The Lady Dragons shutout Commerce in the first quarter and scored the first eight points of the second quarter to build a 21-0 lead in what was a first half of dominance.
Jefferson, which pressed Commerce into numerous turnovers, allowed just five first-half points and then led 47-9 after three quarters.
“Our kids were excited and they worked hard,” Gibson said. “And when the game did kind of get a little bit out of hand, give credit to our kids for continuing to play hard.”
Commerce didn’t reach double figures until 4:53 left in the game.
“I was pleased with the way our kids played,” Gibson said. “We rebounded the ball well tonight. We did a good job taking care of it. I thought we played well in transition which is something that we’ve been really working hard on. I felt that we didn’t shoot the ball really good overall as a team. But I thought we really did a good job on the offensive boards.”
The Lady Dragons then fell to North Oconee 50-43 Tuesday as 8-AA South play started.
Evanson led Jefferson with 12 points while Sarah Wood added six.