The West Hall High boys basketball team clinched the No. 2 seed from Region 7B-AAA in next week’s Region 7-AAA tournament with a 65-55 win against East Hall on Friday in Oakwood.
With a one-point lead at the end of the third quarter, the Spartans (20-5, 6-4) outscored the Vikings 25-16 in the fourth to secure the win.
Kavon Williams led West Hall with 22 points. Rodney Gibson added 11 points.
Kymmon Woods scored 15 points for the Vikings (11-13, 4-6). Chaz Cheeks added 11 points.
The Spartans were 23-for-29 from the free throw line.
West Hall plays host to Gilmer in the first round of the region tournament at 8 p.m. Tuesday. East Hall opens the region tournament at 5 p.m. Tuesday, also at West Hall High.
East Hall girls 53, West Hall 28
Dorreka Faulkner and Jasmine Jenkins each scored nine points as the Lady Vikings concluded their regular season on Friday in Oakwood.
Jayla Moon led West Hall with 12 points. She was 10-for-13 from the free throw line.
West Hall (9-15, 3-7) opens the Region 7-AAA tournament against Creekview at 6 p.m. Monday at Chestatee. East Hall (18-7, 8-2) faces White County at 8 p.m. Monday at East Hall High.
Gainesville boys 62, Johnson 61
A 26-point fourth quarter was the difference maker as the Red Elephants edged Johnson in a dramatic season finale Friday in Gainesville.
George Manomano led Gainesville (16-8, 8-2 Region 7B-AAA) with 23 points and nine rebounds. Nick Johnson recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Elephants.
Devaris Finch scored 19 points for the Knights (12-11, 4-6). Tre Dudley added 12 points.
Gainesville enters the Region 7-AAA tournament as the top seed from 7B-AAA and will play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at home. Johnson begins tournament play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lumpkin County High.
Gainesville girls 61, Johnson 20
The Lady Red Elephants wrapped up their regular season as the No. 1 seed from Region 7B-AAA on Friday in Gainesville.
Jaymee Carnes led Gainesville (15-9, 10-1) with 17 points. Mikalyn Defoor scored 15 points and Rebecca Webster added 14 for the Lady Red Elephants.
Carlin Ivey scored nine points for Johnson.
Gainesville begins the Region 7-AAA tournament at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at home. Johnson begins
tournament play Monday.
Flowery Branch boys 62, West Forsyth 50
Ishamel Hollis, Phillips Chau and Brian Whelchel each scored 13 points as the Falcons clinched the No. 3 seed in 7B-AAA on Friday in Flowery Branch.
Kyle Smith also scored in double figures for Flowery Branch (13-11, 6-4), with 11. Lance Baker led West Forsyth with 17 points.
Flowery Branch opens the Region 7-AAA tournament at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lumpkin County High.
Flowery Branch girls 47, West Forsyth 39
Jessica Harper scored 21 points as the Lady Falcons concluded their regular season on a four-game winning streak Friday in Flowery Branch.
Clare Tyler also scored in double figures for Flowery Branch (10-14, 5-5 Region 7B-AAA), with 12.
Kelsey Turchi led West Forsyth with 13 points.
Chestatee girls 71, White County 58
Peyton Roberston scored 27 points and had 10 rebounds and Chelsea Wilson added 20 points in the Lady War Eagles’ regular season finale Friday in Cleveland.
Chestatee (15-9, 9-3 Region 7A-AAA) opens the Region 7-AAA tournament at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gainesville High. White County (3-20, 0-12) begins tournament play against East Hall at 8 p.m. Monday at East Hall High.
Riverside Military 73, Oglethorpe County 58
Brandon McKinney scored 30 points as the Eagles ended their regular season as the top seed out of Region 8A-AA.
John Ogunniya, Josh Davis and Steven Frady each scored 11 points for Riverside (11-6, 8-0).
Duverix Jones led Oglethorpe County with 22 points.
Riverside begins the Region 8-AA tournament at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Buford girls 55, Lovett 37
Blanche Alverson scored 15 points and Jocelyn Danley added 11 points for Class AA’s top-ranked Lady Wolves on Friday in Buford.
Tatianna Jackson led Lovett with 16 points.
Buford plays host to Cross Keys in a make-up game at 2 p.m. today.
Buford boys 64, Lovett 46
The Wolves snapped a six-game losing streak with a region win Friday in Buford.
Demonte Nelson led Buford (7-15, 6-7 Region 6-AA) with 17 points. Ja’Kar Bridges scored 13 points and Ty Holley added 11.
Michael Steele scored 10 points for Lovett.
Buford plays host to Cross Keys in a make-up game at 3:30 p.m. today.
Jefferson girls 42, North Oconee 37
Stephanie Fincher scored 14 points and Erin Knight added 10 points as the Lady Dragons finished their regular season as the No. 2 seed from Region 8B-AA on Friday in Bogart.
Brooke Satterfield scored 14 points for North Oconee, which has the No. 1 seed from 8B-AA.
Jefferson (11-14, 6-2) returns to North Oconee to face Union County in the Region 8-AA tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Dawson County boys 58, Rabun County 55 OT
The Tigers outscored Rabun County 8-5 in overtime to squeak past the Wildcats and clinch the No. 2
seed in Region 8A-AA on Friday in Tiger.
Jacob Evans led Dawson County (14-10, 5-3) with 18 points. Kaleb Holbrook scored 13 points and Blyth Chester added 10.
Luke Cross scored 15 points for Rabun County.
Dawson County faces Banks County in Region 8-AA tournament at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Oconee High.
Flowery Branch girls 13, Stephens County 3
The Lady Falcons shelled out 46 shots on goal in a dominant win Friday in Toccoa.
Ali Wellborn and Lindsay Porter each scored three goals for Flowery Branch (1-1). Joy Smith and Bekah each scored twice. Brenda Navarro, Cashen Philyaw and Cassidy Elrod each scored once.
Flowery Branch visits Buford at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Johnson boys 2, Buford 1
Juan Morfin and Diego Cuevas each scored for the Knights on Friday in Oakwood.
Luis Guerrero made eight saves in goal for Johnson (2-0).
Johnson visits Northview at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Buford (0-2) plays host Flowery Branch at 7:30 p.m.
West Hall boys 5, Monroe Area 0
Rudy Vazquez scored three goals and Juan Arbelaez added two goals and two assists as the Spartans rolled to its second win Friday in Oakwood.
Eavin Mendieta and Tino Vazquez each had an assist for West Hall (2-0). Goalkeepers Jamie King and Ismael Miranda combined for the shutout in goal.
West Hall plays host to Stephens County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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