SCHS Lady Indians picks up first win of season

The Stephens County Lady Indians picked up their first win of the season Wednesday night, topping the Lady Yellow Jackets of T.L. Hanna High School, 40-36.  A’Nya Mayweather hit a shot from under the basket with four seconds left to give Stephens County the win.  Mayweather ended up with seven points and Kiara Lopez also had seven.  Makiya Knox led the team in scoring with 11 points. The Lady Indians shot 11 of 18 from the free throw line.  For Coach Lara Baker, it was the first win in 13 tries for her Lady Indians.

Capping off the night in the second round of the Border Wars Holiday Tournament, the Stephens County boys crushed the Warriors of West Oak High School, 72-30. Corey Richie had 13 points and Aaron Scott followed with 12 points. The win for the Indians was the third win in a row, since a December 14th win in the Inferno against Elbert County. The boys ran their record to 3-10.

In the afternoon action, Habersham Central’s girls beat the Walhalla girls 62-22, completing a sweep of the South Carolina opponents in the two day event.

In the boy’s game, a last second three-point shot by Malachi Dooley gave the Habersham Raiders a 65-63 win over the Elbert County Blue Devils.

The inaugural Border Wars Tournament was hosted by Stephens County High School and co-sponsored by Habersham Central High School. Next year, the tournament site will shift to Habersham Central High School with hopefully an expanded number of teams.

The Stephens County Indians and Lady Indians will be off until the first of the year.  The teams will travel to Rabun Gap on January 4th.  The first home game is scheduled for Friday January 7th when the Indians host the Franklin County Lions in the first Region 8-AAA match-up of the year.