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High school scoreboard: Jan. 23
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The North Hall Trojans gave Class A’s third-ranked Wesleyan all it could handle, but still couldn’t pull off the upset on Saturday in Norcross.

Despite having no players score in double figures, the Trojans fell 53-50 to the defending Class A champions.

Ethan Smith led North Hall with nine points, while Imani Cross added eight.

The Trojans (11-7, 3-1 Region 8-AAA) visit Chestatee at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

WEST HALL BOYS 76, JOHNSON 51: The fifth-ranked Spartans led 19-3 after the first quarter and never looked back in their second win over their crosstown rivals this year.

Jarquise Young led West Hall with 23 points, while Shunquez Stephens added 15.

Montrell McKenzie scored 16 points and Matt Hollis scored 15 for Johnson (9-8, 1-4 Region 8B-AAA).

West Hall (16-3, 7-0) visits Lanier at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson hosts Monroe Area at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

JOHNSON GIRLS 42, WEST HALL 38: Kelsha Brooks’ 13 points led the Lady Knights (11-7, 5-1 8B-AAA) to the win. Ryleigh Shannon led Johnson with five assists and five steals and Catlin Sloan pulled down seven rebounds.

The Lady Spartans (7-12, 2-5) were led by Brooke Reed, who had nine points.

Up next, Johnson hosts Monroe Area and West Hall travels to Lanier, with both games at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

WHITFIELD ACADEMY BOYS 87, EAST HALL 82: The Vikings (12-5) led 20-18 after the first quarter, but because of poor shooting from the field and free throw line, were outscored 23-12 in the second quarter and never regained the lead.

They came within two points in the fourth quarter, but never quite caught up.

Joshua Hampton led the Vikings with 18 points, and Sterling Bailey had 19 rebounds to go with his 13 points.

East Hall visits Union County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with first place in the subregion on the line.

EAST HALL GIRLS 53, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 44: Jasmine Jenkins scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Vikings to a win Saturday in Gainesville.

Natalie Johnson added 11 for East Hall (10-7, 2-2 Region 8A-AA), which scored 17 points in the third quarter to pull away from the Lady Wolfpack.

East Hall visits Union County at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

FLOWERY BRANCH BOYS 51, JEFFERSON 48 (OT): After trailing by nine points entering the fourth quarter, the Falcons held Jefferson to two points in both the fourth quarter and overtime to win by three.

Marquise Wise led the Falcons with 12 points, while Byron Keith added 11 and Rudy DeAza chipped in with 10.

David Watson scored a game-high 14 points for Jefferson.

Flowery Branch visits Madison County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

BUFORD BOYS 62, LOVETT 32: Nick Mitchell scored 13 points to lead the Wolves to a win Saturday.

Alton Gross and T.J. Shipes each added 11 for Buford, which hosts Blessed Trinity at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

DAWSON COUNTY BOYS 44, GILMER 32: Tyler Dominy scored a game-high 15 points, and the Tigers bounced back from a loss to Union County on Friday with a win over Class AAA’s Gilmer on Saturday in Ellijay.

Levi Wilson added 12 points for Dawson County (12-5, 1-3 Region 8A-AA), which visits Banks County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

DAWSON COUNTY GIRLS 46, GILMER 44: Jessi Phillips scored 15 points to lead, and the Lady Tigers rallied for the win Saturday in Ellijay.

Trailing by eight at the half, the Lady Tigers (9-8, 0-4 Region 8A-AA) outscored Gilmer 30-20 over the final 16 minutes to win the game.

Dawson County visits Banks County at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

NORTH HALL BOYS 63, STEPHENS COUNTY 33 (FRIDAY): Ethan Smith scored 14 points and Preston Smith added 12 to lead the Trojans to a 30-point win Friday in Toccoa.


SPARTANS COMPETE IN WHITEWATER INVITATIONAL: West Hall High wrestled Friday and Saturday at the Whitewater Invitational with 23 other teams in Fayette County.

Omar Lopez (119 pounds) had twto pins, Logan Herford (152) had four pins(152) and Tanner Yates (145) had three pins in the tournament.

Herford placed third, Yates placed sixth and Chris Price placed seventh for West Hall.

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