Stephens County starts off region play with a split in Oakwood.
The Lady Indian and Indian basketball teams traveled to take on Johnson High School Friday in the first Region 8-AAAA game for both teams.
In the girls’ game, Stephens County trailed in the opening minutes but used strong rebounding and pressure defense to take control and beat the Lady Knights 59-34.
Emily Mote led the Lady Indians with 12 points and Mya Cleveland chipped in with 10 points.
Nine different Lady Indians scored.
Sarah Williams scored 23 points to lead the Lady Knights.
In the boys’ game, Stephens County led after one quarter, but Johnson went on a 30-9 run in the second quarter to pull away for a 77-38 win over the Indians.
Jamal Winters had eight points to lead the Indians, while Tavoris Davis and Josh Slate each had seven points.
James Hodges had 17 points to lead the Knights, while Carter Cagle added 13 points and Roderick English chipped in with 10.
The Lady Indians are now 9-7 on the season and 1-0 in region play, while the Indian boys are 2-14 overall and 0-1 in the region.
Stephens County is back on the road tonight at Elbert County in non-region play. Air time is 5:45 p.m. with tip-off set for 6 p.m.