JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Xavian Rimmer and Kentwan Smith both scored 18 points to lead Piney Woods over Bruce 64-48 for the 2A boys state basketball championship on Friday.
Rimmer, a 6-foot-2 senior, made 5 of 10 shots from the field, grabbed five rebounds and added four assists to earn most valuable player honors. Smith had nine rebounds and five blocked shots.
Piney Woods (29-3) won its first title since 1996, shooting 25 of 48 (52.1%) from the field.
Bruce (21-7) was led by Jarvis Tillman's 16 points. Devin Tillman added 13.
Piney Woods led just 28-27 at halftime, but outscored Bruce 15-6 in the third quarter.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.