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The Gainesville boys basketball team jumped out to a 20-8 lead after the first quarter Friday night against Oconee County and cruised to the 74-64 win in Gainesville.
A.J. Johnson scored 18 points to lead the Red Elephants (9-4, 1-1 Region 8B-AAA), who won despite being outscored in the second and fourth quarters.
Quan Holcomb scored 15 points and Deshaun Watson added 12 for Gainesville, which saw nine different players score. Gainesville hosts Walnut Grove at 7:30 tonight.
GAINESVILLE GIRLS 36, OCONEE COUNTY 33: Trailing 19-18 at halftime, the Red Elephants limited Oconee County to 14 total second-half points to grab the close win Friday in Gainesville.
Rebecca Webster scored 21 points to lead Gainesville (7-7, 3-0 Region 8B-AAA).
Kate Callahan scored seven points and had a team-high nine rebounds for the Lady Red Elephants, who host subregion foe No. 3 Walnut Grove (13-0, 1-0) at 6 tonight.
BUFORD GIRLS 58, DECATUR 38: Kaela Davis poured in 23 points to lead the second-ranked Lady Wolves to the win Friday in Decatur.
Andraya Carter added 17 points for Buford (9-1, 2-0 Region 6A-AA), which hosts Greater Atlanta Christian at 6 p.m. today.
BUFORD BOYS 48, DECATUR 34: Alex Flagler scored points and T.J. Shipes added 14 for the Wolves (8-4, 2-0 Region 6A-AA), which host Greater Atlanta Christian at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
LAKEVIEW ACADEMY BOYS 81, TALLULAH FALLS 34: Austin Pearson scored 17 points to lead a Lions’ team which had 15 players score in the win Friday in Tallulah Falls.
Austin Montgomery scored 12 points and Derek Fadool added 11 for Lakeview Academy (5-7), which visits Polk, N.C. at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
LAKEVIEW ACADEMY GIRLS 57, TALLULAH FALLS 13: Led by Taylor Handte’s 15 points, the Lady Lions earned their first region victory and second win of the season Friday in Tallulah Falls.
Mona Abraham added 13 points and Amber Whitlock provided nine steals and three assists for Lakeview (2-10, 1-3 Region 8-A), which visits Polk County, N.C. at 4 p.m. today.
MADISON COUNTY BOYS 61, FLOWERY BRANCH 51: Kevin Kanca scored 18 points in the loss Friday in Flowery Branch.
Madison County was led by 23 points from Stan Maxwell.
Flowery Branch vsisits North Hall at 5:30 p.m. today.
MADISON COUNTY GIRLS 54, FLOWERY BRANCH 40: Tavis Sykes scored 14 points in the loss Friday in Flowery Branch.
Madison County was led by Kayle Freeman’s 18 points.
The Lady Falcons visit North Hall today at 4 p.m.
NORTH GEORGIA CHRISTIAN BOYS 64, CREEKSIDE CHRISTIAN 41: Zachary Pendley scored 18 points to lead the Chargers to the win Friday in McDonough.
Tyler Harney added 17 points for North Georgia (11-4), which hosts Loganville Christian at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
RABUN COUNTY GIRLS 79, DAWSON COUNTY 49: Carly Gilreath scored 12 points in the loss Friday in Tiger.
Allie Costley added 11 points for Dawson County (8-5), which hosts East Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.