DISTRICT WINNERS, STATE RUNNERS-UP

The Jackson County Parks and Recreation girls’ 8-year-old girls all-star basketball team finished as runners-up in the March 6-7 state tournament in Habersham County. The team defeated Villa Rica in the opening round and host Habersham County in the semifinals before falling to Gordon County in the state finals to finish as runners-up for the second year in a row. Prior to that, the team won the District 7 tournament in Barrow County Feb. 27-29. Jackson County defeated Habersham County to capture the title. The team defeated Jefferson and Hart County in the seeding games and defeated Barrow County in the semifinals to advance to the district title game. Team members are Amiyah Fambro, Avery Scott, Jacylane Woodall, Isabella Menard, Cameron McGaughey, Isabel Maxey, Landry Greene, Mary Waters, Braelyn Bruce and Carly Kidwell. Coaches are Ricky Sanders (head coach), Jason Woodall (assistant coach) and Pam Menard (assistant coach). Heather Backer served as scorekeeper.

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