North Forsyth 43, Loganville 40
Caroline Bowns had 14 points and the Lady Raiders held off a furious comeback Tuesday in their season-opener at home.
North (1-0) led by as many as 20 in the second quarter and 15 in the third, but Loganville cut a 35-22 third-quarter lead down to 42-40 with a minute left to play in the game.
Loganville had possession with a chance to tie or take the lead in the final seconds, but North forward Maddie Palmer blocked the Lady Bulldogs’ shot.
Okwunne Ogbogu added seven points, 10 rebounds and two steals for the Lady Raiders, while Lochlain Corliss had seven points, four assists and three steals.
Forsyth Central 72, Johns Creek 70 (OT)
Cale Jackson had 21 points as the Bulldogs got their season off to a thrilling start with an overtime non-region victory Tuesday at home.
Eli Brown added 14 points for Central (1-0), while Clint Fenton had 14 rebounds in his first game back from an injury caused him to miss all of last season.
Horizon Christian 73, Barnes Academy 33
HARTWELL – Josiah Laws had 22 points in his debut for the Warriors in a dominating non-region victory Tuesday on the road.
Laws, who transferred from Forsyth Central during the offseason, led four Horizon (1-0) scorers in double digits.
Debo Durnwald had 16 points, Daniel Dougherty had 15 points and Michael Walker added 11 points.
North Forsyth 52, Loganville 38
Chad Bureau led all scorers with 26 points as the Raiders notched their first victory of the season Tuesday at home.
Bureau was 14-for-16 from the free throw line. Dakota Holtzclaw added 20 points for North (1-2).
The Raiders managed the win despite missing Nick Cunningham, one of their top scorers who was out with an illness, and forward Coleton Holzer, who left in the first quarter after a collision with a Loganville player split open his right eyebrow and required stitches.