Feb. 27, 2012
Lakeland, Fla. – Georgia Tech women’s basketball signee Brittany Jackson led her Sebastian River girls basketball team to its first Florida state title in the program’s 18-year history with 32 points in a 50-46 championship game win over Haines City February 25.
Jackson, a 5-10 guard, is the No. 55 ranked prospect nationally by ESPN HoopGurlz is Sebastian Rivers’ all-time leading scorer. In the championship game, she added four rebounds, four blocks, five steals and four assists. Jackson made a key block with the game tied at 46 and made two free throws with 12 seconds left to give Sebastian River the lead for good.
Sebastian River advanced to the finals with a 51-45 win over Davie-Nova, in which Jackson posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Jackson scored in double digits in all seven of the Lady Sharks’ postseason games and posted at least 20 points in five of those outings. She finished her senior season with nearly 400 points, over 250 rebounds, better than 150 assists and almost 100 steals as the Lady Sharks went 25-3.
Jackson is one of four members that signed with Georgia Tech in November’s early signing period. The class, which also included Kym Ellison, Breana McDonald and Aaliyah Whiteside, was ranked No. 4 nationally by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
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