The West Hall High boys basketball team bounced back from its first loss of season last week with a 66-60 win against Chestatee on Tuesday in Gainesville.
The Spartans (12-1) held their lead through three quarters, but never by more than 3 points. A 17-13 fourth-quarter run was enough to keep West Hall undefeated against Hall County teams.
Shunquez Stephens led the Spartans with 20 points. Kavon Williams also scored in double figures, with 18 points. Rodney Gibson added 10 points.
Branden Jovaag led Chestatee (4-9) with 23 points. Jackson Chandler added 17 points for the War Eagles.
West Hall visits White County at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Chestatee visits Pickens at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Chestatee girls 40, West Hall 17
The Lady War Eagles scored 25 points in the second quarter to secure an early win on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Brooke Peck led Chestatee (7-6, 2-0 7A-AAA) with eight points. Jessica Porter scored seven points and had five rebounds. Peyton Robertson had six points and seven rebounds.
Chestatee visits Pickens at 7 p.m. Friday. West Hall (5-7, 1-1 7B-AAA) visits White County at 7 p.m. Friday.
North Hall boys 68, Pickens 46
Kanler Coker and Robby Hill led 12 different North Hall scorers with 13 points each on Tuesday in Jasper.
North Hall (8-6, 2-0 7A-AAA) visits Creekview at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Pickens girls 72, North Hall 62
McKenna Rushton scored 17 points for the Lady Trojans on Tuesday in Jasper.
Lindsey Logan scored 28 points for Class AAA’s No. 10-ranked Pickens.
North Hall (5-8, 0-2 7A-AAA) visits Creekview at 7 p.m. Friday.
Central Gwinnett boys 79, Flowery Branch 78
The Falcons were one point shy from completing a fourth-quarter rally on Tuesday in Flowery Branch.
Down by 10 points at the end of the third quarter, Flowery Branch (4-6) outscored Central Gwinnett 27-18 in the final quarter, but fell short in the comeback effort.
Josh Barrett led the Falcons with 20 points. Ishmael Hollis scored 17 points and Kyle Smith scored 11 points. Brian Welchel and Phillips Chau each added 10 points.
Brian Williams led the Black Knights with 24 points.
Flowery Branch visits Buford at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Central Gwinnett girls 63, Flowery Branch 41
Clare Tyler scored 12 points and Cash Champion and Jessica Harper each added 10 points for the Lady Falcons (3-7) on Tuesday in Flowery Branch.
Dria David led Central Gwinnett with 21 points.
Flowery Branch plays host to Class AA’s second-ranked Buford at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Lakeview Academy boys 93, Tallulah Falls 24
The Lions jumped out to a 38-point lead at halftime and never looked back on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Tyler Ward led 14 different Lakeview (7-6, 1-1 8-A) scorers with 17 points. Mills Rogers 10 and Austin Pearson each scored 10 points for the Lions.
Lakeview visits Commerce at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Lakeview Academy girls 52, Tallulah Falls 10
The Lady Lions outscored Tallulah Falls 34-2 in the second half en route to stay undefeated region play on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Brittany Moore led the Lakeview (6-3, 4-0 8-A) with 13 points. Maddie Haymore scored 12 points and Louisa Jacobs added 11 points for the Lady Lions.
Lakeview Academy visits Commerce at 7 p.m. Friday.
Creekview girls 54, Lumpkin County 46
Ashley Brown scored 24 points and had seven rebounds for the Lady Indians on Tuesday in Dahlonega.
Cara Malone also scored in double figures for Lumpkin County (1-11, 1-1 7A-AAA) with 12 points and three steals. Kelsie Smith added six points and seven rebounds.
Lumpkin County visits Gilmer at 7 p.m. Friday.
Creekview boys 49, Lumpkin County 42
Shawn Chapman scored all 19 of his points in the second half on Tuesday in Dahlonega.
Austin Tolbert also scored in double figures for Lumpkin County (6-5, 2-1 7A-AAA) with 12 points.
Lumpkin County visits Gilmer at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Buford girls 70, Westminster 23
Class AA’s second-ranked Lady Wolves picked up a dominant region win on Tuesday in Atlanta.
Fifteen different players scored for Buford (9-1, 2-0 6-AA), led by Blanche Alverson and Andraya Carter’s 10 points each.
Buford visits Blessed Trinity at 7 p.m. Friday.
Buford boys 55, Westminster 54
The Wolves rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to earn their first region win on Tuesday in Atlanta.
Ja’Kar Bridges led Buford (2-7, 1-1 6-AA) with 28 points. Zac Lynn also scored in double figures with 21 points.
Malcom Chester led Westminster with 18 points.
Buford visits Blessed Trinity at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Johnson boys 64, Jackson County 43
Down by two points at halftime, the Knights outscored Jackson County 44-21 in the second half to earn a win on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Brandon Finch led Johnson (7-4) with 14 points. Trey Dudley and Chris Henry each scored 12 points. Quintavious Cheek added 11 points for the Knights.
Alex Crawford scored 13 points for the Panthers (2-10). Nick Oney added 10 points.
Johnson plays host to Forsyth Central at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Jackson County visits Stephens County at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Jackson County girls 48, Johnson 31
Ashley Skelton scored 18 points for the Lady Panthers on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Harlee Robson led Johnson with 11 points.
Jackson County begins region play at Stephens County at 7 p.m. Friday. Johnson (0-10) plays host to Forsyth Central at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Dawson County boys 47, Oglethorpe County 43
Stephen Scaife scored 18 points and Blyth Chester added 10 points for the Tigers on Tuesday in Lexington.
Keeyon Nash led Oglethorpe County with nine points.
Dawson County (7-3, 2-0 8-AA) plays host to East Jackson at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Jefferson boys 52, Fannin County 33
The Dragons erased a two-point halftime deficit with 24 points in the third quarter on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Darius Minor scored 14 points for Jefferson (8-2). Tab Martin added 10 points.
Jefferson visits Riverside Military at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
West Hall goes 2-1 in four-team meet
The Spartans defeated Franklin County 72-12 and Towns County 76-3 and lost to Banks County 51-29 on Tuesday in Homer.
Omar Lopez led West Hall with three pins. Logan Herford, Rudy Vazquez, Tanner Yates, Justin Byrne, Andrew Johnson and Collins Wright each had two pins for the Spartans.
West Hall will participate in the Area 7-AAA Duals at 4:30 pm. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at West Forsyth High.
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