On Wednesday night, Mississippi’s private school basketball champions were crowned.
On the girls’ side, Madison Ridgeland Academy (31-7) defeated Presbyterian Christian School (33-5) by a score of 42-29 for the program’s third overall championship since 2007.
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The Lady Patriots claim the MAIS Overall State Championship tonight in Clinton with a 42-29 win over Presbyterian Christian School.
This is the third overall title for head girls coach Stephen Force. His… https://t.co/BvDSnpmwGG pic.twitter.com/J558U1db10
— 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 | 𝐌𝐑𝐀 (@MRAAthletics) March 2, 2023
Ella Wesley Davis led the Lady Patriots with 15 points while PCS’s Addyson Sherer finished with a game-high 22 points.
On the boys’ side, 6A Jackson Prep (30-6) pulled off the 58-46 upset over 4A Clinton Christian Academy (40-5). After losing to the Warriors two times during the regular season, the Patriots utilized tough defense and a balanced offense to get the win when it mattered most.
Champions again! pic.twitter.com/cbPSNJGNxu
— Jackson Prep Sports (@JPsports) March 2, 2023
Konnor Griffin (15 points), Ben Segrest (13 points), Luke Segrest (12 points), and William Laird (10 points) all contributed for the Patriots. For the Warriors, KJ Sykes (13 points) and Trey Alexander (12 points) led the way.