Behind a big first quarter, the Jefferson girls' basketball team remained unbeaten in region play with a 62-49 win over Morgan County Tuesday (Jan. 21) on the road.

Deshona Gaither led the No. 2-ranked Dragons with 20 points, followed by Livi Blackstock, who had 18 points. 

Jefferson (18-4, 9-0 Region 8-AAA) took a 19-5 lead after the first quarter and carried a 32-19 edge into halftime. Morgan County narrowed the deficit to 48-38 after three quarters.

The Dragons led by 16 points twice in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs briefly cut the lead to nine points in the final minutes of the game, but came no closer. 

Jefferson travels to East Jackson (10-12, 3-6 Region 8-AAA) Friday (6 p.m.) as region play continues. 

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