Photographs by Thomas Metthe
McGehee forward DeWayne Railey (35) pulls down a rebound over Drew Central’s Travarus Shead during the fourth quarter of the Owls’ 52-49 victory on Friday in the Class 3A boys state championship game at Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs. Railey finished with a team-high 10 rebounds.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
HOT SPRINGS -- Jerome Pace is going out on top.
The McGehee senior point guard scored 25 points on 8-of-21 shooting and was 9 of 12 at the free-throw line. He also had nine rebounds and three steals. He drew a charge with 13 seconds left, then made the game-winning layup with nine seconds remaining to break a 49-49 tie.
This was McGehee’s first boys basketball state championship. … McGehee defeated Drew Central four out of five times this season. The Pirates won the first meeting Jan. 26, but the Owls won the second regular-season meeting, then won in the 6-3A Conference and 3A Region 4 tournaments. … Attendance was 4,352. … McGehee outrebounded Drew Central 34-22 and had 20 offensive rebounds. … Owls junior forward DeWayne Railey finished with a team-high 10 rebounds.
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