Sunday, March 15, 2015

Horn Lake tops Olive Branch 52-42 for girls 6A title

image and article from Commercial Appeal

Alexyse Thomas scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Horn Lake past rival Olive Branch 52-42 to win the Mississippi Class 6A girls state championship on Saturday night.

The Lady Eagles (29-4) claimed their second straight Class 6A championship, which is also their second in school history.

Olive Branch had beaten Horn Lake in their three meetings in the regular season and district tournament.
Horn Lake trailed 22-19 at the half, but outscored the Lady Quistors 16-8 in the third quarter to take control.

Rodneyshia Martin scored 13 points for Horn Lake. Tae'lour Richardson added 11.

Myah Taylor and Mahogany Vaught led Olive Branch (32-2) with 12 points each. Myah LeFlore scored 10.

Horn Lake (52) — Brayanta Conley 6, Tae’lour Richardson 11, Alondrea Rush 5, Alexyse Thomas 17, Rodneyshia Martin 13.
Olive Branch (42) — Quienteal Battle 4, Katie Blackmon 2, Myah LeFlore 10, Myah Taylor 12, Mahogany Vaught 12, LaDaijha Watson 2.
Horn Lake 9 10 16 17—52
Olive Branch 12 11 8 11—42
Records — Horn Lake 29-4, Olive Branch 32-2.

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