Malone Beats Paxton, Earns State Semifinal Berth

Malone, FL---The Malone Tigers are headed back to Lakeland, with the idea of adding to their trophy case that already has 13 state boy's basketball titles.

The Tigers beating Paxton on the home floor Friday night in their 1A region final 61-43. Antwain Johnson leading the way with 22, Chai Baker adding 19 more.

That taking Malone's record to 25-4 and into the 1A state semfinals against Chiefland Wednesday at the Lakeland Center.

The last state title for Malone came back in 1998, which was the last of four straight state championships for the program which was then led by coach Matt Anderson, who's now at Graceville.