St. Patrick’s boys left little doubt Tuesday night who deserved to advance to Saturday’s Class 1A/2A/3A State Championship. The Fighting Irish scored a couple goals early and then cruised to a 3-1 victory over visiting Sacred Heart in the South State Championship. Ricardo Quintana and Tyler Musial netted goals in the first half with Chris Collins scoring in the final 40 minutes. The Irish will play at Clinton at 2 p.m.
West Lauderdale girls 4, Pass Christian 0: The Lady Knights advance to the Class 4A State Championship with the win. Pass Christian, which eliminated Greene County and Northeast Jones in the first two rounds, finishes the season 16-6-1.
Ocean Springs girls 1, Brandon 0: The Lady Greyhounds are headed back to the Jackson area after holding on for a narrow win Tuesday. Goalkeeper Autumn Fikes recorded four saves, including a finger-tip stop with nine minutes remaining to preserve the Class 6A South State Championship win. Camille Blankenship had the game’s lone goal. The victory also sends new head coach Ryan Joiner to a fourth straight state championship game. He previously guided St. Stanislaus to three state titles. OSHS will play Northwest Rankin at Clinton at 4 p.m.
West Harrison girls 3, South Jones 0: The Lady Hurricanes put in a dominant performance Tuesday in the Class 5A South State Championship. Marley Sims scored twice sandwiched around a Haley Kim goal to lift WHHS to a second straight Class 5A State Championship berth. The Lady Canes will face Oxford for a second straight year. OHS won last year’s title game, 2-1. OHS and WHHS will play at 4 p.m. Saturday at Madison Central.
Biloxi girls 73, George County 27: Breanna Riley led Bilxoi (18-7) past GCHS with a 16-point effort. Shylia McGee and Anna Thigpen added 15 ans 12 points. Marshea Grayson led GCHS with 16 points.
St. Patrick girls 61, Seminary 26: Morgan McCrea scored 30 and Lillie Guida added 10 points for St. Patrick (16-7, 6-2).
Bay girls 49, East Central 37: Dasia Barnes led Bay (16-7, 5-3) with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sania Wells scored 14 with seven assists for ECHS.
Christian Collegiate Academy girls 35, Central Christian School 26: CCA (12-7, 4-6) was led by Jill Peterman’s 18-point effort. Sam Burleson scored 10.
Christian Collegiate Academy 56, Central Christian School 45: Codie Coffman-Hayes led CCA (8-10, 4-6) with 22 points. Sam Jackson added 11.
Pascagoula 52, Gulfport 50: Jailin Cherry scored 17 points and Alexis McBeath chipped in 13 to lead ‘Goula to a slim victory. Dywana Parker scored 13 for GHS (13-11).
Ocean Springs girls 43, D’Iberville 41 (2OT): Alexis Caldwell and Dougless St. Amant led OSHS with 12 and 10 points. Amari Carder led DHS (7-14) with 13.
Faith Academy girls 68, Harrison Central 50: Arie Anna Norwood and DeAsia McInnis led HCHS with 17 and 10 points.
Gulfport 57, Pascagoula 55: Evans Moore hit the eventual game-winning field goal and ended up scoring 14 points for the Admirals. Miles Daniels scored 17 points and dished out six assists to lead the Admirals. Derick Hall added 12 rebounds.
West Harrison 59, St. Martin 45: Will Roberts scored 10 points with 10 rebounds for WHHS. Drelon Pittman scored 17 points with Quieran Gray adding 13 points and five assists.