By Fletcher Proctor
Dawson County 44, West Forsyth 29: Dawson County improved to 10-0 on the season after beating West Forsyth at home. Tyler Dominy scored 13 points and grabbed career rebound No. 500 in the victory. Nick Staiti scored 13 for West Forsyth in the losing effort.
Wheeler 42, Christ School (N.C.) 41: Junior Elijah Staley finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds while fellow junior Avery Patterson paced the Wildcats with 16 to pick a big victory in the Chick-fil-A Classic held in Columbia, S. C. Staley clinched the game with a late free throw as Christ School was rallying from a 23-19 halftime deficit.
Erskine Holiday Classic
Westside-Augusta 86, Dixie 15: Frank Booker poured in 29 points, including four 3-pointers as Westside-Augusta dominated Dixie from the very start. Westside jumped out to a 31-6 lead and was on top 44-13 at halftime. In the second half, Dixie managed just two points.
Holiday Round Ball Classic
North Mecklenburg (N.C.) 58, Cross Creek 56: Cross Creek led nearly all of regulation, holding a 45-41 lead late in the fourth quarter before North Mecklenburg (N.C.) rallied to force overtime. In the extra session, North Mecklenburg scored an early 3-pointer to ignite a 13-11 extra session to pull out the win in the Holiday Round Ball Classic. Dallas Rogers led Cross Creek with 16 points.
East Hall 82, Flowery Branch 60: Bryan Edwards netted 20 points to lead East Hall to a win in a consolation game against Flowery Branch. Hayden Chapman connected for four 3-pointers and 15 points overall in the win. Flowery Branch trailed by just three at halftime thanks to Nick Wayne’s 20 points. Jamaad Stephens scored 11 but saw East Hall pull away late in the third quarter with a 13-0 run.
Lakeview Academy 81, Chestatee 66: Austin Montgomery dominated early and often as Lakeview Academy jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Montgomery scored 31 points to help the Lions to a 14-point lead before Chestateee pulled to within seven points in the fourth. Aaron Manders scored 22 for Chestatee.