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Military Magnet brings home first state title in basketball

Military Magnet The Military Magnet Academy (MMA) girls’ basketball team just missed out on the state championship last year, falling in the finals. This year, the Eagles would not be denied; they captured the South Carolina High School League Class A crown with a 54-49 victory over Southside Christian on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Aiken, SC.

Sophomore guards Chazmin Bradley and Kaelin Davis combined for 12 points in the fourth quarter for Military Magnet, and Bradley hit two free throws with six seconds left to seal the championship.

Three players scored in double figures for the Eagles (10-3): Bradley (18 points), Rykia Jakes (12 points), and Davis (10 points). 

Our big three [Bradley, Davis, and Jakes] performed great,” said MMA head coach Danny Taylor. “However, it is important to point out Jataya Brown, who stands 5-foot-3, was assigned to defend some of the best talent in the state.  She guarded a six-foot All-in the first round, a 5-foot-9 all-state player in the second round, an all-state point guard in the Lower State finals, and a player committed to Georgia Southern in the championship game.  Brown came up big time for us on defense in the last four games.”

The Eagles won every single playoff game on the road this year. 

This is the MMA’s first state championship in girls’ basketball, the school’s first-ever state championship in a girls’ sport, and the second team state title overall in school history.