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KILMICHAEL â€“ Ledrick Patterson scored a team-high 21 points and Miguel Graham added 19 to push East Webster to a 71-59 win Saturday in the boys championship game at the Montgomery County Invitational Tournament.
Jamie McKee and Charles Guyton each added eight points apiece for the Wolverines, who improved to 10-6 for the season.
East Webster completed play in the Montgomery County Invitational with a perfect 3-0 mark.
The Wolverines defeated Winona 71-70 on Thursday and topped event host Montgomery County 72-61 on Friday to earn a spot in Saturday's title game.
"We were able to get the new year started right with three quality wins," said East Webster head coach Corey Stidham. "Hopefully this will get us prepared for district play."
GRENADA â€“ The charity stripe wasn't so giving to Starkville High boys basketball team Saturday night. Playing on the road at Grenada, the Yellowjackets missed 21 free throws and ended up falling to the Chargers.
"We had a lot of turnovers and missed those free throws," said Starkville High head coach Greg Carter. "It's hard to win missing 21 free throws."
Gavin Ware recorded a double-double for SHS, scoring 17 points and gathering in 14 rebounds.
Mike Brand added 12 points for Starkville.
Tori Rice put up seven points and 10 rebounds for the Jackets, while Ravontae Gandy scored five points and added 10 rebounds himself in a loss that drops the Jackets to 11-3 for the season.
The defeat came on the back end of a doubleheader sweep by Grenada, as the Lady Chargers defeated the Lady Jackets earlier in the night.
The Starkville girls team is now 5-10.