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Class 4A Girls’ Semifinals Anniston 50, Childersburg 42

     Anniston’s duo of Allasha Dudley at guard and Kiana Montgomery on the post combined for 41 points Tuesday as the Lady Bulldogs downed Childersburg 50-42 in the Class  4A girls’ semifinals of the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
      The Bulldogs (28-3) of Coach Eddie Bullock advance to the Class 4A girls’ state finals Friday at Legacy Arena at 4 p.m. to face the winner of the Deshler-Sumter Central game set to be played Tuesday night.
     Dudley, a junior, had 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and four steals – and more importantly, was 7-of-12 at the foul line six in a row down the stretch in the final 1:50 to seal the win. Montgomery, a 6-foot-2 senior, had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in a superb effort.  Unrayasia Barclay also had 12 rebounds, six points and blocked two shot for Anniston.
    Childersburg (31-5) out-rebounded Anniston 45-38, had just one more turnover than the Bulldogs and took 14 more shots but Coach Gavin King’s squad came up short at the foul line – where the Tigers finished 4-of-10. Anniston was 12-of-20.  Childersburg also had eight shots blocked.
     Aubrey Foy and Eunique McKinney led the Tigers with nine points each. McKinney also had 11 rebounds and four steals. Keasia McKinney and Shakira Young added eight points each.
     Anniston will be attempting to win its first girls’ state title in the championship game Friday.  Childersburg reached the Class 4A semifinals for the last two years in a row.
    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
Tuesday’s Results

Class 3A Girls Semifinals

Pisgah (30-3) 72, Pike Road (28-5) 58
T.R. Miller (28-1) 50, Lauderdale County (29-6) 44
3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (30-3) vs. T.R. Miller (28-1), Friday, 12:30 p.m.

Class 3A Boys Semifinals
Pike County (23-6) 52, Hanceville (18-13) 42
Lauderdale County (26-7) 63, Hale County (18-11) 41
3A Boys Finals
Pike County (23-6) vs. Lauderdale County (26-7), Friday, 2:15 p.m.

Class 4A Girls Semifinals
Anniston (28-3) 50, Childersburg (31-5) 42


Class 3A Boys’ Semifinals Lauderdale County 63, Hale County 41

     Lauderdale County out-rebounded Hale County 41-27 Tuesday on the way to a 63-41 victory in the Class 3A boys’ semifinals of the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
      The Tigers (26-7) of Coach Mark Newton never trailed thanks in big part to that rebounding domination and some dead-eye free-throw shooting.  Lauderdale County made 20-of-24 free throws on the game – nailing 13-of-16 in the final period to prevent a Wildcats comeback. Juvonne Shanes led a balanced scoring and rebounding attack with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Daniel Romine and Eric Fuqua had 11 points each, Luke McIntyre and Connor Smith, 10 points apiece. Smith also had four assists, Romine had eight rebounds, Fuqua and McIntyre had seven boards each.
    The free-throw shooting was also balanced for Newton’s squad with four players shooting at least five free throws. McIntyre led the was sinking 5-of-6 while Smith was 4-for-4 and Shanes, 4-for-5.
    Hale County (18-11), coached by Antwan Butler, shot just 28.6% from the field. Jamarion Ryans did have a hot hand outside. He sank five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points. He also had five steals and three assists. Jamal Caddell had eight points and six rebounds and KIajian Miller had seven points. The Wildcats won the 3A state title in 2017.
   Lauderdale County faces Pike County (23-6) in the Class 3A boys’ finals Friday at 2:15 p.m. at Legacy Arena. Both schools are making their first appearance in a boys’ state basketball championship game.
      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
Tuesday’s Results
Class 3A Girls

Pisgah (30-3) 72, Pike Road (28-5) 58
T.R. Miller (28-1) 50, Lauderdale County (29-6) 44
3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (30-3) vs. T.R. Miller (28-1), Friday, 12:30 p.m.

Class 3A Boys

Pike County (23-6) 52, Hanceville (18-13) 42
Lauderdale County (26-7) 63, Hale County (18-11) 41
3A Boys Finals
Pike County (23-6) vs. Lauderdale County (26-7), Friday, 2:15 p.m.


Class 3A Girls’ Semifinals T.R. Miller 50, Lauderdale County 44

     T.R. Miller seniors Alijah Fountain and Aleria Smith combined for 42 points Tuesday to spark the Tigers to a 50-44 victory over Lauderdale County in the Class 3A girls’ semifinals of the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
      Fountain had 22 points, including 10-of-14 at foul line, and Smith had 20 points. Smith’s eight rebounds led the Tigers (28-1) and Fountain had seven rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. Smith had four steals. Coach Ron Jackson’s team finished 16-of-28 at the foul line.
      Lauderdale County (29-6), coached by Brant Llewellyn, was led by Sydney Maner’s 19 points. Ruthie Smith and Hannah Tate chipped in seven points each and cleared 13 and 10 rebounds, respectively.
   T. R. Miller faces Pisgah in the Class 3A state championship Friday at 12:30 p.m. The Tigers are vying for their fifth state title. Previous state championships came in 1995, 1996, 2002 and 2009. Lauderdale  County has won a state-record 13 state titles with the first in 1987 and the most recent winning five in a row from 2012-2016.
      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
Tuesday’s Results
Class 3A Girls

Pisgah (30-3) 72, Pike Road (28-5) 58
T.R. Miller (28-1) 50, Lauderdale County (29-6) 44
3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (30-3) vs. T.R. Miller (28-1), Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Class 3A Boys
Pike County (23-6) 52, Hanceville (18-13) 42


Class 3A Boys’ Semifinals Pike County 52, Hanceville 42

     Pike County senior Andres Burney picked up to quick fouls in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Class 3A boys’ semifinal battle with Hanceville at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships moved into its second day at the BJCC Legacy Arena. He spent the rest of the first half on the bench.
     The 6-foot-8 forward sparked the Bulldogs, down by six at halftime, in the second half scoring 12 points and grabbing 17 of his game-high 19 rebounds to lead Pike County to a 52-42 win. The victory advances the Bulldogs (23-6) to the school’s first state basketball final.
     Coach Doug Holland’s squad kept the game close with Burney on the bench and clicked on all cylinders with Burney in the lineup in the final two quarters outscoring Hanceville 34-18. Omar Cumberbatch led Pike County with 13 points and also had nine rebounds. Amaghie Lampley added eight and Ze’Quan Boyd had seven.
    Hanceville (18-13), coached by Stephen Chandler, got a strong effort from 6-6 senior forward Raiden Morgan, who had 18 points and seven rebounds before fouling out late in the fourth period. Cainon Moore also had 11 points and eight rebounds. Tyson Bellman had six points, eight boards and three assists.
     Pike County, making its second appearance in history in the state tourney, is playing in the finals for the first time.  The 3A state championship game will be played at Legacy Arena Friday at 2:15 p.m.
      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
Tuesday’s Results
Class 3A Girls

Pisgah (30-3) 72, Pike Road (28-5) 58
Class 3A Boys
Pike County (23-6) 52, Hanceville (18-13) 42


Class 3A Girls’ Semifinals Pisgah 72, Pike Road 58

     Pisgah’s Lady Eagles outscored Pike Road 29-14 in the third period Tuesday morning and advanced to the Class 3A state championship game for the third year in a row with a 72-58 come-from-behind win.
      The Class 3A girls’ semifinal game opened play Tuesday morning as the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships moved into its second day at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
     Pike Road (28-5) led 26-24 at the half but Pisgah (30-3) clawed back with its strong finish thanks to some strong shooting from the field and the free-throw line. Chloe Womack had 26 points for Coach Carey Ellison’s Eagles. She was 15-of-16 at the foul line – including 10-for-10 in the second half. Kallie Tinker added 18 points. She had two 3-pointers and was 6-of-8 on free throws. Molly Heard added 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists, steals and two blocked shots.
     The Patriots, coached by Courtney Ward, placed five players in double figures with Aaliyah Manora scoring 13, Sakoya Knight and Tamirea Thomas, 12 each, Skye Harris-Butler 11 and Johnsheria Clement 10.  Knight had nine rebounds, Thomas has eight and Manora had five assists. Harris-Butler also had four blocked shots.
    The victory sends Pisgah into the 3A finals Friday at 12:30 p.m. The Eagles have won seven state titles in the school’s history, including 2018 and 2019. Other titles came in 1981, 1982, 1997, 2003 and 2005.
     Pike Road is in just its second season as a high school varsity team.
      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
Tuesday’s Results
Class 3A Girls

Pisgah (30-3) 72, Pike Road (28-5) 58


 


Class 2A Boys’ Semifinals Calhoun 46, Red Bay 30

     Calhoun High School’s defense limited Red Bay to just three field goals in the first half Monday night as the Tigers (19-12) closed out the first day of the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena with a 46-30 win in the Class 2A boys’ semifinals.
     The victory sends Coach Ervin Starr’s team into the finals to face Barbour County Friday at 10:45 a.m. Calhoun highly touted junior Jerdarrian “J.D.” Davison provided the offense scoring     Spencer Johnson added 10 points, Demareus Cheatham and Ladarren Mason had eight points each. Trayvon Brown also had eight rebounds.
    Red Bay’s defense played well, limiting Calhoun to just 22 second-half points. Coach John Torisky’s offense struggled all night, however, finishing just 11-of-56 from the field (19.6%), including on three treys in 19 attempts. The Tigers did out-rebound Calhoun 40-36. Lane Shewbert had 14 boards, including eight on offense, and finished with eight points. Braden Ray had nine points and seven rebounds, sinking two 3-pointers.
    Classes 3A and 4A play Tuesday with defending state champion Pisgah (29-3) facing Pike Road (26-4) at 9 a.m., in the Class 3A girls’ semifinals. Lauderdale County (29-5) meets T.R. Miller (27-1) in the other semifinal at noon. Hanceville (18-12) and Pike County (22-6) square off at 10:30 a.m. in the boys’ 3A semifinals, followed by Lauderdale County’s boys (25-7) and Hale County (18-10) at 1:30 p.m.
     The Class 4A girls semifinals have Anniston (27-3) vs. Childersburg (31-4) at 3 p.m., and Deshler (23-10) vs. Sumter Central (14-7) at 6. The 4A boys’ semifinals pit defending state champion Talladega (25-6) versus Montgomery Catholic (30-4) at 4:30  and Brooks (27-5) versus Williamson (26-5) in the final game of the day at 7:30.
      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
Monday’s Results
Class 1A Girls

Spring Garden (33-2) 56, Elba (23-7) 35
St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-4) 60, Mars Hill Bible (28-8) 58
1A Girls Finals
Spring Garden (33-2) vs. St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-4), Thursday, 4 p.m.

Class 1A Boys

Lanett (21-11) 70, Jacksonville Christian (24-7) 61
Pickens County (26-3) 63, Francis Marion (24-8) 57
1A Boys Finals
Lanett (21-11) vs. Pickens County (26-3), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.

Class 2A Girls

Collinsville (28-3) 52, G.W. Long (26-6) 39
Cold Springs (31-4) 61, Central-Hayneville (25-4) 46
2A Girls Finals
Collinsville (28-3) vs. Cold Springs (31-4), Friday, 9 a.m.

Class 2A Boys
Barbour County (25-11) 64, LaFayette (31-1) 62
Calhoun (20-12) 46, Red Bay (23-11) 30
2A Boys Finals
Barbour County (25-11) vs. Calhoun (20-12), Friday, 10:45 a.m.


 


Class 2A Girls’ Semifinals Cold Springs 61, Central-Hayneville 46

     Cold Springs High School senior Elizabeth Hill sank 6-of-7 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 37 points to lead the defending Class 2A state champion Eagles (31-4) to a 61-46 in over Central-Hayneville Monday night in the semifinals of the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
     Hill finished 13-of-20 from the field, including 7-of-9 on treys and was 4-of-4 at the foul line in a near-perfect performance for Coach Tammy West’s Eagles. She also had two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
     Junior point guard Toni West, daughter of the head coach, chipped in 15 points, had six steals and five rebounds for Cold Springs. The Eagles were 9-of-22 overall from the 3-poinr art and 8-of-8 at the foul line.
     Central-Hayneville (25-3), coached by Terry Thomas, saw its 15-game winning streak come to an end at the semifinals. The Lions, down 41-21 at the half, clawed back in the third quarter to outscore Cold Springs 16-8 and cut the lead to 12. Derrica McCall led the comeback effort with 14 points. She was 6-of-6 at the foul line. Jalyiah Gordon and Kadaijah Williams added 11 points each and Cordasia Harris had a game-leading 15 rebounds. The Lions were making their first appearance in the AHSAA state tourney.
    Cold Springs, which has four state championships to its credit including 1999, 2008, 2009 and last year (2019). The Eagles will take on Collinsville (28-3) in the finals Friday at 9 a.m. at Legacy Arena.
    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.


 


Class 2A Boys’ Semifinals Barbour County 64, LaFayette 62

     Barbour County’s Jaguars used a strong inside game Monday night to beat LaFayette 64-62 in the Class 2A boys’ semifinals at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    The loss was the first of the season for LaFayette (31-1), which came into the state tourney as the only boys’ team still undefeated on the year. Coach Steve Fryer’s Jaguars (25-11) now move into the Class 2A boys’ finals Friday morning at Legacy Arena at 10:45 a.m., against the winner of the other 2A semifinal being played Monday night between Red Bay and Calhoun.
   Barbour County’s 6-foot-4 senior forward Willie Screws had a team-leading 24 points and 14 rebounds and also turned in five steals to pace the Jags’ effort. He was 10-of-13 at the foul line.  Senior 6-6 center Ralpheal Williams added 23 points, 10 rebounds, two blocked shots and four steals. The two combined to shoot 16-of-30 from the field, and 15-of-20 at the foul line.
     LaFayette senior guard Matavais Burton led the Bulldogs with 26 points before fouling late in the fourth quarter. Senior point guard Corey Boston added 11 points and 6-5 sophomore center Antavious Woody had eight points and 13 rebounds.
    The Bulldogs of Coach Obadiah Threadgill made four more field goals (27 to 23) than Barbour County and made seven treys to Barbour County’s two. LaFayette was only 1-of-4 at the foul line, however, and the Jags were 16-of-23.
    Barbour County will be playing for a chance to win its fourth state championship overall. Past state titles came in 2001, 2009 and 2012. LaFayette won state crowns in 1986, 1989, 2002 and 2015.
    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.


 


Class 2A Girls’ Semifinals Collinsville 52, G.W. Long 39

     Collinsville’s Lady Panthers (28-3) opened its Class 2A semifinal game with five 3-point goals  Monday afternoon and then turned to its defense to G.W. Long to just two points in the third quarter en route to a 52-39 win. The victory sends Coach Jon Tide more’s team into the Class 2A state finals Friday morning at 9 a.m..
    The game opened Class 2A play in the at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena Monday.
     Maggie McKinney, Hadley Hamilton and Brittany Rivera combined with two 3-points each to since 6-f-10 for the game. The quick start opened up  quick 12-2 lead and forced Coach Jody Hughes’ Rebels (26-6) to face an uphill battle the rest of the way.
    Rivera led Collinsville with 12 points – sinking all five shots from the field. Tyla Tatum and Hamilton added 10 points each. Hamilton grabbed  team-high nine rebounds, Rivera and Tatum had seven each. Hamilton also had four assists.
    Makenna Long led the Rebels with 17 points and Mary Beth Long had eight. Her six rebounds led G.W. Long, which lost the rebound battle 34-21.
    The win sends Collinsville into its first-ever state girls’ basketball final. G.W. Long, which won the Class 2A state volleyball title last fall and the Class 2A state softball crown last spring, has no reached the state semifinals in basketball two years in  row.
    All semifinal and championship games in the 2020 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 Boys’ Semifinals Pickens County 63, Francis Marion 57

     Pickens County scored the final 11 points of the first half Monday to turn a 21-18 deficit with 2:03 left in the second period into a 29-21 lead at intermission and the Tornadoes went on to beat Francis Marion 63-57 in the Class 1A semifinals at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena Monday.
     The win propels Coach Marcuss Barnes’ Tornadoes (26-3) into the Class 1A finals to face Lanett Thursday night at 5:45 p.m.
    Jah-Marien Latham got the second-quarter rally started with four quick points and Dariun Doss sank a layup at the buzzer for the final points in the 11-point rally. Javion Belle opened the third quarter with a bucket to extend the lead to 10 before the Rams (24-8) settled down and clawed back into the contest in the final period – closing a 13-point deficit to five with 33 seconds remaining.
     Jawan Pettway finished with 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Pickens County. Belle added 15 points and seven assists and Doss had eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots.
    Chester Lapsley led Francis Marion with 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The Rams, coached for Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame coach Woodie Jackson, also got 13 points from Jakavien Mayhand, 11 from Ja’Corrian Sanders. Both sank three 3-point goals.  Patrick Bates also had a team-high 14 rebounds, five steals and seven points.
    Pickens County has won three state titles (2010, 2011 and 2012) and Francis Marion has won six (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993 and 2000).
All semifinal and championship games in the 2020 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.