Boys 6A Championship
Jim Hill 76, Tupelo 74
Jim Hill beats Tupelo 76-74 in overtime
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fred Thomas poured in a game-high 24 points, including the game winning 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining, to lift Jim Hill past Tupelo 76-74 in overtime in the Class 6A boys state championship game.
Thomas is a Mississippi State signee. Ben Seales chipped in 17 points and Trishun White added 12 for the Tigers (24-10), who won their first state championship since 1963.
Rashon Coleman scored 16 points to lead Tupelo, which trailed by as many as 19 in the third quarter. Dajon Reno and Antonio Green each had 14 points apiece for the Golden Wave, who finish with a 26-9 record.
Girls 5A Championship
Oxford 62, South Jones 54
Oxford beats South Jones 62-54 for 5A title
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Erika Sisk poured in a game-high 20 points to lead Oxford past South Jones 62-54 in the Class 5A MHSAA girls state championship game.
Alexus Malone chipped in 12 points for the Lady Chargers, who finished undefeated at 33-0 and captured their first state title since winning three in a row from 1996 to ’98. Sisk, a Murray State signee, added six rebounds and six assists.
Keoshya Wilson led South Jones (28-8) with 16 points. The Lady Braves had a 16-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, but couldn’t hold off Oxford, which took a 29-24 by halftime.
Boys 5A Championship
Callaway 54, Wayne County 44
Callaway beats Wayne County 54-44 for 5A title
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Treshawn Bolden scored 16 points to lead Callaway past Wayne County for a 54-44 victory in the Class 5A MHSAA state championship game.
Terron Gilmore, a Murray State signee, chipped in 13 points and freshman Malik Newman added 12 for the Chargers (24-6), who claimed their third state title in four years.
Avery Woodson, a Southeastern Louisiana signee, led Wayne County with a game-high 22 points. Raeford Worsham added 15 for the War Eagles, who finished with a 33-2 record but fell short of winning back-to-back state titles.
Girls 6A Championship
Forest Hill 62, Hattiesburg 60
Forest Hill defeats Hattiesburg
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Latoya Collins poured in a game-high 26 points, including 14 in the third quarter, to lift Forest Hill past Hattiesburg 62-60 to claim the MHSAA girls Class 6A state championship.
Essence Pulliam chipped in with 15 points and Krystal Baker added 11 for the Lady Patriots (29-5), who never trailed in the game. Georgia signee Tiaria Griffin led Hattiesburg with 18 points. Jackson State signee Jessica Wilson chipped in 17 points for the Lady Tigers, who finished 22-3.
MAIS Overall Championships
Starkville Academy 50, MRA 39
Read all about these games in Sunday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.