Greenville edges Vikings in 4-6A finals

Published 11:57 pm Friday, February 16, 2018

Warren Central has established itself as a perennial contender now in Division 4-6A.

It’ll have to wait another year to call itself a champion.

Greenville edged the Vikings 66-64 on Friday night to win the Division 4-6A boys basketball tournament. Warren Central was making its second consecutive appearance in the championship game, but still has not won the tournament since 2004.

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Despite the loss, Warren Central (21-7) still clinched a berth in the Class 6A state tournament. It will host Hernando on Monday or Tuesday in a first-round game. The day and time will be determined Saturday morning.

It’s a rematch from last year, which Warren Central won 57-29 for its first state tournament victory in more than 40 years.

Chavis Smith led WC with 19 points and De’Arius Henyard scored 13.

(G) Warren Central 73, Provine 11

Cocoa Fultz scored 20 points, Amber Gaston added 16 points and six rebounds, and Warren Central crushed Provine in the Division 4-6A tournament’s girls’ consolation game.

Warren Central (20-8) clinched a spot in the Class 6A state tournament. It will travel to face Hernando in a first-round game Monday or Tuesday.

Chae White also scored 13 points for the Lady Vikes, who held an opponent under 20 points for the second time in three games and reached the 20-win mark for the second year in a row.

Provine (6-18) only scored three points through the first three quarters and trailed 39-3 at halftime.