Speech to Text for Okolona defeats Ashland for 1A boys crown
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matter what it is.' the second game of the day was the 1a boys championship. okolona defeated wheeler on monday to get here, while ashland defeated houlka. so an-all area final followed an all-area semifinal. back to the big house. okolona going for its first state title since 2002. ashland had won the last two 1a state championships. the champs put up a good fight in the first half... ocquavion agyekum (aga- kum) knocks away an okolona pass, sprints down the sideline and is rewarded with a basket at the other end.. blue devils down 3 at that point... but okolona responds.... jamal moore feeds ladarrius spears in the post, spears gets the bucket... a little bit later, moore gets the inbounds pass and nails a 3... the legendary lafayette stribling watching this one courtside... chieftains really get it going late in the first half... it's spears again down low...he had 25 points and nine rebounds.... okolona led 34-26 at the break... 3rd quarter....chieft ains open up a 12 point lead on this jaylon bailey rebound and stickback.. okolona goes on to win by the final of 80-59. wtva's andy lee is in jackson covering the state basketball championships. he joins us live from the big house with a recap of this game. thanks jim.... about it." arteria clifton: 'it's a blessing man. we've been here quite a few times, and i wanted to make sure we finished the deal this time. can't wait to get back with my guys and celebrate with them. we've been conditioning man, that's something big, we kind of wore them down in the 3rd and 4th quarter.' ladarrius spears: 'it feels great that we won cause we haven't done it in so long so we had to win one for our team, for our city. we worked as a team and we played together.' rolley tipler: 'they've been here, what, two or three times, and it was about due for them. they had enough of losing those games right there and they just took control of that second half and there was nothing we could do about it.' back to you.