JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Alexis Hardaway scored 24 points, Justice Martin added 21 and H.W. Byers beat Coldwater 74-69 in the Class 1A MHSAA girls state championship game.
Hardaway made 11 of 14 shots from the field and added 10 rebounds. H.W. Byers (29-4) shot 48.3% from the field (28 of 58). Abria Gulledge added 15 points.
Coldwater (27-9) was led by Jerontay Clemons, who scored 40 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. She nearly single-handedly led the Lady Cougars to a comeback victory, scoring 23 points in the fourth quarter, but her late 3-pointer that would have tied the game bounced off the front of the rim.
Charmaine Stackhouse added 11 points and seven rebounds.
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