SCHS Hoops Splits Home Games With Rabun Co.

The Stephens County Indian boys pick up their first win of the season.

Rabun County jumped out early Tuesday night, but the Indians took the lead for good in the second quarter and never looked back on their way to an 87-71 win in non-region basketball play at the Currahee Arena.

Stephens County put four players in double figures, led by Nunu Walker’s 19 points. He was aided by 15 points from Tyriq Combs, 11 points from Chris Jones, and 10 points from Quinten Montgomery.

Austin DiNofrio had 29 points, including 24 in the second half, to pace Rabun County, while Matthew Addis added 17 points.

The win moves the Indian boys to 1-4 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Lady Indians came up short in a fourth-quarter comeback effort against Rabun County, falling to the Lady Wildcats 48-38.

After falling behind by more than 15 points, the Lady Indians cut it to eight in the fourth, but could get no closer than that.

Emily Mote had 10 points to lead the Lady Indians.

Riley Chlupacek led the Lady Cats with 13 points and Savanna Scott added 12 points.

The Lady Indians fall to 2-3 on the year with the loss.

Stephens County basketball heads out on the road on Friday to face Chestatee.

The varsity girls will tip off at 7 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow.

Air time on AM 630 WNEG and Friday is set for 6:45 p.m.