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Girls basketball: No. 1 Jefferson, No. 2 Lumpkin take big region wins; Saturday roundup

By AccessWDUN Staff

JEFFERSON — Class 4A No. 1-ranked Jefferson got tremendous balanced scoring in taking a dominating 80-39 win over Madison County on Saturday in Region 8-4A action.

The Lady Dragons (9-2, 3-0 Region 8-4A) never trailed jumping out to a big lead and cruising the rest of the way.

Deshona Gaither paced Jefferson with 16 points. Livi Blackstock added 15 points and Ellie Kinlaw 12 points for the Lady Dragons.

Jefferson next will play host to Class 2A No. 2-ranked Rabun County in a tantalizing non-region battle at The Arena on Tuesday.


LANIER CHRISTIAN 41,
CHEROKEE CHRISTIAN 23

The Lady Lightning got balanced scoring in taking a win saturday.

Lexie Robertson had 12 points to lead LCA while Ashley Averyhad with 9 points and 11 rebounds.

Shyla Sheffield contributed with 9 points with 8 rebounds for LCA.


CHESTATEE 68,
MILTON 50

The Lady War Eagles got back into the winning column with an impressive road victory.

Chestatee led just 13-11 at the end of the first quarter but used a 17-6 surge in the second quarter to pull away for a 30-17 advantage at halftime. The Lady War Eagles kept the pressure in the third quarter extending the lead to 50-31 and then maintained their lead the rest of the way.

Logan Wiggins had a huge game to lead Chestatee (7-8) with a double-double scoring 21 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Bowen Corley had 18 points and 8 rebounds and Emma Easterwood had 15 points and 4 rebounds for the Lady War Eagles.

Riley Black had 10 points and 6 rebounds as all 13 girls saw action.

Chestatee next will travel to Madison County on Tuesday for a big Region 8-4A showdown.


JOHNSON 38
ATHENS CHRISTIAN 24

The Lady Knights snapped a three-game losing streak with a win at home.

The victory for Johnson (4-7) doubles their entire win total from last season.

Johnson was led by Sarah Johnson with 15 points. Emely Trejo added 12 for the Lady Knights.

The Lady Knights will jump back into Region 8-5A action on Tuesday playing host to Greenbrier.


LUMPKIN COUNTY 62
DAWSON COUNTY 50

The No. 2-ranked Lady Indians rallied from a slim halftime deficit to take a key Region 7-3A contest on Saturday.

Lumpkin County (11-3, 4-0 Region 7-3A) trailed 28-27 to the Lady Tigers (7-5, 1-3 Region 7-3A) but used a 19-11 third quarter spurt to reclaim the lead. Isabel Davenport then took over for Lumpkin County going 10-for-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help hold off Dawson County.

Davenport finished with 16 ponits to lead Lumpkin County, which has won nine straight game. Makenzie Caldwell had 15 points for the Lady Indians.

Ella Siuta led the Lady Tigers with a game-high 18 points and 5 rebounds. Madison Anglin added 16 points and 5 rebounds and Mariah Benson had 7 points and 8 rebounds for Dawson County.


GILMER 66,
WHITE COUNTY 55

The Lady Warriors dropped to third place in Region 7-3A after a tough loss at home on Saturday.

White County (5-7, 4-1 Region 7-3A) led early with a 15-13 advantage after the first quarter. But the Lady Bobcats (8-2, 3-0 Region 7-3A) took a 30-29 lead into the intermission.

In the third quarter, Gilmer used a 17-13 period to push its lead to 47-42 and then pulled away in the fourth quarter to preserve the win.

Maddie Futch led the Lady Warriors with 15 points. Naomi Roberts added 11 points and Caitlyn Gailey 8 points for White County.

Lady Warriors, who saw their four-game win streak snapped, next will travel to No. 2-ranked Lumpkin County on Tuesday in another big region battle.


RABUN COUNTY 44,
TOWNS COUNTY 23

Rabun County sayed unbeaten on the season rallying for a win against the rival Lady Indians at home.

The Lady Wildcats (10-0) overcame a slow start to pull away in the second half

Gracie Deetz led the way for Rabun County with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Beth Payne pulled down 11 rebounds and Ellie Southards had 9 points and 4 rebounds for the Lady Wildcats.

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