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Madison County wins 1st boys basketball state title in school history

Madison County wins FHSAA Class 1A championship
Posted: 3:47 PM, Mar 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 19:17:07Z
Madison County wins basketball championship
Madison County wins 1st boys basketball state title in school history

The Madison County Cowboys have won the state championship title after a nail-biting game against Wildwood.

In the first quarter, Madison was struggling out of the gate, trailing Wildwood 12-2 with 3:23 left. After one, Madison continued to trail Wildwood 18-7.

The Cowboys struggled against the zone and unable to hit outside shots in the second quarter.

At the break, Madison trailed Wildwood 29-19. The Cowboys missed 5 free throws in the final couple minutes of the first half and Travis Jay sat most of the second quarter.

The Cowboys outscored Wildwood 19-8 in the third and led 38-37 as the game headed into the fourth.

The two teams were just just one point a part for the fourth, tying at 56-56 by the end of the fourth and heading into overtime.

With 2:02 left in overtime, Jay delivered two buckets to open OT but he has fouled out. He took a charge and was called for a blocking foul. Marcus Niblack T’D up.

Madison then hit two free throws but couldn't inbound the ball. The Cowboys led 62-60 with three seconds left on the clock.

The state championship win in basketball follows Madison County's state championship victory during the football season.