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Evans girls advance

Posted: February 12, 2013 - 6:28pm  |  Updated: February 13, 2013 - 9:14pm
Evans' Elyssa Melton and the Lady Knights advanced to the state basketball tournament with a win over Jones County Tuesday afternoon.  File Photo by Jim Blaylock
File Photo by Jim Blaylock
Evans' Elyssa Melton and the Lady Knights advanced to the state basketball tournament with a win over Jones County Tuesday afternoon.

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The Evans girls became the first county team to advance to the 2012-2013 GHSA AAAAA Girls State Basketball Tournament.

At the Region 2-AAAAA Girls Basketball Tournament’s first round at Jones County Tuesday afternoon, the No. 1 seed Lady Knights from 2A held off 2B’s No. 4 seed Jones County, 52-48.

Tied at nine after one quarter, the Lady Knights (17-7, 9-1) led 24-17 at the half but the Lady Greyhounds (8-16, 0-7) cut it to 36-32 after three quarters.

Leading 38-37, Jasmine Stone hit a 3-pointer to give the Lady Knights some breathing room and they went on to the win.

Stone led the Lady Knights with 25 points and Allysha McFarland chipped in with 11.

The Lady Knights will face the winner of Grovetown and Houston County, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Information from Augusta Basketball Report. Follow them live on Twitter @AugBball

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