By Associated Press - Friday, March 14, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Dashiyah Agnew scored 20 points, Adallice Young added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Booneville beat Belmont 56-51 to win the MHSAA Class 3A girls state championship on Friday.

Booneville (28-6) captured its first state championship, pulling away for the victory after briefly falling behind Belmont early in the fourth quarter. Maleeka Patterson added nine points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

Belmont (22-11) was led by Elisiah Jones’ 15 points. Katelyn Nunley added 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Lady Cardinals struggled with foul trouble, with three players - including two starters and a reserve - fouling out.

Belmont stayed in the game by shooting 22 of 29 (75.9 percent) on free throws.

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