The Turner County Lady Rebels (31-0) sealed their first-ever state championship with a 55-38 victory over Terrell County. Xariah Office led Turner County with 22 points while Mylashia Yancey finished with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists despite playing in foul trouble.
Turner County head coach Tasha Kimble finished a special season as she coached both the girls and boys teams this season compiling a 54-7 combined record with the boys losing in the semifinals.
Terrell County (24-4) was led by Jamya McDaniel’s 15 points while Jameil McDaniel posted a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
In the boys final the Wilkinson County Warriors overcame a slow start to knock off Hancock Central in the rubber match between the squads. Wilkinson County (26-6) broke a 16-all tie with just over five minutes remaining in the second quarter on an Aaron Geter III hoop, the Warriors never trailed again. Hancock Central (24-7) was able to to pull as close as seven in the early moments of the fourth quarter but Wilkinson County quickly pushed the lead back to double digits, maintaining it until the 55-42 final.
Greg Cousin powered Wilkinson County with a 16-point 18-rebound double-double. Geter III finished with 10 points, Jonathan Baehre tallied nine points and eight rebounds while Larry Jones put in eight as the Warriors won head coach Dr. Aaron Geter his eighth state championship and third in the last four years.
Dr. Geter has won state titles in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016.
Martravious Smith posted a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, Phillipe Scott tallied 11 while Alex Brooks finished with 10 for the Hancock Central Bulldogs.