JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Quinn Ford scored 28 points, Kayla Russell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining and Pontotoc rallied to beat Forrest County AHS 72-68 in the Class 4A MHSAA girls state championship game.
Ford made 10 of 16 shots from the field, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out seven assists, but it was Russell who came up with the biggest shot of the night, banking a 3-pointer high off the glass from the corner to give the Lady Warriors a 71-68 lead. Pontotoc trailed by nine points heading into the fourth quarter.
Pontotoc (34-0) shot 72.7 percent (16 of 22) in the second half. Russell scored 17 points and Nikki McMillian added 12.
Forrest County AHS was led by Samantha Clemts, who scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Kimberly Clemts added 13.
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