Prep Girls Basketball

Jonesboro wins 6A title

Khiandra Perry scored 16 points as Jonesboro held on to win its first state title with a 50-43 victory over Russellville.

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HOT SPRINGS — Khiandra Perry scored 16 points as Jonesboro held on to win its first state title with a 50-43 victory over Russellville in the Class 6A Girls state championship game on Thursday night.

Donita Webb added 12 points and was 5 of 5 from the field for the Hurricane (20-12), which was making its first appearance in the championship game.

Jonesboro led 33-25 at halftime, but the Lady Cyclones cut the lead to 43-41 late in the fourth quarter after a free throw by Shameka Ealy. However, Starr Taylor hit a free throw to extend the lead to 44-41 for Jonesboro, which never led by fewer than three points after that.

Ealy led Russellville (20-7) with 15 points, while Abbie Looper finished with 14 in the loss.

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