MHSAA 2A/5A State Championship Results and Report 3-9-18

MHSAA 2A/5A State Championship Results and Report

Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Friday March 9, 2018


2A

(B) #41, #3 Bay Springs (26-4) (Bay Springs) 46

#12, #1 Coahoma County (29-4) (Clarksdale) 62

Coahoma County jumped out to a big lead stunning Bay Springs. Once Bay Springs realized what happened it was too late. They made a valiant effort to get back in the game but it fell short. Jai’Sheldon “Jai” Yates (6-5 ’21 F/C Coahoma County 14 pts 12 reb) had his normal game and played solid. Bentavious “Ben” Galmore (5-6 ’20 PG Coahoma County 10 pts 4-5 ft 6 reb 4 ast 4 st) had a sneaky solid game in his return fro man ankle injury. Markevious Phillips (6-3 ’19 G Coahoma County 16 pts 7-11 fg 7 reb 4 st) provided key and timely plays when Bay Springs was making a comeback. Kevin Grimes (6-3 ’19 G Bay Springs 19 pts, all in 2nd half, 3 3’s 6-8 ft 2 reb 4 st) had a big second half performance.

Bay Springs (traveled 65 miles)

’18’s

Austin “Sig” Sigsworth 6-4 G/F 5 pts 10 reb 2 st

’19’s

Jacorreous Moore 6-1 G 6 pts 8 reb

Damien Wheaton 6-7 F/C 8 reb 3 blk

’20’s

Anthony Wheaton 5-9 PG 15 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 3 st

Coahoma County (traveled 157 miles)

’18’s

Derrick Moore Jr 6-3 F 8 pts 4-6 fg 6 reb

Marquise Percy 5-11 G 12 pts 4 3’s 6 reb 2 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Markevius Phillips

6-3 ’19 G

Coahoma County

16 pts 7-11 fg 7 reb 4 st

C Spire Scholar Athlete of the Game

Derrick Moore Jr

6-3 ’18 G/F

Coahoma County

8 pts 4-6 fg 6 reb

C Spire Player of the Game

Jai’Sheldon “Jai” Yates

6-5 ’21 F/C

Coahoma County

14 pts 12 reb

Congratulations to the

Back-to-Back

2A Boys State Champs!

Derrick Moore Sr

and the

Coahoma County Red Panthers


5A

(B) #4, #1 Olive Branch (27-4) (Olive Branch) 64

#5, #2 Forest Hill (26-7) (Jackson) 44

Olive Branch came in ready to play and it earned them a State Title. De’Corian “DJ”Jeffries (6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch 20 pts 9-16 fg 2 3’s 5 reb 2 ast) looked like a five star player in the win. Joshua “Josh” Stevenson (6-2 ’19 G/F Olive Branch 8 pts 4-6 ft 7 reb 4 ast) was the unsung hero in the win but it was the play of Cameron “Mook” Matthews (6-6 ’20 F Olive Branch 10 pts 5-6 fg 5 reb 3 blk 3 st) on the defensive end that really solidified the game. Matthews showed that he can be a high level guy with his overall play.

Olive Branch (traveled 202 miles)

’18’s

Kelvin “Lil K” Allen 6-1 G 9 pts 4-4 ft 2 ast

’19’s

Joseph “Joee” Cooper 6-0 PG 11 pts 5-5 fg 3 reb

Forest Hill (traveled 11 miles)

’18’s

Ciderrius Dampeer 6-1 G 8 pts 4 reb

Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall 6-7 F 7 pts 6 reb 4 blk

’19’s

Marc Evans 6-2 PG 10 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 3 ast

’20’s

Keondre Montgomery 6-6 G 12 pts 5-8 fg 4 reb 2 ast 4 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Cameron “Mook” Matthews

6-6 ’20 F

Olive Branch

10 pts 5-6 fg 5 reb 3 blk 3 st

C Spire Scholar Athlete of the Game

Cesar Gutierrez Mendoza

5-9 ’19

Olive Branch

C Spire Player of the Game

De’Corian “DJ” Jeffries

6-8 ’19 G

Olive Branch

20 pts 9-16 fg 2 3’s 5 reb 2 ast

Congratulations to the

5A Boys State Champs!

Eric Rombaugh

and the

Olive Branch Conquistadors


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

2018: Marquise Percy

5-11 G Coahoma County

2019: Markevius Phillips

6-2 G Coahoma County

2020: Bentavious “Ben” Galmore

5-6 PG Coahoma County

2021: Jai’Sheldon “Jai” Yates

6-5 F/C Coahoma County


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Markevius Phillips

6-3 ’19 G Coahoma County

DJ Jeffries

6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch

Jai’Sheldon “Jai” Yates

6-5 ’21 F/C Coahoma County

Kevin Grimes

6-3 ’19 G Bay Springs

Bentavious “Ben” Galmore

5-6 ’20 PG Coahoma County


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