SCHS Basketball Take Three of Four Over Weekend

Stephens County High School basketball will head back into region play after taking three of four games over the weekend.

First on Friday, both the Lady Indians and Indians notched their first region win against Oconee County at home.

In the girls’ game, Ranajah Verdell scored 20 points in her return to the lineup to lead the Lady Indians to a 50-39 win over the Oconee County Lady Warriors. Breanna Taylor and Savanna Broska each added 12 points for the Lady Indians, who led for practically the entire ball game.

In the boys’ game on Friday, Stephens County snapped Oconee County’s 10 game winning streak with a 69-53 win. Kenny Colwell topped the Indian scoring list with 22 points, including five three-pointers and Tyrece Mackie contributed 16 points.

Moving to Saturday, the Lady Indians picked up their second straight win, defeating Madison County in non-region play in Danielsville, 56-40. Stephens County jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first quarter and never led by less than seven points in the second half.

Ranajah Verdell again led all scorers with 28 points, while Na Na Eades added 14.

In Saturday’s boys’ game, Stephens County trailed by 14 points in the third quarter, but came back to take a late lead. However, Nolan Hill scored with seven seconds left to give Madison County a 59-57 win.

Tyrece Mackie and Corey Richie each had 15 points to pace the Indians’ offense.

For the season, the Lady Indians are 10-5 overall and 1-1 in region play and the Indian boys are 7-6 overall and 1-1 in the region.

Both teams will return to region play on Tuesday in Hartwell against Hart County. The girls’ game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow. Air time on WNEG and is set for 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday.