Jackson-led girls win NW Georgia All-Star Game


Cass girls basketball head coach Burt Jackson got to coach a foursome of Colonels one last time on Thursday in the Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club All-Star Game. As he did so many times over the previous four years, Jackson helped lead them to victory — this time by a 92-79 margin.

Jackson's squad included six players from Bartow County, including a majority of The Daily Tribune News all-county team. Nakiyah Washington, the DTN Player of the Year, led the locals with 13 points.

Washington had five points in the first quarter, but her team trailed 26-23 after one. However, she scored her remaining eight points in the second period to help guide her squad to a 51-41 halftime advantage.

Jackson's group saw its lead cut to 69-62 entering the fourth quarter. Despite only making two free throws in the final stanza, the team managed to pull away for the 13-point win.

Model's Megan Kent took home MVP honors after scoring seven of her team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter. Pickens' Torie Williams, who also won the 3-point shooting contest Thursday, had 14 points, including four shots from beyond the arc.

Among Cass' participants, Sharia Wade scored seven points; Alexis Ware and Payton Stoddard each had five; and Amber Brittian wound up with four. Woodland's Madgie Robinson, who was also selected for next Tuesday's Paulding County All-Star Game alongside Cartersville's A'mya Davis and London Shaw, finished with one point.