Stephens County splits with Madison County in Region 8-AAAA basketball action.
Friday, the Indians and Lady Indians traveled to Comer to take on the Red Raiders and Lady Red Raiders.
In the girls’ game, Stephens County went on a 23-0 run in the first half to take a 16-point halftime lead.
However, Madison fought back to within four points and the Lady Indians needed key plays from Mya Cleveland to pull away late for a 52-43 win over the Lady Red Raiders.
Cleveland led all scorers with 14 points. Audresha Merritt scored 12 for the Lady Indians and Shequonna Holden added 11.
Samiah Bush scored 12 points to lead Madison and Mya Moss added 10.
The win moved the Lady Indians to 12-10 overall and 3-2 in the region.
Moving to the boys’ game, it was Madison making the run to come from behind and beat the Indians 74-68.
Stephens County’s boys led 63-51 in the fourth quarter before the Red Raiders ended the game on a 23-5 run to win.
Madison’s Malik Freeman scored 20 points to lead all players, while Ryan Moon added 19 points and Kirkland Moon scored 10 points for the Red Raiders.
Tay Jones and Jamal Winters each scored 14 points to lead the Indians, while Tavoris Davis scored 12 and Tyrik Combs added 11 points.
The loss drops Stephens County to 3-19 overall and 0-5 in the region.
StephensCounty returns home today for a region game against Lanier. Tip-off is 3 p.m. and air time is 2:45 p.m. on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com.