Gainesville Girls Basketball team came oh so close to winning the first round game against River Ridge tonight. Gainesville took the early lead in the first period. River Ridge took the lead with 1:36 with Gainesville coming back to tie at the end of the first 13 all on last second free throws. Gainesville led the second period and at the half the score was Gainesville 28 River Ridge 23. River Ridge battled back and forth in the third to end in another tie at 38 all. Gainesville was down 3 with 6:30 in the fourth. Gainesville took a 1 point lead with 1:58 on the clock. River Ridge regained the lead only to have Gainesville take a 1 point lead with :23 left 53-52. River Ridge took the lead back with :14 by 1. Tija Blackwell put up a 3 with 1 second left to win the game but the ball rimmed off. Gainesville fell 53-54. Taylor Hawks ended with 30 points. Tija Blackwell had 12, Tia Shelton with 5, Tangi Miller with 2, Mikeisha Battle had 2 and Sydney Payne with 2. Gainesville season ends 17-10. Go Big Red!!!