GAINESVILLE — Riley Black scored a career-high 34 points and pulled 10 rebounds to lead the Chestatee girls past Region 8-4A leader North Oconee, 75-63, on Friday at the Lynn Cottrell Center.
Black's double-double was one of two for the Lady War Eagles (10-5, 2-2 Region 8-4A). Bowen Corley scored 10 points and grabbed 10 boards in the big Region 8-4A win, while Riley Allison found a groove, knocking down 17.
Chestatee handed North Oconee (10-6, 3-1 Region 8-4A) its first region loss of the season. Chestatee remains one game behind Jefferson, North Oconee and Cedar Shoals in the region standings.
SOUTH FORSYTH 78,
South Forsyth's Sharon Tolliver was on fire from downtown, and it didn't take her long to heat up.
After Gainesville jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening minute of the first quarter, the junior guard connected on five 3-pointers to push the fifth-ranked Lady War Eagles to a 30-11 lead after the first eight minutes. Tolliver scored 19 points in the quarter. She finished the first half with 30 points and had a game-high 32 points.
South Forsyth extended its lead at the half, 48-27, and had a 30-point lead, 69-39, at the end of the third.
Keidra Young led the Lady Red Elephants with 13 points, 11 in the first half, and KeKe Jones added 9.
DAWSON COUNTY 57,
CHEROKEE BLUFF 47
Abby Slaton scored 13 points and Ella Siuta had 10 to lead the Lady Tigers past Cherokee Bluff on the road Friday.
The Lady Tigers (10-6, 3-3 Region 7-3A) finished the game on a 14-2 run to seal the win.
Emilee Scott scored a game-high 17 points, while Timber Gaither added 16 for the Lady Bears (7-9, 2-4).
Dawson County and North Hall are tied for the fourth spot in the region. North Hall beat Gilmer on Friday to remain in fourth.
NORTH HALL 74,
Rilee McCall poured in 22 points to lead the Lady Trojans to the blow-out win over Gilmer.
McCall scored 18 of her 22 points from the 3-point line. The Lady Trojans hit 18 3-pointers. Kristina Peach was on target from 3-point land, scoring 15 of her 19 points behind the arc.
North Hall's defense was just as impressive, holding the Lady Bobcats to four points in the first quarter and 12 in the second quarter to take a 41-16 lead at the break. With the win, the Lady Trojans (11-5, 3-3 Region 7-3A) are tied with Dawson County for the fourth spot in the region.
WHITE COUNTY 58,
EAST FORSYTH 55
The Lady Warriors rallied late and nailed free throws late to beat East Forsyth (10-4, 4-2 Region 7-3A) at home on Friday.
Claire Beckman led White County (9-6, 5-1 Region 7-3A) with 13 points, while Chesnee Freeman had 11 and Kylie Watkins with 10.
The win leaves the Lady Warriors in sole possession of second place, one game behind No.1 Lumpkin County, in the region standings. East Forsyth drops to third.
LUMPKIN COUNTY 72,
WEST HALL 10
The top-ranked Lady Indians (15-1, 6-0 Region 7-3A) rolled past West Hall to win their 13th straight game and remain undefeated in region play.