The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams split a doubleheader of action with the Rabun County Wildcats and Lady Wildcats in two close ballgames.
In the first game, the Lady Indians trailed the entire contest and lost to the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 43-35. Stephens County cut the lead to just two points in the 4th quarter but could not overcome numerous turnovers throughout the game.
Leading the Lady Indians in scoring was Charity Major with 12 points while Keocia Walker added 6 points.
Rabun County saw Meredith Vinson lead the team in scoring with 13 points while teammate Darion Newman poured in 11 points to pace the Lady Wildcat attack.
The Lady Indians are now 1-7 on the season.
In the nightcap, Stephens County trailed the entire game until the 4th quarter when solid free throw shooting and timely defense helped propel the Indians to a 67-64 win over Rabun County. This was the second win of the season over Rabun County for the Indians.
Stephens County had 3 players in double figures with Cody Helgeland pouring in 17 points, Kamichi Fleming adding 14 points and T’omas Colbert getting a hard-earned 11 points.
Rabun County had 4 players score in double figures, lead by Johnathon Poole with 18 points, Austin Dinofrio with 12 points, Josh McDaniel pouring in 11 points and Jordan Oliver adding 10 points.
The Indian boys are 6-2 on the season.
Stephens County returns to action on Saturday as they host Habersham Central at the Currahee Arena. Airtime on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com is scheduled for 2:45 pm with tip-off between the Lady Indians and Lady Raiders scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and the boys’ game to follow.