Paced by 20 points and rebounds from Haven Rollins, the East Jackson girls’ basketball team earned its second-straight win with a 59-46 Saturday (Nov. 23) victory in a Thanksgiving tournament at Apalachee.

Coach Cherrelle Pullen said her team executed its game plan well.

“This was a great team win,” she said. “I’m proud of them.”

Antonia Pittman added 16 points, three assists and a steal. Kenzie Whitehead finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and a steal. Maurissa Thomas contributed 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals.

Rollins also had three steals.

The win was a particularly meaningful one for Pullen, an Athens native who played high school basketball at Clarke Central.

“I’m extremely grateful and humbled to know everything I know basketball related came from the head coach at Clarke Central which is Carla Johnson and her staff when I was a student athlete there,” Pullen said. “A lot of things I do in regards to basketball I mirror my former teachers and coaches.”

East Jackson will continue play in Apalachee's tournament on Monday against Berkmar.


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