Girls basketball: Holiday tournament roundup

By Fletcher Proctor

Score Atlanta

Holiday Round Ball Classic

Laney 62, Butler 15: Laney jumped out to 14-0, 24-2 and 32-6 leads before buckling down after halftime by shutting down Butler and holding the Bulldogs to just four second-half points. Khadija Cave led Laney with 18 points and Simone Smith netted 14 points.

Jones County Christmas Tournament

First Presbyterian Day 46, Central-Macon 45: Hannah Davis canned a free throw with five seconds left to help First Presbyterian Day pull out a victory in the Jones County Christmas Tournament. Central-Macon trailed 26-24 at halftime but rallied back.

Washington County 65, Dublin 51: In the first game of the Jones County Christmas Tournament, Washington County jumped out to a 24-11 lead after the first quarter and never trailed en route to the victory. Shon Kitchens led Washington County with 36 points while Tiera Murray chipped in 11 points. Jasmine Knight added 10 assists for the Golden Hawks in a victorious effort.

Lanierland

Chestatee 46, North Hall 41: Maegan Kenimar scored a team-high 15 points for Chestatee, including 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to rally Chestatee past North Hall. Sydney Cleveland scored 13 for North Hall, who committed 23 turnovers in the loss.

Flowery Branch 57, East Hall 33: Flowery Branch improved to 11-0 thanks to an early 11-0 run that would give the Falcons a lead they would never give up. Tavia Sykes led the victors with 12 points and keyed a 22-6 run in the third quarter that stretched a 12-point lead to as many as 26 in the second half.

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