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.

Correspondent

Greg Yarman is an educator in Walton County and a correspondent for The Walton Tribune.

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