SCHS Hoops Teams Drop Pair At North Hall

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indians will now turn their attention to the Region 8-AAAA tournament after wrapping up the regular season Friday with two tough losses.

Both the boys’ and girls’ teams lost to their counterparts from North Hall on the road Friday night.

The girls’ game was a back and forth affair, but North Hall went 8 for 12 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter and edged the Lady Indians, 53-49.

Mya Cleveland had 20 points to lead the Lady Indians, including five three-pointers, while Lexie Cash added 13 for Stephens County.

Sadie Cleveland led three Lady Trojans in double figures with 14 points. Kensi Gillespie added 12 points and Taylor Anne Kelley scored 11.

The Lady Indians fell to 12-12 overall and 4-4 in the region with the loss.

Moving to the boys’ game, Stephens County cut an 18-point second half deficit to two early in the fourth quarter, but North Hall made a final run to win, 50-41.

Tyriq Combs led the Indians with 17 points, including five three-pointers. Four of those three-pointers came on consecutive third quarter possessions.

Carson Heinen led the Trojans with 15 points. Brock Wingo added 13 and Harrison Harper scored 11.

The Indians drop to 7-17 overall and 2-6 in the region with the loss.

Stephens County’s boys will host North Oconee in a region tournament play-in game on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Currahee Arena.

Meanwhile, the Lady Indians will play on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

Stay tuned to AM 630 WNEG and for complete region tournament information.