Velma Jackson tops East Side 50-35 - - Jackson, MS

Velma Jackson wins 2nd straight 3A Boys Championship

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Moses Greenwood scored 13 points, Quinndary Weatherspoon added 12 points and eight rebounds and Velma Jackson beat East Side 50-35 to win the MHSAA Class 3A boys state championship on Friday afternoon.

Velma Jackson (34-2) won its second straight state title. Weatherspoon also added four steals, two assists and a thunderous dunk midway through the second quarter that helped the Falcons take a 28-18 halftime lead.

Velma Jackson shot 18 of 39 (46.2 percent) from the field and had a 24-20 rebounding advantage.

East Side (27-6) was led by Jon Paul Davis' 12 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots. The Trojans were held to just six points in the final quarter and shot 12 of 33 (36.4 percent) from the field for the game.

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