2020 MHSAA Girls State Championship Games Recap

2020 MHSAA Girls State Championship Games Recap

Article and contributions by: Kelby Johnson

You can follow Kelby on Twitter atΒ @kelbyrjohnson

 

2020 1A Championship πŸ† (Girls)

Pine Grove 48, Baldwyn 41

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Player of the Game ⭐️

#21 Karlie Rogers (2020, F) 22 points, 18 rebounds

*Karlie, a Northeast Community College signee, was the top scorer in the game and a big factor on the boards.

Pine Grove Game Ball πŸ€

#25 Loren Elliott (2020, G) 21 pts, 9 rebounds, 3 steals

*Loren (unsigned) is a fierce competitor who refuses to let her team lose the big games.

Baldwyn Game Ball πŸ€

#1 I’Yana Ragin (2020, G) 21 points, 4 steals

*I’Yana, a Northwest Community College signee, had 17 points in the second half as she tried to will her team to a championship.

One Main Thing βœ…

Pine Grove was the best team in 1A all season and completed their 4-peat behind the play of Elliott and Rogers.

2020 2A Championship πŸ† (Girls)

Calhoun City 67, Coahoma County 57 (OT)

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Player of the Game ⭐️

#14 Nashira Jennings (2021, G) 23 pts, 6 reb, 4 steals

*Nashira was able to get free for layups in transition and in the halfcourt.

Calhoun City Game Ball πŸ€

#15 Damya Campbell (2020, F) 13 points, 14 rebounds

*Damya was a steady contributor with key baskets and rebounds.

Coahoma County Game Ball πŸ€

#20 Calysia Phillips (2020, G) 22 pts, 7 stl, 6 reb, 5 ast

*Calysia’s defensive pressure was the spark Coahoma County needed to send the game to OT.

One Main Thing βœ…

In one of the more entertaining games of the week, City shot 17-25 from the free throw line and controlled the overtime period.

2020 3A Championship πŸ† (Girls)

Senatobia 57, Ruleville-Central 45

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Player of the Game ⭐️

#3 Sharday Richardson (2020, G)

15 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast, 4 stl

*Senatobia had a balanced attack, but Richardson packed the stat sheet.

Senatobia Game Ball πŸ€

#25 Tiara Abron (2021, G) 13 pts, 5 reb

*Tiara was all over the floor defensively.

Ruleville-Central Game Ball πŸ€

#23 Jacorriah Bracey (2020, G)

38 pts, 10 reb, 6 stl, 14-17 FT

*Bracey, an Ole Miss signee, battled double and triple teams the entire game.

One Main Thing βœ…

Senatobia had the perfect combination of a balanced offense and a relentless defense.

2020 4A Championship πŸ† (Girls)

Ripley 37, Moss Point 30

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Player of the Game ⭐️

#24 Rivers Adams (2020, F) 10 points, 7 rebounds

*Adams was clutch with FTs and offensive boards.

Ripley Game Ball πŸ€

#30 Summer Kirkman (2020, G) 8 points, 4 rebounds

*Kirkman provided some important scoring in a game where it was at a premium.

Moss Point Game Ball πŸ€

#5 Robyn Lee (2020, G)

24 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals

*Lee, a Louisiana Tech signee, carried her team to the finals.

One Main Thing βœ…

In a tightly contested, low scoring matchup, Ripley made the necessary plays to capture the 4A title.

2020 5A Championship πŸ† (Girls)

Columbus 55, Brookhaven 51

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Player of the Game ⭐️

#31 Aniya Saddler (2020, G) 19 points, 9 rebounds

*Saddler, a MS Gulf Coast CC signee, was a beast down the stretch.

Columbus Game Ball πŸ€

#14 DJ Jackson (2021, G) 17 points, 5 rebounds

*Jackson provided a vital scoring punch for Columbus.

Brookhaven Game Ball πŸ€

#5 Silentianna Collins (2020, G) 22 points, 9 rebounds

*Collins, an Ole Miss signee, showed why she is an SEC level talent.

One Main Thing βœ…

Columbus held off a late charge by Brookhaven in an exciting matchup.

2020 6A Championship πŸ† (Girls)

Olive Branch 75, Clinton 51

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Player of the Game ⭐️

#25 Endya Buford (2020, G) 40 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast

*Buford, a Memphis signee, had the most impressive individual performacne of all the girls’ finals as she dominated the second half on both ends of the floor.

Olive Branch Game Ball πŸ€

#11 Nadia Gillespie (2020, G) 10 points, 7 rebounds

*Gillespie, an Itawamba Community College signee, did all her damage in just 15 minutes of action.

Clinton Game Ball πŸ€

#4 Jakayla Johnson (2020, G) 10 points, 8 rebounds

*Johnson battled foul trouble but she is very talented.

One Main Thing βœ…

Buford cemented her name as an Olive Branch legend with 36 points in last year’s 5A title win and 40 in this year’s 6A win.


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