Gainesville — The Gainesville boys junior varsity team could not keep up with its varsity competition Friday, dropping its consolation round matchup against the Callisburg Wildcats 51-16 at NCTC.
GHS will next play in the seventh place game against Era at 10:30 a.m., while Callisburg will play in the consolation final versus Valley View at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.
CHS claimed an early lead and never looked back, scoring the game’s first 12 points and jumping out to a 30-9 halftime lead.
Gainesville had its best defensive quarter in the third, holding Callisburg to nine points, but CHS kept the pressure on, outscoring the Leopards 14-5 in the fourth quarter to cruise to victory.
Senior guard Mason Langthorn paced the Callisburg offense, leading all players with 12 points. Junior guard Jacob King finished with 11 and junior forward Ty Uselton added 10.
Sophomore forward Zukari Long led the way for the Leopard with six points. Sophomore guard Isaiah Medlock chipped in with four points and junior forward Benjamin Turbeville added three points.