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UPDATED: Bartlett High defeats Sevier Co., 54-42 to advance to TSSAA girls basketball quarterfinals

In a compelling display of skill and determination, Bartlett High Girls Basketball team went on a 7-0 run against Sevier County to secure a 54-42 win in the opening game of the 2024 TSSAA Girls Basketball Championship in Murfreesboro, TN.

Sevier County jumped out to an early lead, outscoring Bartlett 15-9 in the first quarter. Despite the early setback, Bartlett methodically closed the gap, showcasing their defensive strengths and seizing scoring opportunities. By halftime, Bartlett trailed by just two points, 23-21.

The game’s momentum shifted significantly in Bartlett’s favor during the second half. Led by Carrington Jones and her game-high 20 points, Bartlett outscored Sevier County 13-9 in the third quarter, setting the stage for a decisive final period. In the fourth quarter, Bartlett’s strategic execution and defensive prowess culminated in a 20-10 scoring run, propelling them to a well-earned victory.

Carrington Jones had a whopping six steals to go with her scoring outburst. Zoey Rixter nearly had a double double, scoring 13 points to go with nine rebounds. Their performances were a testament to their dedication and highlighted the depth of talent within Bartlett’s ranks.

On the girls side, Bartlett is the only Memphis-area school to make the tournament this year. Next, they take on the winner of Cleveland/Lincoln County. That quarterfinal game will be played on Friday March 8.

The girls’ tournament wraps up this week, with the boys’ tournament taking center court next week.

Here’s a Class 4A Girls bracket along with a schedule for both tournaments below. To view additional brackets and schedules, visit: https://tssaasports.com/basketball/

2024 Class 4A State Girls’ Basketball Tournament Bracket

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