By NEMS Daily Journal
Score updates …
– 1A Girls Final: Byers 72 Bogue Chitto 35
– 1A Boys Final: Coldwater 63 Hinds AHS 50
– 1A Girls Final: Hinds AHS 52 Ashland 47
– 1A Boys Final: Biggersville 61 West Lincoln 55
– 2A Girls Final: New Site back to the 2A finals with a 71-59 win over Amite.
– 2A Boys Final: Baldwyn 50 Williams-Sullivan 45.
– Starkville Academy 68, Bowling Green 54. Starkville Academy moves to Overall Final.
– Jackson Prep advances to the MAIS Overall Championship Game defeating Marshall Academy 62-48
The Mississippi High School Activities Association’s state basketball tournament tips off today with six semifinals games at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Five of those feature Northeast Mississippi teams – the H.W. Byers, Ashland, New Site girls and Biggersville and Baldwyn boys.
New Site’s Lady Royals, the defending state champions in Class 2A, plays Amite County at 6:30 p.m. while Baldwyn’s 2A boys, who play Williams-Sullivan at 8, are looking to win the program’s eighth state title and their first since 1987.
Byers plays Bogue Chitto at 9 a.m. and Ashland meets Hinds AHS at 1 p.m. in 1A. Biggersville plays its 1A game against West Lincoln at 2:30 p.m.
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