Indian Boys’ Basketball Season Ends In State Playoffs

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball season comes to a close.

Stephens County lost a close game Wednesday in the first round of the state AAAA basketball tournament to Fayette County, 63-56.

The Indians led after the first quarter and trailed by just one at the half, 28-27. However, 13 points from Fayette County’s Corey Williams in the second half helped the Tigers survive and advance.

Tavoris Davis led the Indians with 16 points. Cody Helgeland added 14 points and Fred Smith scored 10.

C.J. Johnson led Fayette County with 16 points, while Williams had 15, Dante Sterling had 13 points and Chaz Berry scored 12.

The Indians finish the season with a record of 17-12. Meanwhile, Fayette County advances to the second round of the state AAAA playoffs to face South Atlanta, who defeated River Ridge 60-56 Wednesday.

It was a tough night for Region 8-AAAA boys’ basketball teams as all four of the region’s state tourney representatives lost. Eastside lost to Alexander 72-59, Shaw upset Region 8-AAAA champ Johnson 54-49, and Madison County lost to LaGrange 66-45.