JEFFERSON -- The West Hall boys basketball team pushed past Jefferson 42-37 on Thursday in Jefferson.<br />
Hunter Atkinson scored 17 points to lead the Spartans (3-1). Tyswon Cantrell also added 13 points.<br />
West Hall will play again on Dec.7 against Westminster in Oakwood.
The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.