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Class 3A Boys’ Championship Pike County 59, Lauderdale County 45

    BIRMINGHAM – Pike County 6-foot-8 senior center Andres Burney scored 21 points and cleared 24 rebounds Friday to lead the Bulldogs to a 59-45 victory over Lauderdale County in the Class 3A boys’ finals at the BJCC Legacy Center as the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships.
     Burney also blocked eight shots, altered a number of other shots and handed our three assists to earn MVP honors for the Bulldogs (24-6) coached by Doug Holland. The state title was the first in school history for the Brundidge school, which made its first appearance at the AHSAA State Basketball Championships in 2016. Burney, who got into foul trouble early in the semifinals Tuesday, did not commit a foul Friday’s championship game.
    Pike County out-rebounded Lauderdale County (26-8) 44-22 and also limited the Tigers of Coach Mark Newton to just 27.6% shooting from the field (16-of-58). Ian Foster added 14 points for the Bulldogs and Omar Cumberbatch had 12. He was 6-of-7 at the foul line.  Burney gave Pike County a 3-0 lead in the first quarter with his only 3-point goal of the game and the Bulldogs led the rest of the game.
     Eric Fuqua led Lauderdale County with 25 points. He was 5-of-8 from the 3-point line.  Juvonne Shanes added nine points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
      Lauderdale County was also making its first appearance in a state championship game.
     Friday’s championship day schedule concludes with 4A girls’ title game at 4 p.m. featuring Deshler and Anniston, and the 4A boys’ championship at 5:45 featuring defending state champion Talladega versus Williamson. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A conclude the 2020 state tournament with girls’ and boys’ championships Saturday.  
     All championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.
Class 3A Boys’ All-State Tournament Team
Andres Burney, Pike County (MVP); Omar Cumberbatch, Pike County; Ian Foster, Pike County; Eric Fuqua, Lauderdale County; Juvonne Shanes, Lauderdale County; Raiden Morgan, Hanceville.

AHSAA 2020 STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPs

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Class 2A Girls Finals
Collinsville (29-3) 58, Cold Springs (31-5) 45
Class 2A Boys Finals
Calhoun (21-12) 64, Barbour County (25-12) 61
Class 3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (31-3) 59, T.R. Miller (28-2) 52
Class 3A Boys Finals
Pike County (24-6) 59, Lauderdale County (26-8) 45
Class 4A Girls Finals
Anniston (28-3) vs. Deshler (24-10), Friday, 4 p.m.
Class 4A Boys Finals

Talladega (26-6) vs. Williamson (27-5), Friday, 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Class 5A Girls Finals
Charles Henderson (28-0) vs. Madison Academy (31-4), Sat., 9 a.m.
Class 5A Boys Finals

Center Point (16-14) vs. Fairfield (29-5), Sat., 10:45 a.m.
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (34-2) vs. McAdory (28-7), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (31-3) vs. Bessemer City (19-14), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 7A Girls Finals
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Class 7A Boys Finals

Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 3A Girls’ Championship Pisgah 59, T.R. Miller 52

    BIRMINGHAM – Defending state champion Pisgah jumped out to an 18-point lead by halftime and then staved off T.R. Miller’s strong comeback effort as the Eagles won their third Class 3A state title in a row with  59-52 win at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena Friday afternoon.
    Pisgah (31-3), which graduated eight seniors from the 2019 3A state championship team, used some solid outside shooting and sure-handed play by its guards to seal the 2020 state crown. Chloe Womack had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles, coached by Carey Ellison. The 5-foot-8 senior had one 3-pointer.  Sophomore Molly Heard sank two of Pisgah’s seven 3-point goals and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds. Freshman guard Kallie Tinker finished with 10 points, four rebounds, made two 3-pointers and dished out three assists.
     T.R. Miller (28-2), coached by Ronald Jackson, was paced by Aleria Smith’s 14 points and 12 rebounds. Raivon Ewing had 12 points and nine rebounds and Ja’Nazsia Nettles contributed nine points. The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak.
     Ellison, who has coached Pisgah to six of its eight state titles, won the 625th game of his coaching career with the championship game victory. He is now 625-155 with state championships in 1997, 2003, 2005, 2018, 2019 and now, 2020.  T.R. Miller’s Jackson has guided the Tigers to four state crowns (1995, 1996, 2002 and 2009).
     Friday’s championship day schedule concludes with 4A girls’ title game at 4 p.m. featuring Deshler and Anniston, and the 4A boys’ championship at 5:45 featuring defending state champion Talladega versus Williamson. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A conclude the 2020 state tournament with girls’ and boys’ championships Saturday.  
     All championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.
Class 3A Girls’ All-State Tournament Team
Chloe Womack, Pisgah (MVP); Molly Heard, Pisgah; Kallie Tinker, Pisgah; Aleria Smith, T.R. Smith, T.R. Miller; Alijah Fountain, T.R. Miller; Sydney Maner, Lauderdale County.

 

 

AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Class 2A Girls Finals
Collinsville (29-3) 58, Cold Springs (31-5) 45
Class 2A Boys Finals
Calhoun (21-12) 64, Barbour County (25-12) 61
Class 3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (31-3) 59, T.R. Miller (28-2) 52
Class 3A Boys Finals
Pike County (23-6) vs. Lauderdale County (26-7), Friday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 4A Girls Finals
Anniston (28-3) vs. Deshler (24-10), Friday, 4 p.m.
Class 4A Boys Finals

Talladega (26-6) vs. Williamson (27-5), Friday, 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Class 5A Girls Finals
Charles Henderson (28-0) vs. Madison Academy (31-4), Sat., 9 a.m.
Class 5A Boys Finals

Center Point (16-14) vs. Fairfield (29-5), Sat., 10:45 a.m.
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (34-2) vs. McAdory (28-7), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (31-3) vs. Bessemer City (19-14), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 7A Girls Finals
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Class 7A Boys Finals

Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

 

 


Class 2A Boys’ Championship Calhoun 64, Barbour County 61

    BIRMINGHAM – With the score tied at 61-61 in the Class 2A boys’ basketball finals Friday, Calhoun junior Jerdarrian “J.D.” Davison delivered the game-winning 3-point shot with 1.1 seconds remaining to lift the Tigers to  64-61 win over Barbour County and the 2020 Class 2A State Championship.
    Davison got the ball with 1:03 remaining at the BJCC Legacy Arena and dribbled for outside until five seconds left. He then drove to the top of the key and sank the game-winning shot in one of the most dramatic and exciting finishes in the AHSAA State Basketball Championships’ 98-yer history.
    The Class 2A State Tourney MVP finished the game with 34 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot. Davis was 13-of-23 from the field and 6-of-8 at the foul line.  Calhoun (21-12), coached by Ervin Starr, made 10 treys for the game with Demareus Cheatham scoring nine points with three treys. Davison, Ladarren Mason and Spencer Johnson also had two each as the Tigers finished 10-of-23 from the 3-point arc (43.5%).  Cheatham, Mason and Johnson each finished with nine points. Trayvon Brown had 11 rebounds, four steals and two assists.
     Barbour County (25-12), coached by Steve Fryer, out-rebounded the Tigers 45-27 with Javier Walker finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Ralpheal Williams with 15 points and 16 boards. Willie Screws had 14 points and seen boards and also had four assists. Williams also had three blocked shots.
    The state championship was the fourth in school history for Calhoun. Its previous state titles came in 1985, 2001 and 2003. Barbour County has three state crows (2001, 2009 and 2012).
     Pisgah and T.R. Miller were scheduled to play the Class 3A girls’ state championship game at 12:30 today, followed by the 3A boys’ finals between Pike County and Lauderdale County at 2:15 p.m. Friday’s championship day schedule concludes with 4A girls’ title game at 4 p.m., and the boys’ championship at 5:45. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A conclude the 2020 state tournament with girls’ and boys’ championships Saturday.  
     All championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.
Class 2A Boys’ All-State Tournament Team
Jerdarrian Davison, Calhoun (MVP); Spencer Johnson, Calhoun; Demareus Cheatham, Calhoun; Willie Screws, Barbour County; Ralpheal Williams, Barbour County; Martavious Burton, LaFayette.
AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Class 2A Girls Finals
Collinsville (29-3) 58, Cold Springs (31-5) 45
Class 2A Boys Finals
Calhoun (21-12) 64, Barbour County (25-12) 61
Class 3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (30-3) vs. T.R. Miller (28-1), Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 3A Boys Finals

Pike County (23-6) vs. Lauderdale County (26-7), Friday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 4A Girls Finals
Anniston (28-3) vs. Deshler (24-10), Friday, 4 p.m.
Class 4A Boys Finals

Talladega (26-6) vs. Williamson (27-5), Friday, 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Class 5A Girls Finals
Charles Henderson (28-0) vs. Madison Academy (31-4), Sat., 9 a.m.
Class 5A Boys Finals

Center Point (16-14) vs. Fairfield (29-5), Sat., 10:45 a.m.
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (34-2) vs. McAdory (28-7), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (31-3) vs. Bessemer City (19-14), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 7A Girls Finals
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Class 7A Boys Finals

Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 2A Girls’ Championship Collinsville 58, Cold Springs 45

  BIRMINGHAM – Collinsville High School’s Lady Panthers looked like they had been there before Friday morning as girls played in their first state basketball championship game in school history.
    Junior guard Hadley Hamilton made the first two 3-point shots she attempted and the Panthers matched Cold Springs step for step as Collinsville (29-3) beat the defending Class 2A state champions 58-45 to claim the AHSAA Class 2A state title. The Class 2A girls’ finals opened Championship Friday at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships being held at Birmingham’s BJCC Legacy Arena. The championship was Collinsville’s first. Cold Springs (31-5) has won four state crowns including the 2019 title.
    Hamilton finished with 16 points, going 4-for-8 from the 3-point arc and making all four free throws she attempted. Senior forward Brittany Rivera had 11 points and 13 rebounds to earn Class 2A state tourney MVP honors. She also had five assists, five steals and one blocked shot. Olivia Akins added 16 points and Tyla Tatum 13. Collinsville was 13-of-14 at the foul line for the game and 5-of-16 on 3-pointers.
    Cold Springs’  Lady Eagles, coached by Tammy West, led the  nation in 3-point shooting last season and ranked among the nation’s top five this season. In Friday’s finals junior guard Toni West sank 5-of-9 and the team was 8-for-24. The difference came at the foul line, Cold Springs was 7-of-11, and on the boards. Collinsville out-rebounded the Eagles 32-19.
    West finished with 17 points and Elizabeth Hill added 13 points for Cold Springs. Elizabeth Neely had eight – six coming on two 3-pointers.
    Barbour County met Calhoun in the Class  2A boys’ finals at 10:45 a.m. Class 3A’s championship games are set for 12:30 p.m. for the girls and 2:15 p.m. for the boys. Friday’s championship day schedule concludes with 4A girls’ title game at 4 p.m., and the boys’ championship at 5:45. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A conclude the 2020 state tournament with girls’ and boys’ championships Saturday.  
     All championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.
Class 2A Girls’ All-State Tournament Team
Brittany Rivera Collinsville (MVP); Tyla Tatum, Collinsville; Olivia Akins, Collinsville; Hadley Hamilton, Collinsville; Elizabeth Hill, Cold Springs; Toni West, Cold Spring.

98th AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Class 2A Girls Finals
Collinsville (29-3) 58, Cold Springs (31-5) 45
Class 2A Boys Finals
Barbour County (25-11) vs. Calhoun (20-12), Friday, 10:45 a.m.
Class 3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (30-3) vs. T.R. Miller (28-1), Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 3A Boys Finals

Pike County (23-6) vs. Lauderdale County (26-7), Friday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 4A Girls Finals
Anniston (28-3) vs. Deshler (24-10), Friday, 4 p.m.
Class 4A Boys Finals

Talladega (26-6) vs. Williamson (27-5), Friday, 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Class 5A Girls Finals

Charles Henderson (28-0) vs. Madison Academy (31-4), Sat., 9 a.m.
Class 5A Boys Finals

Center Point (16-14) vs. Fairfield (29-5), Sat., 10:45 a.m.
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (34-2) vs. McAdory (28-7), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (31-3) vs. Bessemer City (19-14), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 7A Girls Finals
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Class 7A Boys Finals

Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 2A Girls’ Championship Collinsville 58, Cold Springs 45

  BIRMINGHAM – Collinsville High School’s Lady Panthers looked like they had been there before Friday morning as girls played in their first state basketball championship game in school history.
    Junior guard Hadley Hamilton made the first two 3-point shots she attempted and the Panthers matched Cold Springs step for step as Collinsville (29-3) beat the defending Class 2A state champions 58-45 to claim the AHSAA Class 2A state title. The Class 2A girls’ finals opened Championship Friday at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships being held at Birmingham’s BJCC Legacy Arena. The championship was Collinsville’s first. Cold Springs (31-5) has won four state crowns including the 2019 title.
    Hamilton finished with 16 points, going 4-for-8 from the 3-point arc and making all four free throws she attempted. Senior forward Brittany Rivera had 11 points and 13 rebounds to earn Class 2A state tourney MVP honors. She also had five assists, five steals and one blocked shot. Olivia Akins added 16 points and Tyla Tatum 13. Collinsville was 13-of-14 at the foul line for the game and 5-of-16 on 3-pointers.
    Cold Springs’  Lady Eagles, coached by Tammy West, led the  nation in 3-point shooting last season and ranked among the nation’s top five this season. In Friday’s finals junior guard Toni West sank 5-of-9 and the team was 8-for-24. The difference came at the foul line, Cold Springs was 7-of-11, and on the boards. Collinsville out-rebounded the Eagles 32-19.
    West finished with 17 points and Elizabeth Hill added 13 points for Cold Springs. Elizabeth Neely had eight – six coming on two 3-pointers.
    Barbour County met Calhoun in the Class  2A boys’ finals at 10:45 a.m. Class 3A’s championship games are set for 12:30 p.m. for the girls and 2:15 p.m. for the boys. Friday’s championship day schedule concludes with 4A girls’ title game at 4 p.m., and the boys’ championship at 5:45. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A conclude the 2020 state tournament with girls’ and boys’ championships Saturday.  
     All championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.
Class 2A Girls’ All-State Tournament Team
Brittany Rivera Collinsville (MVP); Tyla Tatum, Collinsville; Olivia Akins, Collinsville; Hadley Hamilton, Collinsville; Elizabeth Hill, Cold Springs; Toni West, Cold Spring.

98th AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Class 2A Girls Finals
Collinsville (29-3) 58, Cold Springs (31-5) 45
Class 2A Boys Finals
Barbour County (25-11) vs. Calhoun (20-12), Friday, 10:45 a.m.
Class 3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (30-3) vs. T.R. Miller (28-1), Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 3A Boys Finals

Pike County (23-6) vs. Lauderdale County (26-7), Friday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 4A Girls Finals
Anniston (28-3) vs. Deshler (24-10), Friday, 4 p.m.
Class 4A Boys Finals

Talladega (26-6) vs. Williamson (27-5), Friday, 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Class 5A Girls Finals

Charles Henderson (28-0) vs. Madison Academy (31-4), Sat., 9 a.m.
Class 5A Boys Finals

Center Point (16-14) vs. Fairfield (29-5), Sat., 10:45 a.m.
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (34-2) vs. McAdory (28-7), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (31-3) vs. Bessemer City (19-14), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 7A Girls Finals
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Class 7A Boys Finals

Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 1A Boys’ Championship Pickens County 57, Lanett 55

  BIRMINGHAM – Pickens County, trailed Lanett by nine points heading into the final quarter, struck like a tornado in the first minute of the final period with a press that created three quick baskets. The two teams battled toe-to-toe the rest of the way as Pickens County climaxed its comeback with a 57-55 win to claim the AHSAA Class 1A Boys state basketball championship.
   Coach Marcuss Barnes’ Tornadoes (26-3) captured the school’s fourth state title overall in the process. Pickens County outscored the Panthers 23-12 in the final period thanks in big part by the play of 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior center Jah-Marien Latham and 6-1 sophomore guard Javion Bell. Latham had 12 points and 12 rebounds – including eight offensive boards – and Bell finished with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers to earn MVP honors.
    Darian Doss, who had 10 points and seven rebounds, put the Tornadoes ahead with 2:22 with a layup and got a crucial free throw with 14 seconds left to for the final point of the game. He  finished 4-for-5 at the foul line. Jawan Petty also had nine points.
    Lanett (21-12), coached by Alabama High School Hall of Fame Coach Richard Carter, was led by Kintavious Dozier’s 12 points and 10 by Cameron Boozer. Kristian Story added nine points and Zameron Boozer, Cameron’s 6-9 twin, had seven points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.
     Carter, who has coached high school basketball for 50 years, announced the championship game was his last one. He closed out his career with a 715-239 record and three state titles in the last five seasons (2016, 2017, 2018). Pickens County’s championship was its first since winning three in a row from 2010, 2011, 2012. Barnes, in his fourth season, has compiled a 72-39 record at Pickens County. He was assistant during the previous championship years.
    Friday’s championship schedule gets underway at 9 a.m., with the 2A girls’ finals at 9 a.m., and the 2A boys’ finals at 10:45 a.m. Class 3A’s championship games are set for 12:30 p.m. for the girls and 2:15 p.m. for the boys. Friday’s championship day schedule concludes with 4A girls’ title game at 4 p.m., and the boys’ championship at 5:45. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A conclude the 2020 state tournament with girls’ and boys’ championships Saturday.  
     All championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.
Class 1A All-State Tournament Team
Javion Bell, Pickens County (MVP); Jah-Marian Latham, Pickens County; Jawan Petty, Pickens County; Zameron Boozer, Lanett; Kintavious Boozer, Lanett; Cameron Boozer, Lanett.

98th AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday’s Results

Class 1A Girls’ Championship
Spring Garden (35-2) 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-5) 45
Class 1A Boys Championship
Pickens County (26-3) 57, Lanett (21-12)  55

Class 7A Girls Semifinals
Hoover (31-2) 58, Central-Phenix City (21-8) 42
Spain Park (31-4) 48, McGill-Toolen Catholic (26-7) 36
Class 7A Girls Championship
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.

Class 7A Boys Semifinals

Lee-Montgomery  (32-1) 65, Oak Mountain (22-9) 57
Class 7A Boys Championship
Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Class 2A Girls Finals
Collinsville (28-3) vs. Cold Springs (31-4), Friday, 9 a.m.
Class 2A Boys Finals
Barbour County (25-11) vs. Calhoun (20-12), Friday, 10:45 a.m.
Class 3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (30-3) vs. T.R. Miller (28-1), Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 3A Boys Finals

Pike County (23-6) vs. Lauderdale County (26-7), Friday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 4A Girls Finals
Anniston (28-3) vs. Deshler (24-10), Friday, 4 p.m.
Class 4A Boys Finals

Talladega (26-6) vs. Williamson (27-5), Friday, 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Class 5A Girls Finals

Charles Henderson (28-0) vs. Madison Academy (31-4), Sat., 9 a.m.
Class 5A Boys Finals

Center Point (16-14) vs. Fairfield (29-5), Sat., 10:45 a.m.
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (34-2) vs. McAdory (28-7), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (31-3) vs. Bessemer City (19-14), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
Class 7A Girls Finals
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Class 7A Boys Finals

Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 1A Girls’ Championship Spring Garden 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal 45

  BIRMINGHAM – Spring Garden High School downed St. Luke’s Episcopal 53-45 Thursday night at the BJCC Legacy Arena to claim the 2020 Class 1A state championship. It was seventh state title in school history for the Lady Panthers.
    Spring Garden (35-2) sophomore Neely Welsh had 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and six steals to earn MVP honors for Coach Ricky Austin’s team. Seventh grader Ace Austin had 14 points, including two 3-pointers, five rebounds and two assists. Freshman Kayley Kirk chipped in 11 points and senior Macy Reedy has 10. Kirk had three treys and Reedy had two.
     St. Luke’s (22-5), coached by Gareth Trawick, were led by Iamunique Bowie’s 12 points. Chloe Gilmore had 10, Elizabeth Roebuck nine and Haley Patterson eight.  Whitney Novak also had six points and six rebounds.
     Spring Garden had just six turnovers on the night and forced 14. That  led to 24 points off turnovers for Panthers to four for the Wildcats.
    The Class 1A boys’ finals was underway Thursday night between Pickens County and Lanett. Friday’s schedule gets underway at 9 a.m., with the 2A girls’ finals at 9 a.m., and the 2A boys’ finals at 10:45 a.m. Class 3A’s championship games are set for 12:30 p.m. for the girls and 2:15 p.m. for the boys. Friday’s championship day schedule concludes with 4A girls’ title game at 4 p.m., and the boys’ championship at 5:45. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A conclude the 2020 state tournament with girls’ and boys’ championships Saturday.  
     All championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.
Class 1A All-State Tournament Team
Neely Welsh, Spring Garden (MVP); Macy Reedy, Spring Garden; Ace Austin, Spring Garden; Iamunique Bowie, St. Luke’s; Elizabeth Roebuck, St. Luke’s; Neely Johns, Mars Hill Bible.

98th AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday’s Results

Class 1A Girls’ Championship

Spring Garden (35-2) 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-5) 45
Class 1A Boys Championship
Lanett (21-11) vs. Pickens County (25-3), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.

Class 7A Girls Semifinals
Hoover (31-2) 58, Central-Phenix City (21-8) 42
Spain Park (31-4) 48, McGill-Toolen Catholic (26-7) 36
Class 7A Girls Championship
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.

Class 7A Boys Semifinals

Lee-Montgomery  (32-1) 65, Oak Mountain (22-9) 57
Class 7A Boys Championship
Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 7A Boys’ Semifinals Mountain Brook 60, Fairhope 50

   Mountain Brook High School’s Spartans clinched  berth in the AHSAA State Basketball Championships state finals for the seventh time in the last eight seasons Thursday afternoon with a 60-50 win over Fairhope in the Class 7A semifinals at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
     The Spartans (32-2) of Coach Bucky McMillan will meet Lee-Montgomery (32-1) in a much anticipated finals to close out 98th AHSAA 7A State Basketball Championships Saturday at 5:45 p.m.
    Senior Colby Jones scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the Spartans’ effort. He scored all 10 of his team’s points in the third period as the Pirates cut an 11-point deficit at halftime to just seven outscoring Mountain Brook 14-10.
    Jones also had three assists, three steals and two blocked shots – turning in one of his top overall efforts of the season. Holt Bashinsky and Carter Sobera added 12 points to hold off the Pirates’ strong challenge in the final period. Sobera also had eight rebounds before fouling out in the fourth period. Bashinsky also had three assists.
    Coach Solomon Johnson’s Pirates (24-5) stayed close thanks in big part to the shooting of junior guard Riley Leonard and sophomore guard Hunter Ivy, who had 22 and 12 points, respectively. Leonard also had nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. He sank two 3-pointers and was 6-of-8 at the free-throw line.  Ramone Bradley chipped in seven points, four steals, three assists and two blocked shots.
    Fairhope forced 17 turnovers and had only 12. The Spartans, however, won the rebound battled 43-27.
    Mountain Brook, which has won five state titles in the last seven years and will be in playing in the championship game for the seventh time in the last eight years,  beat Baker in the finals in 2019, McGill-Toolen in 2018 and Auburn in 2017. Hoover beat Mountain Brook 50-43 in the 2015 finals, and Mountain Brook won its first two state title in 2013 and 2014 over Sparkman and Blount, respectively. The Spartans were not in the finals in 2016.
    All semifinal and championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.

98th AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday’s Results

Class 7A Girls Semifinals

Hoover (31-2) 58, Central-Phenix City (21-8) 42
Spain Park (31-4) 48, McGill-Toolen Catholic (26-7) 36
Class 7A Girls Championship
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.

Class 7A Boys Semifinals

Lee-Montgomery  (32-1) 65, Oak Mountain (22-9) 57
Mountain Brook (32-2) 60, Fairhope (24-5) 50
Class 7A Boys Championship
Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

Class 1A Girls’ Championship
Spring Garden (34-2) vs. St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-4), Thursday, 4 p.m.
Class 1A Boys Championship

Lanett (21-11) vs. Pickens County (25-3), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.


 


Class 7A Girls’ Semifinals Spain Park 48, McGill-Toolen Catholic 35

   Spain Park senior Sarah Ashlee Barker scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday afternoon to lead the Jaguars past McGill-Toolen Catholic 48-35 in the Class 7A girls’ semifinals of the 98th AHSAA 7A State Basketball Championships being held at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    The victory sets up an all-Hoover state championship game Saturday at Legacy Arena for the second time in four years. Tip off is set for 4 p.m. Both high schools are in the Hoover City School System.
    Barker made two 3-pointers and was 10-of-12 at the foul line, had two assists, three steals and three blocked shots for Spain Park (31-4), coached by Mike Chase. Avery Madison had 14 points with two treys and a 4-of-5 performance on free throws. The Jaguars of Coach Mike Chase out-rebounded McGill-Toolen 32-19.
   Coach Carla Berry’s Yellow Jackets (26-7) were led by Nya Valentine’s nine points. She made two 3-pointers. Sanola Mixon had the other two treys to finish with six points. She also had three steals and three blocked shots. Lindsay Cox had eight points and Anna Reed McNeece had five points and five steals.
    Hoover and Spain Park met in the 7A state finals at the Legacy Arena in 2017 with the Lady Bucs winning 51-47 in overtime. The Jaguars won the 7A title in 2018 and Hoover won in 2019.
    All semifinal and championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.

98th AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday’s Results

Class 7A Girls Semifinals

Hoover (31-2) 58, Central-Phenix City (21-8) 42
Spain Park (31-4) 48, McGill-Toolen Catholic (26-7) 36
Class 7A Girls Championship
Hoover (31-2) vs. Spain Park (31-4), Saturday, 4 p.m.

Class 7A Boys Semifinals

Lee-Montgomery  (32-1) 65, Oak Mountain (22-9) 57
Mountain Brook (31-2) vs. Fairhope (24-4), Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
Class 7A Boys Championship

Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (31-4) or Fairhope (24-4), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

Class 1A Girls’ Championship
Spring Garden (34-2) vs. St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-4), Thursday, 4 p.m.
Class 1A Boys Championship

Lanett (21-11) vs. Pickens County (25-3), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.


 


Class 7A Boys’ Semifinals Lee-Montgomery 65, Oak Mountain 57

   Robert E. Lee High School of Montgomery used a big third-quarter rally to grab the lead Thursday morning, then staved off Oak Mountain’s tenacious comeback effort to win 65-57 –
advancing to the 98th AHSAA Class 7A State Basketball Championship game at the BJCC Legacy Saturday at 5:45 pm.
   Generals senior point guard De’marquiese Miles had 20 points, three assists, four steals and no turnovers. Jamari Smith added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Deyunkrea Lewis had 12 points and two steals. Lee (32-1), coached by Bryant Johnson, had just seven turnovers and made 10 steals for the game.
    Oak Mountain (22-9), coached by Chris Love, out-rebounded the Generals 35-32 and had just 12 turnovers. Senior Zane Nelson had a strong performance with 25 points, four assists, six rebounds and a 5-of-7 shooting performance behind the 3-point arc.  Wilder Evers added 10 points, Noah Young added nine points and wight rebounds, Will Shaver had four points and eight rebounds.
    Lee will be striving to win the Montgomery school’s first boys’ state basketball championship Saturday. The Generals will face the winner of the other 7A semifinal Thursday featuring defending state champs Mountain Brook and Fairhope. Oak Mountain reached its first state tournament with its Northeast Regional championship last week.
    All semifinal and championship games in the 2020 AHSAA State Tourney are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform and are also being shown over the AHSAA TV Network’s group of cable affiliates in Alabama. WOTM TV is producing all games and the AHSAA Radio Network is handling announcing duties for radio and TV during the semifinals.
    All cable systems in Alabama have a chance to take the broadcast feed for all the games free of charge. If your local cable company is not televising the games, please contact them and ask them to join the AHSAA TV Network.

98th AHSAA STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday’s Results

Class 7A Girls Semifinals

Hoover (31-2) 58, Central-Phenix City (21-8) 42
Spain Park (30-4) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (26-6), Thursday, noon

Class 7A Boys Semifinals

Lee-Montgomery  (32-1) 65, Oak Mountain (22-9) 57
Mountain Brook (31-2) vs. Fairhope (24-4), Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

Class 1A Girls’ Championship
Spring Garden (34-2) vs. St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-4), Thursday, 4 p.m.
Class 1A Boys Championship

Lanett (21-11) vs. Pickens County (25-3), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.