Durant girls advance to state semifinals, McAdams comes up short


The Durant Lady Tigers advanced to the Final Four of the MHSAA Class 1A State Tournament Thursday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

Durant topped Ray Brooks 67-47 in the quarterfinal game Thursday morning and will face Pine Grove in a Class 1A semifinal at 9 a.m. Monday morning.

The Lady Tigers took the lead quickly with a hot start from beyond the arch to grab a 23-10 lead with 4:45 left until halftime. Ray Brooks shrunk the Durant lead to 10 at the break, but a 16-14 spread in the third quarter and a 24-16 fourth would secure the victory for the Lady Tigers.

A Durant victory Monday morning would advance the Lady Tigers to the state championship game on March 9 at 1 p.m. in the Mississippi Coliseum.


Lady Bulldogs rally comes up short

The McAdams Lady Bulldogs rally came up short in a Class 1A State Quarterfinal Thursday afternoon with a 58-54 loss to Shaw at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

Shaw picked up an early lead in the second quarter with a 34-29 lead at halftime. The Lady Hawks expanded the lead in the third quarter and into the fourth, stretching their lead to 45-37 midway through the fourth. McAdams came within a bucket in the final minute, but were unable to get over the hump as Shaw grabbed the victory.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the season with a 23-7 overall record and a 7-2 district record.