Prep roundup: Jefferson County, Franklin County girls eliminated from playoffs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 24, 2018

BASSFIELD — The Jefferson County High School Lady Tigers struggled offensively as they were eliminated from the 2018 MHSAA Class 3A Girls’ State Tournament by the Jefferson Davis County Lady Jaguars 35-19 in a second-round game Friday night.

Antrell Gales led Region 7 No. 2 seed Jefferson County with eight points and Kailyn Hammett added four points. The Lady Tigers also had no answer for Azaria Magee, who led Region 8 No. 1 seed Jefferson Davis County with a game-high 26 points.

“We were flat. We couldn’t put it in the ocean,” Lady Tigers head coach Flora McKnight said. “It was just one of those games — bad time of the year to have one of those.”

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Indeed it was. Jefferson County didn’t score more than six points in any of the four quarters.

The Lady Jaguars led 11-4 after one quarter of play and 21-10 at halftime. And even though, they didn’t put up nearly as many points as they did in their first-round win over Southeast Lauderdale, they didn’t have to.

Jefferson County finished with an overall record of 22-6.

Choctaw Central 65, Franklin County 34

PHILADELPHIA — The Choctaw Central High School Lady Warriors dominated Franklin County in the first half en route to a 65-34 win over the Lady Bulldogs Friday night in the second round of the 2018 MHSAA Class 3A Girls’ State Tournament.

Region 5 No. 1 seed Choctaw Central (33-1) scored 20 points in the first quarter and 23 points in the second quarter while Region 7 No. 3 seed Franklin County failed to reach double figures and trailed at the half 43-15. By the time the third quarter was over, the Lady Warriors enjoyed a 59-25 advantage on their way to ending the season for the Lady Bulldogs.

Franklin County finished at 16-11 overall.