Aliyah Johnson and Keera Jackson combined for 44 points to help the Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats defeat north fourth seed Lakeside Evans in Region 2-AAAA quarterfinal action Wednesday night.
The win puts Richmond Hill (23-2) in the girls' Class AAAA playoffs and sets up a semifinal matchup with Liberty County.
Lakeside jumped out early and established an 8-0 lead before Richmond Hill got on the board but Lady Cats Head Coach Elizabeth Bennett did not hit the panic button.
“We start slow and I know that. Even we were down early and shots weren’t falling I wasn’t worried in the first quarter. I am learning to really trust the girls because we are fine once we get over the first quarter,” Bennett said.
Richmond Hill 61, Lakeside Evans 47 (Girls)
Richmond Hill 13 17 12 19-61
Lakeside Evans 14 5 10 18-47
Richmond Hill- Ayliah Johnson 24, Keera Jackson 20, Charmia Graham 6, Keisha Durham 5, Sarah Goolsby 2, Sydney Millek 2, Khadijah Scriven 2.