From Staff Reports
The Lady Dawgs remained undefeated in district play with a 47-32 victory over New Diana on Friday night. Freshman Tierrani Johnson made layup after layup to keep Jefferson on top the entire game.
The Lady Dawgs jumped out to an early 12-2 lead with scores by Johnson, Mackenzie Jordan, Elaina Langbartels, Nia Garrett, and Hannah Welch. The Lady Eagles found a little spunk late in the first quarter and scored 6 unanswered points, but the Lady Dawgs led 12-8 going into the second quarter. Jaden Carter and Jordan each made a bucket and Johnson poured in 8 more points before the half to give Jefferson a 24-18 halftime lead.
Welch kicked off the third quarter with a score, and then Langbartels and Maddie Bristow each sunk a 3-pointer. Garrett had a steal that she turned into 2 points on a fast break, and then Langbartels and Mikiah Allen made a bucket to give the Lady Dawgs a 38-25 lead at the end of the third. Welch sunk a free throw early in the fourth, and then Johnson made a bucket, stole the ball back, and drove down the court for an easy layup. Jordan increased Jefferson’s 43-40 lead with a steal and fast break, and Mikiah Allen sunk a long 2 with less than a minute in the game for a final score of 47-32.
Johnson finished the night with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Langbartels scored 7 points and had 8 rebounds and a steal. Welch led the team in rebounds with 11, and she had 5 points and 2 steals. Jordan put up 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals. Garrett and Allen each ended with 4 points, Bristow had 3, and Jaden Carter scored 2.
Jefferson improved their record to 14-2 overall and 2-0 in district. The Lady Dawgs will take their game on the road on Tuesday, December 18, as they take on district foe Elysian Fields.
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