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Lanierland: Johnson girls win defensive battle
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Lanierland tourney


When: Thursday

Where: Flowery Branch High

Games: Lakeview girls vs. North Hall, 4 p.m.; West Hall boys vs. North Hall, 5:30 p.m.; East Hall girls vs. Gainesville, 7 p.m.; East Hall boys vs. Flowery Branch, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday’s consolation games have been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

The Johnson girls basketball team defeated West Hall 21-20 on Tuesday at the Lanierland tournament in Gainesville.

The Lady Knights used outside scoring to lead them to victory, making four 3-pointers, compared to just one by West Hall.

Shelley Farley led Johnson (2-2) with eight points. Natalie Jones led West Hall (2-5) with five points.

Due to several scheduling conflicts, the consolation rounds that were scheduled for Saturday have been canceled.

JOHNSON BOYS 76, LAKEVIEW ACADEMY 58: With the win over the Lions, Jeff Steele became the winningest coach in the Knights’ history on Tuesday night at the Lanierland tournament.

Matt Hollis scored 21 points, and Tre Dudley scored 20 points to lead Johnson (3-3). Chris Henry added 13 points, and Grant Cagle added 11 points for the Knights.

The Lions (1-5) were led by Jordan Chastain, who scored 11 points.

CHESTATEE 47, FLOWERY BRANCH 38: Peyton Robertson scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady War Eagles on Tuesday night in the consolation round of Lanierland.

Rachel Kelly added seven points and five rebounds for Chestatee (4-3).

GAINESVILLE BOYS 69, CHESTATEE 33: Chris West scored a game-high 16 points, and Ty Redmon added 14 points to lead Gainesville past Chestatee on Tuesday at Lakeview Academy.

West scored eight of his 16 points in the second quarter as Gainesville (1-2) built a 42-23 lead at the half. That lead increased in the second half, as the Red Elephants outscored Chestatee 16-2 in the third quarter.

Preston Smith scored 14 points to lead Chestatee (2-6).

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