SCHS Indians, Lady Indians basketball teams defeat Franklin County

The Stephens County Lady Indians started hot in their first region game of the season, then had to hang on at the end for a 40 to 39 win at Franklin County last night.

The Lady Indians scored the first points and continued to build the lead into a 10-point advantage at halftime, 28 to 18.

But the Lady Lions outscored the Lady Indians 12 to 5 in the third period to trim the lead down to 3.

Franklin County got within 1 point with 24 seconds left, but Stephens County’s scrappy defense would not allow the Lady Lions to tie or take the lead, and Stephens County came away with a 1-point victory.

Carson Stowe led all scorers with 14 points, followed by Makiya Knox with 7 and Tytiunna Tukes with 6.

Journey Roberts led Franklin County with 9 points.

Stephens County’s record improves to 3 & 11 overall, and 1 & 0 in Region 8-AAA.

Franklin County falls to 6 & 10 overall and 0 & 1 in region play.

In the boy’s game, Stephens County trailed at halftime, 24 to 18, but the Indians held the Lions to just 5 points while putting up 19 points in the third period and cruised to a 56 to 42 Region 8-AAA victory.

A.J. Russell led the Indians with 14 points, followed by Javin Gordon with 12 and Corey Ritchie with 11.

Franklin County was led by Bentley Huff with 14.

Stephens County improves to 7 & 6 overall and 1 & 0 in the region.

Franklin County falls to 5 & 11 overall and 0 & 1 in region play.

The Stephens County J-V Lady Indians also won their game over Franklin County, 43 to 31.

Stephens County will host Oconee County Friday night at the Currahee Arena in another region contest.

The varsity girls will tip-off at 7 p.m. and airtime on 93.1 FM and AM-630 will be at 6:45.