The No. 2-ranked Jefferson girls’ basketball team continued its season-long dominance of Region 8-AAA with a 75-37 win over visiting Hart County Tuesday (Jan. 28).

Livi Blackstock, who went 6-of-8 from three-point range, poured in 23 points, while Courtney Kidd threw in 14 points and Deshona Gaither added 13 points.

"I thought we got off to a slow start defensively," Jefferson coach Greg Brown said. "We just weren't moving and anticipating like we should have. We called an early timeout and got that straightened out. I thought we played well offensively all night."

Jefferson shot 47.5 from the floor and 46.7 percent from beyond the arc, hitting 14 3-pointers. 

The Dragons' night included a 32-point third quarter.

"The third quarter we really got rolling and made eight three pointers and just did a great job of finding the hot shooters," Brown said. "We are really pushing our players to remain focused on getting better and improving as we go into the postseason and I thought we did a good job of that tonight."

Defensively, Jefferson forced Hart County into 29 turnovers. 

With the win, the Dragons (20-4) improved to 11-0 in Region 8-AAA play. Jefferson closes the regular season Friday (Jan. 31) at home at 7 p.m. against Jackson County (6-18, 4-7 Region 8-AAA).

Jefferson will begin play in the Region 8-AAA tournament Thursday, Feb. 6, in the semifinals at Emmanuel College.


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