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GHS Boys Hoops Blows Away South Lake In Hurricane Territory

By on January 16th, 2013

The Gainesville High School Hurricanes are now 12-7 after a nearly 40 point win over the South Lake Eagles at home last night.  GHS put up 76 points to South Lake’s 39, though the Eagles only brought seven players due to injuries. GHS head coach Kelly Beckham says their opponent, now 1-14, didn’t stand much of a chance from the beginning.

This is the Hurricanes’ fourth home win of the season, with only one loss to Bradford County in November.  GHS went into the game coming off a 76-59 win at home against in-town rival Buchholz High School last Thursday in their first home game since winter break.  Beckham says his team’s offense has come a long way in the new year.

GHS is currently second in 6A District 5 behind Leesburg, and is now in preparation for another big in-town rivalry game against Eastside.  Gainesville junior guard Isaiah Jackson leads the team in stats with 13.2 points, 6.6 assists and 9.2 rebounds a game, and is expected to shine offensively in Friday’s game.  Beckham says this is always a big match up for both teams.

The Hurricanes will face the Rams at Santa Fe College this Friday at 7:30 pm.


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  • Renee Gork

    good job Tara!!!