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Class 6A: Vestavia Hills 61, Bob Jones (Madison) 52
The victorious Rebels had the ultimate Swing man in Jordan Swing, who scored 33 points to lead them to the title. With Bob Jones holding a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter, Swing hit two 3-pointers, blocked a shot and grabbed two rebounds to spark an 8-0 run in which Bob Jones couldn't recover. Swing also ended with six rebounds, four steals and two blocks as the Rebels wrapped up a 28-8 campaign. Bob Jones (29-9) was led by Levi Randolph's 21 points.
Class 5A: Butler (Huntsville) 55, Parker (Birmingham) 45
This was a stunner because of which team wasn't present as Parker got into the final after a huge 53-39 upset of nationally-ranked LeFlore. Against Butler, however, Parker didn't have the same magic. Trevor Lacey, one of the top sophomores in the nation, led Butler (34-3) with 14 points and three assists and was named the tourney MVP. Ryan Ervin added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Rebels, who won their fifth state crown. Parker ended at 28-6.
Class 4A: Anniston 79, Dora 49
Five were in double-figures for the Bulldogs (27-6), topped by Milton Curry, who had 25 points and five assists.
Class 3A: Leeds 76, Madison 64
What was NBA legend Charles Barkley doing the weekend before he spent time in the Maricopa County jail in Arizona? He was back home at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center and watching his alma mater, Leeds High School, win its first state championship. The Green Wave were in the Class 3A state final and made history with a 72-64 victory over Madison Academy of Gurley. David Murray sparked Leeds with 29 points, making 10 of 19 shots from the field. He also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Class 2A: Barbour Co. 55, Hatch 40
Class 1A: Loachapoka 53, Parkway Christian 37
Note: Also winning state titles were Barbour County of Clayton (28-5) in Class 2A and Loachapoka (22-8) in Class 1A.
Class 4A: Dimond (Anchorage) 55, Soldotna 52 (OT)
Five players fouled out of this game, but fortunately for Dimond (27-3) senior Colton Lauwers wasn't one of them. He ended with 21 points, with seven coming in the extra time, and had 12 rebounds. Chris Plooy added 16 points for the Lynx and had 11 rebounds, 10 coming on the offensive end of the court.
Class 3A: Hutchison (Fairbanks) 65, Nome 45
In its fifth year of existence, Hutchison earned the school's first state title in any sport with an easy win over the Nanooks. Keenan Mays led three Hawks in double-figures with 17 points as head coach Dave Thompson's team ended at 19-5. Jesse Blandford scored a team-best 15 points before going home for Nome.
Class 2A: Point Hope 63, Noorvik 54
The father-son combo of head coach Rex Rock and senior guard Ryan Rock (24 points) lifted the Harpooners to the state crown. Ryan Rock was aided by two others in double-figures, including Ebrullik Frankson with 15 points. The Harpooners needed the extra help, too, as Noorvik's Tim Fields was knocking down shots throughout the contest and finished with a game-high 27 points.
Class 1A: Kalskag 71, Newhalen 57
It may be way up in Alaska and in the smallest class, but we'd have to look long and hard to find a more compelling state title run than the one that Kalskag completed. The Grizzlies went all the way to win their first-ever state title just six weeks after their entire school, including the gym, burned down in a fire. Kalskag was led by senior guard Dennis Aloysius, who hit on 8-of-12 on three-pointers and topped all scorers with 27 points. Wayne Holmberg added 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Class 5A Div. I: St. Mary's (Phoenix) 70, Highland (Gilbert) 62
The Knights' season began slowly when California transfer Demetrius Walker didn't
play. When he eased into the lineup, they were a very good team as Walker scored 27 points to lead St. Mary's to a 70-62 victory over previous FAB 50 West Region-ranked Highland.
Class 5A Div. II: North (Phoenix) 42, Ironwood Ridge (Tucson) 39
Ironwood Ridge was gunning for its second consecutive state title, but its hopes were dashed when North's Robert Arvizu hit a three-pointer from the corner with three seconds remaining to lift his club to victory. Ironwood Ridge led, 34-27, entering the final period.
Class 4A Div. I: Sunnyslope (Phoenix) 78, Agua Fria (Avondale) 65
Royce Woolridge, the son of former NBA forward Orlando Woolridge, scored 19 of his 31 points in the decisive third quarter to lead Sunnyslope to its first state title since 2002. Woolridge is a University of Kansas commit.
Class 4A Division II: Greenway (Phoenix) 60, Santa Rita (Tucson) 58
Santa Rita made a furious rally to get back in the game, but Terrell Stoglin's off-balance three-pointer was off the mark as Greenway held on for the victory. A 15-2 run helped Santa Rita get within striking range before Stoglin's shot missed its mark. He scored a game-high 28 points while Blaine Johnson led Greenway with 21 points.
Class 3A: Estrella Foothills (Goodyear) 46, Chinle 40
Corey Hawkins, a 6-foot-3 junior guard and Arizona State commit, netted 27 points, including eight in the decisive fourth quarter, to lead his team to the title. Hawkins is the son of former NBA guard Hershey Hawkins and it was his team's second consecutive state title. There were more than 10,000 on hand for this game, which is not uncommon in Arizona when reservation schools are involved.
Class 2A: Precision (Phoenix) 75, Thatcher 72 (OT)
Rayvonte Adams' clutch play, which included 18 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and 34 points overall, helped his team to a three-point victory over a Thatcher
team that just wouldn't go away.
Class 1A: St. Gregory 46, Valley Union 34
Bennett Sawyer, a senior guard, scored all 19 of his points in the second half to lead St. Gregory.
Class 7A: Fayetteville 40, Rogers 34
With an undefeated record and their first state championship since 1987 on the line, the Bulldogs (30-0) allowed just two points in the final five minutes to hold on for the win in a low-scoring battle. Fred Gulley was big down the stretch and finished with a game-high 21 points to earn MVP honors. Aaron Hawley was held to just 13 points in the loss for Rogers (24-6).
Class 6A: Jacksonville 63, Hall (Little Rock) 62
With just one second showing on the clock, Deshone McClure found himself on the free throw line for three shots with his team trailing by one point. McClure made two-of-three to give the Red Devils (24-3) their first state championship. Demetrius Harris scored 20 points while McClure finished with 17 points in the win. The Warriors (28-3) rallied from a 13-point deficit with under six minutes remaining to take the lead behind Anthony Walton and his game-high 24 points.
Class 5A: Green County Tech (Paragould) 39, North Pulaski (Jacksonville) 34
For the second time in three years, the Golden Eagles (26-6) captured the state championship as they held off a late charge by North Pulaski (25-7). Weston Livingston led the Golden Eagles with 13 points and nine rebounds, who led by as many as 11 midway through the second quarter.
Class 4A: Stuttgart 47, Dumas 39
It had been 17 years since the Ricebirds (23-9) captured their first state title, but they now have a second after leading virtually the entire game against the Bobcats (27-3). It was again a case of having to beat a good three times as Dumas had defeated the Ricebirds twice earlier in the season.
Class 3A: Arkansas Baptist (Little Rock) 46, Valley Springs 34
The Eagles soared to their third state championship in school history and first since 1997 with a double-digit win after trailing by eight at halftime. Logan Quinn scored all 13 of his points in the second half comeback. Arkansas Baptist finished 32-3.
Class 2A: St. Joseph (Conway) 44, Melbourne 40
Marcus Kordsmeier led St. Joseph (34-4) with 17 points and hit a huge three-pointer with just over two minutes left to give his team a 42-38 lead on the way to the win. Spencer Caraway had a game-high 17 points for the Bearkatz (36-5).
Class 1A: Guy-Perkins 57, Mt. Vernon-Enola 52 (OT)
For the sixth time this season, these two squads faced off and despite going just 1-4 in the previous five matchups and losers of four straight it was the Thunderbirds (31-9) that won the game that mattered most. J.R. Tyus had 21 points in the win and was named tournament MVP. Mt. Vernon-Enola ended at 40-2, both losses to Guy-Perkins.
Div. V: Windward 69, St. Joseph Notre Dame 53
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Div. IV: Salesian 65, Bishop Montgomery 64
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Div. III: Sacred Heart Cathedral 62, Ocean View 55
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Div. II: Eisenhower 73, Rocklin 61
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Div. I: Westchester 49, McClymonds 31
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Class 5A: Regis (Aurora) 67, George Washington (Denver) 53 (OT)
Four quarters wasn't enough to decide a champion as it took overtime for the Raiders (26-2) to capture the school's first boys basketball championship with the win over the Patriots (26-2). R.J. Demps led the way in the win with 22 points as they outscored the Patriots 15-11 in the overtime period after blowing a nine-point lead in regulation. Thomas Bropleh had a double-double in the loss with 25 points and 12 rebounds. In the semifinals against ThunderRidge of Highland Ranch, Regis trailed by three points and didn't have the ball in the closing seconds. A steal, though, led to a 40-foot shot attempt at the buzzer by Bud Thomas. The 6-6 junior's shot glanced off the backboard and through the hoop for a game-tying three-pointer. The Raiders then won that game in overtime as well. Thomas, who averaged 17.8 ppg for the season, was named the tourney MVP.
Class 4A: Sierra (Colorado Springs) 52, Pueblo South (Pueblo) 51
Making a late charge after being behind by as much as 20 points, the Stallions (23-5) nipped the previously undefeated Colts (26-1) at the wire for the upset win. Trailing 35-15 nearing halftime, the Stallions picked up their defensive play as they went on a 24-6 run to tie the game with just under four minutes remaining to set up Marquis Burelson's game-winner at the buzzer. Colts' head coach Dave Lockett will head into retirement without the storybook ending after a 20-year coaching career that saw him win two state titles.
Class 3A: Faith Christian (Arvada) 64, Peyton 62
The defending Class 3A state champions trailed early 19-4 and never led until the final second as junior Deron Rindels grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back in with 1.7 seconds to go for the game-winner. Riley Grabau led the Eagles with 17 points as they narrowed the gap dramatically with a 15-4 run in the third quarter to set the stage for Rindels' game-winner. Brett Green scored 36 points and despite the Panthers' loss he was named tournament MVP.
Class 2A: Colorado Springs School 42, Holyoke 39
For the first time ever, the Kodiaks (25-2) earned a berth in the state tournament and they made the most of their initial appearance as they captured their first championship in school history by defeating the Dragons (25-2).
Class 1A: Caliche (Iliff) 69, Crested Butte 45
In a battle of undefeated teams, it was Caliche (27-0) that remained undefeated and captured the state championship after losing in the finals last season. Cody Zink and Craig Debus each scored 16 points in the win while Zink was named tournament MVP. Robbie Holleran had 19 points for the Titans and all-tournament selectee John Wright added 16.
Class LL: Windsor 72, Crosby-Waterbury (Waterbury) 69
Doug Soutar had 26 points and Adrian Satchell had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Warriors (26-1) won their third state championship in school history. Despite scoring 26 points for the defending champion Bulldogs (23-4), Anthony Ireland will probably be disappointed for a long time about the three-pointer he just missed at the buzzer that could have sent the game to overtime.
Class L: Bulkeley (Hartford) 58, Torrington 57
Seeded 25th in postseason play, the Bulldogs' miraculous run to reach the state championship game couldn't have had a more storybook ending as Brandon Jones hit the game-winner at the buzzer. Junior Deshawn Hamlet who was the only returning player from last year's team led Bulkeley (16-10) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Maryland-bound Jordan Williams nearly had a triple-double in the loss as he finished with 36 points, 13 rebounds, and nine blocks for the Raiders (21-7).
Class M: Sacred Heart (Waterbury) 65, Bloomfield 59
In a battle of the top two seeds, it was the top-seeded Hearts (23-2) who rallied from five behind in the final minutes to knock off the Warhawks (21-4), who won the Class S state championship last year. Corey Andrews had 21 points and 15 rebounds while teammate Josh Turner scored 18 points in Sacred Heart's first boys' basketball state title game win since 1997.
Class S: Cromwell 40, Hyde (Woodstock) 34
In a low-scoring battle, the Panthers (26-1) chalked up their first state boys' basketball title since 1980. Tyler Burkhart led the way with a game-high 17 points while Isaiah Salafia was in double digits with 10 points. Hyde (23-4) was ahead at halftime and was responsible for the Panthers' lone loss of the season, but couldn't beat them in the most important game.
William Penn (New Castle) 67, Caesar Rodney (Camden Wyoming) 54
In a battle of the top two seeds it was the second seeded Colonials (22-4) who jumped out to a 16-3 lead and led the entire way against the Raiders (24-3) to win their first title since 2001. Thomas Davis scored a game-high 22 points and scored eight of William Penn's first 16 points as it opened a comfortable lead that would remain at least eight the remainder of the game.
Class 6A: Coral Reef 69, Olympia (Orlando) 60
The Barracudas (27-4) swam their way to their school's first non-bowling state championship in come from behind fashion as they trailed by as much as 12 points in the first half. Charles Hankerson Jr. led the victors with 27 points and nine rebounds while Dexter Fields had 31 points in a losing effort for Olympia (28-5).
Class 5A: Gainesville 53, Clearwater 46
In the battle of two violent windstorms it was the Purple Hurricanes (29-3), led by junior T.J. Hall, who captured their first state title since 2000 by defeating the Tornadoes (28-4). Hall scored 17 points in leading his team's offense. The Purple Hurricanes made 10 3-pointers and out-rebounded Clearwater by 10-board margin.
Class 4A: Cocoa 75, Springstead (Spring Hill) 60
Facing an undefeated Eagles' (31-1) squad and down by 13, the Tigers (30-3) rallied by outscoring the Eagles 20-4 in the third quarter to take a lead they'd never surrender. Julius Reid had 10 of his 20 points during the third quarter comeback while finishing with 13 rebounds.
Class 3A: Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale) 60, Jones (Orlando) 44
All-American Brandon Knight finished with 27 points as the Panthers (27-4) captured their second straight state crown. Ed Waite had a double-double in the win with 13 points and 11 rebounds while Jeremiah Bell also scored in double figures with 10 points.
Class 2A: Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville) 80, Summit Christian (West Palm Beach) 41
The Apaches dominated the Saints (26-6) for their fifth consecutive championship as they opened up a 46-23 halftime lead that was never in doubt. Rodney McGruders and Wally Judge, both headed to Kansas State, combined for 55 points and 27 rebounds in the win. Arlington Country Day is now tied for the most consecutive state championships in Florida history with Malone High, which won five in a row from 1994-1998.
Class 1A: Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando) 46, Grandview Prep (Boca Raton) 43
University of Central Florida-bound Keith Clanton scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Warriors (30-2) defeated the Pride for the second year in a row in the championship game. Paidrick Matilus led the previously undefeated Pride (28-1) with 15 points.
Class 5A: Wheeler (Marietta) 73, Milton (Alpharetta) 53
Future Atlantic Coast Conference players Ari Stewart (Wake Forest) and Richard Howell (NC State) paced the Wildcats to their fourth state title since 2000. Stewart had 21 points and 14 rebounds while Howell had 20 points and eight boards. Wheeler (25-7) lost in the title game last year to Norcross.
Class 4A: Miller Grove (Lithonia) 59, Tucker 31
A 20-2 start gave the Wolverines plenty of breathing room as the school won its first state title after opening up in 2005. Georgia Tech-bound Mfon Udofia topped a balanced attack for Miller Grove (27-3) with 12 points. Tucker (24-9) got a game-high 16 from standout Manny Atkins, who drew frequent double-teams.
Class 3A: South Atlanta (Atlanta) 81, Westover (Albany) 62
It didn't matter how much attention that South Atlanta All-American Derrick Favors received from the Westover defense. He was going to dominate in this one no matter what. Favors, committed to Georgia Tech, had 38 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks in his final high school game as the Hornets wrapped up a 29-3 season. Nick Watkins added 16 points and seven assists. Albany (27-8) was led by Terrance Noel with 16 points.
Class 2A: Dublin 79, Blessed Trinity (Roswell) 64
Chris Smith paced the Irish (31-1) to their second title in four years with 28 points. The team also won its 23rd straight game and featured Tawaski King scoring 16 points.
Class A: Whitefield Academy (Mableton) 69, Turner County (Ashburn) 53
This one was an upset as Turner County entered at 30-1 and was seeded No. 1. The Wolfpack (26-5) were led by Brandon Reed and Kennard Blackmon, who both scored 17 points. It was their fourth state final appearance in the last seven years.
Div. I: Kamehameha (Honolulu) 47, Kahuku 45
After surviving a triple overtime game in the semifinals against Kaimuki, the Warriors (22-3) had enough energy to rally and defeat the Red Raiders for their first championship since 1992. A crowd of over 5,000 saw a game that was tied with under two minutes remaining and not decided until the final horn as a desperation three-pointer by the Red Raiders fell short.
Div. II – Kailua 53, Castle (Kaneohe) 36
Unranked and playing in their fourth game in four days, the Surfriders (21-11) knocked off the top seed in convincing fashion. Dylan Farias scored 18 points while Kenny Ellis and Corey Lau each scored 13 points in their first ever championship in Division II and their first state title since 1982. Michael Santos led Castle (20-7) with nine points.
Class 5A: Lewiston 56, Madison (Rexburg) 48
Peter Gregg had a double-double with 11 points with 11 rebounds, and Jared Heitzman scored 18 points as the Bengals (22-4) won their first state title since 1948. Josh Fuller scored a game-high 21 points in the losing effort for Madison (17-10).
Class 4A: Skyview (Nampa) 59, Pocatello 58 (OT)
The Hawks capped off a perfect 26-0 season, but it wasn't easy as all three of their tournament games went into an extra period. Kyle Dranginis hit the game-winning layup in overtime for the Hawks in the final, who last won a title back in 2006. Colter Morton hit a basket at the buzzer at the end of regulation for Pocatello, which finished 14-15.
Class 3A: Shelly 57, Fruitland 48
Fruitland (22-3) led 16-7 after the first quarter and looked like it was well on the way to defending its title from last year. The Russets (17-11) then caught fire in the second quarter with six 3-pointers and grabbed the lead entering the halftime break.
Class 2A: Firth 49, Aberdeen 42
For the third straight year, the Division 2A state title trophy headed home with the Cougars (22-4) as junior guard Kriff Jensen led the offense with 15 points. Cody Snyder had 13 points for the Tigers (21-6) in the loss.
1A Div. II: Mackay 54, Garden Valley 50
The Miners (18-6) saw their 22-point lead cut to just four points but were held on to win their first title since winning three in a row from 1999-2001.
1A Div. I: Genesee 54, Prairie (Cottonwood) 41
Beau Dahmen had 19 points, six rebounds and five steals as the Bulldogs captured their second state title in the last three years and wrapped up a 25-0 season.
Class 4A: Whitney Young (Chicago) 69, Waukegan 66
A challenging regular season schedule paid off for the Dolphins (26-9), who won the title against the Bulldogs (26-5). Young, which dropped seven regular season games to non-Illinois teams ranked at one time in the ESPN RISE FAB 50, was led by Marcus Jordan, the son of Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, with 19 points and five rebounds. Junior Jereme Richmond led the Bulldogs with 17 points and nine rebounds.
Class 3A: Centennial (Champaign) 61, Oswego 59
The Chargers (32-1) won their first state title with a 61-59 finals' victory over the Panthers (26-7). Senior guard Rayvonte Rice led the way with 21 points, five rebounds and five steals. James Kinney contributed 18 points and six assists. Junior Andrew Ziemnik led Oswego with 22 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Mitchell also scored 22.
Class 2A: Seton Academy (South Holland) 83, Massac County (Metropolis) 63
The Sting captured the first state title for the school, which had been an all-girls school until six years ago. Seton (31-2) ended the season with 20 straight wins. Jordan Walker, a 6-foot-7 forward, led the Sting with 26 points-- 20 in the first half -- and pulled down 10 rebounds. Corbin Thomas had 25 points and 11 rebounds and point guard D.J. Cooper had 12 assists, nine rebounds and six points. Byron Bailey the Patriots (33-2) with 20 points.
Class 1A: Meridian (Macon) 63, Woodlawn 53
The Hawks (31-2) used a three-prong attack to claim the small school title over Woodlawn (30-2). Dakota Getz, a University of Iowa football recruit, had a game-high 22 points, all in three quarters. He combined with Trent Swigert and Jacob Shasteen
for 51 points and 20 rebounds. Woodlawn was led by Dawson Verhines with 16
Class 4A: South (Bloomington) 69, Snider (Fort Wayne) 62
The Panthers (26-0) capped an unbeaten season with the first state title for their school since 1919, when old Bloomington High prevailed in a one-class event. The crown also was the first state title for head coach J.R. Holmes in 39 years of coaching. Sophomore Dee Davis led four Panthers in double figures with 17 points. Eric Fromm and Jordan Hulls had 14 each as Hulls was watched by his future college coach, Indiana's Tom Crean. Snider (25-2) was led by 6-foot-6 senior Bradley Sneary with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Class 3A: Princeton 81, Rochester 79 (2 OTs)
The Tigers (29-0) became the 11th school to finish as an unbeaten state champion. Rontray Chavis had 25 points and 14 rebounds while twin brother Dontray Chavis converted the winning free throws with 2.9 seconds left in the second overtime. Dontray Chavis ended with 14 points. Trevor George contributed 20 points and nine rebounds. The Zebras (23-4) set a state tournament record with 15 3-point goals, including a record eight from Bruce Grimm Jr., who had 40 points.
Class 2A: Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne) 67, Central (Brownstown) 49
The Knights (23-4) repeated as state champion as 6-foot-7 junior Deshaun Thomas, an Ohio State recruit, had 34 points and 15 rebounds. Thomas led the state in scoring with a 30.1 per game norm. The Braves (20-7) were led by Blaze Ayers with 18 points.
Class 1A: Jac-Cen-Del (Osgood) 66, Triton 55
The Eagles (25-2) won their first state title over the defending champions (24-3). Matt Gehl led the way with 26 points and 11 rebounds. while Blake Sutton added 19 points. Gryffin Carpenter had 14 for Triton.
Class 4A: Ames 55, Linn-Mar (Marion) 45
The Little Cyclones won their seventh state title and became the first state Class 4A team to finish unbeaten (26-0) since West Des Moines Hoover in 2006. Harrison Barnes, a 6-foot-6 junior all-stater, led the way with 24 points, including six dunks, and eight rebounds. Zach Bohannon led Linn-Mar (23-3) with 15 points.
Class 3A: Heelan (Sioux City) 77, Norwalk 42
The Crusaders (25-2) won their first state title in their 14th tournament appearance. They were runners-up three times this decade in 2001, 2002 and 2007. Brennan Cougill, a 6-foot-9 senior, scored 28 points. The Warriors (24-3) were led by Jacob Petersen with 14 points.
Class 2A: Solon 55, Pella Christian 41
The Spartans (28-0) capped a perfect season by becoming the sixth state school to win titles in both boys basketball and football the same school year. Matt Morrison, who quarterbacked a 14-0 state title football team, scored a game-high 15 points. The only other school to go unbeaten the same year in both sports was Harlan in 2003-04 and 2005-06. Pella Christian (26-2) was led by Eli Groenendyk with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Class 1A: Rock Valley 64, Northern University (Cedar Falls) 42
The Rockets (25-2) parlayed a pair of 6-foot-9 juniors to a title over the Panthers (21-5). Jordan Dykstra, an Iowa State recruit, had 21 points and 17 rebounds. Marcus Heemstra added inside strength as the Rockets won their third title after crowns in 1996 and 1998.
Class 6A: Wichita Heights 73, Wichita Southeast 58
The Falcons flew out to a 26-16 lead after the first quarter and never looked back as they captured their first state championship since 1977. Austin Bahner led the Falcons (24-1) in scoring with 19 points while Dorrian Roberts scored 17 points. Freshman Perry Ellis only scored nine points but dominated in the paint, finishing with 20 rebounds. Joe Mitchell scored a game-high 26 points for 20-5 Southeast.
Class 5A: Highland Park (Topeka) 54, Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission) 52
For the second time in as many games, Michael Copeland provided the game-winning layup at the buzzer as he came up with a loose ball and put it in off the glass as the final horn sounded to defeat the Stags (23-2). On the possession before, Copeland gave the Scots their first lead of the second half before the Stags tied it at 52-52 with 32 seconds remaining. The Scots (27-1) won their third straight state championship.
Class 4A: Basehor-Linwood (Basehor) 53, Girard 48
Free throws can play a factor in any game and that was definitely the case for the Bobcats as they made 18 free throws in the final seven minutes to capture the school's first state championship. Anthony Pierce and Chandler Schaake each scored 13 points in the win. Tanner Pope had 21 points, including a three-pointer that cut the deficit to two with 39 seconds remaining, but it wasn't enough for the Trojans, who didn't make another basket.
Class 3A: Collegiate (Wichita) 55, Sabetha 52
For the second time in three years, the Spartans (26-0) finished the season with a state championship, their fourth overall. With a narrow 53-52 lead in the final minute, the defense forced two misses, including the final miss with just seconds remaining. Leading the way for the Bluejays (23-3) in the loss was Levi Winkler with 17 points.
Class 2A: St. Mary's 56, St. Mary's Colgan (Pittsburg) 55
If you like close games with game-winning shots at the buzzer, the state of Kansas was the place to be as the 2A state title went to the Bears (20-6) as Derek Flerlage grabbed an offensive rebound and made the game-winning shot for his only points of the game with just one second remaining. Luke Olsen led the Bears with 27 points after a 33 point game in the semifinals.
Class 1A: Hanover 53, Quinter 47
Despite only scoring two points in the third quarter and trailing 34-27, the Wildcats (28-0) regained their shooting touch that helped them go undefeated by scoring 26 fourth quarter points to rally back for the school's third state title. Junior Jerod Diedrich scored a team-high 14 points as the Wildcats opened the quarter on a 7-0 run in a little over a minute of play to tie the game.
Holmes (Covington) 67 Central (Louisville) 63 (2 OT)
The tradition-rich program finally grabbed the state title with one of the most thrilling finals in the 92-year history of the tournament. The Bulldogs (36-2) had been runner-up three times in 2008, 1990 and 1978 before setting a school record for wins this season. Junior Elijah Pittman led Holmes with 14 points and eight rebounds and Ricardo Johnson was selected Sweet 16 Tournament MVP. The Yellowjackets (19-14) had a 12-13 record entering district play. Central was led by Ridge Wilson, a University of Kentucky football recruit, with 18 points and seven rebounds. The finals attracted a crowd of 15,632 to Rupp Arena in Lexington.
Class 5A: Ouachita 70, Hahnville (Boutte) 53
It was a wild ride for Hahnville, which was a No. 12 seed at the start of the playoffs but it all ended in the title game as the Lions just had too much firepower. Nick Haywood buried five 3-pointers and had 21 points for the Lions (38-4), who lost in the quarterfinals last season.
Class 4A: Salmen (Slidell) 61, Bossier (Bossier City) 46
Speaking of wild rides, head coach Jay Carlin sure got one after his team won their school's first state crown. Carlin has been the head coach at Salmen for 25 years and he's one of those well-respected coaches who had never won that one last final game before. Among the players he has mentored have been NBA guard Chris Duhon. Isiah Tate was Carlin's top player this year and had 24 points and 10 rebounds against Bossier. Salmen won its final 21 games and ended up 32-2 overall.
Class 3A: Richwood (Monroe) 75, Visalia 61
After losing in the final last year to Wossman, the Rams rolled to the title this season. LaDon Carter dominated up front with 19 points with 16 of those points coming on the strength of eight dunks. Another top player was guard Keldric Martin, son of Richwood head coach Terry Martin and brother of LSU player Terry Martin Jr.
Class 2A: Springhill 70, Many 66
The Lumberjacks (33-7) won their last 14 games. One of their losses was to Class 4A finalist Bossier.
Class 1A: Country Day (Metairie Park) 67, Arcadia 47
The Cajuns were led by junior Matt Derenbecker, who had 31 points and nine rebounds.
Class B: Zwolle 55, Rapides (Lecompte) 53
Make it three state titles in the last four years for the Hawks (44-7), who also have now won 12 state titles overall.
Class C: Reserve Christian (Reserve) 108, Athens 79
Don't let the smallest class designation fool you. The Eagles (44-7) were one of Louisiana's top teams, period. Their fifth straight state title and fourth in a row in Class C was paced by freshman Ricardo Jackson, a 6-7 center, who had 22 points and 14 rebounds. Ed Gallina, who also returns next season, added 20 points.
Class A: Thornton Academy 54, Edward Little 52
Thornton (19-3) was led by Ian Barwise's 19 points. James Morse chipped in with 14 points to help the Golden Trojans capture their first state basketball title. Corey Therriault led Edward Little (19-3) with 21 points while James Philbrook added 11.
Class B: Camden Hills 62, Cape Elizabeth 49
Camden Hills (22-0) completed its perfect season behind senior Gordon Fischer's 22 points. Sophomore Tyler McFarland added 15 points for the Windjammers. Alex Bowe's 19 points led Cape Elizabeth (17-5). The Capers also fell in the state title game last year, a 56-46 loss to Maranacook.
Class C: Calais 40, Dirigo 39
Cal Shorey's 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining led Calais (17-4) to its third state championship in four years. Shorey finished with a team-high 16 points for the Blue Devils. Senior center Tom Knight paced Dirigo (20-2) with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Class D: Woodland 49, Richmond 43
Chad James' 23 points led Woodland (16-7), which captured its first state championship. Corey Rolfe added nine points and 13 rebounds for the Dragons. Bruce Carver paced Richmond (17-3) with 13 points.
Class 4A: Springbrook (Silver Spring) 73, Wise (Upper Marlboro) 61
For the second straight year, the Blue Devils (27-0) captured the state championship and did it in undefeated fashion. Jamal Olasewere had game highs in points with 21 and rebounds with 17 as they became the first team in 41 years to repeat as 4A state champions.
Class 3A: Lake Clifton-Eastern (Baltimore) 75, Friendly (Fort Washington) 50
Led by the Barton brothers, the Lakers (28-0) had a fairly easy time in capturing a state championship and finishing the season undefeated. Will Barton scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first half while Antonio Barton chipped in with 16 points. Cleveland Melvin scored 17 points for the Lakers. who never trailed and led 25-7 at one point in the second quarter.
Class 2A: City College (Baltimore) 55, Douglass (Upper Marlboro) 42
Grounding the Eagles' (15-12) flight down the stretch, the Knights (21-6) ended the game on a 12-1 run to take home the school's first boys basketball state championship. Maurice Johnson scored a game-high 16 points for the Knights, who due to bringing the wrong uniforms, ended up wearing red practice jerseys from the University of Maryland men's basketball team.
Class 1A: Digital Harbor (Baltimore) 75, Pocomoke (Pocomoke City) 60
Showing the Rams (23-5) the way to their first state championship was junior Davon Usher, who scored a team-high 21 points and didn't miss a shot from behind the three-point line. George Jackson also scored 20 points and Justin Jackson had 16 points in the win. Sebastien Sturgis had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in the loss for the Warriors (25-2).
Baltimore Catholic League: St. Frances (Baltimore) 44, Loyola (Baltimore) 41
Clutch free-throws from Terrell Vinson in the final seconds were enough for the Rams (31-3) to take home their seventh City League championship after a potential tying shot by Loyola (19-13) at the buzzer fell short. Vinson was named tournament MVP after his 20-point game in the finals while Dante Holmes ended with 14 points and hit three 3-pointers in the opening quarter of play.
Division I: St. John's (Shrewsbury) 80, Lynn English (Lynn) 62
St. John's (20-3) was led by sophomore forward Richard Rodgers, who scored a career-high 28 points. Senior guard Anthony Trapasso and junior guard David White chipped in 15 apiece. Junior guard Ryan Woumn led English (25-3) with 17 points.
Division II: Milton 81, Hoosac Valley (Cheshire) 44
Senior guard Marcus McDermott led Milton (22-4) with 20 points, and junior center Emanuel Hutcherson added 11. Junior forward Robbie Burke led Hoosac (21-4) with 15 points, and sophomore guard Nate Aitken had seven.
Division III: Watertown 68, Sabis Charter (Springfield) 63
Kyle Stockmal led Watertown (22-4) with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Sabis (23-2) was led by Andre King's game-high 32 points. The Red Raiders also beat Sabis in the 2007 Division 3 final.
Division IV: Cathedral (Boston) 67, North Cambridge Catholic (Cambridge) 65
John Flakes scored a team-high 17 points and Max Barbosa added 16 points for Cathedral (21-3). Robinson Vilmont's 21 points paced North Cambridge Catholic (18-7) while Brandon Bowman added 19 points.
Class A: Pershing (Detroit) 90, Central (Kalamazoo) 73
The Doughboys (26-1) captured their first state state title since 1993, and fifth overall, as 6-foot-2 junior guard Keith Appling set a title game record with 49 points. Appling was 17 for 24 from the floor, with 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc, and 10 of 12 from the foul line. He scored 26 in the second half after Pershing trailed 39-34 at halftime. The old record of 47 points was set in 1983 by Antoine Joubert of Detroit Southwestern in an 84-80 loss to Flint Central. Kalamazoo Central (25-2) was led by Devin Oliver with 21 points and Juwan Hemphill with 20.
Class B: Powers (Flint) 62, Zeeland East 54
Sophomore Patrick Lucas-Perry, a second year starter, scored 25 points to lead Powers (26-2) to the title over previously unbeaten East (27-1). Lucas-Perry converted 11 of 12 free throws in the final 1:30 to seal the win. A year earlier, Powers lost by 54-53 to Lansing Catholic Central in the title game. East, which won its first district title this season, was led by Nate Snuggerud with 14 points. Korey VanDussen, a Mr. Basketball candidate, was held to 12 points.
Class C: Academy of Business & Technology (Melvinville) 73, Schoolcraft 67
*Editor's note: Melvinville Academy of Business & Technology was stripped of the its title because it was found to be using a fifth-year player. The title is vacated per MHSAA policy.
Class D: West Michigan Christian (Muskegon) 62, Cedarville 61
Christian (24-4) repeated as state Class D champion while winning its eighth overall crown, which ties it for third all-time in Michigan. It was the fourth title for 30-year coach Jim Goorman and the third since 1999, all by one point. Evan Bruinsma led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Cedarville was led by Class D Player of the Year C.J. Paquin with game high 25 points and 18 rebounds.
Class 4A: Hopkins (Minnetonka) 69, Osseo 59
The Royals became the first unbeaten Class 4A record team (31-0) in state history with the win over the Orioles (29-3). It is the fourth title in eight seasons under coach Ken Novak Jr. Royce White, a University of Minnesota recruit, led the win with 20 points. Notre Dame-bound Mike Groghammer had 11 points and 13 rebounds. The Orioles were powered by John Rowland with 17 points, including five 3-point goals. Sam Dower had 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Class 3A: Washburn (Minneapolis) 58, Mankato West 45
The Millers (26-5) won their third state title, and first since 1994, against top seed West (29-2). Cedric Martin had a game-high 23 points while 6-foot-7, 255-pound Ra'Shede Hageman, a University of Minnesota football recruit, scored 18. The Scarlets were held to a season-low 45 points.
Class 2A: Pelican Rapids 80, St. Bernard's (St. Paul) 68
The Vikings (33-0) capped an unbeaten season with the title win over the Bulldogs (28-4). Tydan Storrusten led the way with 34 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Jan-Erik Lindberg contributed 18 points. Jordair Jett paced the Bulldogs with 20 points, all in the second half.
Class 1A: Granada-Huntley-East Chain (Granada) 62, Ellsworth 54 (OT)
The unbeaten Mustangs (29-0) won the first state title in school history with the win over the two-time defending champion Panthers (29-4). Tim Garry sparked the win with a game-high 25 points. Tom Nolte led Ellsworth with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Class 5A: Biloxi 68, Provine (Jackson) 63 (OT)
Isaiah Cannon took over in overtime for the Indians (30-2) as he scored seven of his 19 points in the extra frame and outscored Provine (27-6) by himself. Cannon also had 10 assists to finish with a double-double. Jalen Courtney had 22 points and 14 rebounds for Provine.
Class 4A: Callaway (Jackson) 68, Forest Hill (Jackson) 52
Sophomore Marquavius Smith wasted no time in lighting up the scoreboard as he scored 17 of his 21 points before halftime as the Chargers (30-6) won their first state title since 1975. Jeverik Nelson dominated the boards as well with 21 rebounds. Andre Stringer scored 25 points for the Patriots (29-6) in the loss.
Class 3A: Pass Christian 52, Raymond 50
The Pirates (33-3) saw their nine-point halftime lead disappear but Blake Evans scored on a reverse layup with just seconds remaining for the state championship win. Raymond (24-9) had defeated the Pirates just weeks earlier to win a regional title.
Class 2A: Hinds AHS (Utica) 50, West Bolivar (Rosedale) 48
Ellis Burks scored 19 points and Derek Burks added 12 as the Bulldogs (32-2) end the season with their first state championship since 2001. Wiley Adams scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss as West Bolivar ended the season with a 24-7 record.
Class 1A: Coldwater 73, Myrtle 71
Despite the close battle, the Cougars (25-8) surprisingly never trailed in their narrow two-point championship victory. Jeremy Scott and his 22 points led Coldwater. Jimel Judon had 19 points for the Hawks (26-13), who had a chance to send the game into overtime but had the ball knocked away as time expired.
Class 5: Chaminade (St. Louis) 80, Grandview 70
With 2:32 left, the score in this game was tied 65-65 before the Flyers went on a late run to win the state title. Grandview's Alec Burks had a specatular outing with 33 points and 13 rebounds, but the duo of Bradley Beal (30 points) and Brandon Lockhart (21 points) helped Chaminade (27-4) overcome Burks and his team. Grandview ended at 29-2.
Class 4: St. Francis Borgia (Washington) 59, Kearney 41
The Knights won their fifth state title as they opened up with a 15-4 run to start the game and never looked back. Nathan Scheer had 17 points and Sean Duff added 10 for Borgia, which ended at 28-3. Kearney was a surprise finalist and wrapped up a 21-10 campaign.
Class 3: Maplewood-Richmond Heights (Maplewood) 73, Whitfield (Creve Coeur) 55
It was a repeat title for the Blue Devils, who won last year with mostly underclassmen. Senior Bryant Allen paced the team with a 24 ppg average but it in the final it was much more balanced as Allen had 15 while teammates Charles Brooks, Calvin Belts Jr. and Les Williams all scored 14 points. Belts Jr., a
6-5 sophomore, will be the top returnee for Maplewood (30-3) next season.
Class 2: Portageville 60, Harrisburg 55
Fred Treadwell and Byron Wright each had 14 points for the Bulldogs, who went on a 13-0 run to close the first quarter for a 24-10 lead that Harrisburg never was able to overcome. Portageville ended at 24-5.
Class 1: Scott County Central (Sikeston) 98, Newtown-Harris (Newtown) 63
Talk about getting red-hot in the playoffs, the Braves were definitely that as they averaged 92 ppg over their final four games. Bobby Hatchett chopped up the Newtown-Harris defense for 29 points and 13 assists. Drew Thomas also scored 29 for Scott County Central (29-2) while Otto Porter contributed 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Class 2A: C.M. Russell (Great Falls) 57, Billings West (Billings) 51
The Rustlers (21-2) saw their 44-33 lead with under three minutes remaining turned into a narrow 49-48 lead before holding on to capture the state title. Josh Huestis led the Rustlers with 16 points and 12 rebounds while teammate Kyle Copelan added 11 points. Leading the way for the Bears (20-4) in the loss was Brian Miller with 14 points.
Class A: Dillon 54, Columbia Falls 50
Brandon Boka had 16 points and Bryce Carver also scored in double figures with 10 points as Dillon (20-3) held on to a seven-point halftime lead to take home a state championship. Grant Getts scored a game-high 17 points for the 17-7 Wildcats.
Class B: Fairfield 64, Shelby 60
For the 10th time in the last two years, these two squads faced off and it was the Eagles this time that knocked off the defending state champions when it mattered the most. Fairfield trailed 36-35 entering the fourth quarter, but scored 29 points in the final eight minutes, thanks mainly to 20-of-20 shooting from the free-throw line in the final four minutes. Miles Steinback scored a game-high 21 points for Fairfield.
Class C: Twin Bridges 63, Rocky Boy (Box Elder) 61
Despite trailing 28-16 at halftime, the Falcons rallied back with a strong second half to capture the state title. Jake Schmidt scored the biggest three points of his 17 total on the night with just over 12 seconds remaining as his shot from beyond the arc gave Twin Bridges its first lead of the night and would be the game-winner. Austin Mailey was one of three others to score in double figures with 16 points.
Class A: Creighton Prep (Omaha) 34, Lincoln Southwest (Lincoln) 31
The Junior Jays (22-5) knocked off the top-seeded Silver Hawks (23-3) in the lowest scoring Class A championship game since 1945 for their first basketball championship in 15 years. Maxwell Huerter scored a team-high eight points for the Jays, who outscored the Silver Hawks 9-4 in the final quarter.
Class B: Ralston 61, Beatrice 49
Brothers Greg and Dwight Smith paced the Rams' attack with a combined 44 points and 19 rebounds as their final high school game together ended with a state championship. Greg, who scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, will be headed to Colorado State while Dwight who is just a junior scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Class C1: St. Cecilia (Hastings) 61, Chadron 58
In a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2 seeds it was the second-seeded Bluehawks (25-1) who came out victorious in the battle of the birds for their second straight state title, defeating the previously unbeaten Cardinals (24-1). Jake Hamburger scored a game-high 18 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists in the win. Elliot Eliason had 17 points to lead the Cardinals while Alec Holmquist scored 16 points. Holmquist had two chances to tie the game in the final seconds but could not add his fourth 3-pointer of the game.
Class C2: Ravenna 57, Freeman (Adams) 51
Overcoming the extra pressure that comes with being a freshman and having your dad as the head coach, Connor Beranek hit back-to-back long range shots to give the Blue Jays (23-5) a late lead they would never surrender. Leading by eight points, the Blue Jays saw top-seeded Freeman (25-2) go on a 9-0 run to take the lead before Beranek's three-pointers regained control on the way to their second state title in four years.
Class D1: Mead 55, St. Francis (Humphrey) 52
Eric Johnson scored a game-high 24 points as the Raiders (19-6) captured their first boys basketball state title since 1935 win they won it all in Class B. Trent Classen scored 17 points for the Flyers (21-5), who had a 48-43 lead with under five minutes remaining before seeing their lead disappear.
Class D2: Sterling 49, Ewing 48 (OT)
Zach Lempka was likely on cloud nine after the game as he hit a jumper with just seconds remaining in overtime to give the Jets (22-4) their first state title since 1996. Ewing (25-2) was able to rally back in overtime from a six-point deficit in overtime to take the lead with under 15 seconds remaining which set the stage for Lempka's game-winner. Just two years ago the Jets won only four games before former Creighton player Jimmy Motz took over and led them to a 15 win season in his first year and now a state title in his second year.
Class 4A: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 56, Palo Verde 55
The Palo Verde Panthers seemed on their way to a championship, when the Gaels made an amazing comeback and pulled out the victory. The double-digit comeback was capped when Bishop Gorman's John Loyd canned a free throw with 1.8 seconds remaining. He missed the second on purpose so Palo Verde wouldn't get a shot off.
Class 3A: Boulder City 62, Moapa Valley 46
The Eagles won the program's first state title with a veteran lineup that included Shane Levin (team-high 14 points) and Jeremy Smith (10 points and 14 rebounds).
Class 2A: Needles (Calif.) 81, Agassi Prep (Las Vegas) 78
Stevie Kidd and Darra Russell combined for 52 points to lead the California school to its first state crown since 2002. Located in the Mojave Valley near the California-Nevada border, the school has won five state titles overall.
Class 1A: Lake Mead 59, Pahranagat Valley (Alamo) 49
Lake Mead earned its second consecutive 1A state title behind the play of Landon
Littlefield, who finished with a game-high 24 points.
Class L: Trinity (Manchester) 50, Memorial (Manchester) 25
Trinity capped a 21-1 season in a dominating win over its cross-town rival. Jordan Laguerre scored 26 points and added three steals for the victors. Jason Chevrefils led Memorial with 10 points and six rebounds. It was the third time Trinity beat Memorial this year.
Class I: Portsmouth 61, Pelham 48
Portsmouth (16-6) won the school's 17th state title with an upset over Pelham, which was 20-1 entering the contest. Senior guard John Mulvey scored a game-high 26 points in the win, including 20 in the second half. Stephen Spirou scored 14 points for Pelham.
Class M: Conant (Jaffrey) 43, Prospect Mountain (Alton) 33
Conant won its fourth consecutive Class M title, becoming the first school to win four in a row since Class M play began back in 1930. Conant, which went 21-1 on the year, was led by Sean Martin's 12 points and five steals. Ryan Hingston had 12 points for Prospect Mountain.
Class S: Moultonborough 57, Newmarket 45
Moultonborough's Kevin Eisenberg scored 18 points, including his team's final seven to lead the Panthers to the championship. Newmarket's Curtis Williams exploded for a game-high 31 points, but it wasn't enough to deny top-seeded Moultonborough.
Class 5A: La Cueva (Albuquerque) 56, Highland (Albuquerque) 52
A state championship game is a fine time for someone to score a season-high in points and that's what Troy Ramos did as eight of his season-best 22 points came in the final quarter as the Bears (25-7) captured their first title since 2003. Down 40-39 with under three minutes remaining, Ramos converted a layup and was fouled for a three-point play. La Cueva did not give up the lead again. Marcus Franco scored 22 points for the Hornets (26-4).
Class 4A: Roswell 59, Artesia 50
For the first time in 45 years, the Coyotes (23-7) finally captured a state basketball championship, their sixth overall, as Keydrick Allen scored 18 points to lead the offense. A three-point game turned into a double-digit game when the Coyotes opened the fourth quarter with a 9-2 run. Dallas Bollema scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Bulldogs, who ended 23-9.
Class 3A: Hope Christian (Albuquerque) 55, St. Michael's (Santa Fe) 44
Just like their championship game in 2007 against St. Michael's, the Huskies entered the halftime break up by three points but unlike last time when the Horsemen dominated the second half for a 17-point win the Huskies hung on for their first state championship in Class 3A. Six-foot-4 junior Christian Schlenker scored 18 points and freshman Arren Wells added 13 points for the Huskies (28-3), who have seven state titles when they competed in the AA class. Jordan Romero scored 19 points for the Horsemen (23-8), who hadn't lost in a championship game in 42 years.
Class 2A: Texico 48, Santa Rosa 46
Just like their semifinal win, which came on a banked 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Wolverines' (29-5) championship win again came down to the final seconds. This time, it was a 3-point attempt by the Lions (28-5) that fell short at the buzzer. Seth Bailey led the championship team with 24 points.
Class A: Fort Sumner 67, Springer 66
This was another game that came down to a shot with no time remaining as the Red Devils (27-4) missed a free throw that gave the Foxes (21-8) their first boys state basketball championship. Berry Stinnett scored 22 points and Rawley Stallard had 21 points in the win.
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association boys' finals
Group 4: Lenape (Medford) 68, Eastside (Paterson) 48
The Indians used a 17-4 third-quarter showing to overcome a halftime deficit in a 68-48 thrashing of Eastside (Paterson). C.J. Meyers scored 18 points and Pete Dinch and Isiah Dixon added 13 apiece as Lenape erased a four-point hole in the third. David West and Robert Morris-bound Karon Abraham each scored 13 points for Eastside.
Group 3: Neptune 74, Teaneck 52
Dan Singleton and Jamaal Hubbard teamed for a monster effort, 32 points and 19 rebounds, as Neptune routed Teaneck, 74-52. Hubbard's double-double, 12 points and 13 rebounds, set the tone.
Group 2: Science Park (Newark) 69, Camden 66
Kenneth Ortiz dropped in 26 points and Rameel Johnson scored 25 as Science Park won its second straight state championship topping Camden, 69-66. Science Park, which took the Group 1 title in advanced to the State Tournament of Champions final in 2008, rallied from a 35-15 halftime deficit.
Group 1: University (Newark) 65, Asbury Park 54
Devon Gibson and Sahid Dortch combined to score 39 points as University cruised by Asbury Park, 65-54. Gibson, the lone senior starter, popped in 23 points to earn MVP honors. Asbury Park's Jamar Smalls scored 16 points.
Non-Public A: Immaculata (Somerville) 61, Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft) 50
The Spartans repeated, stopping Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft), 61-50, with a 26-10 fourth quarter burst. MVP Gamal Mohamed scored a game-high 25 points and Theo Riddkick, a Notre Dame football recruit, added 15. Pat Light netted 14 of his 20 points in the first half when CBA led, 35-25.
Non-Public B: St. Patrick (Elizabeth) 76, Trenton Catholic 62
The Celtics won their fourth stat title in five years, beating Trenton Catholic, 76-62. North Carolina-bound MVP Dexter Strickland popped in 20 points, Paris Bennett had 16, sophomore Michael Gilchrist had 15 and junior Kyrie Irving 11.
New Jersey State Tournament of Champions
Science Park 71, University 59: Kenneth Ortiz scored 13 of his career-high 33 points in the final quarter leading Science Park a the Ritacco Center in Toms River. The score was tied 49 with five minutes left before Science pulled away. Kazembe Abif scored 16 points for University (24-4).
Lenape 41, Neptune 40: Mike Celestin's jumper inside the lane with 3.2 seconds remaining provided the Indians with the winning margin in Toms River. Daniel Singleton topped all scorers with 13 points for Neptune (24-6). Celestin scored 10 points.
St. Patrick 66, Lenape 40: Junior guard Kyree Irving dropped in 20 points and super soph Michael Gilchrist had 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Celtics cruised in Trenton's Sovereign Bank Arena. The Celtics took an 18-7 lead after one and were never threatened by the large school (Group 4) champion, which finished 25-9.
Science Park 59, Immaculata 49: Rameel Johnson scored 12 of his game-high 24 points and Kenneth Ortiz added 17 as Science used a 17-7 run over the final four minutes in Trenton. Guard Theo Riddick netted 21 points, sinking 7-of-11 shots, for Immaculata (27-4).
* St. Patrick 73, Science Park 56: Junior guard Kyree Irving scored 26 points and sophomore Michael Gilchrist contributed 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Celtics (30-3) captured their fifth TOC title and third in the last four years at the Izod Center in East Rutherford . Leading 37-34 in the third, the Celtics pulled away with a 15-2 run to conclude the quarter. North Carolina-bound guard Dexter Strickland added 14 points and junior Kevin Boyle Jr. handed out nine assists. Rameel Johnson Science Park (30-2) led all scorers with 30 points.
* Won New Jersey State Tournament of Champions (Note: the six New Jersey group winners annually play in a tournament to crown an overall champion).
Class AA: Newburgh Free 62, Niagra Falls 42
Class A: Jamesville-DeWitt 77, Peekskill 75
Class B: Bishop Kearny 65, Seton Catholic 48
Class C: Avon 61, Maple Hill 55
Class D: South Kortright 47, Greenport 43
NYS Class AA: Rice 70, Newburgh 68 OT
NYS Class A: L.I. Lutheran 68, Jamesville-DeWitt 51
NYS Class B: Collegiate 57, Bishop Kearney 55
Class 4A: Mount Tabor (Winston-Salem) 60, Sanford (Fayetteville) 55
The Spartans captured their first state title as finals' MVP C.J. Harris scored 20 points. The Bulldogs (28-4) were led by Mike Mason with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Class 3A: Northern Guilford (Greensboro) 66, Forrestview (Gastonia) 54
With an all-underclass lineup, the Nighthawks (30-3) claimed the title with 6-foot-6 Chris McClain scoring 25 points and collecting 11 rebounds. The Jaguars (25-7) got 31 points from their two guards -- Preston Holmes and Jack Summers.
Class 2A -- Shelby 62, Northwood 50
The Golden Lions (29-2) won their first 2-A title in the school's third finals' berth. Eric Mayo led the way with 15 points and nine rebounds against Northwood (30-2).
Class 1A: Bishop McGuinness (Kernersville) 72, Weldon 56
The Villains (31-2) hoisted the title trophy after winning a game marked by 53 personal fouls. Finals' MVP Aaron Toomey scored 35 points, including 19 of 21 free throws. The
Chargers (26-2) were led by Cameron Staten with 11 points.
Class A: Mandan 57, West Fargo 46
The Braves (24-1) captured their first state title in 28 years. Tournament MVP Bryan Kielpinski led all scorers with 17 points plus 11 rebounds. Tyler Gronbeck tallied 14 for the Packers (17-8).
Class B: Linton 82, Dakota Prairie (Petersburg) 63
The Lions (26-0) claimed their first state title since 1985, and third overall, for veteran coach Dan Carr. The first championship team (1984) also finished unbeaten (27-0). Justin Purintun led the victory with 26 points. Tournament MVP Gus Kueber, a 6-foot-5 center, scored 21 for the Knights.
Division 1: Northland (Columbus) 60, Princeton (Cincinnati) 58
The Vikings (27-1) pocketed their first state title as the state's Mr. Basketball honoree, 6-foot-9, 255-pound junior Jared Sullinger, converted two of three throws with 2.7 seconds left to snap a 58-all tie. The Ohio State recruit, and son of head coach Satch Sullinger, ended with 15 points and 12 rebounds. J. D. Weatherspoon led the champs with 18 points as Northland became the first Columbus City League team to win a title since Brookhaven in 2002. Princeton (25-2) was led by junior Jordan Sibert, also an Ohio State recruit, with 21 points. Orlando Williams, a Miami recruit, had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Division 2: St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron) 59, Thurgood Marshall (Dayton) 53
With the school's best-ever player, LeBron James, rooting his alma mater on from the stands, the Irish (23-4) won their fifth title wince 1984. Daylen Harrison led the Irish with 21 points. The Cougars (22-5), playing without injured second leading scorer Greg Gainey, had the game's high scorer in junior guard Juwan Staten with 28 points.
Division 3: Cleveland Central Catholic 45, Tinora (Defiance) 38
The Ironmen (24-3) allowed the fewest points ever in the D-3 title game, including a scoreless Rams' first quarter to trail 11-0. Chall Montgomery led the Ironmen with 16 points. Tinora (23-4) was led by reserve Gregg Gerken's 17 points.
Division 4: Oak Hill 48, Kalida 43 (2 OTs)
Coach Norm Persin won his first title in 34 seasons as the Oaks (25-2) outlasted Kalida (23-5) in two overtimes. Three-point goals by Ray Borden at the end of regulation and the first overtime extended the game. The finale may have been the last game for the state's all-time winningest coach. Dick Kortokrax, 75, has spent the last 34 years at Kalida and has a state record 785 wins in 49 seasons, including a state crown in 1981 and two runner-up finishes. He may not be rehired by the board of education.
Class 6A: Putnam City (Oklahoma City) 72, Jenks 48
With the best player in the state having a strong night, the Pirates (25-4) left little doubt who was the better team against the top seeded Trojans (27-2) as they easily captured the state championship. Xavier Henry, who has been as high as No. 1 in the ESPNU player rankings, led the way with 24 points to go with five rebounds and four assists. Garen Wright chipped in with 14 points as Putnam City earned its first state title since 2006. Bryson Pope scored a team-high 18 points for the Trojans.
Class 5A: Guthrie 47, Edison (Tulsa) 45
Trailing by eight at halftime, the Bluejays (27-2) rallied in the second half behind standout Donte Foster for their second state championship in a row. Foster found himself at the free-throw line early and often and made the most of his chances converting 18-of-20 from the charity stripe to finish with 23 points. Desmond Butler scored 18 points in the loss.
Class 4A: Star-Spencer (Spencer) 67, Bishop McGuinness (Oklahoma City) 61
Bishop McGuinness was attempting to win a fourth straight state title, but was denied. Instead, it was Star-Spencer celebrating its first state championship since 1996. Josh Davis and Deontae Thomas each scored 13 points as five Bobcats scored in double figures. Ryan Randolph had a game-high 23 points but it wasn't enough for the Irish to recapture their championship.
Class 3A: Cascia Hall (Tulsa) 67, Okemah 52
The alma mater of NFL wideout Wes Welker (19-10) now has its first basketball state championship to go with an earlier football championship after defeating the Panthers, who entered the game with a 29-1 record. John Bryant hit back-to-back three-point shots to give the Commandos a double-digit lead on a night that saw him score 20 points and grab 13 rebounds. Rashad Dunn had 15 of his team-high 23 points in the second half for the Panthers.
Class 2A: Pawnee 44, Talihina 43 (OT)
The Bears (28-2) defended their state championship with a tenacious last minute stand to defeat the Golden Tigers (25-5). Leading by one after a made free throw. the Bears' defense didn't allow a point in the last minute of overtime with the help of several blocks. Ralston Moore had the game-winning free throw and scored 13 points as Pawnee head coach David Page picked up his 500th career victory.
Class A: Preston (Okmulgee) 75, Texhoma 71 (OT)
Willie Huffman's three-pointer forced overtime and the Pirates continued the momentum in the extra period of play to end the season with a state title. Kalin Watkins scored 21 points for the Pirates while J.D. Pugh scored 21 in a losing effort.
Class B: Red Oak 52, Garber 41
There's always something special about the first of anything as the Eagles captured their first state championship in school history after never winning a game in the state tournament before this year. Lane Adams led the team in scoring with 16 points and rebounding with 11.
Class 6A: Jesuit (Portland) 63, Lincoln (Portland) 41
The West-region ranked Crusaders won the Class 6A state title with six underclassmen in their regular eight-man rotation. Senior Brenton Spickerman netted 15 points off the bench to lead the Crusaders, who might warrant a preseason FAB 50 rating next season.
Class 5A: Jefferson (Portland) 60, Century (Hillsboro) 44
State player of the year candidate Terrence Jones, a 6-foot-9 junior, scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Democrats in a state title game marred by two fighting incidents that broke out in the Jefferson student section.
Class 4A: Brookings Harbor 52, Central (Independence) 49
The Bruins capped a 28-0 season with a state title after losing in last year's championship game. An offensive rebound put back with 2:14 remaining gave Brookings Harbor a 48-47 lead it wouldn't relinquish. Kenton Bansemer led the victors with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Class 3A: Cascade Christian (Jacksonville) 48, Horizon Christian (Tualatin) 37
After winning a Class 2A state championship in 2007 and finishing in third
place in 3A last season, Cascade Christian turned the trick for the second
time in three seasons behind a memorable performance by senior Scott Morse.
He finished with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Class 2A: Knappa 41, De La Salle North Catholic (Portland) 36
The Loggers sent veteran head coach Craig Cokley into retirement in grand fashion, as Knappa won its third state title in his final game as head coach. Cokley led the Loggers to back-to-back state titles in 1998-1999.
Class A: Powder Valley 73, Mohawk 59
Trenton Dixon led Powder Valley to the state title with a 22-point, 19-rebound performance.
Class 4A: Penn Wood (Lansdowne) 72, York 53
The Patriots (28-4) used a 19-9 first-quarter showing en route to a 72-53 rout of York. Sophomore Aaron Brown and senior Duane Johnson each netted 20 points for the first-time state champions. Jevaughn Murphy scored 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter for York (33-2).
Class 3A: Archbishop Carroll (Radnor) 75, Salem (Greensburg) 54
Kasheef Festus scored 18 points as the Patriots claimed their first state title, beating Salem (Greensburg), 75-54. It was the first year Philadelphia Catholic League schools were eligible for PIAA titles.
Class 2A: Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) 75, North Catholic (Pittsburgh) 67
Sam Prescott contributed 21 points, 13 boards and five steals as the Cavaliers needed two overtimes to stop North Catholic (Pittsburgh), 75-67, for their first state title. Jesse Long netted 20 points for the Pittsburgh school.
Class A: Girard College (Philadelphia) 70, Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage) 60
Girard (26-5) rallied from a six-point deficit at the break to stop Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage), 70-60. Kennedy finished 26-3.
Independent: Friends Central (Wynnewood) 60, Germantown Academy 58
The Phoenix clinched title when Travis Robinson's layup five seconds in overtime left helped edge Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.), 60-58. Junior guard Malique Killing scored a team-high 21 points and sophomore guard Devin Coleman added 17. The Phoenix also participated in the inaugural National High School Invitational in April.
Division I: Bishop Hendricken (Warwick) 94, Mount Pleasant (Providence) 76
Bishop Hendricken won its sixth state title in a row and 12th overall led by 31 points from Ricky Ledo, who poured in 25 in the first half alone. State tournament MVP Billy Baron scored 25 points and Matt Barboza chipped in 19 points for Hendricken (20-1). For Mount Pleasant (17-4), Billy Soriano scored 25 and Frank Robinson added 18 in a losing effort.
Division II: Classical (Providence) 69, Narragansett 49
Classical won its second straight state championship by blowing open a three-point halftime lead and outscoring Narragansett 45-28 in the second half. Tournament MVP Michael Palumbo led the way for Classical (20-1) with 22 points, while Ashton Watkins came up huge with 13 points and 17 rebounds, passing the 1,000 career mark in both categories. Jay Jeannotte finished with 17 points and Nate Patterson chipped in 12 points and six rebounds for Narragansett (19-2).
Division III: Moses Brown (Providence) 60, Central Falls 49
Moses Brown defended its state title in a rematch of last year's Division III state finals, knocking off a top-seeded Central Falls team that came into the contest with a 19-game winning streak. State tournament MVP Anjuwon Spence scored a game-high 19 points to pace a balanced attack for Moses Brown (18-3) that featured four players in double figures. George Carle led Central Falls (19-2) with 16 points.
Class 4A: Goose Creek 63, Gaffney 58
In a back and forth contest, it was the Gators (27-2) who came out on top for the school's first boys basketball state championship. Philip Jenkins scored over half of the Gators points in the win as he finished with 33 points. Gaffney (24-3) had entered the game on a 19-game winning streak.
Class 3A: Camden 77, Greer 62
For the first time in 51 years, the Bulldogs (23-2) won a state championship as Josh Council scored 34 points in a huge effort. When Council wasn't putting the ball in the hoop, teammate Evrik Gary was as he also had an impressive night with 23 points. Joseph Neely led the Yellowjackets (20-9) with 15 points.
Class 2A: Southside (Greenville) 72, Mullins 47
The Tigers (30-2) had five players score in double figures as they defended their state title behind a strong second half that saw them outscore the Aucs (24-4) by a 48-25 margin. Marlin Butler scored 14 points and Mario Irby had 12 points in the win while Stacy Wilson scored a game-high 18 points in the loss.
Class 1A: Calhoun County (St. Matthews) 65, Great Falls 40
The Saints (26-1) dominated their way to their fourth state title in a row and eighth since 1996. Class A player of the year Alshon Jeffery scored 25 points in his final game of a high school career that saw his teams go 111-2.
Class AA: Lincoln (Sioux Falls) 59, Huron 31
The Patriots (25-0) became the first state school since Bishop O'Gorman in 2005-06 to win Class AA titles in both boys basketball and football in the same school year. Guard Almir Krdzalic led the way with 18 points. It capped the first perfect season in Class AA history.
Class A: Madison 48, Platte-Geddes (Platte) 40
The Bulldogs (23-2) avenged last season's title game loss to Platte-Geddee to win their first state title since 1945. Tony Fiegen, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 19 points. Jordan Johnson led the Black Panthers with 16.
Class B: Sully Buttes (Onida) 74, White River 73
The Chargers (20-6) won the first state title for their area since 1969 when they won as Onida. Zach Merwin led the way with 25 points. R.J. Estes topped the Tigers with a matching 25 points.
Class 3A: White Station (Memphis) 64, Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis) 61 (OT)
Junior guard Joe Jackson scored 35 points, including seven of his team's eight overtime points, to lead the Spartans (30-7) to their fifth state Class AAA title this decade. It also avenged a regular season loss to the Pharaohs (35-3), which had four players foul out and were seeking their first state crown. Ronald Brown had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Pharaohs.
Class 2A: Fulton (Knoxville) 56, B.T. Washington (Memphis) 55
The Falcons (30-6) repeated as state champion in a wild finish as B.T. Washington made it exciting after trailing by 41-21 entering the fourth quarter. Tournament MVP Jalen Steele had 22 points as did Larry McGhaughey of Washington.
Class 1A: Manassas (Memphis) 60, Temple (Powell) 34
The Tigers (27-2) won their first title despite losing Class A Mr. Basketball Reginald Buckner, an Ole Miss recruit, with 3:54 left in the third quarter after receiving his second technical foul. Buckner scored eight points and had 10 rebounds. Joseph Nottington had 14 for Manassas. Jeremy Sexton led Temple (28-6) with 17 points.
Division II-AA: Ensworth (Nashville) 61, Father Ryan (Nashville) 44
Tavarres Jefferson scored 31 points, with six 3-point goals, to lead Ensworth (28-5) to its first boys title. Ensworth graduates its second class this spring. The Irish (24-8) were led by 6-9 Princeton recruit Brendan Connolly with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
Division II-A: Harding Academy (Memphis) 59, St. George's (Collierville) 57
Keilan Stittiams, a 6-foot senior guard, scored 27 points including the game-winning goal with 1.1 seconds left as the Lions (22-7) repeated as champion. Sophomore Bobby Parks Jr. topped St. George's (24-7) with 29 points and nine rebounds.
Class 5A: DeSoto 59, Cedar Hill 47
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Class 4A: Yates (Houston) 94, Kimball (Dallas) 78
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Class 3A: Dallas Madison 68, Lubbokc Estacado 66
Class 2A: Ponder 51, New Waverly 39
Class 1A Div. I: Roscoe 52, Plains 48
Class 1A Div. II: Elkhart Slocum def. Nazareth 45-27
Class 5A: West Jordan 63, Lone Peak 52
Led by the sharp shooting of Rayes Gallegos, who scored 22 points, the Jaguars won their first championship since 2001 by defeating the Knights and last year's Mr. Basketball honoree, Tyler Haws. He scored 20 points for the Knights, who led 47-44 with under six minutes remaining before being outscored 19-5 to end the game.
Class 4A: West (Salt Lake City) 56, Provo 44
The Bulldogs (24-1) entered the championship game on a 40-game winning streak and were ranked in the top 10 of the ESPN Rise West Region rankings but that all came to a crushing end as the Panthers (20-4) pulled off the upset against the two-time defending champions. Chris Barnes was named the 4A tournament MVP as West High won its first state boys basketball championship since 1975.
Class 3A: Bear River (Garland) 59, Logan 49
Bear head coach Van Park will go out a winner as he retires after 14 years and two state championships. Isaac Eriksen led the Bears' offense with 17 points while Jeff Manning had 12 points for Logan.
Class 2A: North Summit (Coalville) 48, South Sevier (Monroe) 41
After winning the Class 2A football state title earlier in the school year, the Braves added another in basketball. Colby Richins led the team in the final with 22 points.
Class 1A: Escalante 49, Duchesne 41
Kevin Griffin pumped in a game-high 22 points and had six rebounds as Escalante captured its second straight state title and its third in the last four years. Duchesne head coach Stan Young won his 500th career game as a head coach earlier in the tournament.
Division I: Rice (South Burlington) 48, Burlington 39 (OT)
Rice (22-2) ended Burlington's 46-game winning streak with its upset win. Rice senior point guard Jon Goldberg scored a game-high 21 points, two of which came from an off-balance shot in regulation to send the game into overtime, and added eight boards and six assists. Senior center Clancy Rugg had 14 points and nine boards for Burlington, which ended 22-1.
Division II: Springfield 59, Vergennes 31
Senior guard Grant White scored a game-high 33 points and chipped in seven boards for Springfield (18-6). White scored a combined 67 points in the state semifinals and finals. Junior forward Connor Merrill paced Vergennes with 16 points and seven boards.
Division III: Hazen (Hardwick) 60, BFA-Fairfax (Fairfax) 48
Junior forward Billy Boyd scored 12 points for Hazen (20-3), while Josh Woodward scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed 12 boards for BFA-Fairfax (20-4). Boyd had 18 points and 25 boards in the quarterfinals and had 18 points and 19 rebounds in the semifinals.
Division IV: Proctor 47, Websterville 38
Proctor earned its fourth consecutive state title with its win over Websterville. Senior wing Curtis Robinson scored a game-high 23 points for Proctor (24-0) and has been a part of all four state championship teams. Senior forward/center Isaac Ransom scored 15 points for Websterville (21-3).
AAA: King's Fork (Suffolk) 49, Fleming (Roanoke) 47
In only in their fifth year of existence as a school, the Bulldogs (31-1) now have their first state title after rallying from 19 points behind in the second half. They trailed 24-9 at halftime before going on a 16-4 run over two quarters to cut the deficit down to two points with six minutes remaining. Derek Wright's three-pointer with under a minute left gave the Bulldogs the lead for good over the Colonels (25-5).
AA D4: Courtland (Spotsylvania) 93, Salem 69
For the first time in school history, the Cougars (27-2) captured a boys' basketball state championship and they did it in dominating fashion. Duke recruit Josh Hairston made 15 free throws on his way to a 29-point night. Luke Sellers and Lamar Giggetts each had 19 points while Avery Green finished with 17 points in the win. Salem (18-11), which upset Spotswood and Hidden Valley to make the finals, fell in its attempt for a first state title since 1999.
AA D3: Cave Spring (Roanoke) 39, Brunswick (Lawrenceville) 33 (OT)
Despite not scoring for a span of more than 12 minutes in the second half, the Knights (25-6) still forced overtime and pulled off the win. It is the first state title for Cave Spring since former Duke All-American and NBA player J.J. Redick starred there in 2002. Mark Overstreet led the Knights with 10 points and Josh Henderson scored nine points, which included the two free throws that tied the game in regulation. Brunswick's Michael Wynn Jr. and Casey Walker each scored 11 points as their team lost for the third straight year in the state championship game.
A D2: Radford 77, Dan River (Ringgold) 69
The Bobcats (26-4) scored first and never trailed in their state title win over the Wildcats (24-5). Both teams entered the contest looking for a first state title, but the Bobcats got it behind Allen Dickerson's 22 points and DeAndre Thompson's 20 points. Darren White, who is headed to James Madison, scored a game-high 36 points in the losing effort.
A D1: Colonial Beach 77, Eastern Montgomery (Elliston) 75
If ESPN's Dick Vitale was at this championship game, he'd likely be yelling how T.T. Carey was a "PT" player as he scored the final two of his 37 points with 20.6 seconds left to give the Drifters (27-5) the lead and their first state championship. Carey also added 16 rebounds to go with his 37 points while teammate Dylan Farinet scored 17 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Henry Hall scored 21 points and Julian Stewart had 18 in the loss as Eastern Montgomery (23-5) set a Group A state tournament record with 13 shots made on three-pointers.
Class 4A: Federal Way 62, Garfield (Seattle) 54
After losing in last year's title game, Federal Way captured the tradition-rich program's first-ever state title. Previous Federal Way teams have included former NBA players Donny Marshall and Michael Dickerson, but 25-year coach Jerome Collins won this year with balance, as four players averaged at least 10 points and nine players were part of Collins' rotation. Isaiah Umipig, who averaged eight points per game during the season, starred in the title game with 19 points. Garfield could be back in the final next year since it is the team that featured Elite 24 player Tony Wroten Jr., who is a junior.
Class 3A: Franklin (Seattle) 51, Columbia River (Vancouver) 34
The FAB 50-ranked Quakers won the Class 3A state title in dominating fashion, as they forced 22 turnovers in a win over Columbia River. The Chieftains defeated previous West Region ranked Bellevue in the state semifinals, but Franklin's pressure defense was too much to handle. Franklin won each of its three games in the state tournament by 20 or more points and led Columbia River 23-6 after one quarter and 35-12 at halftime before easing up. Freddy Wilson scored 12 points and McDonald's All-American Peyton Siva added 10 to lead a balanced attack for Franklin, which secured its sixth state title.
Class 2A: Squalicum 60, Burlington-Edison (Burlington) 49
Squalicum jumped out to a 21-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in its 11-point championship game victory. Patrick Voeut scored a game-high 16 points while Kyle Hooper added 13 for the victors.
Class 2B: Northwest Christian (Lacey) 54, Davenport 39
The Crusaders captured their fourth consecutive 2B state title with a big second half. The game was tied at 31 in the third quarter, but Northwest Christian went on an 8-0 run to take control of the game and put the finishing touches on a 28-0 season. Tourney MVP Chase Ramey led the way with 22 points while Matt Zandbergen chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds.
Class 1A: Vashon Island 49, King's (Seattle) 24
The Pirates dominated the Knights throughout, holding them scoreless for the entire third period and for 12 consecutive minutes. Tournament MVP John Gage nearly outscored King's by himself, as he finished with a game-high 20 points.
Class 1B: Tri-Cities Prep (Pasco) 48, Moses Lake Christian Academy 41
Tourney MVP Sergio Lopez netted nine of his 13 points after intermission to lead the Jaguars to an upset victory over the top-ranked 1B team in the state. It is their first ever state title.
Class AAA: Martinsburg 53, South Charleston 52
The Bulldogs (26-2) won their 19th straight game, and second state title since 1994 with a thrilling victory over the top-seeded Black Eagles (26-2), who had won 25 in a row and was appearing in their third straight state finals. Issac Thornton led the win with 15 points, including two free throws with five seconds left. Sophomore Perry Henry scored 13 and state Player of the Year Aaron Dobson, a Marshall football recruit, tallied 12.
Class AA: Ravenswood 62, Wyoming East (New Richmond) 52
The Red Devils (22-6) ended the two-year state title hold of the Warriors (26-2) and won their second state title with the first coming in 2006. Luke Murray and Bruce Patterson divided 28 points. East was led by Alex Webb's 17 points.
Class A: Wheeling Central 49, Charleston Catholic 43
The Maroon Knights (23-5) repeated as state titlist and captured their fifth crown in the last seven years. Junior guard Jordan Sorge scored 14 points. The Irish (21-6), who won back-to-back crowns in 2006-07, received 13 points from Sam Wood.
Division 1: Madison Memorial 56, Horlick (Racine) 41
The Spartans (26-1) pocketed their second state crown in six years with the win over the Rebels (24-2). State Player of the Year, Jeronne Maymon, a 6-foot-7 senior signed by Marquette, had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Vander Blue, a 6-4 junior guard committed to Wisconsin, contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds. Horlick's 6-7 Jamil Wilson, a University of Oregon recruit, was held to nine points. Antwon Oliver led the Rebels with 13 points.
Division 2: Wisconsin Lutheran (Milwaukee) 79, Monroe 67
The Vikings (24-2) had four double-figure scorers in their title game win over the
Cheesemakers (19-8). Flavien Davis, a 6-foot-4 junior, had 29 points, 15
rebounds and five assists. Mitch Tordoff led Monroe with 28 points after scoring
33 in the semifinals.
Division 3: St. Catherine's (Racine) 48, Aquinas (La Crosse) 34
The 17th win in a row gave the Angels (25-2) their fourth state crown in five seasons. The Blugolds (22-4) were the defending champion. The game's high scorer was Jimmy Whitehead of Aquinas with 17 points.
Division 4: Benton 55, Assumption (Wisconsin Rapids) 43
The 12th smallest public school in the state with 86 students, Benton (25-2) captured its first state title with a win over Assumption (24-3). Benton won its final 16 games.
Class 4A: Natrona County (Casper) 62. Kelly Walsh (Casper) 43
Led by eight seniors, the Mustangs (27-1) captured their second state championship in three years with a win over the Trojans (16-12). Kelly Walsh only led once, 6-5 in the early going, before the Mustangs took over behind Tom Earl's 22 points.
Class 3A: Buffalo 36, Kemmerer 33
It may have not been the most high scoring championship game but that doesn't matter at all to the Bulls, who claimed their first state title in four years after losing in the semifinals the last two seasons. Trailing 27-12, the Rangers battled back and had a chance to send the game to overtime but a 3-point shot at the buzzer fell just short.
Class 2A: Wyoming Indian (Ethete) 69, Niobara County (Lusk) 61
The Chiefs opened up a 13-point lead in the second half on the way to a state championship. Slade Spoonhunter led the victors with 21 points while Cody Gault scored a game-high 32 points in the loss.
Class 1A: Southeast (Yoder) 41, Burlington 34
Jake Foos scored 13 points and Colby Sturgeon had 10 points as the Cyclones captured the state crown after losing in last year's title game. Eric McNiven had 14 points for the Huskies, who had a 23-game winning streak come to an end.