Heidelberg girls fall 67-48 to Lake in Class 2A basketball title game

Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 3:12 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - Laneisha Palm scored 32 points as Lake High School defended its Class 2A girls basketball state championship Friday afternoon with a 67-48 victory over Heidelberg High School at the Mississippi Coliseum.

The Lady Hornets (23-9) led from start to finish. Lake grabbed a 13-4 lead over the Lady Oilers (27-7) after the first quarter and never looked back.

Lake led by 10 points at halftime (29-19) and 15 points after three periods (46-31).

Palm was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. She finished 14-of-20 from the floor, tying the number of baskets the entire Heidelberg made Friday afternoon.

Lady Oilers Mariyah Farrell and Annearrea Ducksworth combined to make 10 of Heidelberg’s 14 field goal in the game.

Farrell finished with 14 points, while Ducksworth added 12. Rha’khaya Jones also finished in double-figure scoring for Heidelberg with 10 points.

Lake won the 2021-22 Class 2A championship with a 46-44 win over Belmont High School.

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