The Russell County girls basketball team used a 7-0 third-quarter run and 11 fourth-quarter points from Antionnia Jefferson to defeat Paul Bryant 48-42 on Wednesday night in an AHSAA Class 5A regional playoff game at Alabama State's Dunn-Oliver Acadome.
Russell County advances to play in a regional final at 5:40 p.m. Friday at Alabama State.
Jefferson finished 6-for-19 shooting from the floor, and made her first basket with just more than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter. But once she scored, she broke out to finish with a team-best 20 points as Russell County pulled away after trailing 24-22 at halftime.
Paul Bryant's Paris Strother had a game-best 20 points.
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