NORTH JACKSON OH- In a highly anticipated matchup to kick off tournament play, Jackson Milton  played host to St John on Wednesday night. With both teams hungry for postseason success, the stage was set for an intense battle on the hardwood. Ultimately, it was Jackson Milton who emerged victorious, setting the tone early and racing to a 64-50 win over St John.

Leading the charge for Jackson Milton was Emma Johns, whose impressive shooting display saw her tally an outstanding 24 points, including six three-pointers. Johns’ sharpshooting prowess ignited the offense and provided a spark for her team throughout the game.

Joining Johns in the scoring effort was Amani Yasin, who delivered a dominant performance with 18 points and 12 rebounds, securing a double-double in a display of strength and skill in the paint. Additionally, Hannah Huzyak, Macayle Thornhill, and Gabrielle Kerr each contributed 6 points to bolster Jackson Milton’s offensive output.

Despite a valiant effort from St John, led by Mickey Zheng with 23 points and Alyssa Cevera with 17 points, they were unable to overcome Jackson Milton’s early momentum and relentless attack.

With this crucial victory, Jackson Milton advances to the sectional final on Saturday, where they will face off against Badger in a highly anticipated showdown.

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