Sunday January 26th, 2020 9:35AM

(UPDATED) Boys Basketball: Chestatee, Bluff, Jefferson, East Jackson, Jackson, Riverside win big; Johnson, Lakeview, Commerce fall

By AccessWDUN Staff

After a slow start Tuesday night, the Chestatee War Eagles walked away with a 60-36 win over Providence Christian at home.

Kyle Bowmar led the War Eagles with 12 points.

The first quarter was anything but exciting with Chestatee edging Providence 9-5. 

The War Eagles found a spark in the second quarter, outscoring the Stars 18-11 and taking a 27-16 lead into the locker room. 

Chestatee opened the second half on a 20-9 run, outscoring Providence 33-20.

Jonah Bull scored 10 points, Dylan Travis, Brenton Nicholson, and Cam Gwynn all had 8 points.
Chestatee (4-1) will host Johnson Friday. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m.



It was a battle of two top 10-ranked Class A teams Tuesday night at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.

In the end, No. 1-ranked St. Francis ran away with a win over No. 8-ranked Lakeview.

The Lions were led by Blake McIntyre with 20 points.

Lakeview held onto the lead at the end of the first quarter, 23-18, and battled back-and-forth in the second quarter. St. Francis led at the half, 39-34.

The second, however, was a different story. St. Francis wasted no time pushing the lead to double digits by the end of the third 59-45. In the fourth quarter, it was much of the same as Lakeview struggled to get back in the game.

Arturo Varela hit for 12 points and 7 boards. Adam Cottrell had 9 points and 6 rebounds, and KJ Millwood nailed 8 points and pulled 8 rebounds

Lakeview  (2-2) will travel to Rabun Gap Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.



Johnson struggled to get in a rhythm Tuesday night against Jackson County, falling on the road.

Jesse Harbin led all scorers with 31 points, but Jackson’s Kalib Clinton was too tough to handle. Clinton finished the night with 28 points.

“Kalib is a fantastic player,” Johnson coach Brandon Pickell said. “He is tough to guard and does a great job of finding his teammates.”

Johnson started the game with six-straight stops, but couldn’t convert.

“We just struggled to get in a flow for most of the game,” Pickell said. 

Cameron Shaw chipped in 17 points for Jackson County.

Johnson (1-1) will travel to Chestatee Friday. Game time is 8:30 p.m.

Jackson County (3-1) travels to Oglethorpe Friday. Tip-off is 8:30 p.m.


Donsha Gaither scored 23 points and Jacob Radaker had 17 in a win over Habersham Central at home. 

Kam Robinson and Spencer Darby had 10 each.

Jefferson (2-2) will play Brookwood Saturday at UNG. Game time is 9:30 a.m.

Habersham Central (1-5) will host Madison County Friday. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m.



Tay Howard scored 27 points to lead East Jackson past Tallulah Falls Tuesday night on the road.

Makayl Rakestraw added 22 points.

East Jackson will travel to Buford Saturday. Tip-off is 2 p.m.


Riverside used a big fourth quarter to knock off West Hall at home Tuesday night. 

West Hall led 31-23 at the half and led by three early in the fourth quarter, but Riverside went on a 20-3 run to seal the win. 

Sawyer Passmore led the Spartans with 16 points, and Noah Edmondson had 12.

The Spartans (0-4) will host North Oconee Friday. Game time is 8:30 p.m.

Riverside (4-1) travels to Cherokee Bluff Friday. Tip-off is 8:30 p.m.



Ian McConnell scored 9 points in the Tigers' loss to Social Circle Tuesday night at home.

Commerce (0-1) will host Providence Christian Friday. Game time is 8:30 p.m.



Griffin Neville's 19 points helped the Cherokee Bluff Bears race past Monroe Area 73-49 Tuesday night at home.

Palmer Weaver and Ralondo Razo had 8 points each. Connor Boyd and Jaylon Justice chipped in 7.

The Bears will begin Region 7-3A play when they host Greater Atlanta Christian on Thursday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

  • Associated Categories: Sports, High School Sports
  • Associated Tags: Chestatee, Jefferson, Habersham Central, Lakeview, Boys Basketball
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