Thursday February 29th, 2024 5:25PM

Basketball: EHall boys, Banks boys both get close wins; Dawson Co. girls hold off Lakeview

By AccessWDUN Staff

RABBITTOWN, Ga. — The East Hall boys snapped a two-game losing streak and stunned Flowery Branch, 65-62, at Valhalla on Saturday night on Senior Night.

Senior Levi Holtzclaw scored 21 points, with 9 of his coming in a big 24-point first quarter blitz to grab a lead they would not relinquish.

The big early run gave East Hall a 24-16 lead they were able to maintain most of the way. The Vikings led 40-32 at halftime and took a 52-44 lead into the fourth quarter.

However, it was a freshman that led the way for East Hall. JaMarcus Harrison poured in 23 points, 13 in the fourth quarter, as the Vikings (5-16) were able to hold on down the stretch. Senior Cletus Agborsangaya added 9 points for East Hall. 

The Vikings went 11-of-14 from the free throw line and was 6-for-6 in the second half.

Flowery Branch (15-5) was led by Jackson Owens and Tyleek Worth, who had 14 points each. Jeremiah ware and Jack Burney had 9 points apiece. Fe Honors was held to just 6 points.


The Leopards won their second straight Region 8-2A game on consecutive nights holding off the Paladins down the stretch on the road.

Kolby Watson dropped in 22 points, including a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line, to pace Banks County (14-7, 4-2 Region 8-2A). The Leopards went 16-of-19 from the line for the game.

Mason Adams had 17 points, pulled down 8 rebounds, and dished out 4 assists and Aaron Scott added 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and added 6 steals as well for the Leopards.

The win kept Banks County in third place in the standings. However, they are off until next Saturday when they play host to Fellowship Christian (1-16, 0-5 Region 8-2A) before beginning a stretch against Union County, Athens Academy, and No. 3 Providence Christian to close out the regular season.


Despite 25 points and 5 rebounds from Dynesty Putman, the Lady Lions could not get past the Class 3A Lady Tigers on the road.

Lakeview (10-11) trailed just 23-19 at the half but Dawson County (11-9) was able to pull away in the second half.

Taliah Gaither had 16 points to go with 12 rebounds for Lakeview Academy, who is off until playing host to Bethlehem Christian in a GIAA AAAA/AAA District 4 next Friday. The Lady Lions lead GIAA AAAA/AAA District 4 with a perfect 3-0 record.

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