Lumpkin Girls Win While Boys Almost Pull Off a Big Upset

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The Lumpkin County boys and girl basketball programs hosted the visiting Gilmer Bobcats on Tuesday night. The girls continued their hot run and dominated the first varsity matchup of the night. They improved to 8-1 winning the game 67-27. The Lumpkin boys team had a hard-fought game that was up for grabs against an undefeated Bobcats team. They came up just short though losing 52-47 falling to 3-6 on the year.

Girls Recap:

The Lumpkin girls came into the matchup heavily favored as the #1 ranked team in AAA Georgia girls basketball. Even with the score very lopsided, the Lady Indians did not play their best basketball on Tuesday night. They shot just 23% from three and only shot 50% from the free-throw line. While they did outrebound Gilmer by 1 the key stat of the night was steals. As they had 28 steals to only 9 for Gilmer. All those extra shot opportunities accounted for the lady Indians lopsided 67-27 win.

Boys Recap:

The Indians came into the game 3-5 while Gilmer came in unbeaten. Many expected this to be a lopsided win for Gilmer. The Indians fought hard though and made it a four-quarter game. Lumpkin got big contributions from Jones Harris who had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Preston Cox had 11 points and 5 rebounds while Cal Faulkner had 7 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds. Lumpkin tied Gilmer with 29 rebounds each and shot a little better them from the free-throw line. Gilmer though shot better from the field and from three leading to their 52-47 win.

Lumpkin Boys Defend Home Court in Gold City Shootout

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The Lumpkin boys played in an incredible event on Saturday, the Gold City Shootout. The event hosted at Lumpkin’s Lynn Cottrell Gym was a great day for all who attended. With a great lineup of boys and girls games throughout the day. The Indians did not disappoint as the host team either winning a great game against Riverside Military Academy.


The Lumpkin Co Indians protected home court against Riverside Military Academy. It was a big team effort but senior Jones Harris had a career night. His 31 point effort was incredible to watch, as he scored from all levels of the floor. Frustrating Riverside who tried to make adjustments on him but to no avail. He also got help from sophomore Preston Cox who had 8 points and 8 rebounds. While freshman Cal Faulkner had a similar stat line of 8 points, 7 rebounds but also chipped 6 assists. All in all it was just too much for Riverside to try and match as the Indians won 61-46.

Lumpkin Girls Win, Boys Lose a Nail Biter on Friday Night

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The Lumpkin Co. basketball programs traveled to take on Dawson Co. Friday night. Coming into the night the Lumpkin girls were 5-1 while Dawson’s girls were 5-2. While the Lumpkin boys were 2-3 and Dawson’s boys were 0-7. Based on the matchups it looked like folks were in for two competitive games. The Lumpkin Co. girls won their contest 53-36. 

Girls Recap:

It was a solid performance overall for the Lumpkin Co. girls. This game had all the makings of a very competitive game and some thought it may be a toss up. Lumpkin got out to a good start, they had a bunch of steals in the first half leading to some easy opportunities. As well the three ball was falling for the Lady Indians and it really helped them stretch their lead out in the 2nd and third quarters.  The Lady Indians though were in control throughout the game.  It is a very solid victory for the program which is looking to do big things this year. Averie Jones had a big night for Lumpkin also the Lady Indians were perfect shooting 100% from the free throw line in route to their 53-35 victory.

Boys Recap:

In the boys game, it was a very evenly matched game with lots of back and forth action. It felt like most of the game it was a total toss up as to who would win. Davenport was the leading scorer for the Indians on the night with 14 points. It was a balanced effort though as freshman Cal Faulkner had a good game with 12 points. Jones Harris had 11 points as well to round out the double digit scorers. Unfortunately though it was Dawson that protected home court and made a few key plays down the stretch to win 53-48.

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