SCHS Drops Two To Walnut Grove in Region Hoops

A trip to Walnut Grove results in two close losses for Stephens County basketball.

In the girls’ game Friday, Audresha Merritt put Stephens County on top 55-54 with a free throw with less than seven seconds to go in the game after the Lady Indians trailed by as many as eight points in the second half.

However, Walnut Grove’s Milana Woods drove to the basket and scored with one second to go to give the Lady Warriors a 56-55 win over the Lady Indians.

Emily Mote led Stephens County with 20 points and Lexie Cash added 10 points.

Woods led Walnut Grove with 13 points.

Moving to the boys’ game, Stephens County trailed by just one point after three quarters, but Walnut Grove’s DeAndre Durham scored 10 fourth quarter points to help the Warriors pull away late for a 56-45 win over the Indians.

Josh Slate scored 17 points to lead the Indians and Tavoris Davis added 10.

Durham led all scorers with 20 points for Walnut Grove, while Jacob Farmer and Brandon Price each scored 10 points for the Warriors.

The Lady Indians fell to 10-8 overall and 1-1 in the region with the loss, while the Indian boys fell to 2-16 overall and 0-2 in the region.

Stephens County returns home tonight to face Franklin County.

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