NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Keilan Stittiams' 14-foot jumper with
one second remaining gave Harding Academy a 59-57 victory over St.
George's in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association
Division II-A boys' state championship Friday night.
The win gave the Lions back-to-back state championships after
last year's victory over Tipton-Rosemark.
A back-and-forth battle was still in doubt in the final minute
at David Lipscomb's Allen Arena, after Mr. Basketball Bobby Parks
Jr. pulled St. George's even at 57 with 55 seconds remaining. Parks
led all scorers with 29 points, while Harding standout Stittiams
After Parks' tying basket, the Lions ran the clock to set up
Stittiams for one final shot. He sized up defender Asa Toney and
drove to the left wing, where he knocked down the fade-away jumper.
Harding's Marlon Brown added 11 for the Lions, while Allen
Bobango had 11 and Toney 10 for the Gryphons.