Final: Starkville 61, Wingfield 54. Told you Williams would break out. He had 19 points in the second half. He finished with 26 points, 15 boards. The Jackets get Provine again; they lost to the Rams in the North semifinals.
Halftime: Wingfield 25, Starkville 24. Williams has seven points and seven rebounds to lead the Yellowjackets. Brand spent the entire second quarter on the bench; I’m guessing coach Greg Carter decided going small was what he needed to do against Wingfield’s quick, athletic guards. Wingfield’s doing a decent job on the boards and isn’t scared to go inside. The teams have combined for 10 blocked shots.
We’re tied 19-19 with 6:26 to go in the first half. Starkville’s guards are actually doing most of the scoring. Waiting for Latavious Williams and Chris Brand to break out soon.
Big 5A quarterfinal today at 2:30. Hope I can give in-game updates, but who knows. Should be a tight one all the way. The big factor will be how Starkville’s guards handle Wingfield’s tall, active backcourt. We shall see soon enough.