Jeff Davis High’s girls won two of three games last week to move back into a tie for fourth place in the Region 2-AA standings.
The Lady Jackets defeated Toombs County last Tuesday in Lyons 64-44, took the measure of Metter 47-43 Friday in Hazlehurst, before falling 55-29 to region-leading Bryan County Saturday in Hazlehurst.
In Lyons, the Lady Jackets blew away to a 35-21 halftime lead and never looked back as they won every quarter to build their 20-pt. final margin.
Keke McDuffie exploded for a career-high 26 points including a pair of 3-pt. shots to lead the victory. Morgan Yearty and Jekiya Smith added a dozen each, Serenity Carter had five, Tia Cornish four, Jakhia Greene three, and Tania Hall two.
K.K. Mobley topped Toombs with 26 and Amya Boyd had 10.
Against Metter, Coach Niki Perry’s girls led 37-28 entering the final quarter when Metter rallied to close within four as the final buzzer sounded.
Smith led the scoring with an even dozen, McDuffie and Greene had 11 each, Yearty six, Laniyah Vann, Cornish and Carter two apiece, and Dee Wooten one.,
Bryan brought a 17-3 overall record and a 10-1 region mark into Saturday’s game and they showed why they are the top team in the region.
Smith led the Jeff Davis scoring with 10 points. Wooten had seven, Greene five, McDuffie three and Yearty and Analese Poole two each.
Olonna Rawls led Bryan with 27.
Score by quarters:
JDHS 19 16 18 11 -64
TCHS 11 10 15 8 -44
MHS 6 14 8 15 -43
JDHS 15 12 10 10 -47
BCHS 14 15 12 14 -55
JDHS 5 8 8 8 -29