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Area basketball teams claim district championships

Quitman boys basketball won the District 5-4A Championship with a 70-55 win over Northeast Jones
Quitman boys basketball won the District 5-4A Championship with a 70-55 win over Northeast Jones(Chris Coleman)
Published: Feb. 13, 2021 at 12:06 AM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - High school basketball district tournaments took place across the Magnolia State this week with numerous area teams making it all the way to their district’s championships.

Here are the results of district championships featuring local teams:

CLASS 6A

District 5: Meridian girls defeated Oak Grove 57-20. Meridian boys beat Oak Grove 62-49. Both teams are No. 1 seeds in the playoffs and have a first round bye.

CLASS 5A

District 3: Neshoba Central girls fell to Holmes County Central 69-66. The Lady Rockets hold the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Neshoba Central boys lost to Canton 60-59 in a consolation game and did not qualify for the playoffs.

District 8: Wayne County girls lost to Pascagoula 63-51. Wayne County boys fell to Pascagoula 37-34. Both teams are No. 2 seeds in the playoffs and both will host No. 3 seeds South Jones.

CLASS 4A

District 4: Choctaw Central girls will face Louisville on Saturday in the championship to fight for the No. 1 seed. Northeast Lauderdale girls fell to Louisville in the semifinals but still qualified for the playoffs. The Lady Trojans are the No. 3 seed.

District 5: Quitman girls beat Florence 41-39. Quitman boys won 70-55 over Northeast Jones. Both teams are No. 1 seeds. Newton County girls beat Northeast Jones 60-48 in a consolation game and are the No. 3 seed in the playoffs.

CLASS 3A

District 5: Kemper County girls beat Forest 64-50. Kemper County boys won 43-40 over Morton. Both teams are No. 1 seeds. Southeast Lauderdale boys are the No. 4 seed while the girls are No. 3 seed in the playoffs. Clarkdale girls are the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

CLASS 2A

District 5: Enterprise won 56-42 over Mize in consolation game and are the No. 3 seed in the playoffs.

District 6: Union girls beat Philadelphia 47-36. The Lady Yellowjackets are the No. 1 seed while the Lady Tornadoes are the No. 2 seed. Union boys fell to Newton 59-45. The Tigers are the No. 1 seed while the Yellowjackets are the No. 2 seed. Newton girls beat Lake 47-33 in consolation game. The Lady Tigers are the No. 3 seed while the Lady Hornets are the No. 4 seed. Scott Central boys beat Philadelphia 57-42 in a consolation game. The Rebels are the No. 3 seed while the Tornadoes are the No. 4 seed.

CLASS 1A

District 5: Nanih Waiya boys lost to McAdams 70-44 in Friday’s championship. The Warriors are the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.

Nanih Waiya girls lost to French Camp 61-55 in consolation game. The Lady Warriors are the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

***Playoff brackets will be released once all district tournaments have concluded***

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