Lady Indians’ season ends on buzzer beater

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians lost to the Cross Creek Lady Razorbacks 46-45 on Friday night in Dahlonega. Trailing 45-44 with 5.8 seconds remaining, Cross Creek moved the ball the length of the court for a game-winning layup as time expired.

Senior Isabel Davenport led Lumpkin Co. with 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. She scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Senior Makenzie Caldwell scored 10 points, gathered 8 rebounds, and stole the ball 5 times in the game.

Senior Isabel Davenport looking to make a play in the semifinals of the 3A state tournament.

The Lady Indians opened the game on a 10-4 run to jump out to an early lead. Cross Creek responded by scoring 13 consecutive points on a run that stretched until halfway through the second quarter. Late in the half, Davenport hit back to back threes to close the gap. Lumpkin Co. trailed 18-16 at halftime.

Lumpkin Co. opened the third quarter on a 7-0 run to regain the lead. The Lady Indians were plagued by turnovers in the period, while allowed Cross Creek to respond again with another long run.

Trailing 32-26, Lumpkin Co. tied the game on an 8-2 run to start the fourth. With the game tied late in the game, Davenport hit one of two free throws after she was fouled on a layup attempt. After a timeout, Cross Creek went full court and hit an open layup to win the game 46-45.

The Lady Indians end the season with a 25-5 record, including 11-1 in Region 7-3A. They won their first region championship in 30 years and made it to the semifinals of the state tournament.

Congratulations to the Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians on an incredible, historical season!

Lady Indians win Region 7-3A championship

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Gilmer Lady Bobcats in the Region 7-3A championship 50-46 on Tuesday night in Dahlonega. Senior Isabel Davenport iced the game by hitting two free throws with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game.

Senior Isabel Davenport advances the ball up the floor.

Sophomore Mary Mullinax led the Lady Indians with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Davenport added 15 points, including 9 in the 4th quarter.

Early in the third quarter, with Lumpkin Co. leading 30-17, Gilmer decided to turn up the pressure. They forced a plethora of turnovers from the Lady Indians, allowing them to claw their way back into the game.

In the end, it was Lumpkin Co. holding on to win their first region championship in 30 years.

The Lady Indians will host their first round state playoff game either next Tuesday, February 23rd, or next Wednesday, February 24th.

Lady Indians defeat Lady Panthers 69-35

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Union Co. Lady Panthers 69-35 on Saturday night in Dahlonega.

Freshman Averie Jones at the free throw line.

The Lady Indians outworked the Lady Panthers the whole game, recording 16 steals and 11 offensive rebounds.

Lumpkin Co. was led in scoring by freshman Averie Jones who scored 22 points and had 6 assists and 5 steals. Senior Makenzie Caldwell also put up 15 points, and sophomore Mary Mullinax had 14 points and 6 assists.

The Lady Indians will travel to play the Lady Trojans at North Hall high school on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Lady Indians run past Dawson Co. 68-33

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Dawson Co. Lady Tigers 68-33 on Tuesday night in Dawsonville. The Lady Indians dominated the game on both ends of floor, hitting nine threes and recording 10 steals.

Senior Isabel Davenport handles the ball against Dawson Co.

Sophomore Mary Mullinax led Lumpkin Co. with 21 points and seven rebounds. Senior Isabel Davenport also scored 20 points, and freshman Averie Jones scored 14 points.

Senior Maddie Anglin led the Lady Tigers with 15 points.

The Lady Indians only led 19-11 at the end of the first quarter. However, they opened the second quarter on an 8-0 run and never looked back.

The Lady Indians host the Gilmer Lady Bobcats this Friday at 6 p.m.

Davenport’s near triple-double leads Lady Indians to victory

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Gilmer Lady Bobcats 67-46 on Friday night in Dahlonega. The Lady Indians played team basketball, recording 20 assists on the night.

Sophomore Lexi Pierce setting up a play.

Senior Isabel Davenport had half of those assists, as she fell a rebound shy of a triple-double.

Davenport scored 14 points to go along with her 10 assists and 9 rebounds. She also had 3 steals

The Lady Indians were led in scoring by senior Makenzie Caldwell, who had 21 points and 6 rebounds. Sophomore Mary Mullinax also had a double-double for Lumpkin Co. as she had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Averie Jones also had 13 points and 5 rebounds.

With the victory the Lady Indians move to 14-4 on the season and 6-1 in Region 7-3A.

Lumpkin Co. has a quick turnaround as they host Union Co. at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Lady Indians’ defense stifles Fannin Co. in 61-27 victory

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Fannin Co. Lady Rebels 61-27 in their first game of the Kelly King Holiday Classic. The Lady Indians were led in scoring by senior Isabel Davenport, who scored 15 points. Sophomore Averie Jones also scored 14 points, and freshmen Mary Mullinax chipped in 13 points.

Senior Isabel Davenport, who scored a game-high 15 points, prepares to shoot a 3-pointer.

Lumpkin Co.’s defense allowed them to put the game away early. They didn’t allow a point in the first quarter and only allowed Fannin Co. to score one field goal in the first half. The Lady Indians’ led 24-5 at halftime.

The Lumpkin Co. offense started rolling in the third quarter. Mullinax scored seven of her points in the third quarter as the Lady Indians took a 42-13 lead into the final period. They held on to win the game 61-27.

Lumpkin Co. will host the Mill Creek Lady Hawks tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in their second game of the Kelly King Holiday Classic.

Lady Indians roll past North Hall 76-31

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the North Hall Lady Trojans 76-31 at home on Friday night. Sophomore Lexi Pierce led the Lady Indians in scoring with 35 points, including 28 points in the first half.

Sophomore Lexi Pierce led the Lady Indians with 35 points, including six 3-pointers.

Lumpkin Co. dominated the first half with excellent defense and hot shooting. They forced plenty of turnovers that led to easy scores and held North Hall to 13 first half points. The Lady Indians also hit 10 threes in the first half, six of which came from Pierce. They led 48-13 at halftime.

The Lady Indians turned down the tempo in the second half but still held on to win the game 76-31.

Lumpkin Co. will host the Kelly King Holiday Classic beginning Monday at 5:30 p.m. as they host Oconee Co. high school.

Fannin Co. defeats Lumpkin Co. in region tournament

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The Fannin Co. Lady Rebels defeated Lumpkin Co. 55-45 in the first round of the Region 7-3A tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at North Hall. The win gives the Lady Rebels (17-9, 6-6 Region 7-3A) a spot in the state tournament and advances them to the next round of the region tournament. The loss ends the Lady Indians’ season, as they finish with a record of 15-10 overall and 6-7 in Region 7-3A.

Lexi Pierce at the free throw line.

Natalie Thomas led the way for the Lady Rebels by scoring 19 points, including six 3-pointers. Becca Ledford also scored 15 for Fannin Co.

The Lady Indians were led by a well-rounded game for Kate Jackson, who had 13 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. Makenzie Caldwell had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Isabel Davenport scored nine points and had six steals.

The first quarter started off slow, but competitive. Fannin Co. eventually went on a 7-2 run that gave them a 13-8 lead at the end of the quarter.

The Lady Indians responded with an 11-0 run early in the second quarter. Lumpkin Co. led 28-26 at halftime.

Reagan York drives against Kate Jackson.

The third quarter was back-and-forth with neither team able to gain an advantage. Lumpkin Co. was able to hold on to a 42-39 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Fannin Co. took control in the fourth quarter. They hit three 3-pointers early and held the Lady Indians to three points in the quarter. The Lady Rebels hit seven free throws in the final two minutes to win the game 55-45 and clinch a state playoff berth.

The Lady Rebels advances to the next round of the Region 7-3A tournament. They will play on Friday against GAC at 7 p.m. at East Hall high school.

Big fourth quarter gives Lady Indians victory against White Co.

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The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians (13-8, 4-5 Region 7-AAA) defended their home court Saturday night, Jan. 18, defeating the White Co. Lady Warriors (15-7, Region 7-4A) 53-35. Lumpkin Co. outscored White Co. 22-8 in the final quarter to seal the win.

Isabel Davenport led the way for the Lady Indians with 19 points, while Lexi Pierce and Kate Jackson each scored 12 points.

For the Lady Warriors, junior Maddie Futch had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while adding three deflections, two steals, and drawing a charge. Junior Dasha Cannon scored 10 points, added an assist, had two deflections, and three steals. Senior Ellie Gearing scored seven points, had four rebounds, two assists, three deflections, and two steals.

Kate Jackson finishes the lay-up.

Lumpkin Co. jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter. They ended the period on an 8-2 run that gave them a 13-6 by the end of it.

White Co. fought back in the second quarter. They used a 7-2 run in the middle of the quarter to close the gap. The Lady Indians took an 18-16 lead into halftime.

The third quarter was another competitive one, and the score remained close. Lumpkin Co. was able to use a 9-0 run to take a 31-27 lead into the final period.

Dasha Cannon drives down the lane.

The Lady Indians took over in the fourth quarter to seal the win. They opened the quarter with back-to-back threes from Davenport and Jackson that started an 8-0 run. Lumpkin Co. went on to win 53-35.

The Lady Indians’ next game will be Tuesday as they host GAC.

The Lady Warriors play again on Tuesday at Flowery Branch high school.

Lumpkin County girls fall to East Hall 46-43 at home

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The Lumpkin County girls suffered their first region loss of the year on Friday. They hosted East Hall and lost 46-43. Isabel Davenport lead the way for the Lady Indians with 23 points. Makenzie Caldwell also scored 8 for Lumpkin.

Isabel Davenport pushes the ball up the court.

The Lady Indians got off to a slow start. They were down 3-0 for the first couple minutes of the game. They eventually woke up with a 7-0 run and led 8-5 after the first quarter.

East Hall opened the second quarter with back to back threes to take the lead. The rest of the quarter was back and forth until the end. Lumpkin ended on a 10-3 run to take a 20-17 lead into the half.

The second half started off slow scoring-wise. Lumpkin eventually broke it open with a 7-0 run to nearly get their lead to double digits. The Lady Vikings responded with a 4-0 run to end the quarter to cut the lead to 28-24.

After Lumpkin opened the 4th quarter with a bucket, East Hall took the lead with a 10-0 run. Lumpkin responded with a 5-2 run to get the game within a point. The Lady Vikings then hit a pair of free throws to make a three point game. Davenport responded with a big three to tie the game at 38.

Makenzie Caldwell rises up for the lay-up.

The teams traded free throws and baskets, with East Hall having a three point lead late. The Lady Indians fired up a three and got the offensive rebound, which was scored to cut the deficit to one. After another pair of free throws from East Hall, Lumpkin had to go the length of the court to tie. They failed to get a shot off and lost the game 46-43.

The Lady Indians’ next game will be Tuesday at Fannin County at 6 P.M.

Lumpkin County girls take down Chestatee, move to 3-0

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The first half was close, but the Lumpkin County girls outscored the Lady War Eagles 13-3 in the third quarter to pull away and win the game 48-27 Tuesday night in Dahlonega. Kate Jackson lead the way for the Lady Indians with 17 points in the game. Lexi Pierce also chipped in 12 points as the two girls outscored the entire Chestatee team.

Madisyn Echols sets up the offense.

The first quarter was a defensive battle, with Chestatee coming out with a 5-4 lead. Makenzie Caldwell and Madisyn Echols each scored to keep the Lady Indians in the game.

The offenses shook off the rust in the second quarter. Lumpkin took an 11-8 lead before the Lady War Eagles went on a quick 6-0 run to take a 14-11 lead. The Lumpkin County girls responded well with two buckets to take the lead into the half. Pierce stole the ball and got a layup to end the half, giving her team the 15-14 halftime lead.

The second half was all Indians, as they scored the first five and last eight points of the third quarter to take a 28-17 lead into the final quarter.

Kate Jackson shoots a free throw in the fourth quarter.

Chestatee tried throwing a press defense at the Lumpkin girls, but they broke it with ease. The Indians put up 20 points in the final quarter to extend their lead to a comfortable margin. They scored the last six points of the game and won their home-opener 48-27 over Chestatee.

The Indians’ next game is Friday as they play host to Banks County at 7:00 PM.

Indians Split Varsity Games At The Bluff

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Friday night had the Indians and Lady Indians travel to play the Bears at Cherokee Bluff High School in Flowery Branch.  The Bluff maybe a new school but definitely have some good athletes and coaching.  At the end of the night, the girls and boys would split victories.

The first to tip-off was the Lady Indians against a fast Bears team. The Game started out slow between the two teams with the Lady Bears holding a slim 8-4 lead over the Lady Indians. With the start of the 2nd, the Lumpkin Ladies started to find a rhythm from the perimeter with five 3-pointers including two from #14 Claire White to carry a tie heading into the locker room at the half.  The third period was almost a carbon copy of the previous period with the long-range shooting of the Lady Indians.  #23 Ashlynn Wistoski added her name to the 3-point list with two and helped push the lead to 30-26 as the final period was 1 minute away.  In the final period of the game, the Lady Bears were caught on their heels as Lumpkin came out on fire. Having the best period of play I have seen this year was MacKenzie Pulley, #22 had 15 points to seal a huge victory and keep moving forward in a great season.  The 55-32 win for the Lumpkin Lady Indians has them sitting at 14-4 overall with a tough region schedule still to come.  Leading the scoring on the night was Davenport with 14 points and Pulley with 20 points.

 

The Varsity boys took the court to face off against a big Bears team in the nightcap.  The Indians came out short on the night as the Bears held the lead from start to finish.  Coach Steele’s team left everything they had on the floor but wasn’t able to match the size and speed of Cherokee Bluff.  The Indians trailed after one period by 17 and 19 at the half.  As the second half began, the team lost focus after some sideline distractions.  The Bears were too much for the Indians to handle in the third as they scored at will to put up 27 huge points to put the contest out of reach for Lumpkin.  The Indians could not get anything going in the final period as they were outscored 21-4 as the clock buzzer sound.  The 95-44 loss to the Bears is disheartening but Coach Jeff Steele and his team will regroup and be focused on their next opponent.

 

       

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