At a Glance: MHSAA State Basketball Tournament

Photo by Keith Warren/MHSAA.

BOYS

 

CLASS 6A

 

Southaven vs. Meridian

 

Chargers at a Glance

Head Coach: Ron Wilson

Record: 17-12

Players to Watch: James Richards, T.J. Martin, K.J. Riley, Javion Hibbler

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Madison Central 81-62

State Championships: None

 

Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Ron Norman

Record: 30-1

Players to Watch: Miles Miller, Tyron Brewer, Jamond Gordon, Vontrell Pringle

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Brandon 64-40

State Champions: 2017, 2011, 1978

 

Greenville vs. Pascagoula

 

Hornets at a Glance

Head Coach: Delmar Sprouse

Record: 22-6

Players to Watch: Danny Washington, Anfernee Diggins, Kendal Richardson

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Murrah 81-76

State Championships: None

 

Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Lorenzo Wright

Record: 21-7

Players to Watch: D’Yasmond Booker, Jayden McCorvey, Jonas Burley, Zarin Cole

How they got here: def. Pearl 79-63; def. Biloxi 67-54

State Championships: None

Columbus vs. Terry

 

Falcons at a Glance

Head Coach: Anthony Carlyle

Record: 24-6

Players to Watch: Robert Woodard, Denijay Harris, Casey Smith, Aaron Johnson

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Clinton 40-20

State Championships: 2016

 

Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Matthew Scott

Record: 20-7

Players to Watch: Coryell Mack, Arturro Bingham, Dontavius Smith, Johnathan Haynes

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Petal 67-51

State Championships: None

 

Starkville vs. Harrison Central

 

Yellowjackets at a Glance

Head Coach: Greg Carter

Record: 24-3

Players to Watch: Blake Rogers, Jordan Temple, Donte Powers, Natrone Brooks

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Warren Central 62-43

State Championships: 2015, 2010, 1961

 

Red Rebels at a Glance

Head Coach: Francisco Hardy

Record: 19-9

Players to Watch: Dayquan Perkins, Dajon Whitworth, Kalen Means, Carlous Williams

How they got here: def. Oak Grove 66-51; def. Ocean Springs 60-45

State Championships: 2000, 1995, 1982

 

CLASS 5A

 

Olive Branch vs. Wayne County

 

Conquistadors at a Glance

Head Coach: Eric Rombaugh

Record: 22-4

Players to Watch: D.J. Jeffries, Joee Cooper, Kelvin Allen

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Holmes Central 61-46

State Championships: None

 

War Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Kendrick Davis

Record: 16-12

Players to Watch: Emmanuel Seldon, Zhakerreun Wesley, Garius Ray, Kethern Vaughn, RaeSheem McCall

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Wingfield 54-44

State Championships: 2011

 

Callaway vs. Stone

 

Chargers at a Glance

Head Coach: David Sanders

Record: 24-5

Players to Watch: Daeshun Ruffin, Deonte Spencer, James Williams, Ahmad Anthony

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Cleveland Central 77-62

State Championships: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 1973

 

 

Tomcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Todd Miller

Record: 24-5

Players to Watch: Enrique Whaley, Dalan Breland, Cortez McCarty, Cameron McDonald

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Pearl River Central 75-57

State Championships: 1998, 1991, 1979

 

Saltillo vs. Forest Hill

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Craig Lauderdale

Record: 28-2

Players to Watch: Calvin Harris, Julian Warren, Isaiah Hardy, T.J. Hannah, Kaleb Terrell

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Center Hill 70-57

State Championships: None

 

Patriots at a Glance

Head Coach: Jerry Currie

Record: 24-6

Players to Watch: Ladarius Marshall, Keondre Montgomery, Ken Evans

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Laurel 66-54

State Championships: 1981, 1967, 1957, 1954

 

Canton vs. Hattiesburg

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Russell Evans

Record: 27-3

Players to Watch: Javian Fleming, Jamal Porter, Demarius Wash, Brandon Weatherspoon, Sebron Carter, Jaylen Lester

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Vicksburg 65-43

State Championships: 1997

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Ernie Watson

Record: 20-10

Players to Watch: Matias Pruitt, William Robinson, Cameron Brown

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Long Beach 67-54

State Championships: 1974, 1972

 

CLASS 4A

 

Corinth vs. Florence

 

Warriors at a Glance

Head Coach: Keith Greene

Record: 21-9

Players to Watch: Axavius Stricklen, Jon Warren, Will Gardner, D.T. Sheffield

How they got here: def. Louisville 74-57; def. Greenwood 73-62

State Championships: 2016, 2002, 2000, 1993, 1990, 1989

 

Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Darrin Chancellor

Record: 25-7

Players to Watch: Jaylen Forbes, JaQuon McDonald, Wayne Lewis

How they got here: def. Greene County 71-46, def. Mendenhall 66-64

State Championships: 1977, 1927, 1924

 

New Hope vs. Lanier

 

Trojans at a Glance

Head Coach: Drew McBrayer

Record: 22-7

Players to Watch: Tyler Stevenson, Andrew Junkin, Kyree Fields, R.L. Mattix

How they got here: def. Ripley 69-65, def. Tunica Rosa Fort 59-54

State Championships: 2008

 

Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Darien Hilliard

Record: 12-16

Players to Watch: Earl Smith, Quandarius Studaway, Jah’Quez Wiggins

How they got here: def. Sumrall 53-40; def. Bay High 65-62

State Championships: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1993

 

Noxubee County vs. Raymond

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Danny Crawford

Record: 20-12

Players to Watch: Dekylan Malone, Armoni Clark, DeAntionio Deloach, Jaquarius Smith

How they got here: def. Byhalia 12-11; def. Clarksdale 52-40

State Championships: None

 

Rangers at a Glance

Head Coach: Tony Tadlock

Record: 26-6

Players to Watch: SharDarrion Allen, Cameron Woodall, Jakorie Smith, Jekeivious Williams

How they got here: def. Purvis 87-14; def. Quitman 69-39

State Championships: 2017, 1999

 

Gentry vs. South Pike

 

Rams at a Glance

Head Coach: Chico Potts

Record: 29-3

Players to Watch: Cartisco Brown, Joshujuan Townsend, Darrius Clark, Ernest Minton

How they got here: def. Itawamba AHS 87-45; def. Senatobia 59-57

State Championships: None

 

Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Hilton Harrell

Record: 21-7

Players to Watch: Demarcus Ellzey, Jalon Andrew, Justin Williams

How they got here: def. Lawrence County 67-61; def. Pass Christian 61-34

State Championships: 1990

 

CLASS 3A

 

North Panola vs. St. Andrew’s

 

Cougars at a Glance

Head Coach: Chris Yancy

Record: 22-7

Players to Watch: Jamarcus Jones, Mario Fenner, K.J. Jefferson

How they got here: def. Humphreys County 66-51; def. North Pontotoc 66-58

State Championships: None

 

Saints at a Glance

Head Coach: Brian Cronin

Record: 24-6

Players to Watch: Garrison Wade, Rashad Bolden, Arness Georgetown

How they got here: def. Port Gibson 66-37; def. Choctaw Central 72-35

State Championships: None

 

Choctaw County vs. Tylertown

 

Chargers at a Glance

Head Coach: Gary Beals

Record: 21-9

Players to Watch: Akeem Kirkwood, Jeremy Miller, Devonta Miller, Steven Triplett

How they got here: def. Mantachie 64-38; def. Amanda Elzy 67-60

State Championships: None

 

Chiefs at a Glance

Head Coach: Jeremy Harrell

Record: 20-5

Players to Watch: Dralen Bearden, Jashon Baker, Ken Robinson, JaRule Melvin

How they got here: def. Kemper County 66-46, def. Hazlehurst 82-78

State Championships: None

 

Holly Springs vs. Crystal Springs

 

Hawks at a Glance

Head Coach: Sylvester Kilgore

Record: 20-9

Players to Watch: DaQuan Smith, Anthony Johnson, Daveon Miller, Cornelious Bridgeforth, Rahmon Rutherford, Cori Bell

How they got here: def. Yazoo County 73-65; def. Booneville 79-52

State Championships: 2004, 2005

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Broderick Owens

Record: 23-5

Players to Watch: Roderick Smith, Tyreunta Davis, Kadadrius Crisler, Malik Jones

How they got here: def. Jefferson County 58-30; def. Forest 51-48

State Championships: None

 

Ruleville vs. Jefferson Davis County

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Marlon Dorsey

Record: 22-9

Players to Watch: Phabian Carter, Joseph Perez, Pierre Pruitt

How they got here: def. Marks Palmer 55-44; def. Nettleton 58-38

State Championships: 1992

 

Jaguars at a Glance

Head Coach: Tony Woody

Record: 20-10

Players to Watch: Danny Washington, Anfernee Diggins, Kendal Richardson

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Murrah 81-76

State Championships: None

 

CLASS 2A

 

Ingomar vs. Bay Springs

 

Falcons at a Glance

Head Coach: Jonathan Ashley

Record: 29-7

Players to Watch: Kelton Hall, Jay Pickens, Zach Shugars, Trent Bradley

How they got here: def. Union 86-53; def. East Webster 60-54

State Championships: 2010, 2002, 1999, 1979, 1978

 

Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Corey Mackey

Record: 24-3

Players to Watch: Kevin Grimes, Jacorreious Moore, Austin Sigsworth

How they got here: def. Richton 77-37; def. West Lincoln 80-53

State Championships: 2015

 

South Delta vs. Collins

 

Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Roy Watson

Record: 25-4

Players to Watch: Tony Maxey, Izial Johnson, Caleb Ducking, Dawun Stamps

How they got here: def. Calhoun City 87-62; def. Newton 54-37

State Championships: None

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Kyle Pope

Record: 21-5

Players to Watch: Hershey McLaurin, Armonte Barnes, Tavarian McCollum, Markel McLaurin, Kel Pope

How they got here: def. Enterprise-Clarke 76-38; def. Pisgah 76-43

State Championships: None

 

Leflore County vs. Madison St. Joseph

 

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Jeremy Gilbert

Record: 23-6

Players to Watch: Jadarius Harris, Joe McGee, Tyrone Payne, Darius McClung

How they got here: def. West Bolivar 56-48; def. Walnut 61-49

State Championships: 1973

 

Bruins at a Glance

Head Coach: Michael Howell

Record: 24-6

Players to Watch: Gabe Watson, Douglas Watson, Kiland Harrison

How they got here: def. Loyd Star 56-32; def. St. Patrick 61-34

State Championships: None

 

Coahoma County vs. Amite County

 

Red Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Derrick Moore

Record: 26-4

Players to Watch: Derrick Moore, Jr., Markevius Phillips, Ben Galmore, Markeius Holmes, Jai’Sheldon Yates

How they got here: def. Bruce 87-47; def. New Site 67-53

State Championships: 2017, 2006, 2005

 

Trojans at a Glance

Head Coach: Bruce Baker

Record: 16-13

Players to Watch: Kentrell Steptoe, Tyrese Hackett, Terrion Rogers, DeKenyace Roberts

How they got here: def. Mize 56-40; def. Heidelberg 56-47

State Championships: None

 

CLASS 1A

 

Wheeler vs. Coffeeville

 

Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Mitch Howell

Record: 29-2

Players to Watch: Cole Swinney, Luke McBrayer, Jalon Beene, Alex Wilson

How they got here: def. Smithville 71-47; def. Hollandale Simmons 52-47

State Championships: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1980, 1970, 1960, 1955, 1929, 1926, 1925

 

Pirates at a Glance

Head Coach: Michael Cathey

Record: 22-10

Players to Watch: Stan Spearman, Zavion Jones, Jordan Austin, Sedrick Smith

How they got here: def. Resurrection 62-35; def. Noxapater 86-68

State Championships: None

 

Okolona vs. East Marion

 

Chieftains at a Glance

Head Coach: Arteria Clifton

Record: 28-2

Players to Watch: Cam Smith, Ladarrius Spears, Jaylon Bailey, Jacorrius Stanfield

How they got here: def. Jumpertown 104-41; def. Shaw 87-55

State Championships: 2002

 

Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Calvin Brown

Record: 23-3

Players to Watch: John Rawls, Vashon Sims, Flenard McLin, Caleb Rawls

How they got here: def. Durant 62-48; def. Stringer 72-55

State Championships: None

 

Ashland vs. Montgomery County

 

Blue Devils at a Glance

Head Coach: Rolley Tipler

Record: 21-11

Players to Watch: DeAnthony Tipler, Jamarques Everett, Taron Terry, Quavi Agyekum

How they got here: def. Mound Bayou JFK 60-35; def. Biggersville 85-60

State Championships: 2017, 2016, 1997

 

Hornets at a Glance

Head Coach: Frank Miller

Record: 21-9

Players to Watch: Decoreyon Small, Katazion Winfrey, Daterrious Williams

How they got here: def. Lumberton 67-53; def. West Lowndes 55-47

State Championships: None

 

Houlka vs. Leake County

 

Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Jimmy McDonald

Record: 25-6

Players to Watch: Ma’Darius Hobson, Dashun Berry, Keshawn Buchanan, Smoody Turner

How they got here: def. Pine Grove 99-53; def. Ray Brooks 79-56

State Championships: 2000, 1977, 1975

 

Gators at a Glance

Head Coach: Chris Bloodsaw

Record: 20-9

Players to Watch: Jamarie Weathers, Jaylon Giles, JaMichael Banks

How they got here: def. Vardaman 64-28; def. McAdams 68-61

State Championships: None

 

GIRLS

 

CLASS 6A

 

Tupelo vs. Oak Grove

 

Lady Wave at a Glance

Head Coach: Matt Justice

Record: 22-9

Players to Watch: Janiah Hinton, Jaliscia Florence, Jalancia Kolheim, Sara Friloux

How they got here: def. Northwest Rankin 51-28; def. Horn Lake 43-38

State Championships: 2002

 

Lady Warriors at a Glance

Head Coach: Mark Swindle

Record: 22-5

Players to Watch: Umayah Harvey, Jazmin Grayson, Alesha Temple, Janay Baxter, Lekera Hughes

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Brandon 42-41

State Championships: None

 

Murrah vs. Gulfport

 

Lady Mustangs at a Glance

Head Coach: Tangela Banks

Record: 27-2

Players to Watch: Kacey Bradford, Keimoya Walker, Jamaica Almons, Nya Irvin

How they got here: def. South Panola 75-51; def. Greenville 48-35

State Championships: 2016, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1991

 

Lady Admirals at a Glance

Head Coach: Brooke Glass

Record: 18-8

Players to Watch: Dywana Parker, Whitney Johnson, Alexus Marsh

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Ocean Springs 43-28

State Championships: None

 

Warren Central vs. Pearl

 

Lady Vikings at a Glance

Head Coach: Jacqueline Martin

Record: 22-8

Players to Watch: Aniyah Fultz, Amber Gaston, T’onna Sims

How they got here: def. Hernando 44-31; def. Columbus 59-38

State Championships: 1990, 1988, 1987

 

Lady Pirates at a Glance

Head Coach: Lacey Kennedy

Record: 29-2

Players to Watch: Olivia Mosley, Jayla Alexander, Olivia Knight

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Meridian 73-62

State Championships: 1995

 

Starkville vs. St. Martin

 

Lady Yellowjackets at a Glance

Head Coach: Kristie Williams

Record: 25-2

Players to Watch: Kirsten Thompson, Jalisa Outlaw, Tabreea Gandy, Jariyah Covington

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Clinton 66-54

State Championships: 2001

 

Lady Yellow Jackets at a Glance

Head Coach: Regina Bell

Record: 25-3

Players to Watch: Daphane White, Nyjarrae Avant, Alexis Walker

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Harrison Central 65-61

State Championships: None

 

CLASS 5A

 

Holmes Central vs. West Jones

 

Lady Jaguars at a Glance

Head Coach: Luana Greer

Record: 25-6

Players to Watch: Destiny Haymer, Valencia Watson, Stardeanna Quinn

How they got here: def. Saltillo 55-33; def. Center Hill 53-42

State Championships: 2016

 

Lady Mustangs at a Glance

Head Coach: Sharon Murray

Record: 24-3

Players to Watch: Brikayla Gray, Jurnee McLaurin, Brianna Carr

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Wingfield 73-53

State Championships: None

 

Ridgeland vs. North Pike

 

Lady Titans at a Glance

Head Coach: Wade Hawkins

Record: 22-5

Players to Watch: Shanell Kitchens, Nina German, Zykerria Wilson

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Canton 57-46

State Championships: None

 

Lady Jaguars at a Glance

Head Coach: Laura Holman

Record: 19-9

Players to Watch: Janiesha McCray, Amari Davis, KaDasia Wansley

How they got here: def. Forest Hill 51-31; def. West Harrison 38-34

State Championships: None

 

Lafayette vs. Brookhaven

 

Lady Commodores at a Glance

Head Coach: Shayne Linzy

Record: 23-6

Players to Watch: Mariah Holland, Xhiir Burgess, Kimaya Dixon

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Lewisburg 53-39

State Championships: 2017, 1982

 

Lady Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Preston Wilson

Record: 24-6

Players to Watch: Ayanna McNairy, Silentianna Collins, Tamia Stallings

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. South Jones 61-58

State Championships: 1984

 

Neshoba Central vs. Hattiesburg

 

Lady Rockets at a Glance

Head Coach: Fred Morris

Record: 15-13

Players to Watch: Taylor Ben, Hallie Billie, Carly Keats

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Vicksburg 52-38

State Championships: 2017, 1991

 

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Caronica Jackson

Record: 23-6

Players to Watch: Terralyn Ulmer, Kenedi Walker, Meliya Grayson

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Laurel 68-49

State Championships: None

 

CLASS 4A

 

Byhalia vs. Lanier

 

Lady Indians at a Glance

Head Coach: James Sales

Record: 21-5

Players to Watch: Shaquira Caradine, Leekadra Smith, Kavaci-A Johnson

How they got here: def. Kosciusko 67-31; def. Pontotoc 63-42

State Championships: None

 

Lady Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Jonas James

Record: 17-9

Players to Watch: Tamia Brown, Jazmine Hopson, Keshuna Luckett, Kelsey Neal

How they got here: def. Forrest Co. AHS 55-29; def. NE Jones 53-40

State Championships: 2011

 

Louisville vs. Raymond

 

Lady Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Kenyon Ross

Record: 26-2

Players to Watch: Areyanna Hunter, Jalen Ingram, Timia Dora

How they got here: def. New Albany 54-37; def. Clarksdale 77-52

State Championships: None

 

Lady Rangers at a Glance

Head Coach: Candace Roberts

Record: 18-12

Players to Watch: Tia Daniels, Keiamyah Frazier, Amaya Conner, Zykeria Anderson

How they got here: def. Greene County 57-37; def. Pass Christian 46-43

State Championships: 2015, 2011, 2009, 2001, 2000

 

Ripley vs. McComb

 

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Steve Wiley

Record: 24-8

Players to Watch: Sierra Jackson, Amelia Hatch, Summer Kirkman

How they got here: def. Noxubee County 54-37; def. Shannon 66-61

State Championships: 2011, 2004

 

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Charlton Grey

Record: 26-4

Players to Watch: Destiny Smith, Chardonay Williams, Dellesheonia Dixon, Ebony Gayden

How they got here: def. Sumrall 72-25; def. NE Lauderdale 54-44

State Championships: None

 

Gentry vs. Lawrence County

 

Lady Rams at a Glance

Head Coach: Sarita Cooper

Record: 22-10

Players to Watch: Mercedes Hayes, Khniaji White, Nyah Davis, Shakori Dawson

How they got here: def. Itawamba AHS 53-26; def. Leake Central 40-30

State Championships: 2007, 2006

 

Lady Cougars at a Glance

Head Coach: Vicki Rutland

Record: 27-3

Players to Watch: Camryn Davis, Kyunna Thomas, Bailey Baylis, Jakya Dampier

How they got here: def. South Pike 56-34; def. Moss Point 51-34

State Championships: None

 

CLASS 3A

 

Belmont vs. Choctaw Central

 

Lady Cardinals at a Glance

Head Coach: Chris Higginbottom

Record: 26-5

Players to Watch: Claire Maroon, Sarah Berryman, Macie Walker, Abby Kuykendall

How they got here: def. Houston 65-15; def. North Panola 57-47

State Championships: 2015, 2012, 2010, 2001, 1995, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1948, 1945

 

Lady Warriors at a Glance

Head Coach: Bill Smith

Record: 31-1

Players to Watch: Darion Tubby, Kyarrah Grant, Kyannah Grant

How they got here: def. Seminary 76-24; def. Franklin County 65-34

State Championships: 2017, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1996

 

Choctaw County vs. Jefferson Davis County

 

Lady Rockets at a Glance

Head Coach: Cory Guyton

Record: 23-10

Players to Watch: Brysa Maxwell, Lainana Cork, La’Kyshia Mitchell, LaGenesis Johnson

How they got here: def. North Pontotoc 64-62; def. Ruleville 65-61

State Championships: None

 

Lady Jaguars at a Glance

Head Coach: Marcus Luckett

Record: 22-8

Players to Watch: Azaria Magee, Jakera Madison, Jada Brinson

How they got here: def. SE Lauderdale 67-49; def. Jefferson County 35-19

State Championships: None

 

Independence vs. Velma Jackson

 

Lady Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Jerome Martin

Record: 24-6

Players to Watch: Takeria Newson, Deavion Watt, Taneria Bradley

How they got here: def. Yazoo County 61-24; def. Aberdeen 58-55

State Championships: None

 

Lady Falcons at a Glance

Head Coach: Rochelle Day

Record: 22-5

Players to Watch: Madison Riley, Thiera Luckett, Naomi Page, Savanna Bacon

How they got here: def. Port Gibson 59-36; def. Forest 65-55

State Championships: None

 

Humphreys County

 

Lady Cowgirls at a Glance

Head Coach: Richard Horton

Record: 27-4

Players to Watch: Lajada James, Artavia Tate, Yensyia Sander

How they got here: def. Coahoma AHS 82-25; def. Kossuth 52-51

State Championships: None

 

Lady Indians at a Glance

Head Coach: TeAirra Wilbert-Menzie

Record: 15-9

Players to Watch: ZyNiya White, Asia Madison, Acacia Stewart

How they got here: def. Raleigh 61-44; def. Tylertown 43-41

State Championships: None

 

CLASS 2A

 

Ingomar vs. Pelahatchie

 

Lady Falcons at a Glance

Head Coach: Trent Adair

Record: 34-1

Players to Watch: Lauren Thompson, Mallory Russell, Gara Beth Self, Jatyjia Jones, Lindsay Hall

How they got here: def. Scott Central 86-20; def. West Bolivar 79-27

State Championships: 2017, 2016, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1972, 1970, 1962, 1958

 

Lady Chiefs at a Glance

Head Coach: Pearlene Fairley

Record: 22-9

Players to Watch: Makayla Minett, Jacey Cooper, Makayla McClure

How they got here: def. Bogue Chitto 65-55; def. Bay Springs 53-37

State Championships: 2015, 1969, 1968

 

Coahoma County vs. North Forrest

 

Lady Red Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Derrick Moore

Record: 27-4

Players to Watch: Calysia Phillips, Nakia Cheatham, TaAkius Fonzy, Eukema Blanch

How they got here: def. East Webster 38-33; def. Newton 57-45

State Championships: None

 

Lady Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Otto Crawford

Record: 15-11

Players to Watch: Rashel Jefferson, Andrieanne Reese, Kameshia Wiley

How they got here: def. Clarkdale 74-66; def. Amite County 59-58

State Championships: None

 

New Site vs. Puckett

 

Lady Royals at a Glance

Head Coach: Byron Sparks

Record: 22-10

Players to Watch: Madison Pharr, Chloe Hammock, Maycee Chambers, Hannah Campbell

How they got here: def. Union 61-29; def. Calhoun City 52-46

State Championships: 2012

 

Lady Wolves at a Glance

Head Coach: Holly Moncrief

Record: 27-2

Players to Watch: Hannah Usry, Alliyah Gray, Rose Warren

How they got here: def. Loyd Star 69-37; def. Taylorsville 61-45

State Championships: None

 

Leland vs. Collins

 

Lady Cubs at a Glance

Head Coach: Patansy Hampton

Record: 27-4

Players to Watch: Camariyah Butler, Corrianna Wheatley, Shomaria Overton

How they got here: def. Leflore County 61-42; def. Philadelphia 56-53

State Championships: None

 

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Barbara McNair

Record: 19-10

Players to Watch: Shafarria Booth, Caitlyn Brown, Tiera Barnes

How they got here: def. Enterprise-Clarke 43-30; def. West Lincoln 56-53

State Championships: None

 

CLASS 1A

 

Pine Grove vs. Durant

 

Lady Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Katie Bates

Record: 31-3

Players to Watch: Loren Elliott, Haley Vick, Taylor Fletcher, Karlie Rodgers

How they got here: def. Smithville 62-15; def. Mound Bayou JFK 80-24

State Championships: 2017, 1986, 1982, 1981, 1960

 

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Torrey Dale

Record: 18-5

Players to Watch: Tamara Riley, La’Quita Saffold, Tamara Riley

How they got here: def. Salem (Forfeit); def. Vardaman 68-52

State Championships: 2000

 

Biggersville vs. East Marion

 

Lady Lions at a Glance

Head Coach: Cliff Little

Record: 10-16

Players to Watch: Amber Duncan, Tyleshia Davis, Lisa Friar

How they got here: def. Tupelo Christian 67-62; def. Potts Camp 50-44

State Championships: None

 

Lady Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Calvin Brown

Record: 18-8

Players to Watch: Tytianna Porter, Amber Willis, Raqquiya Haynes, Dontajha Stepney

How they got here: def. Montgomery County 61-23; def. Stringer 55-28

State Championships: None

 

Blue Mountain vs. McAdams

 

Lady Cougars at a Glance

Head Coach: Alicia Pickens

Record: 20-8

Players to Watch: Zanaiyah Daniel, Tyesha Gillard, Tigi Knox

How they got here: def. Houlka 63-41; def. Hollandale Simmons 61-50

State Championships: None

 

Lady Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Michael Huffman

Record: 20-8

Players to Watch: Ke’Mara Atterberry, Jakyra Young, Kneisha Erving

How they got here: def. Sacred Heart 81-41; def. West Lowndes 60-44

State Championships: 2007, 2008

 

Tremont vs. Leake County

 

Lady Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Anna Porter

Record: 18-14

How they got here: def. Jumpertown 49-48; def. Shelby Broad Street 53-49

State Championships: None

 

Lady Gators at a Glance

Head Coach: Brittany Henry

Record: 21-8

Players to Watch: Otashae Burrage, De’Mekeia Odom, Falandria Barrett, Raven Smith

How they got here: def. Nanih Waiya 59-32; def. Lumberton 67-50

State Championships: None