1A: Madison County Captures 1A Title over Trenton
The first time was a charm for Madison County’s girls basketball team.
Making its first-ever appearance in the state tournament, the Cowgirls jumped out to a big first-half lead then held off Trenton’s second-half comeback attempt to beat the Tigers 73-58 and win the Class 1A girls basketball state championship Wednesday at The Lakeland Center.
Tamiera Mobley and Jameica Cobb each scored 25 points and Josie Long added 14 for the Cowgirls (26-4), who handed Trenton (29-1) its first and only loss of the season. Cobb also had 14 rebounds, five blocked shots and four steals.
“I thought we played a complete game from the first quarter to the fourth quarter,” Madison County coach Marcus Hawkins said. “We were able to secure Madison County its first state championship (in girls basketball).”
Madison County’s defense created 23 Trenton turnovers helping the Cowgirls outscore Trenton 26-5 in points off turnovers.
Mobley had 20 and Cobb 17 in the first half as the Cowgirls built a 24-point lead, 41-17. Mobley was 4 of 6 from 3-point range in the first quarter alone and 6 of 11 from behind the arc in the first half as Madison County took a 44-24 lead into halftime.
“I knew she had it in her,” Hawkins said. “I told her during the first timeout, ‘Don’t turn that off. Keep that going.’”
Mobley did keep it going.
“It was just there,” Mobley said. “I was nervous before the game, but when we went out and warmed up, I got more comfortable, and in the game, it showed.”
Trenton coach Bryant Frey said it wasn’t that his team didn’t guard Mobley early, either.