BROOKLET — Jasmine Roberts needed only three points on Tuesday to cross over the threshold of 1,000 in her career, and she took care of that early.
Though Southeast Bulloch lost the game to Johnson , Roberts scored 19 and how has 1,016 in her career.
It was one of her goals when she started playing for the Lady Yellow Jackets, so what’s next?
“I just want to go for more,” Roberts said.
SEB head coach Johnny Miller, who took over the program last season, has seen Roberts develop into one of the best scorers in Region 1-AAA.
“We gave her the co-captain spot last year and she took control,” Miller said. “She was never a scorer or a flasher, but she developed a cross-over move and some quickness. She’s developing her outside shot.”
Johnson led the game 41-21 at the end of the third quarter, but Roberts dug in and helped the Jackets to a 41-27 score when she recorded her fourth foul. She stayed in the game with a foul to give and six of SEB’s final eight points. She scored 10 of her 19 in the fourth quarter.
The Jackets trailed by as many as 21.
“We were just intimidated by their big girl, which we should not have been,” Miller said. “Coming off Thanksgiving, I think they still had some turkey and dressing in them. They looked a little sluggish in the first half, but we’ll bounce back.”
Alexandria Brooks led Johnson with 15 points.
“She’s tough,” Miller said about Brooks. “It’s hard to double team her. We tried to play the other four and make her have to beat us.”
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