MONROE — Behind the 1-2 punch of Damian Jones and Brian Bridgewater, Scotlandville Magnet defeated Ouachita Parish 80-71 in overtime to capture the 2013 LHSAA Class 5A boys state championship Saturday night.
Jones finished the game with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Scotlandville (34-3), and Bridgewater finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Cameron Sims led all Ouachita (31-5) scorers with 24 points and 10 rebounds
Leading 31-30 heading into the start of the second half, Scotlandville outscored Ouachita 27-19 in the third quarter as Bridgewater ignited an 11-4 run to start the third. Ouachita went on a late run to put the game into overtime as Chris Sumbler hit a 3-pointer with under a minute left in regulation.
The 2013 championship marks back-to-back titles for the Hornets, the first for a 5A program since Brother Martin captured back-to-back crowns in 2004 and 2005.