Murphy-Mania at the Murphy Center…Bolivar Wins State


Jay Murphy (Bolivar Central) scored 24 points and captured the tourney MVP honors leading the Tigers of Bolivar Central past district rival Liberty Tech 72-62 to bring the gold ball back to Bolivar for the third time.

Bolivar Central moved ahead early and as the half came to a close a 7-0 Liberty Tech run led by senior Cordero Williams (Liberty Tech) closed the gap to 30-27.

Ricky Tisdale (Bolivar Central) added 10 points for the Tigers in the win.

Tarius Johnson (Liberty Tech) finished with 22 points and Williams added 21 for the Crusaders.