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Alabama-Mississippi All-Stars Set for Friday’s Games at ASU

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi All-Stars reported Wednesday and began workouts in preparation for Friday night’s in the 29th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Games to be played at Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the Alabama State University campus. The girls’ game will tip off at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow at 7.
     The games are hosted by AHSAA with the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) managing the contests in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC).
      Both games will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network by the AHSAA and MAC and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network.
     The Alabama and Mississippi teams, comprised of current high school seniors, had one practice Wednesday, have two practices Thursday and a shoot-around Friday morning prior to the doubleheader at the Acadome. Thursday’s practices will be at Montgomery Academy and the Auburn University-Montgomery Wellness Center. Each team will have one practice at each site.
     The series is knotted at 14-14 for the girls’ and boys’ all-stars. Alabama’s girls won last year in Mississippi 109-96 and the Mississippi boys won 127-90. The Mississippi boys bring a three-game winning streak into Friday’s contest, and Alabama girls’ snapped a two-game winning streak last year with its win in 2018.
        Hazel Green Coach Tim Miller is coaching in the girls’ game for Alabama for the second year in a row, and Cold Springs Coach Tammy West is also coaching the Alabama girls. Administrative coach is Pisgah Coach Carey Ellison. All three led their high school teams to state championships in 2019.  Coaching the Mississippi girls are Shayne Linzy of Lafayette and Vicky Rutland of Lawrence County. Administrative coach is Donny Fuller.
       Mountain Brook Coach Bucky McMillan and Carver-Montgomery Coach James “J.J.” Jackson are Alabama’s boys’ coaches.  Administrative coach is Mountain Brook’s David Good.  McMillan has coached the Spartans to the last three Class 7A state titles, and Jackson, who guided Carver to the 2018 Class 6A state crown, coached the Wolverines to a Class 6A ru9nner-up finish in 2019.
      Alabama’s squad reported at full strength. Headlining the Alabama boys’ squad is Mountain Brook’s 6-foot-9 senior standout Trendon Watford, who finished his prep career earn in Class 7A state tourney MVP for the last three seasons. He also scored over 3,500 career points and set the AHSAA career rebounding record with 1,909. Considered one of the Top 10 players nationally still unsigned or uncommitted, Watford is also scheduled to play in the McDonald’s All-America Game. A pair of 6-6 power forward, Georgia signee Jaykwon Walton of Carver-Montgomery and Kobe Brown of Lee-Huntsville, are also among the state’s top prospects as are 6-8 bookends Murray State commit Demond Robinson of Lee-Montgomery and Wichita State signee DeAntoni Gordon of LeFlore.
     Headlining the Alabama girls’ squad is 6-5 senior center River Baldwin, who has also been selected to participate in the McDonald’s All-America Game. She has signed with Florida State. Guard Annie Hughes of Pisgah, the Class 3A state tourney MVP the last years, is an Auburn signee, Wenonah’s 6-1 forward Thaniya Marks is headed to Grambling State, Hoover’s Joiya Maddox is going to Rutgers, Ramsay  point guard Jaylyn Sherrod to Colorado and Ramsay forward Aniyah Smith has signed with Alabama State.
      Mississippi’s team reported minus one player selected – 6-8 D.J. Jeffries of Olive Branch. Jeffries, who is headed to the University of Memphis, is expected to be replaced, said MAC Director Johnny Mims. That leaves John Rawls of East Marion as the only player on the Mississippi roster over 6-6.  Jaylen Forbes of Florence (MS), a 6-5 guard, is a University of Alabama signee.  Point guard Sania Wells of East Central, an Auburn signee, headlines the Mississippi girls’ roster.
     The series history:

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

YEAR BY YEAR HISTORY

GIRLS

YEAR                                      SCORE                         SITE

2018               Alabama 109, Mississippi 96            Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2017               Mississippi 93, Alabama 86             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2016               Mississippi 78, Alabama 77             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS     

2015               Alabama 93, Mississippi 87             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2014               Mississippi 95, Alabama 89             Jackson State, Jackson, MS

2013               Alabama 64, Mississippi 54             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2012               Mississippi 94, Alabama 91             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2011               Mississippi 73, Alabama 60             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2010               Mississippi 78, Alabama 56             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2009               Alabama 81, Mississippi 73             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2008               Alabama 89, Mississippi 86 (OT)            Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2007               Alabama 90, Mississippi 65             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2006               Mississippi 89, Alabama 80             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2005               Mississippi 101, Alabama 83            Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2004               Alabama 114, Mississippi 78            Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2003               Mississippi 95, Alabama 82             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2002               Alabama 76, Mississippi 71             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2001               Alabama 87, Mississippi 76             North Alabama, Florence, AL

2000               Mississippi 87, Alabama 82             Holmes CC, Goodman, MS

1999               Alabama 95, Mississippi 85             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1998               Alabama 105, Mississippi 84            Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1997               Alabama 60, Mississippi 54             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1996               Mississippi 88, Alabama 72             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1995               Alabama 80, Mississippi 77             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1994               Mississippi 92, Alabama 84             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1993               Alabama 73, Mississippi 66             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1992               Mississippi 74, Alabama 61             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1991               Mississippi 82, Alabama 66             North Alabama, Florence, AL

SERIES RECORD:     Mississippi 14, Alabama 14

WIN LOSS RECORDS BY SITE:

Jackson State                     Mississippi 1, Alabama 0

Alabama State         Alabama 2, Mississippi 2

Pelham CC               Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

UNA                         Alabama 5, Mississippi 1

Miss College            Mississippi 4, Alabama 3

Holmes CC               Mississippi 1, Alabama 0

 

                     TOTAL POINTS          GAME AVERAGE

Alabama         2,374                          84.7 ppg

Mississippi     2,258                          80.6 ppg

 

                        MOST POINTS                     FEWEST POINTS         VICTORY MARGIN

Alabama         2007 (113)                2002 (67)                   1991 (41)

Mississippi     1994 (123)                2013 (54)                   2002 (31)      

 

GAME            MOST POINTS

2018               205 (Alabama 109, Mississippi 96 @ Mississippi College)

GAME            FEWEST POINTS

1997               114 (Alabama 60, Mississippi 54 @ North Alabama)

 

LONGEST WINNING STREAK:         Mississippi, 3 games (2010, 2011, 2012) 
                                                            Alabama, 3 games (2007, 2008, 2009)
                                                            Alabama, 3 games (1997, 1998, 1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

YEAR BY YEAR HISTORY

BOYS

YEAR                                      SCORE                         SITE

2018               Mississippi 127, Alabama 90            Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2017               Mississippi 96, Alabama 91             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2016               Mississippi 85, Alabama 83             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2015               Alabama 101, Mississippi 88            Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2014               Alabama 90, Mississippi 83             Jackson State, Jackson, MS

2013               Alabama 87, Mississippi 76             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2012               Alabama 109, Mississippi 104            Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2011               Mississippi 85, Alabama 74             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2010               Mississippi 112, Alabama 88            Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2009               Alabama 78, Mississippi 74             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2008               Alabama 101, Mississippi 99            Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2007               Mississippi 118, Alabama 113            Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2006               Mississippi 94, Alabama 87             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2005               Alabama 84, Mississippi 79             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2004               Alabama 87, Mississippi 86             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2003               Mississippi 82, Alabama 80             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2002               Mississippi 98, Alabama 67             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2001               Mississippi 87, Alabama 83             North Alabama, Florence, AL

2000               Alabama 90, Mississippi 82             Holmes CC, Goodman, MS

1999               Alabama 95, Mississippi 68             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1998               Alabama 111, Mississippi 76            Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1997               Alabama 110, Mississippi 91            North Alabama, Florence, AL

1996               Mississippi 105, Alabama 97            Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1995               Alabama 85, Mississippi 69             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1994               Mississippi 123, Alabama 111            Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1993               Mississippi 82, Alabama 75             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1992               Mississippi 73, Alabama 71             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1991               Alabama 103, Mississippi 62            North Alabama, Florence, AL

SERIES RECORD:     Alabama 14, Mississippi 14

WIN LOSS RECORDS BY SITE:

Jackson State                     Alabama 1, Mississippi 0

Alabama State         Alabama 3, Mississippi 1

Pelham CC               Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

UNA                         Alabama 4, Mississippi 2

Mississippi College   Mississippi 6, Alabama 1

Holmes CC               Alabama 1, Mississippi 0

 

                     TOTAL POINTS          GAME AVERAGE

Alabama         2,545                          90.8 ppg

Mississippi     2,504                          89.4 ppg

 

                        MOST POINTS                     FEWEST POINTS         VICTORY MARGIN

Alabama         2007 (113)                2002 (67)                   1991 (41)

Mississippi     2018 (127)                1991 (62)                   2018 (37)      

 

GAME            MOST POINTS

1994               234 (Mississippi 123, Alabama 111 @ Miss. College)

GAME            FEWEST POINTS

1992               144 (Mississippi 73, Alabama 71 @ Miss. College)

 

LONGEST WINNING STREAK:         Alabama, 4 games (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

                                                            Alabama, 4 games (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
                                                            Mississippi, 3 games (2016, 2017, 2018)
                                                            Mississippi, 3 games (2001, 2002, 2003)
                                                            Mississippi, 3 games (1992, 193, 1994)




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