SCHS Splits with Johnson in Region Hoops

The Stephens County Indian basketball team gives undefeated Johnson all it can handle before falling in double overtime.

Roderick English and Ty Cockfield scored 38 points after halftime for the Knights, who came back from 14 points down in the second half and edged the Indians in two extra periods, 54-46, on Tuesday at the Currahee Arena.

Stephens County trailed 40-38 with less than five seconds to go in the first overtime, but Nunu Walker went the length of the floor and laid it in at the buzzer to force another overtime, where Johnson outscored Stephens County 14-6.

Deandre Singleton had 16 points for Stephens County, who was the first region team to come within 10 points of Johnson.

English had 23 points for Johnson and Cockfield added 18.

The Indians fall to 7-16 overall with the loss and 2-5 in Region 8-AAAA.

In the girls’ game, 11 different Lady Indians scored as Stephens County crushed the Knights 64-30.

Lexie Cash had 14 points to lead the Lady Indians, who hit 10 three-pointers as a team.

The Lady Indians are now 12-11 overall and 4-3 in region play.

Stephens County wraps up the regular season Friday night at North Hall.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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