clearn.png
Monday March 1st, 2021 11:49PM

Basketball: Jefferson girls seal Region 8-4A title berth; boys fall to NOconee

By AccessWDUN Staff

FLOWERY BRANCH — It was like a stroll in the park for the fourth-ranked Jefferson girls in the semifinals of the Region 8-4A tournament. 

The Lady Dragons stunned the Cedar Shoals exploding to a 32-14 halftime lead en route to a 58-41 blowout on Thursday at Flowery Branch. 

Livi Blackstock led Jefferson with 16 points, 9 in the first quarter. Deshona Gaither added 11 points, while Ellie Kinlaw chipped in 10 points. 

Jefferson opened the game on an 18-5 run and by halftime had the game well under control. The Lady Dragons added to their lead in the third quarter, 45-22. 

Cedar Shoals exploded for 19 fourth-quarter points, while Jefferson scored 13. 

The Lady Dragons will play Flowery Branch in the region title game on Saturday. The two split during the regular season winning the first game, 62-50, but falling in the final meeting, 46-40. Game time is set for 5 p.m. and can be heard live on WDUN AM 550. 


NORTH OCONEE BOYS 53,
JEFFERSON 44

Neither team has an offensive performance to write home about, but North Oconee's was better in the Region 8-4A semifinal win on Thursday at Flowery Branch. 

The two region foes ended the first eight minutes one point apart. The Titans led, 14-13. In the second quarter, North Oconee outpaced the Dragons, 9-6, and in the third quarter, they both scored 10 points. But the Titans remained ahead 33-29. 

The Titans extended their lead in the fourth quarter with Jace Saxton scoring eight of his game-high 19 points and pushing North Oconee's lead out of reach. 

Kadin Bailey led the Dragons with 14 points, and Josh Howel added 13. 

North Oconee will play No. 1 seed Cedar Shoals in the region title game on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m. Jefferson will play Madison County in the consolation game for third place on Saturday at 3 p.m.

 

  • Associated Categories: Sports, High School Sports
  • Associated Tags: Jefferson girls basketball, jefferson boys basketball
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Boys basketball: Blue Devils stun Banks Co. at home for 8-2A title
It seemed like a perfect recipe for the Banks County boys. They had the Region 8-2A final on their home court, where they had won five straight, and were playing in front of a raucous crowd...
10:39PM ( 1 hour ago )
Basketball: Jefferson girls seal Region 8-4A title berth; boys fall to NOconee
It was like a stroll in the park for the fourth-ranked Jefferson girls in the semifinals of the Region 8-4A tournament.
10:37PM ( 1 hour ago )
Boys basketball: Gainesville drives past Lambert; takes No. 3 seed into Class 7A tournament
It was the same Gainesville team that lost to Denmark in the semifinals on Tuesday. The difference, however, on Thursday, the offense was clicking.
8:25PM ( 3 hours ago )
Sports
Baseball: North Hall, Chestatee, Bluff, Branch all get opening wins
Area baseball teams finally were able to get their 2021 campaigns under way on Wednesday...
10:47PM ( 1 day ago )
Tennis: GHS boys win; Branch sweeps Duluth
The Gainesville boys tennis team rallied for a 3-2 win over Oconee County Wednesday afternoon at the Longwood Courts...
9:20PM ( 1 day ago )
Girls basketball: Lakeview falls to top seed St. Francis in 6-A Private semifinals
The Lakeview Academy girls fell 76-24 to top seed St. Francis Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Region 6-A Private tournament...
9:06PM ( 1 day ago )
High School Sports
Girls basketball: Lady Dragons hold off Rabun in battle of No. 1 teams
Both the Jefferson and Rabun County girls teams have bigger fish to fry this season, no matter that both came into their Tuesday showdown ranked No. 1 in their respective classifications wanting bragging rights...
8:21PM ( 1 month ago )
Girls basketball: Chestatee routs Bluff; Branch, Jefferson win
Emma Easterwood scored 17 points and Riley Black had 11 to lead Chestatee past Cherokee Bluff, 52-26, on Thursday on the road.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:19PM ( 2 months ago )
Playoff basketball: Jefferson boys move into semis; Lady Dragons stunned by GAC
Kevin Morris and the Jefferson Dragons are taking no satisfaction in their 55-45 win over Monroe-Albany Wednesday night that sent them into the Class 3A semifinals for the first since 2010. Well, maybe a little...
10:45PM ( 11 months ago )
Playoff basketball: Quarterfinals notebook
If the Georgia High School Association basketball playoffs weren’t already getting interesting, the quarterfinals, which are slated to begin Tuesday around the state, should get things heated up even more...
6:56AM ( 11 months ago )
Playoff basketball: Jefferson teams sweep into Elite 8
The Jefferson boys and girls basketball teams swept into the Class 3A Elite 8 with big wins over Pierce County Wednesday at The Arena...
10:14PM ( 11 months ago )