Tallulah Falls earns region split with visiting Athens Academy

BOYS

After #2-ranked Tallulah Falls dropped a region game on the road Saturday night, the Indians were in need of a rebound win on Tuesday. They got it in the way of a 69-60, gritty win over visiting Athens Academy. It begins a new win streak for the now 10th-ranked Indians, who had a 6-game win streak prior to the Saturday loss.

Gavin Page had a career-high 23 points, while Anfernee Hanna had 16 and Lincoln Hall 13. Devonte Allen and Charlie Cody had 9 and 8 points, respectively. The Indians were victorious despite the Spartans’ Kymel Williams going for 30 points.

TFS is now 12-2 overall and advanced to 2-1 in 8-A Private games. The boys are back at it on Friday at home against George Walton.

GIRLS

The Lady Indians saw their 6-game win streak come to a grinding halt with a 59-44 loss at the hands of visiting Athens Academy on Tuesday evening. #9 TFS held a 13-10 lead going into the second, but were outscored in every remaining quarter.

Athens Academy pulled ahead with a second quarter outburst, as the Lady Spartans went on a 21-10 run to take a 31-23 lead into halftime. Both teams traded baskets throughout the third, but Athens Academy stretched the lead to 48-38 by the time the fourth quarter began. The visitors outpaced TFS 11-6 the rest of the way.

Veronaye Charlton had 14 points to lead TFS, while Macy Murdock recorded 9. Denika Lightbourne had 6 points, Kailyn Neal 5, Haygen James and Barrett Whitener 4 points apiece, and 2 points by Molly Mitchell.

TFS is now 7-3 on the season and 2-1 in region play.

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