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High School Scoreboard: Simonds drops 40, Gainesville knocks off Cedar Shoals in double overtime
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D’Marcus Simonds led all scorers with 40 points, Tae Turner chipped in 16 and the Gainesville boys basketball team knocked off Cedar Shoals 80-77 in double overtime on Tuesday in Athens.

KJ Buffen, Xavier Bledson and Messiah Dorsey all picked up eight points each for the Red Elephants (4-0, 3-0 Region 8-AAAAA).

Gainesville next plays at home Friday against Clarke Central.

FLOWERY BRANCH GIRLS 66, SALEM 18: Taniyah Worth scored 11 points and Queen Scott had 10 for Flowery Branch.

The Lady Falcons were up 27-0 after the first quarter and led the Lady Seminoles by 46 at halftime.

Flowery Branch (6-0, 3-0 Region 8-AAAAA) next hosts Cedar Shoals on Friday.

BANKS COUNTY BOYS 71, WEST HALL 54: Zez Steeple scored 32 points and had six assists for the Leopards in a region win over the Spartans.

Trevae Cain notched 13 points and 10 assists for Banks County.

The Leopards (6-0) visit East Hall at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

BANKS COUNTY GIRLS 77, WEST HALL 71 (2OT): Allison Smith led the Lady Leopards with 22 points in the double-overtime win.

Mallory Parson pitched in 16 points, while Morgan Rylee scored 12 for Banks County.

The Lady Leopards (5-1, 1-0 Region 7-AAA) next travel to East Hall for a 7 p.m. tip on Friday.

LAKEVIEW ACADEMY BOYS 66, UNION COUNTY 33: Carter Reeves scored 15 points and had 10 boards for the Lions in a home win.

Drew Cottrell and Josh Randolph both had 12 points for Lakeview (4-1).

Daniel Fadool and Jack Blackburn both had six assists.

The Lions next travel to play Providence Christian Academy at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Lakeview’s next home game is against Prince Avenue Christian at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

LAKEVIEW ACADEMY GIRLS 54, UNION COUNTY 30: Hanna Grogan led all scorers with 35 points, including the 1,000th point of her high school career.

The Lady Lions (3-4) next travel to play Providence Christian Academy on Friday.

DISCOVERY BOYS 83, NORTH HALL 59: Carson Heinen scored 14 points, including the 1,000th point of his high school career Tuesday in Gainesville.

Sam Jackson chipped in 10 points for the Trojans.

The Trojans (3-2) next travel to play Woodward Academy on Saturday in College Park.

NORTH HALL GIRLS 48, DISCOVERY 23: Taylor Anne Kelley scored 11 points to lead the Lady Trojans to a comfortable win over Discovery.

Kyasia Overstreet led all scorers with 12 points for Discovery.

North Hall (3-2) next travels to Woodward Academy for a 4 p.m. tip on Saturday.

OGLETHORPE COUNTY 65, RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY 62: Davis Short scored 24 points to lead the Eagles in the loss.

Riverside had a 29-27 halftime lead, and scored 25 points in the fourth.

Javon Thompson scored 20 points for Riverside on 7-of-10 shooting.

NORTH GEORGIA CHRISTIAN 73, MOUNTAIN AREA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 36: Justin Law led the Chargers with 15 points, while Will Owens chipped in 13.

ST. FRANCIS GIRLS 51, BUFORD 48 (OT): Tory Ozment scored 12 points to lead the Lady Wolves in Tuesday’s overtime road loss.

Buford (3-2) will next play at home against Greenbrier at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Chestatee’s wrestling team topped West Hall 57-21 Tuesday evening.

Among the wrestlers who won by pin: Gavin Cunningham, Anthony Aguilar, Matthew McClellan, Jaime Arroyo, Isaac Alarcon, Paco Rebollar and Gavin London.

High school scores can be called in by 10:30 each night by calling 770-718-3415 or email

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