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PREP ROUNDUP: Lambert stays hot in rivalry win against South Forsyth
Braxton Beaty
Lambert senior Braxton Beaty drives toward the basket earlier this season during the Longhorns' 68-60 win against South Forsyth. Photo by Ben Hendren

Lambert continued to roll Friday, topping South Forsyth 68-60 as the Longhorns won their fifth-straight game and eighth in their past nine chances.

Senior Braxton Beaty led the Longhorns with 26 points, adding six rebounds and four assists. Senior Colin Granger had a double-double, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Lambert used a 23-point second quarter to take control of the game and bring a 36-27 lead into halftime.

South (12-9, 2-4 Region 5-7A) will host North Forsyth at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, while Lambert will challenge Milton for first place in the region  at home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Dawson County 86, Denmark 84, 3 OT

Denmark stepped out of region play Friday and lost a 86-84 triple-overtime thriller to Dawson County.

Denmark (15-4, 8-0 Region 7-4A) hosted Furtah Prep on Saturday and will look to remain perfect in region play against Flowery Branch at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

South Forsyth 61, Lambert 42

South Forsyth won its second-straight game Friday with a 61-42 win against Lambert.

The War Eagles (15-6, 3-3 Region 5-7A) will host North Forsyth at 6 p.m. Tuesday, and Lambert (6-12, 1-5 Region 5-7A) will look to get back on track at home against Milton at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

THURSDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL

Milton 75, Forsyth Central 55

Forsyth Central exploded for 20 points in the first quarter, but Milton answered to take a 37-30 lead into halftime, and the Eagles’ 25-point fourth quarter solidified the victory.

The Bulldogs (8-13, 1-5 Region 5-7A) will travel to West Forsyth at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.