LOGANVILLE, Ga. — Loganville advanced to the Elite Eight round of the Class 5A girls state high school basketball tournament with a 51-29 rout of Maynard Jackson.
The Jaguars got off to a fast start with two 3-pointers to build an early lead and Jackson led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter.
But in the second, Loganville played tough defense and held Jackson to just 4 points.
Just before the break, with the scored tied 15-15, freshman Jailyn Baker hit a 3-pointed to put Loganville up 18-15 at the half.
In the third quarter, Loganville got off to a strong start. Senior Janae Charles made three straight baskets via assists from senior Rose Bone, and by the end of the period, Loganville led 32-22.
Junior Sydney Bolden showed up big in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points for Loganville as the Red Devils outscored Jackson 19-7.
Bolden scored 18 points to led Loganville, followed by Charles with 16.
Freshman Taliah Cornish paced Jackson (19-5) with 11 points.
Loganville improved to 26-3 and will play at Griffin in the quarterfinals Tuesday or Wednesday.