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Central High School Girl's Basketball Player Well-Liked on and off the Court

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - She's a force to be reckoned with.

Jarfaith Jones will almost always be wide open down low, and when she has the ball in her hands, she's almost always going to find a way to score.

"It's all about her heart," says head coach Sheila Toombs.  "She wants to play hard, and she wants her team to get better as well as herself."

She's off to a hot start this season, averaging 17 points and 8 rebounds each time out, but what really stands out is she never gives up, even when the game is all but lost.

Last Saturday against Howard, Central was down by three with less than 30 seconds left.  Jarfaith put up a rare three pointer that rattled out, and as Howard hit an easy lay-in at the other end, there was Jarfaith, hot on her heels.

"I knew that I had shot the shot," Jones says.  "So, I had to be the first one back, because if I would have just stood there, it would have been like I gave up on my team, and I couldn't give up on them."

Not only is Jarfaith a favorite target on the basketball court. Earlier this year, her fellow classmates voted her onto the homecoming court.

"That lets me know that she has self-condifence to do those kind of things," Toombs says.

"I was surprised because I didn't think people were gonna vote for me," Jones says.  "But it ended up being a fun experience overall."

With most of her senior season left, Jarfaith has plenty of time to make more memories.

"I'm working hard," she says.  "I've been working hard since last year and I was determined my senior year was gonna be my year."

Central fell to Westside 45-40 Tuesday night.  Jones had 6 points for the Lady Chargers, who are now 0-5 this season.

 

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