JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Tevin Marzette scored 16 points, Cortez Frizell added 14 and Durant beat Dexter 78-68 for the Mississippi Class 1A boys state basketball championship Thursday night.
Marzette made 6 of 10 shots from the field and added seven rebounds and seven assists. Cody James scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Tigers won their first state title since 2005.
Durant (31-4) shot 31 of 66 (47%) from the field.
Dexter's Dante Butler scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs. Tyler Hart scored 14 points and Ron Harvey added 13 points and eight rebounds. Dexter (23-7) shot 26 of 68 (38.2%) from the field.
Durant won despite falling behind 12-0 in the opening minutes.
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