CLASS 1A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: HEMINGWAY 66 GREAT FALLS 58
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Jalill Brown had 14 points to lead Hemingway to a 66-58 win against Great Falls for the Class A Boys state championship at the Colonial Life Arena on Saturday.
The Tigers (26-2) did not get a field goal in the final three minutes but used free throws to pull away from a 58-58 tie. Brown hit five of six free throws down the stretch.
Great Falls (24-2) was led by Torrey Craig with a game-high 34 points and 14 rebounds. It was the second straight year the Devils have been runner-up and was the 17th appearance in the finals for coach John Smith.
The Tigers had three other players in double figures: Suntrell Flagler had 13 and Jazjuan Wilson and Quintin Brown had 10 each.
CLASS 2A GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP: SOUTHSIDE 66 MARION 64
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Southside's Nikki Young drove the length of the court for a layup with 13 seconds left to give the Lady Tigers a 66-64 victory over Marion for the state Class AA girls basketball championship at the Colonial Life Arena on Saturday.
Southside (25-4) led virtually the whole game and once by as many as 13 points. Marion (25-2) made three runs at the Lady Tigers and managed back-to-back baskets by Tyshanna Lester and Geneika Brantley to tie the game at 64 with 25 seconds to go.
Young finished with 24 points to lead Southside. Yoko Mosley added 16 and Chelsea Walker had 10. Brantley sparked the Lady Auctioneers with 24 points, 12 in the last period. Amira Timmons scored 16 and Amber Timmons scored nine.
CLASS 3A GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP: MYRTLE BEACH 64 DANIEL 59 O.T.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Khadijah Sessions scored 24 points and hit three straight free throws in overtime to give Myrtle Beach a 64-59 win over Daniel of Central for the South Carolina Class 3A girls state basketball championship Saturday.
Tanisha Brown added 12 points for the Lady Seahawks (29-1) and Danielle Cooper had 11. The Lady Seahawks maintained the upper hand most of the game, but Daniel kept fighting back. Anicia Dotson made two free throws with 10 seconds to play in the fourth quarter to force a 55-55 tie.
Myrtle Beach missed two shots at the end of regulation. The teams traded baskets in overtime before Brown's bucket put Myrtle Beach ahead for good. Daniel, making its first appearance in a girls final, was led by Dotson's 19 points. Carly Hoover added 17 and Sherece Smith 11.
The Myrtle Beach Lady Seahawks won their first girls state basketball title since 1997 and fifth in school history.
CLASS 3A BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: DANIEL 59 LAKE CITY 42
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - DeAndre Hopkins led a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter as Daniel defeated Lake City 59-42 to win the South Carolina state Class AAA boys basketball championship on Saturday night. The Lions, who held Lake City to three points in the fourth quarter, earned their first state title since 1967. Hopkins, who will play football at Clemson, sparked the Lions with five points and showed brilliant passing to set up his teammates' baskets during the fourth-quarter rally. Justin Dotson, Jemiah Wimphrie, Antonio Cannon and Shaq Lawson all scored for Daniel during the run. Lake City was making its first state finals appearance and never led in the game. The Panthers stayed close until the final period, trailing 46-40 when Daniel began to pull away.