From WAFF-48 Sports
(BIRMINGHAM) - Kerron Johnson had 15 points and 5 assists and 7-footer Bawa Muniru added 14 points and 11 rebounds to help the top-ranked Madison Academy Mustangs win their 3rd straight 3A Boys Championship, by beating Clarke County, 48-42, Thursday in Birmingham.
Johnson was named 3A MVP in the tournament.
Clarke County forced 11 turnovers in the 1st half, fueling its offense to a 26-22 lead at halftime. but Madison Academy jumped out in front 32-31 on a driving bucket by Johnson with 3:17 left in the 3rd. They never trailed after that.
The 4th ranked Bulldogs (27-6) were led by Mike Taite, who had 19 points, among them, 4 three-pointers. Justin Burroughs added 11, but the pair combined for just 10 points in the 2nd half.
The Bulldogs got as close as 43-42 after a putback by Ronnie Osborne with 1:44 left, but Osborne missed a foul shot that might have tied the game.
Johnson, Donte Bowman and Charles Brown hit free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory for the Mustangs.