Wayne County beats Lanier 82-74 for 5A title - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Wayne County beats Lanier 82-74 for 5A title

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rayford Worsham scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Wayne County beat Lanier 82-74 to win the Class 5A boys state basketball championship on Saturday.

Deterris Rogers and Avery Woodson each scored 16 points, and Donte Pittman added 14 as Wayne County (31-1) controlled the game throughout and led 42-29 at halftime.

Lanier went on an 11-0 run late in the third quarter to pull within 57-52, but the War Eagles held off the Bulldogs in the final minutes.

Greg Lee led Lanier (25-9) with 26 points. Javerick Burrell scored 13 and Andre Funches added 10.

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