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Photo by BECKY WHITE Jamarco Brown (with basketball) scored three crucial points in the final 40 seconds to help give Simsboro a Class B state semifinal win over Madison Prep Saturday night.

HAMMOND — Just when it appeared that Simsboro High might miss out a chance to play for a state championship in its own backyard, the Tigers came up big at crunch time Saturday night.

Trailing 70-64 with a minute remaining, Simsboro (30-6) got five critical points from first-year guard Jamarco Brown and held on for a 72-70 Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association semifinal round playoff victory over Baton Rouge Madison Prep (34-7) at the University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University.

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