WJTV - The first round of the MHSAA District playoffs finished up Tuesday all over the state. The first round of the MAIS AAA tournament also kicked off at Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
Over at Murrah High School, the host Mustangs won their game with Clinton 71-64 in region 4-6A. Murrah will face Greenville-Weston Friday in the district championship.
In Madison, Madison Central beat Columbus 51-39. The 6A runner-ups from a year ago will face Starkville Friday in the region 3-6A championship.
And over at Madison-Ridgeland Academy, the Patriots beat Hillcrest soundly 70-39 in the first round of the Academy AAA Tournament. The win also came on the birthday of their head coach, Richard Duease.