The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams dropped a pair of region games Tuesday night on the road in Hall County against Chestatee.
In the girls’ game, Stephens County trailed at the half and fell 56-38 to the Lady War Eagles. Chestatee was led by a strong inside game from Meagan Kenimer, who had 17 points to lead all scorers.
Keocia Walker finished with nine points to lead the Lady Indians, while Charity Major had eight points.
The Lady Indians fell to 8-14 overall and 4-1 in Region 8-AAAA, while Chestatee improved its record to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in region play.
Moving to the boys’ game, it was a back and forth affair between the Indians and War Eagles, but Stephens County came up just short in the end, dropping a 87-81 thriller to Chestatee.
The Indians led 43-42 at the half, then trailed by one to start the fourth quarter, but were outscored 26-21 in the fourth to come up six points short.
Jordan DeGraff had 29 points, including nine threes, to lead Chestatee.
Tavoris Davis and Cody Helgeland each had 20 points for the Indians, while Kamichi Fleming added 16 points.
The Indians fall to 12-10 overall and 1-4 in region play. Chestatee improves to 9-8 overall and 5-1 in region play.
The Indians and Lady Indians return home Friday evening to continue region play against Madison County at the Currahee Arena. Tip-off on Friday is 7 p.m. with air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com set for 6:45 p.m.