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Friday February 28th, 2020 9:38PM

Region 8-A playoffs: Lakeview girls beat Commerce; Towns boys advance

By AccessWDUN Staff

COMMERCE — Joelle Snyder and Elise Roark combined for 41 points to lead the Lakeview girls basketball team past Commerce, 79-50, in the second round of the Region 8-A tournament on Tuesday at Commerce High School.

Joelle Snyder turned in a game-high 23 points, while Roark scored a career-high 18 points against the Tigers. The Lady Lions had four players in double figures. 

Maddy Towles poured in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and Jackie Allen came one rebound shy of a triple-double performance. She hit 14 points, dished out 10 assists and snagged 9 boards. Eliza Snyder finished with 6 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Lady Lions catapulted to a 26-7 first-quarter lead and upped it 46-18 at the half. They continued their charge in the third quarter, taking a 67-34 advantage. 

Lakeview (19-7, Region 8-A No. 2 seed) will play No. 3 seed Tallulah Falls on Friday in the semifinals at Commerce. Tip is set for 4 p.m.


TOWNS COUNTY BOYS 56,
ATHENS ACADEMY 45

The Indians held off an Athens Academy third-quarter charge to advance to the Region 8-A semifinals on Wednesday at Commerce High School.

Kolby Moss passed the Indians with a game-high 23 points, and Collin Crowder chipped in 12.

Towns (17-7, Region 8-A No. 2 seed) led 32-21 at the half, but the Spartans outshot the Indians 20-11 to cut the lead, 43-41 at the end of the third quarter. The Indians defense smothered Athens Academy in the final 8 minutes, holding them to just four points.

Towns will play No. 6 seed Lakeview on Friday at Commerce. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 5 Scoreboard (at Commerce High, second round)
Lakeview Academy girls 79, Commerce girls 50
Towns County boys 56, Athens Academy 45
Hebron Christian girls 89, George Walton 19
Athens Christian boys (8) vs. Providence Christian (1), 8:30 p.m.


Feb. 7 Schedule (at Commerce High, semifinals)
Tallulah Falls girls (3) vs. Lakeview Academy (2), 4 p.m.
Lakeview Academy boys (6) vs. Towns County (2), 5:30 p.m.
Athens Academy girls (4) vs. Hebron Christian (1), 7 p.m.
Riverside Military boys (4) vs. Providence Christian (1)/Athens Christian (8), 8:30 p.m.

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