Scores and more from Jackson …

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Girls Tournament
The Associated Press

JACKSON – Pairings and results from the the Mississippi High School Activities Association girls basketball tournament:

CLASS 5A
Opening round
Thursday, Feb. 28

Greenville-Weston 59, Hattiesburg 51

Friday, Feb. 29

South Panola 51, Hancock 34

Semifinals
Wednesday, March 5

Brandon (26-6) vs. Greenville-Weston (21-12), 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

Murrah (29-1) vs. South Panola (24-7), 1 p.m.

Championship
Saturday, March 8

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

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CLASS 4A
Opening round
Tuesday, Feb. 26

Yazoo Co. 64, Northeast Jones 45

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Brookhaven 50, Pontotoc 48, OT

Semifinals
Monday, March 3

Yazoo Co. 56, Forest Hill 47, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4

Gentry (36-0) vs. Brookhaven (31-6), 1 p.m.

Championship
Friday, March 7

Yazoo Co. (35-4) vs. Gentry-Brookhaven winner, 7 p.m.

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CLASS 3A
Opening round
Tuesday, Feb. 26

Raymond 54, Aberdeen 37

Franklin Co. 61, North Panola 43

Semifinals
Saturday, March 1

Southeast Lauderdale 72, Raymond 66

Monday, March 3

Franklin Co. 56, Alcorn Central 51

Championship
Friday, March 7

Southeast Lauderdale (35-1) vs. Franklin Co. (26-10), 1 p.m.

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CLASS 2A
Opening round
Monday, Feb. 25

Lake 65, Belmont 59

Kemper Co. 58, Water Valley 52

Semifinals
Friday, Feb. 29

Philadelphia 55, Lake 39

Saturday, March 1

H.W. Byers 55, Kemper Co. 47

Championship
Thursday, March 6

Philadelphia (26-5) vs. H.W. Byers (34-4), 7 p.m.

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CLASS 1A
Opening round
Wednesday, Feb. 27

Houlka 58, McAdams 53

Thursday, Feb. 28

Pisgah 52, Pine Grove 31

Semifinals
Tuesday, March 4

East Oktibbeha (31-2) vs. Houlka (23-12), 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5

Coldwater (32-0) vs. Pisgah (30-3), 1 p.m.

Championship
Saturday, March 8

Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.

Boys Tournament
The Associated Press

JACKSON – Pairings and results from the the Mississippi High School Activities Association boys basketball tournament:

CLASS 5A
Opening round
Thursday, Feb. 28

Greenville-Weston 58, Biloxi 49

Friday, Feb. 29

Starkville 61, Wingfield 54

Semifinals
Wednesday, March 5

Brandon (23-10) vs. Greenville-Weston (19-13), 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

Provine (26-7) vs. Starkville (28-3), 2:30 p.m.

Championship
Friday, March 8

Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m.

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CLASS 4A
Opening round
Tuesday, Feb. 26

Moss Point 63, Vicksburg 57

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Ridgeland 42, St. Stanislaus 39, OT

Semifinals
Monday, March 3

Picayune 57, Moss Point 48

Tuesday, March 4

New Hope (27-8) vs. Ridgeland (31-6), 2:30 p.m.

Championship
Friday, March 7

Picayune (33-4) vs. New Hope-Ridgeland winner, 8:30 p.m.

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CLASS 3A
Opening round
Tuesday, Feb. 26

Jefferson Co. 86, Humprhreys Co. 71

Pass Christian 67, Ripley 65

Semifinals
Saturday, March 1

Columbia 72, Jefferson Co. 70

Monday, March 3

Aberdeen 76, Pass Christian 75, OT

Championship
Friday, March 7

Columbia (30-4) vs. Aberdeen (34-3), 2:30 p.m.

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CLASS 2A
Opening round
Monday, Feb. 25.

Hollandale Simmons 69, Taylorsville 56

Scott Central 75, Ruleville 64

Semifinals
Friday, Feb. 29

Newton 85, Hollandale Simmons 78

Saturday, March 1

Scott Central 58, Tchula-Marshall 47.

Championship
Thursday, March 6

Newton (32-4) vs. Scott Central (24-11), 8:30 p.m.

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CLASS 1A
Opening round
Wednesday, Feb. 27

Coldwater 89, Puckett 50

Thursday, Feb. 28

East Webster 62, Hickory Flat 43

Semifinals
Tuesday, March 4

Durant (23-9) vs. Coldwater (22-11), 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5

Myrtle (31-5) vs. East Webster (21-9), 2:30 p.m.

Championship
Saturday, March 8

Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.

Brad Locke coverage from Jackson …

Hands of Clay send Bulldogs to 3A finals

Lady Golden Bears score two points in decisive final minutes

Houlka girls tackle tall order tonight

Brandon Speck blogs from the Aberdeen win and then covers ICC action.

Also, some news about The Grand Slam from today’s Daily Journal …

Slam gets closer, adds more events

Game coverage from Monday

Class 3A Girls
The Associated Press

Franklin Co. 56, Alcorn Central 51

JACKSON – Shareka Hunt scored 18 points to lead Franklin County to a 56-51 win over Alcorn Central on Monday in the Class 3A girls high school playoffs.

Paige Webster added 12 points for Franklin County (26-10).

Franklin County had an 11-1 run in the first half to tie the score at 27-all at half time.

The score stayed within six points the rest of the game.

Tatum Lewis led Alcorn Central (31-6) with 11 points

Class 3A Boys
Jerrid Clay’s buzzer-beater sends Aberdeen to Class 3A boys championship

JACKSON – Jerrid Clay’s layup as time expired gave Aberdeen a 76-75 overtime win over Pass Christian and a place in the Class 3A boys championship.

Steven Curry and Ricky Bell both scored 14 points for the Bulldogs (34-3), who will face Columbia (30-4) in the title game. Fred Griffin scored 12 for Aberdeen.

Blake Evans led Pass Christian (31-7) with 20 points, Shane Bowser had 15 and Rashad Montgomery added 10. Bowser tied the game 68-68 with 14 seconds left to send it to overtime.

Curry missed a shot in the final seconds of overtime, but Clay was able to pull down the offensive rebound and make the winning shot. He finished with nine points.

Class 4A Girls
Yazoo Co. 56, Forest Hill 47.
The Associated Press

JACKSON – Tierria Kimble scored 21 points and Yazoo County advanced to the Class 4A girls state championship with a 56-47 win over Forest Hill on Monday.

The Lady Panthers (35-4) held the Lady Rebels (33-4) to four points in the first quarter and outscored them 17-8 in the second quarter on the way to a 26-12 halftime lead.

Audrey Swinney added 15 points for Yazoo County and Ebony Jones had 10.

Courtney Marbra led Forest Hill with 16 points and Bianca Powell had 11.

Yazoo County will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between Gentry and Brookhaven in Friday’s title game.

Class 4A Boys
Picayune 57, Moss Point 48
The Associated Press

JACKSON – Brandon Fortenberry scored 18 points and Picayune beat Moss Point 57-48 on Monday night to advance to the Class 4A state championship.

Chris Dees added 14 points for the Maroon Tide (33-4), which will play the winner of Tuesday’s New Hope-Ridgeland game in Friday’s title game.

Avry Ingram led Moss Point with 11 points.

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