The Stephens County Indians and Lady Indians traveled to Covington on Tuesday night for a region doubleheader against the Eastside Eagles and Lady Eagles. Stephens County picked up a split with the Lady Indians winning 64-49 and the varsity boys falling 71-58.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians led by 10 at the end of the 1st quarter and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the entire contest. Stephens County used excellent free throw shooting and pressure defense to hand the Lady Eagles their first region loss. Stephens County had three players in double figures, led by Keocia Walker’s 15 points plus 14 points each from Charity Major and Audresha Merrit. The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by Jazzmine Cook’s 16 points. The Lady Indians improve to 8-13 overall and 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA. Eastside falls to 10-9 and 4-1 in region play.
The nightcap saw Eastside jump out to a 19 point lead at the end of the 1st quarter en route to a 71-58 victory over the Indians. Stephens County cut the lead to 10 in the final period but could not overcome a slew of turnovers caused by the Eagles full court pressure. The Indians were led in scoring by Fred Smith with 17 points. Cody Helgeland added 12 points while Kamichi Fleming poured in 11 points. Eastside had 5 players in double figures, led by a game-high 18 points from Anthony Henderson. Stephens County falls to 12-9 overall and 1-3 in Region 8-AAAA while Eastside improves to 13-5 and 5-0 in region play.
Stephens County returns to action Friday evening as they play host to Lumpkin County at the Currahee Arena in a key region match up. Tip-off is 7 p.m. with air time at 6:45 p.m. on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com.