SNELLVILLE – Dawson County survived a tough battle against Class 7A Archer to win 67-56 in the semifinals of the Deep South Classic at Brookwood High School Friday night.
Jasper Gibson scored 25 points to lead Tigers. Luke Chism poured in 14 points, Eli Burruss had 11 and Campbell Reed had 8.
The Tigers (12-2, 3-1) play Metrolina, NC Saturday in the championship game. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
LUMPKIN COUNTY 71
POLK COUNTY 65
Lumpkin County rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Polk County in the semifinals of the Battle of the States tournament in Hiawassee Friday night.
The Indians outscored Polk 22-9 in the final 8 minutes to win.
Matt Seabolt scored 9 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to pace the Indians.
Lumpkin trailed 56-50 going into the final frame. Behind the hot hand of Seabolt and a stifling defense, the Indians quickly took the lead.
The win advanced Lumpkin to the championship game against Walhalla, SC Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.
Jeff Granger poured in 16 points, Peyton Polk had 12 points, Patrick Jackson nailed 8, Gus Faulkner had 6, and Chandler Wikle chipped in 5.
EAST JACKSON 60
Tay Howard scored 26 points and Makayl Rakestraw had 14 in a loss to Eastside Friday in the Christmas in Commerce tournament at East Jackson.
East Jackson will play Stephens County Saturday. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
BANKS COUNTY 75
HABERSHAM CENTRAL 58
Carl Cleveland continued to show north Georgia how he can dominate in the paint with another double-double performance.
Cleveland scored 32 points and ripped down 10 boards to lead Banks County past Habersham Central Friday in the semifinals of the Banks County Christmas Tournament.
Pierce Martin poured in 20 points, and Dakota Orr hit for 8 points and 13 rebounds.
Grayson Adams led the Raiders with 12 points, Grant Tipton had 11 and Dontarius Bailey scored 10.
Banks County (7-5, 3-0) will play Rockdale in the championship game today at 5:30 p.m.
Habersham Central (2-8) will play Stockbridge for third place at 2:30 p.m. today.