By Michael Kerekes \ The Meridian Star
The Meridian Star
LAUREL — Shonte Hailes scored eight points for Quitman High School as the Lady Panthers rolled past Northeast Jones High School, 42-28, Thursday in the Region 5-4A tournament at Northeast Jones.
Northeast Jones’ Jada Simmons had a game-high 10 points. Quitman led 17-15 at the break.
The Lady Panthers will play in the regional championship game at 7 tonight.
Quitman boys 79, NE Jones 45
Quitman’s Tavarias Moore scored 13 points for the Panthers as they advanced to the Region 5-4A championship game.
DeQuan Stanley and Antonio McKines each had 10 points for Quitman, which led 44-20 at intermission.
The Knights will play against at 8:30 p.m. today in the finals.