- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Alex Lomax scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in leading Memphis East to its seventh state championship with a 64-60 win over Cordova in the Tennessee Class AAA boys’ basketball final on Saturday.

Memphis-area teams have won 15 of the past 17 Class AAA titles. Lomax was named most valuable player of the championship tournament.

Terrance Moss added 12 points for the Mustangs (32-2), whose only losses were by two points or less.

East’s Rodarrious Washington scored 11 points and had eight rebounds.

East assistant coach Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was the 1990 Class AA Mr. Basketball at Treadwell before playing for Memphis State and moving on to the NBA.

East built an 18-point lead with 6:14 left, but Cordova (30-4) went on a 19-4 run to cut the deficit to 60-57 on Curtis Reeder’s layup with 53 seconds left. The Mustangs closed it out with four free throws.

East’s bench outscored the Wolves 27-2 and the Mustangs enjoyed a 37-28 rebounding advantage.

Tyler Harris scored 16 points to lead five Wolves in double figures. Jalen Dupree added 11 points and 12 rebounds for Cordova, whose 18-game win streak ended. Rogerick Brown scored 11 points and Blake Williams Jr. and Reeder both had 10.

Cordova led 11-10 after the first quarter, but East outscored the Wolves 26-10 during the next eight minutes.

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