JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Abria Gulledge scored 20 points, Miracle Duncan added 13 points and 16 rebounds and H.W. Byers beat Scott Central 69-54 to win the MHSAA Girls 2A championship on Thursday.
H.W. Byers (25-8) took a 30-17 lead by halftime and shot 61.9 percent (13 of 21) in the second half to pull away for the win. Richenda Crutcher added 15 points while Laniqua Collins had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Scott Central (28-7) was led by Victoria Vivians, who scored 43 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in her final high school game. Vivians made 13 of 27 shots from the field and 17 of 21 from the free-throw line.
Vivians, a Mississippi State signee, is the state's career leader in points scored with more than 5,000.
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