JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Justice Martin scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Byers past Hinds AHS for a 63-41 victory to claim the girls Mississippi Class 1A state championship.
It is the Lady Lions' third straight state title and fifth in school history.
Byers (28-5) forced Hinds AHS to turn the ball over 18 times and shoot just 26% from the field. Hinds AHS made just 1 of 14 attempts from 3-point range.
Richenda Crutcher scored 12 points and Abria Gulledge added 10 points for the Lady Lions.
Erica Harris led Hinds AHS (28-9) with 12 points. Adrienne Burks added 11 points, while Octavia Barnes scored 10 for the Lady Bulldogs.
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