High school basketball roundup: Southeast girls, boys down Dalton Academy; North Murray hits 13 triples to beat Chattooga

Nov. 17—Boys Southeast Whitfield 70, Dalton Academy 53

Southeast Whitfield (1-0) opened the season Friday night with a 70-53 win over Dalton Academy (0-2).

The Raiders earn their first win under new head coach Mark Oliver, who took over after former head coach Ben Oliver stepped down.

Southeast plays North Murray in a tourney at Gordon Central High on Monday at 8:30 p.m.

Dalton Academy hosts Pepperell on Nov. 27.

North Murray 88, Chattooga 50

Despite missing a few key players who were busy playing in the high school football playoffs Friday night, the North Murray Mountaineers (1-0) opened the season with an 88-50 win over Chattooga (0-2).

North Murray led 32-23 at halftime then piled up 33 points in the third to pull away.

Beau Ellis poured in 31 points while hitting five 3-pointers. JD Ellis hit four from long range and had 22. Isaiah Morrison scored 11. The Mountaineers hit 13 3-pointers as a team.

The game was part of North Murray's Turkey Jam tournament, hosted at the school. The Mountaineers play Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe today at 5 p.m.

Girls Christian Heritage 53, Washington-Wilkes 32

Christian Heritage (1-2) got its first win under new head coach Josh Hembree Friday night.

The Lady Lions defeated Washington-Wilkes (0-1) 53-32 Friday.

Christian Heritage plays Lincoln County today at 4:30.

Southeast Whitfield 41, Dalton Academy 16

Southeast Whitfield (1-1) traveled across town and defeated Dalton Academy (0-2) 41-16 Friday night.

The Lady Raiders led 31-6 after three quarters.

Johanna Ortiz led Southeast with 11 points, while Miracle Godoy scored 10.

Southeast plays in a tournament at Gordon Central against North Murray on Tuesday, and then Dalton Academy and Southeast play again on Tuesday.

North Murray 53, Pepperell 43North Murray is 2-0 after another win Friday in the school's Turkey Jam tournament.

The Lady Mountaineers defeated Pepperell (0-1) 53-43 Friday night after taking down Chattooga 60-37 in the event on Wednesday.

North Murray plays Coahulla Creek at 2 p.m. at home today to close out its three-game stretch in the Turkey Jam.