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Jacksboro girls roll into title game with 45-23 rout of OR-Robertsville

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By Dwane Wilder

 Jacksboro Middle School’s girls lived up to their No. 1 seeding Tuesday night with a 45-23 rout of Oak Ridge-Robertsville in the semifinals of the Area 2 Basketball Tournament.

Brooke Bane paced a balanced attack with 9 points for the Lady Eagles, followed by Courtney Charles with 8; Olivia Brown, Krista Williams and Whitney Williamson 7 each; Michaela Smith 4; and Aubree Cahill 1.

Blair Beeler led all scorers with 10 points for Robertsville. 

Chloe White chipped in 6 points for the Lady Rams.

Jacksboro held a 25-14 advantage at halftime. 

The Lady Eagles advance to face either Oak Ridge-Jefferson or Clinton in Friday’s championship game at 6 p.m.

In boy’s action, tournament host Jacksboro moved into the semifinals with a 39-26 first-round victory over Clinton.

Darin Gillenwater and Trey Torres scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Eagles. Jacksboro will play Horace Maynard today (Thurs.) at 6 p.m. for a spot in Friday’s championship game.