Friday September 22nd, 2023 4:52PM

Girls basketball: Chestatee, Bluff, White, Lumpkin, Dawson, Towns, LCA all take wins

By AccessWDUN Staff

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Riley Black poured in 32 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead Chestatee to a big 59-46 win over East Forsyth on Friday in Region 8-4A action at Cottrell Court.

The Lady War Eagles (6-3, 3-1 Region 8-4A) fought back from a 26-25 halftime deficit with a huge second half. Chestatee stormed out of the break with a 21-12 third quarter to grab a 46-38 lead and used a 13-8 fourth quarter to pull away.

The win kept Chestatee within a half-game of first place Cherokee Bluff.

Addison Boyd added 11 points on three 3-pointers for Chestatee. Sierra Yarbrough had 4 points and 6 rebounds.

The Lady Broncos (5-5, 2-2 Region 8-4A) dropped their second straight game and third in their last four overall. East Forsyth was paced by Ayla Head with 14 points and Nora Swafford with 12 points.


The Lady Bears remained unbeaten and in first place in Region 8-4A after rolling to a home win on Friday night. It was the ninth straight win for Cherokee Bluff (9-1, 4-0 Region 8-4A).

Mia Williams had a career night pulling down a program-record 26 rebounds to go with 16 points for Cherokee Bluff. Emma Reynolds added 13 points and Claire Carlson 12 for the Lady Bears.

Cherokee Bluff used a 23-6 third quarter to blow open a close game. They led 16-6 after the first quarter but the Lady Vikings (2-8, 1-4 Region 8-4A) pulled within 25-20 by halftime.

Maleah Harrison scored 15 points to pace East Hall. Callie Dale and Haley Barton each had 9 points for the Lady Vikings.


In a battle of top 10 teams, the No. 4 Lady Indians rallied from a halftime deficit to knock off the No. 6 Dragonettes on the road in a huge Region 7-3A showdown.

It was a back-and-forth affair early as Lumpkin County (9-1, 3-1 Region 7-3A) led Pickens (9-1, 2-1 Region 7-3A) 15-13 after the opening period. But the Dragonettes answered with a 13-10 second quarter to grab a 26-25 halftime advantage.

The Lady Indians tied the game at 42 at the end of the third quarter and pulled away late for the big win. Lumpkin County hit 9 3-pointers for the game to just 5 for the Dragonettes.

Mary Mullinax led Lumpkin County with 22 points. Averie Jones had 21 points and Kate Jackson 9 for the Lady Indians.

Ellison Steinhauer led Pickens with 19 points. Caroline Mullins had 17, 13 in the second half, and Bella Hopkins finished with 13 for the Dragonettes.


The Class 3A second-ranked Lady Warriors stayed perfect and in first place in Region 7-3A with a blowout win at home on Friday.

White County (11-1, 3-0 Region 7-3A) opened with a 14-0 first quarter run and never looked back. The Lady Warriors led 33-4 at halftime and took a 54-11 lead into the fourth quarter.

Emma Lightsey poured in 14 points, including four 3-pointers, to pace White County. Naomi Roberts had 12 points and Kylie Watkins 10 for the Lady Warriors.

Amayah Jones, Aliza Chastain, and Marley Boatwright all had 4 points for Gilmer (1-10, 0-3 Region 7-3A).


The Lady Tigers dished out 25 assists in attacking a lopsided non-region win at home.

Dawson County (5-3) led just 16-11 after the first quarter but held the Lady Eagles (4-7) to just 23 points the rest of the way. The Lady Tigers outscored East Jackson 43-17 in the second and third quarters to blow the game open.

The Dawson County defense held East Jackson to just 4 field goals in the second half.

Abby Slaton scored 15 points to lead Dawson County. Morgan Chester poured in 14 points, 12 in the first half, and Eva Bishop had 10 for the Lady Tigers. Kindra Coker and Maddie Siuta each had 8 for Dawson County.

Antonia Pittman had 13 points to lead East Jackson.


The Lady Indians stayed unbeaten in Region 8-A Division 2 with a solid win on the road Friday night.

Sarah Shook poured in 17 points and Brelan Sieveking added 13 points to pace Towns County (4-4, 2-0 Region 8-A Division 2). Kaleigh Beaver had 9 points for Towns County.


The Lady Lightning won a pair of games to claim the holiday tournament trophy.

LCA beat Sugar Hill Christian, 44-41, and then held off White Creek Christian, 45-43, in the finals.. 

In a two game total, Ellie Roberts led all LCA scorers with 27 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Adelyn Gough had a two-game total of 22 points and 12 rebounds. 

Camille Hoffmann finished the tournament with 21 points and a total of 30 rebounds for the Lady Lightning.

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