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S.V. Marshall edges Baldwyn for 2A title
by The Associated Press
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JACKSON — Demarcus Weatherall scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead S.V. Marshall past Baldwyn 45-43 in the MHSAA Class 2A boys state championship game on Thursday.

Weatherall hit two free throws with 24 seconds remaining to push S.V. Marshall ahead 44-43 and the Tigers were able to hold Baldwyn scoreless in the final seconds. The 6-foot-4 Weatherall also added three steals and a block.

S.V. Marshall (27-6) had a 37-30 advantage on rebounds and won despite shooting just 14 of 47 (29.8 percent) from the field.

Baldwyn (31-4) was led by Connor McKay's 14 points and five assists. Felix Hayes added 11. The Bearcats had 15 turnovers and shot 16 of 47 (34 percent) from the field.

1A Girls

John F. Kennedy 39, Pine Grove 34

Frederica Haywood scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead John F. Kennedy past Pine Grove.

It is the Lady Hornets' first state championship in school history and capped a perfect 32-0 season. JFK didn't take its first lead until 35 seconds remaining in the game when Haywood made a layup to make the score 36-34.

Ieysha Mays and Jarvis Malone added six points each for JFK. It was the final game for Lady Hornets' coach Linda Allen, who is retiring from coaching after this season.

Aliyah Akins led Pine Grove with 20 points. The Lady Panthers finished 29-8 and were seeking their first state title since 1986.

2A Girls

H.W. Byers 69, Scott Central 54

Abria Gulledge scored 20 points, Miracle Duncan added 13 points and 16 rebounds and H.W. Byers beat Scott Central.

H.W. Byers (25-8) took a 30-17 lead by halftime and shot 61.9 percent (13 of 21) in the second half to pull away for the win. Richenda Crutcher added 15 points while Laniqua Collins had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Scott Central (28-7) was led by Victoria Vivians, who scored 43 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in her final high school game. Vivians made 13 of 27 shots from the field and 17 of 21 from the free-throw line.

Vivians, a Mississippi State signee, is the state's career leader in points scored with more than 5,000.
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