Friday October 22nd, 2021 6:04PM

Boys basketball: Gainesville, Banks County win; Johnson falls to Walnut Grove

By AccessWDUN Staff

CUMMING — Robert Reisman scored 20 points and Eli Pitts had 14 to get Gainesville back on track in a 56-40 win over Denmark on Friday. 

Reisman was the catalyst in the Red Elephants strong first-half performance, scoring 12 of his 20 to help Gainesville to a 37-16 halftime advantage.

It also helped the Red Elephants weather a poor offensive performance in the third period. Denmark outscored Gainesville 15-4 to close the gap, 41-31. 

Reisman (6 points) and Pitts (9 points, 5 of 6 from free throw line) combined for 15 points in the final period to preserve the win. 

Sahmir King scored 6 points, while Charlie Reisman had 5, Jimmie Jackson scored 4, Ced Nicely with 3, and Dylan Bobga and Luke Blackburn added 2 points each. 


A one-point third quarter was the ultimate dagger in the Knights' loss to Walnut Grove on Friday. 

Johnson (2-4, 0-2 Region 8-5A) had pulled within nine points by halftime but a lackluster third period left the Knights down 42-22 after three. 

Wade Pearce led the Knights with 16 points, while Jackson Vandiver added 11. 


The Leopards outscored Cherokee Bluff 22-12 in the fourth quarter to tie the game and send it to overtime. 

In overtime, the Bears struggled to find the basket and Banks County didn't. The Leopards outpaced Bluff 16-6 in overtime to win. 

Banks County had four players in double figures and three with double-double performances. 

Pierce Martin scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Dakota Orr hit for 18 points and 16 boards, and Garrett Presley scored 13 and had 10 rebounds. 
Clay Gosnell added 10 points. 

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