SCHS Splits With Chestatee

Stephens County splits a pair of close finishes at Chestatee.

The Indians and Lady Indians’ games Friday night at Chestatee High School both came down to the final second.

In the girls’ game, referees called a foul with three-tenths of a second to go when Emily Mote blocked a three-point shot by Chestatee’s Stephanie Briseno with the Lady Indians up one.

Briseno then hit two of three free throws to give the Lady War Eagles a 44-43 win.

The Lady Indians had trailed by 14 in the second half, but Lexie Cash’s three-pointer with 4.5 seconds to go had given them the lead before the ending.

Cash had 12 points to lead Stephens County. Tyler Bennett had 16 points for Chestatee.

Moving to the boys’ game, Chestatee’s Rylee Camp missed a three at the buzzer, letting the Indians hang on for a 53-51 win.

Stephens County led by 14 in the boys’ game, but Chestatee had a late lead before Tay Jones hit three free throws in the final minutes to put the Indians back on top.

Quentin Montgomery had 13 points to lead Stephens County, while Hunter Creamer scored 18 points to lead Chestatee.

The win moves the Indian boys to 2-4 on the season, while the Lady Indians’ loss drops them to 2-4 as well.

Both the boys’ and girls’ teams are back in action today when they travel to Franklin County.

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. for the girls’ game with the boys’ game to follow.

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