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Hephzibah, Josey win in routs

3s carry Josey to next round

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Hephzibah, the third seed from the South subregion, had no trouble extending its season, opening up a 19-point lead in the first quarter en route to a 65-16 victory over Harlem.

Senior Tiffani Harrison outscored Harlem by herself, putting up 22 points and making four 3-pointers in the game.

The Lady Bulldogs didn’t score more than 10 points in any quarter, even getting blanked in the third period. But with nine points – seven of those in the second quarter – Olivia Fitzgerald led Harlem in scoring.

Hephzibah, which has won five consecutive games, moves on to play Thomson at 4 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals.

JOSEY 63, BURKE COUNTY 39

Josey opened up a big lead in the first half and cruised to a dominating 24-point win.

The Lady Eagles, the North subregion’s No. 3 seed, drilled five 3-pointers in the first half, with two coming from Victoria Brown, who had 10 points.

Josey took a 38-13 halftime lead as LaPorscha Wells controlled the inside for 17 points.

Burke County did go on a small run in the third to make it a 20-point game, but the Lady Bears got no closer despite Kaedia Phillips’ 13 points.

Josey can advance to the state playoffs with a win against Cross Creek at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Lady Razorbacks beat the Lady Eagles by 14 points on Dec. 19 in the season’s previous meeting.


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