It was "sweeps" night in district high school basketball finals on Friday.
St. Martin, West Harrison and Pascagoula enjoyed boys/girls sweeps at home.
Meanwhile, Gulfport romped past Hattiesburg. The Harrison Central Red Rebelettes had to work overtime and defending 4A state champion Bay High rolled.
Moss Point edged St. Stanislaus 55-53 for the 8-4A boys title.
The Gulfport boys routed Hattiesburg 62-36 for the 7-6A title while St. Martin got past Biloxi 61-50 for the 8-6A title. That set up South State quarterfinal matchups Tuesday with Biloxi at Gulfport and Hattiesburg at St. Martin.
On the girls side, Harrison Central won its third straight district title with a 58-56 overtime win in the 7-6A finals. St. Martin's girls won their first district title since 2007 with a 49-47 win over Biloxi for the 8-6A title. That sets up South State matchups of Biloxi at Harrison Central (Monday) and Hattiesburg at St. Martin (Tuesday).
In 5A boys play, West Harrison rallied past Picayune 58-55 for the 7-5A title while Pascagoula moved by Gautier 41-33 for the 8-5A title. That set up South State matchups of Gautier at West Harrison and Picayune at Pascagoula.
In 5A girls play, West Harrison crushed Picayune 70-37 for the 7-5A title while Pascagoula sprinted past Gautier 49-36 for the 8-5A girls title. That set up South State quarterfinal matches of Gautier at West Harrison and Picayune at Pascagoula.
Defending state champion Bay High captured the 8-4A girls division title, beating Pass Christian 62-44 at the Tigerdome. Christa Reed scored 35 points and Jamaya Galloway 17 for Bay High (26-3). Aliyah Bell led Pass Christian with 14 points. Both Bay High and Pass Christian will be home Monday night for the first round of the 4A South State girls tournament.
Pass Christian rallied for a 50-48 win in the 8-4A boys consolation game. Mark Williams and Jaylen Peters each had 10 for Pass. Kelton Piernas had 15 and Conner Ladner 12 for Bay. Both teams will be on the road Tuesday night for South State.
In the 8-4A girls consolation game, Moss Point beat Poplarville 43-28. Roezeamma Young scored 12 points for Moss Point while Shaneisha Huberson had six for Poplarville.