AUSTIN (AP) - Nathan McPherson scored 24 points and Ponder
rolled to the Class 2A state championship with a 72-51 win over
Tuscola Jim Ned.
McPherson was 12-of-17 shooting, using the backboard to
perfection from just about any angle to bank in soft jumpers from
the left and right side, or pulling up for soft floaters in the
Calvin Redfearn closed the second and third quarters with
3-pointers, the second a two-handed over-the-head lob that
surprised even him when it dropped in. The win gave Ponder (39-2)
it's second state title. The Lions won their first in 2001.
Blake Allen scored 22 points to lead Jim Ned (29-8).
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