Edward Bell Wins after going into Overtime

This information was reported Thursday on the AHSAA website:

Edward Bell 66, J.F. Shields 65 (OT)

            Edward Bell High School edged J.F. Shields in overtime Thursday night and claimed the Bears' first state championship in school history with an exciting 66-65 win.

Edward Bell (27-2) and J.F. Shields (23-6) were evenly matched all the way – tied at the half at 31-31 and at the end of regulation at 60-60.

Eddie Webb's layup with 54 seconds left in overtime gave the Bears a 66-63 lead. Carlos Castophney scored at the other end to cut the lead to 66-65. Then with just six ticks remaining the Panthers got one last chance to score, but a pass down low was missed and Edward Bell held on for the win.

Senior Damien Carr scored 24 points to lead Coach Mitch Joiner's Bears. The tourney MVP sank four 3-pointers, was 4-of-4 at the foul line and had three assists. Jamie Edwards added 18 points and eight rebounds, Armis Holloway added 13 points and 12 rebounds and Cobe Bowens had eight points and 10 boards.

Jerterious Johnson had 27 for Shields to lead all scorers. He was 3-of-4 on treys and also had 10 rebounds. Castophney added 15 points and Christopher Rodgers 10.

The 1A All-Tourney Team: Damien Carr, Edward Bell (MVP); Jeterious Johnson, J.F. Shields; Carlos Castophney, J.F. Shields; Jamie Edwards, Edward Bell; Armis Holloway, Edward Bell; Alfred Banks, Parkway Christian.