JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Alexis Hardaway scored 18 points to lead H.W. Byers over Coldwater 48-43 for the Class 1A girls state basketball championship.
H.W. Byers (29-8) won its third title in four seasons, outscoring Coldwater 19-8 in the fourth quarter. Hardaway made 8 of 15 shots from the field and grabbed five rebounds, earning most valuable player honors.
Kyra Gulledge and Kourtney Coleman added seven points apiece for the Lady Lions.
Jerontay Clemons led Coldwater (28-4) with 26 points, 16 rebounds and three steals. The Lady Cougars shot just 13 of 51 (25.5%) from the field, and couldn't hold a 35-29 after three quarters.
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