Maia Booker led the Lady Spartans (5-14, 2-3 Region 8B-AAA) with 17 points Tuesday night in Loganville.

West Hall hosts Gainesville at 6 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood.

BANKS COUNTY GIRLS 58, RABUN COUNTY 54: Deasha Beasley led the Lady Leopards with 20 points and Katelyn Duncan added 14 in a win against No. 3 Rabun County on Tuesday in Homer.

Madison Franklin finished with 11 points for Banks County.

Banks County trailed 19-7 after the first quarter and trailed 29-23 at halftime.

UNION COUNTY BOYS 46, FANNIN COUNTY 39: Rhett McCombs led the Panthers (9-6, 1-0 Region 8A-AA) with a game-high 18 points Tuesday night in Blairsville. Junior Zach Odom came back from a recent injury and finished with 16 points for the Panthers.

Union County visits Rabun County at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Tiger.

UNION COUNTY GIRLS 53, FANNIN COUNTY 38: Rebecka Merritt led the Lady Panthers (13-2, 1-0 Region 8A-AA) by scoring a game-high 15 points Tuesday night in Blairsville.
Union County visits Rabun County at 7 p.m. Friday in Tiger.

Kyle Wesley, Taylor Wright, Malik Wesley, Cody Humphries, Grayson Entrekin, Dylan Brock, Brandon Miller, Bryan Carranza, Bart Valasquez, Austin Donaldson, Christian Zapateros, and Zach Cheshire all captured pins for the War Eagles (23-6) Tuesday in Carnesville.

Chestatee wrestles in the Class AAA state duals Friday in Macon.

CHESTATEE 51, FRANKLIN COUNTY 18: Wright, Wesley, Brock, Miller, Jose Reyes, and Taylor Albarado all recorded pins for the War Eagles Tuesday night in Carnesville.

NORTH HALL WRESTLING TAKES TWO: The Trojans topped Jackson County (42-38) and Mill Creek (60-19) in duals matches on Tuesday.

The Trojans next wrestle in the Class AAA state duals on Friday in Macon.

High school results may be reported by 10:30 p.m. by calling 770-718-3406, or emailing Results reported after deadline will appear in the following day's paper.

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