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June 10, 2014

NW's Ford earns top honor for Georgia in all-star game

While Georgia didn’t win the 12th annual Stump on Sports All-Star Classic girls basketball game, Whitfield County’s representatives in the competition still shined.

Tennessee beat Georgia 60-31 Tuesday night at Chattanooga’s Notre Dame High School in the game featuring recent seniors from northwestern Georgia and southeastern Tennessee.

Northwest Whitfield’s Halle Ford won the halftime 3-point shooting contest and was Georgia’s Player of the Game after contributing six points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds.

Two other Northwest representatives, Mallory Souther and Macy Weeks, also played for Georgia. Weeks finished with seven points, while Souther had three points, five rebounds and three steals. Southeast Whitfield’s Wendy Perez also played, and Southeast coach Mike Durham led Team Georgia.

Georgia led 15-12 with six minutes left in the first half, but Tennessee ended the half with a 16-0 run and scored the first four points in the second half before Georgia ended its drought.

Tennessee now leads the Classic series 8-4. Bradley Central’s Rebecca Reuters, a Middle Tennessee State University signee, was Tennessee’s Player of the Game. She scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots.

Information on Tuesday night’s boys basketball game, which did not include any players from Murray or Whitfield counties, was not available by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Contributed reporting by Scott Herpst of the Walker County Messenger.

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