Friday March 1st, 2024 7:01AM

Girls basketball: Chestatee, Bluff get key 8-4A wins; White Co. falls in 7-3A

By AccessWDUN Staff | Video by Seth Chapman

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The Class 4A seventh-ranked Chestatee girls used a huge second half to beat rival North Hall 58-28 in an early key Region 8-4 showdown at the Lynn Cottrell Center on Friday.

The win kept Chestatee (5-1, 2-0 Region 8-4A North) in an early tie along with Cherokee Bluff for first place in the subregion

It was a sloppy first quarter for both teams as Chestatee led just 5-4. The Lady War Eagles took a 21-13 advantage into halftime. It was all Chestatee from there.

The Lady War Eagles outscored North Hall 37-15 in the second half.

Riley Black narrowly missed a triple-double with 10 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the Lady War Eagles. Caroline Bull had 13 points, Cable finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds while Blakely Boyd added 10 points. Addison Boyd also contributed with 7 points  for Chestatee

Chestatee next will travel to Walnut Grove on Tuesday. North Hall (5-2, 0-1 Region 8-4A North) plays host to Cedar Shoals on Tuesday.


CHEROKEE BLUFF 72,
JOHNSON 9

The Lady Bears stayed tie with Chestatee atop the Region 8-4A North standings with a lopsided win over Johnson on Friday.

Cherokee Bluff (6-1, 2-0 Region 8-4A North) was led by Brooklyn Phillips with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Claire Carlson added 15 points, Carson DeMars had 11 points and 7 steals, and Bristol Kersh chipped in with 6 points, 3 assists, and 4 steals for the Lady Bears.

Johnson (3-5, 0-2 Region 8-4A North) travels to East Jackson on Saturday.

Cherokee Bluff is off until next Friday when the Lady Bears head to East Hall.


WESLEYAN 78, 
WHITE COUNTY 66

The Lady Wolves took a wild game over the Lady Warriors in the first major Region 7-3A battle for first place between top 10 teams.

Class 3A sixth-ranked White County (8-1, 0-1 Region 7-3A) came in leading Class 3A in wins in the early part of the season. Instead, it was the second-ranked Lady Wolves (7-1, 2-0 Region 7-3A) who opened strong, running out to a 29-14 lead after the first quarter.

White County rallied with a 22-12 second quarter run to get within 41-46 in by halftime. The Lady Wolves answered right back with a 22-12 third quarter to climb back into the lead.

The Lady Warriors next will play host to West Hall on Tuesday.

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