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North-South Basketball All-Star Teams Announced for 2020 All-Star Week

     MONTGOMERY – North-South all-star squads for the upcoming AHSAA North-South All-Star Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Games have been selected. The two 15-memeber teams comprised of 2021 rising seniors were announced by Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Wednesday.
     The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) will also host all-star games in football, baseball, softball, volleyball,  boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross country, tennis and golf during the All-Star Week.      Those teams will be announced at a later date.
   Coaches for the All-Star Basketball squads include:
    (North Girls) Craig Thomas, Phil Campbell; Walter Hicks, Pleasant Grove; and Brant Llewellyn, Lauderdale County; (South Girls) Carolyn Wright, Central-Phenix City; Sally Jeter, Foley; and administrative coach  Nigel Card, Saint James, , Elmore County; and administrative coach Virginia Franklin, Carver-Montgomery. Wright was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019. She and her husband Bobby Wright (HOF Class of 2015) are the only husband and wife basketball coaches inducted into the Hall of Fame.
    (North Boys) Justin Taylor, West Limestone; Torriana Brown, Anniston; and administrative coach Brant Llewellyn, Lauderdale County; (South Boys) Jazmin Mitchell, Sumter Central; Joseph Turman, Florala; and administrative coach Nigel Card, Saint James.
      The North-South All-Star Basketball Games will be played Tuesday, July 14 in Montgomery. The site has not been determined. Both contests will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
     Among the players selected are Jerdarrian “J.D.” Davison of Calhoun and Karoline Striplin of Geneva County – on the South boys’ and girls’ squad, respectively. Davison earned Class 2A state tourney MVP honors in February canning a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to give the Tigers a 64-61 win over Barbour County. Striplin, who earned Class state tourney MVP as an eighth grader in 2017, has already committed to the University of Tennessee. Both players are among the top Class of 2021 prospects in the nation.
    Headlining the North squads are 2020 Class 4A girls’ state tourney MVP Allasha Dudley of Anniston Center Point 6-4 guard Jordan Chatman, who has led the Eagles to two straight Class 5A state championship games.
     The South won last year’s boys’ game 88-75 with Sidney Lanier’s Antwan Burnett having a double-double – 16 points and 10 rebounds – to earn MVP honors in the 77th North-South Game. The North holds a 48-29 edge in the series, which played its first all-star game in 1953. Burnett also earned team MVP honors in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi Classic 118-97 win at Clinton (MS) March 13. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds in that win to sweep MVP honors in both all-star games.
    The North won last year 65-56 and holds a 20-3 edge in the North-South Girls’ All-Star game, which was played for the first time in 1997.  

 

    All-Star rosters include:

 

 

2020 NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR

BASKETBALL ROSTERS

 

 

 

 

NORTH GIRLS' ALL-STARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Emma Dempsey

Belgreen

C

6'0

Allasha Dudley

Anniston

G

5'6

Hadley Hamilton

Collinsville

PG

5'10

Hallie Holmes

Susan Moore

G

5'7

Camille Jenkins

Gadsden City

PG

5'6

Jada Knight

Hoover

G

5'4

Kyra Long

Hazel Green

G

5'9

Saniah Parker

Mae Jemison

G

5'10

Amiya Payne

Hewitt-Trussville

G

6'1

Sara Puckett

Muscle Shoals

F

6'1

Jirah Rogers

East Limestone

F

6'1

Katie Thomas

Phil Campbell

G

5'10

Jenna Walker

Priceville

PG

5'8

Toni West

Colds Springs

PG

5'7

Randrea Wright

Carver, Birmingham

G

5'7

 

   

 

NORTH COACHES

 

 

 

Craig Thomas

Phil Campbell

 

 

Walter Hicks

Pleasant Grove

 

 

Brant Llewellyn

Lauderdale County - Admin.

 

 

       

SOUTH GIRLS' ALL-STARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Renijah Brown

Marbury

PG

5'7

Kaitlyn Bryant

Opelika

G

6'0

Johnsharia Clement

Pike Road

G

5'8

Crystin Guy

Baker

G

5'6

Skye Harris

Pike Road

G

5'10

Nina Johnson

Brewbaker

F

5'9

Allie Kelley

Straughn

F

5'8

Tierra Kimbrough

Clarke County

PF

5'10

Makalea Lymon

Foley

PG

5'6

Sanola Mixon

McGill-Toolen Catholic

F

5'9

Gabby Perkins

Brantley

PF

6'0

Kaitlin Peterson

Eufaula

PG

5'8

Bre'Anna Rhodes

Carver - Montgomery

G

6'1

Karoline Striplin

Geneva County

C

6'3

Nya Valentine

McGill-Toolen

PG

5'4

 

   

 

SOUTH COACHES

 

 

 

Carolyn Wright

Central - Phenix City

 

 

Sally Jeter

Foley

 

 

Nigel Card

Saint James - Admin.

 

 

       
       

NORTH BOYS' ALL-STARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Brody Baker

White Plains

F

6'4

Trinity Bell

Albertville

F

6'8

Jordan Chatman

Center Point

G

6'4

Jaylon Clements

Skyline

F

6'6

Cameron Crawford

Spain Park

G

6'4

Chandler Dyas

Russellville

G

6'2

Dequarrian Ezell

Huffman

SG

5'11

Dwayne Fairley

Hoover

G

6'2

Jahwann Fields

Lee - Huntsville

G

6'3

Luke Guyette

Huntsville

SG

6'1

Damariee Jones

Midfield

G

6'4

Ga'Quincy McKinstry

Pinson Valley

G

6'2

KeShawn Murphy

Ramsay

F

6'10

Brody Peebles

Hartselle

G

6'3

Braden Ray

Red Bay

G

6'5

 

   

 

NORTH COACHES

 

 

 

Justin Taylor

West Limestone

 

 

Torriana Brown

Anniston

 

 

Brant Llewellyn

Lauderdale County - Admin.

 

 

       

SOUTH BOYS' ALL-STARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Jamal Albritton

Lee - Montgomery

F

6'6

Rashaad Coleman

Florala

PG

5'10

Jerdarrian Davison

Calhoun

G

6'3

Kintavious Dozier

Lanett

SG

6'0

Jordan Dubose-Bell

Williamson

SF

6'4

Randiez Eason

Dadeville

C

6'9

Darrius Ellis

Dallas County

G

5'9

Brandon Howard

Opelika

F

6'2

Riley Leonard

Fairhope

G

6'5

Jarvis Moss

Selma

G

6'2

Jailyn Murray

LeFlore

F

6'8

Donovan Pearman

Smiths Station

PG

5'9

Dawson Sarblah

Greenville

F

6'6

DeWaun Stubbs

Autaugaville

F

6'8

RayQuan Taylor

Carver - Montgomery

F

6'8

 

   

 

SOUTH COACHES

 

 

 

Jazmin Mitchell

Sumter Central

 

 

Joseph Turman

Florala

 

 

Nigel Card

Saint James - Admin.

 

 

 

 

 

 


2020 Alabama-Mississippi Classic Boys’ All-Star Game Alabama All-Stars 118, Mississippi All-Stars 97

    CLINTON (MS) – The Alabama Boys’ All-Stars had competed seven times at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic over the last 29 years. Mississippi had won six.
    Friday night, a strong performance from inside and out produced a 118-113 win as Alabama’s team improved to 16-14 in the series that played its first game in 1991 at the University of North Alabama in Florence. The 118 points was a new scoring record for Alabama, breaking the old mark of 113 in a 118-113 loss in 2007 in  game played at Pelham Civic Center.
     Alabama MVP Antwan Burnett scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace Alabama, coached by Pinson Valley’s Darrell Barber and Wenonah’s Audwin Howard. Burnett was 11-of-19 from the field with two 3-pointers.
     Colby Jones of Mountain Brook also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Zondrick Garrett of Oxford added 17 points, Kam Woods of Pinson Valley chipped in 12 points, six assists and three steals, and East Limestone’s Austin Harrell finished with 12 points. Rongie Gordon of Jeff Davis also had eight rebounds.
    The record-setting points came on two free throws by Fairfield center Reginald Perry with just over a minute to play. He finished with seven points, four rebounds and two blocked shots.
    Alabama led 54-44 at the half and outscored Mississippi, coached Bruce Robinson of Warren Central and Marcus Flippin of Brookhaven, and out-pointed the hosts 64-53 in the second half.
    Mississippi MVP was Alijah Martin of North Pike High School. He had 18 points and nine rebounds and also blocked three shots.
    Alabama won the rebounding battle 58-46 and forced 19 turnovers while making only 11.


 


2020 Alabama-Mississippi Classic Girls’ All-Star Game Alabama 70, Mississippi 63

    CLINTON (MS) – Alabama All-Star Sarah Ashlee Barker scored 15 points and cleared nine rebounds Friday night to spark the  visitors to a 70-63 win at Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum in the 30th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.
    The boys’ game was scheduled to follow at 7 p.m.
    Barker had a dominating performance from start to finish to earn MVP honors as Alabama’s squad, coached by Hoover’s Krystle Johnson and Central-Tuscaloosa’s Michael Rivers improved its edge in the series that began in 1991 to 16-14.
    Alabama’s girls started slowly fell behind 6-0. Sarah Ashlee Barker of Spain Park drilled a 3-pointer and Madison Academy’s Destinee McGhee sank two free throws to cut the lead to 8-5 and by the end of the quarter, both teams had settled in with Mississippi holding a 22-16 led.
   Barker continued to spark the Alabama in the second quarter with help from point guard Niaira Jones of Charles Henderson and guard Jamya Tyus of McAdory as the visitors outscored Mississippi 21-13 to take a 37-35 lead in at halftime. Barker had seven points at the half, Jones canned three treys and Tyus had nine points.
    Alabama outscored Mississippi 33-28 in the second half and 54-41 in the final three quarters. Barker’ nine rebounds led Alabama. She had four on the offensive boards and her team had 23 offensive boards total. Mississippi out-rebounded Alabama 55-51 but the dominance on the offensive end proved to be the difference. Barker also had four assists, two steals, one blocked shot and sank two 3-pointers.  Jones also had 14 points with 12 coming on four 3-pointers. Tyus added nine points, McGhee had eight, Samira Moore of Charles Henderson, Farrah Pearson of Hazel Green and Leatherwood had five points each.
     DaKiayah Sanders of Ramsay had three points and a game-high five steals. Pearson had four and Cold Springs’ Elizabeth had three. Alabama had 17 on the night with six players having at least one. Mississippi had 30 turnovers. Alabama had just 17.
    Silentianna Collins of Brookhaven was named the Mississippi MVP. She had 14 points but just four in the second half. Melyia Grayson of Hattiesburg and Jacorriah Bracey of Thomas E. Edwards High School each scored 11 points for Mississippi. Grayson also had nine rebounds and three blocked shots with a strong performance inside for the hosts, coached by Vicki Rutland of Lawrence County and Bill Smith of Choctaw Central.
    Alabama’s win was its third in  row and the 70 points by the winning team was the lowest since Alabama won  60-54 in 1997 in the game played at the University of North Alabama in Florence.


Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games Will be Closed to the General Public Tonight

     CLINTON, (MS) -- The 30th Annual Mississippi/Alabama All Star Basketball Classic scheduled for tonight, March 13, at the A. E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, will be played as scheduled with the girls' game to tip off at 5:00 PM and the boys contest to be played at approximately 7:00 PM.
   Jamie Lee, AHSADCA Director, said there will be limited access to the games   and   will be closed to the general public. Only immediate family, high school and college basketball coaches will be admitted to the games.
    The games will be live streamed and available for viewing on the internet at the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) and on the AHSAA TV Network (affiliates can be found at http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/WOTM-Coverage-2019_1.jpg). The games are being produced and also available for viewing by the FNUTL.com Network at www.FNUTL.com  the MAC Network at  www.mscoaches.com.  The MAC, MHSAA, and AHSAA apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these circumstances in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, contact the MAC at 601-924-3020.


Alabama All-Star Coach Impressed by Big Guys on the Boys’ Front Line

Alabama-Mississippi Classic set for Friday at Clinton (MS)

Girls play at 5 p.m.; Boys at 7 p.m.

    CLINTON (MS) – It didn’t take long for Alabama boys’ All-Star head coach Darrell Barber to come to a conclusion about his two big guys Rongie Gordon of Jeff Davis and Reginald Perry of Fairfield.

   “Both of them are beasts, real beasts,” said Barber after the team’s first workout Wednesday. “We have some very good guards on our team, and I know they have seen what I have seen. These guys are big, big men inside.”

    Gordon stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 225 pounds and Perry, a University of Tennessee football signee, is 6-7, 300.  Gordon led Jeff Davis to the Southeast Regional finals averaging 13.9 points and 8 rebounds a game. Perry, who earned Class 5A State Tournament MVP honors leading Fairfield (30-5) to its first state championship in school history, averaged 18.1 points, 9 rebounds and blocked 3 blocked shots a game.  More importantly, both provide real stability down low on defense.
    The girls tip off at 5 p.m., at A.E. Woods Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus at Clinton (MS) Friday. The boys’ game will start at 7 p.m. The games will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network and shown over the AHSAA TV Network. Details can be found in the TV note below.
    “We were all a little fatigued from the trip over on Wednesday,” said Barber. “But it didn’t take them long to get the kinks worked out.” He said Thursday’s practices were all fresh.
    Also set to play on the post are Oxford 6-7 forward Zondrick Garrett and 6-8 Jalen Myers of Bob Jones. Garrett averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds while blocking 63 shots in 2020. Myers averaged 18.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and had 24 double-doubles on the season. East Limestone forward Austin Harrell is long and lean at 6-6, 205 pounds. He averaged 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds his senior season.
   Alabama can put a tall lineup on the floor with the likes of 6-5 Colby Jones of Mountain Brook (25.3 ppg), 6-5 Antwan Burnett of Sidney Lanier (22.1 ppg), 6-4 Jadan Coleman of Bob Jones (17.8 ppg) and 6-2 guard Tony Toney of Mae Jemison (16.7 ppg) on the wings. The point guards include are dynamic, said Barber, with highly touted 6-1 Kam Woods of Pinson Valley (38.1 ppg), 6-2 Duke Miles of Lee-Montgomery (17.4 ppg) and 5-10 Thad Williams of Bessemer City (15.4 ppg).
    Head coach Krystle Johnson of the Alabama girls’ squad said she has been impressed by the athleticism of her team. The girls also have some height with 6-6 Huntsville center Emily Bowman,  Vanderbilt recruit, averaging 12.0 points and 8.5 rebounds her senior season. She is a force defensively notching 84 blocked shots on the year. Charles Henderson 6-3 left-handed center Samira Moore (20.8 ppg and 7.4 rebounds), Madison Academy 6-2 center Destinee McGhee (14.3 points and 17.5 rebounds), Ramsay 6-2 forward Keiara Griffin (15.0 ppg and 8.2 rebounds),  5-11 Elizabeth Hill of Cold Springs (19.0 ppg) and 5-10 Hazel Green forward Farrah Pearson (16.8 points and `4.8 rebounds) give the girls’ team good depth inside.
    Among the guards are Sarah Ashlee Barker of Spain Park, a Georgia signee who averaged 23.3 points and 10 rebounds, and 5-7 Jamya Tyus (20.1 ppg). Both players are strong scorers with Barker also a force inside.
    The point guard position is also strong, said Johnson, with Central-Tuscaloosa’s Quintasia Leatherwood, who led the state with 11.9 assists per game; Belmont signee Niaira Jones of Charles Henderson, who averaged 19.6 ppg and 6.7 assists for the unbeaten Class 5A state champion Trojans (29-0); and Ramsay’s Dakiyah Sanders (5.3 assists per game) are all capable of running the team.
    The games this year are hosted by the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) in conjunction with the AHSAA and the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
 TV/LIVESTREAMING: Both games will be produced by the FNUTL Network (www.fnutl.com) and the MAC Network with the feed being provided to the AHSAA TV Network produced by WOTM TV and to the NFHS Network. The AHSAA TV network’s cable network of affiliates can be found at
http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/WOTM-Coverage-2019_1.jpg
The link for the NFHS Network livestream will be available Friday at www.nfhsnetwork.com.

RADIO: The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast both games with Corey LaBounty and Caleb Brooks handling the commentary. The live feed can be found at: http://mixlr.com/ahsaaradio/
THE SERIES: Alabama holds a 15-14 edge in both the boys’ and girls’ competition heading into Friday’s 30th annual All-Star Classic.
   

 

     The series history:

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

YEAR BY YEAR HISTORY

GIRLS

YEAR                                            SCORE                                        SITE

2019               Alabama 101, Mississippi 82            Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

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:     Alabama 15, Mississippi 14

WIN LOSS RECORDS BY SITE:

Jackson State                     Mississippi 1, Alabama 0

Alabama State         Alabama 3, Mississippi 2

Pelham CC               Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Univ. North Alabama Alabama 5, Mississippi 1

Miss College            Mississippi 4, Alabama 3

Holmes CC               Mississippi 1, Alabama 0

 

 

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

YEAR BY YEAR HISTORY

BOYS

YEAR                                            SCORE                                        SITE

2019               Alabama 107, Mississippi 90            Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

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 15, Mississippi 14

WIN LOSS RECORDS BY SITE:

Jackson State                     Alabama 1, Mississippi 0

Alabama State         Alabama 4, Mississippi 1

Pelham CC               Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Univ. North Alabama Alabama 4, Mississippi 2

Mississippi College   Mississippi 6, Alabama 1

Holmes CC               Alabama 1, Mississippi 0

 

 


Alabama-Mississippi All-Stars Report for Friday’s Games at Clinton (MS)

    CLINTON (MS) – Alabama and Mississippi All-Stars reported Wednesday and began workouts in preparation for Friday night’s in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Games to be played at A.E. Wood Coliseum, Mike Jones Court, on the campus of Mississippi College here.
      The girls’ game will tip off at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow at 7. Alabama’s All-Stars hold a 15-14 edge in girls’ and boys’ series after last year’s sweep played at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University.
      The games this year are hosted by the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) in conjunction with the AHSAA and the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
       Both games will be produced and televised by the FNUTL Network (fnutl.com) and the MAC Network and plans are underway to provide the feed to the AHSAA TV Network produced by WOTM TV and to the NFHS Network. The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast the games over its radio network.
       Alabama’s boy’ and girls’ 12-member squads met at the AHSAA Office Wednesday morning and then headed by bus to Mississippi. The teams were scheduled to arrive by early afternoon and then conduct the first practices. The Alabama boys’ were scheduled to work out at Tougaloo College and the Alabama girls at nearby Germantown High School. The teams were to attend a press conference and dinner Wednesday night.
     The Alabama boys’ head coach is Darrell Barber of Pinson Valley High School and assistant coach is Audwin Howard of Wenonah High School. Hoover Coach Krystle Johnson is the Alabama girls’ team head coach and Tuscaloosa-Central’s Michael Rivers is assistant coach.
     “This is a great experience for the teams,” said Johnson. “Our girls’ team has some outstanding talent. A lot of these girls have been playing against each other for a long time and they know each other well.
     Some of them have been teammates in the summer on travel teams. They now get to play together as a team representing our state. It is an honor to coach them.” Johnson pointed out that two of her players played just 11 days ago in the Class 7A state finals against each other. Hoover guard Madison Abramson and Spain Park guard/forward Sarah Ashlee Barker, who battled to the wire in the 47-44 Jaguars’ win in at BJCC, are now teammates.
    “They know and respect each other and are looking forward to playing together,” Johnson said.
    Barber said he is looking forward to the game for several reasons. “One, it is such a humbling honor to coach in this game,” he said. “We have a very talented team, and our job as coaches to find a way to give them all as much playing time as possible.”
    Another reason is more personal, he admits. His own senior point guard, Kameron Woods, is on the squad and will Barber will have the opportunity to coach him one more time. “That makes this game even more special,” he said.
   The games feature the top seniors from both states. The series which started in 1991 at Florence and the University North Alabama, is fierce with only one win separating the teams in each division. Alabama’s girls have won two in a row but are 3-3 over the last six years. Alabama’s boys snapped a three-game Mississippi win streak last year, but had a four-game winning streak from 2012-2015.
     The Alabama girls’ roster features three players who earned MVP honors while leading their high schools to state titles last month. Barker earned 7A state tournament MVP; Niaira Jones of Charles Henderson claimed MVP honors as the Lady Trojans rolled to a 29-0 record and the Class 5A state title; and Hazel Green power forward Farrah Pearson was named MVP as her school won the Class 6A state championship for the third year in a row – becoming just the third 6A school in state history to accomplish that feat. Also on the Alabama squad is Central-Tuscaloosa point guard Quintasia Leatherwood, who led the Falcons to the 2019 5A state title and earned MVP in the process, and Cold Springs forward Elizabeth Hill, who earned Class 2A MVP in 2019 while leading the Eagles to the state title. Cold Springs finished second in 2020.
    Woods, who averaged 34.5 points per game as a senior, was named Class 6A MVP as a junior as Pinson Valley won the state boys’ title. Joining him at the guard slot is De’Marquiese “Duke” Miles of Lee-Montgomery, who earned MVP at the 2020 Class 7A state tourney leading the Generals (33-1) to their first state title. Fairfield 6-foot-7, 300-pound center Reginald Perry, who signed a football scholarship with Tennessee, also earned Class 5A MVP honors at the Championships helping the Tigers (30-5) capture their first state crown.
   The Alabama squads will practice Thursday at Tougaloo College and Germantown High School from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and from 3 to 5 p.m., and will close out the day with 30-minute sessions at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
   

     The series history:

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

YEAR BY YEAR HISTORY

GIRLS

YEAR                                       SCORE                                    SITE

2019               Alabama 101, Mississippi 82          Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

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:   Alabama 15, Mississippi 14

WIN LOSS RECORDS BY SITE:

Jackson State                 Mississippi 1, Alabama 0

Alabama State     Alabama 3, Mississippi 2

Pelham CC            Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Univ. North Alabama      Alabama 5, Mississippi 1

Miss College                   Mississippi 4, Alabama 3

Holmes CC            Mississippi 1, Alabama 0

 

 

                   TOTAL POINTS       GAME AVERAGE

Alabama        2,475                          85.3 ppg

Mississippi     2,340                          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 STREAKS:   Mississippi, 3 games (2010, 2011, 2012)

Alabama, 3 games (2 occasions--1997, 1998, 1999 & 2007, 2008, 2009)

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

YEAR BY YEAR HISTORY

BOYS

YEAR                                       SCORE                                    SITE

2019               Alabama 107, Mississippi 90          Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

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 15, Mississippi 14

WIN LOSS RECORDS BY SITE:

Jackson State                 Alabama 1, Mississippi 0

Alabama State     Alabama 4, Mississippi 1

Pelham CC            Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Univ. North Alabama      Alabama 4, Mississippi 2

Mississippi College         Mississippi 6, Alabama 1

Holmes CC            Alabama 1, Mississippi 0

                   TOTAL POINTS       GAME AVERAGE

Alabama        2,652                          91.4 ppg

Mississippi     2,594                          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 STREAKS:   Alabama, 4 games (2 occasions--1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

                                                            Mississippi, 3 games (3 occasions—1992, 1993, 1994; 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2016, 2017, 2018)

 

 


All-Star Players Selected for 30th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Games

MONTGOMERY – The players have been selected for the Alabama squad that will play Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Classic to be played in Mississippi March 13 have been selected.
     Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), announced the squads Wednesday, March 4. Alabama’s boys and girls hold a 15-14 edge in each series winning the girls’ game last year 101-82 and the boys’ game 107-90.
     Twelve seniors were selected for each squad. The coaches were announced earlier. Hoover High School’s Krystle Johnson will serve as head coach for the Alabama girls’ all-star squad and Pinson Valley High School’s Darrell Barber will serve as head coach for the Alabama boys. Central-Tuscaloosa’s Michael Rivers will be the girls’ all-star assistant coach and Wenonah’s Audwin Howard will be assisting Barber with the boys’ squad. Administrative coaches will be Tammy West, head coach at Cold Springs (girls); Mountain Brook assistant coach David Good and recently retired Carver-Montgomery coach James Jackson will serve as the boys’ administrative coaches.
    Among the 12 girls selected are three players who were named MVPs in last week’s AHSAA State Basketball Championships and two that earned MVPs as juniors at the 2019 State Tourney. Sarah Ashlee Barker earned Class 7A state tourney MVP after leading the Jaguars to the state title last week. The Georgia signee averaged 23.5 points per game as Spain Park finished 32-4. Farrah Pearson, al Alabama State commit who helped Hazel Green win the last three Class 6A state titles in a row, earned MVP in the 6A state tourney averaging 16.3 ppg for the Trojans (35-2).  Charles Henderson point guard Niaira Jones, a Belmont signee, directed the Trojans to two Class 5A state titles in the last four years culminating with this year – earning MVP as the Trojans finished 29-0. Teammate Samira Moore was also named to the team.
    In addition, Elizabeth Hill of Cold Springs was the 2019 Class 2A state tourney MVP, and Quintasia Leatherwood of Central-Tuscaloosa earned Class 5A MVP honors in 2019 as well.
    The Alabama boys’ team features Class 7A state tourney MVP Demarquiese “Duke” Miles, who led Lee-Montgomery (33-1) to its first state title in school history last week, and Reginald Perry, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound Tennessee football signee, who sparked the Tigers ((30-5) to their first-ever boys’ state crown last week to earn Class 5A state tourney MVP. Kameron Woods, who averaged 34 points a game this season, was the Class 6A state tourney MVP last season.
     The teams head to Mississippi next Wednesday with the games set for 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday night.
     The teams include:
Alabama Girls’ All-Stars
Madison Adamson         Hoover                           G/G   6’1
Sarah Ashlee Barker      Spain Park                      G       5’11
Emily Bowman              Huntsville                      C       6’5
Keiara Griffin                Ramsay                          F       6’0
Elizabeth Hill                 Cold Springs                  G/F    5’11
Niaira Jones                   Charles Henderson          PG     5’7
Quintasia Leatherwood   Central-Tuscaloosa         PG     5’2
Destinee McGhee           Madison Academy          C       6’2   
Samira Moore                Charles Henderson          C       6’2
Farrah Pearson               Hazel Green                   F       5’10
Dakiyah Sanders            Ramsay                          PG     5’2
Jamya Tyus                    McAdory                       G       5’7
Coaches
Krytle Johnson               Hoover                           Head Coach
Michael Rivers               Central-Tuscaloosa         Assistant Coach
Tammy West                  Cold Springs                  Administrative Coach
Deshena Thomas            Encore                           Trainer

Alabama Boys’ All-Stars
Antwan Burnett              Sidney Lanier                 G       6’5
Austin Harrell                 East Limestone               G       6’6
Colby Jones                   Mountain Brook             G       6’5
De’Marquiese Miles         Lee-Montgomery           PG     6’2
Jadan Coleman               Bob Jones                      F       6’4
Jalen Myers                    Bob Jones                      F       6’8
Kameron Woods             Pinson Valley                 G       6’1
Reginald Perry                Fairfield                         C       6’7
Rongie Gordon               Jeff Davis                       F       6’8
Thad Williams                Bessemer City                PG     5’10
Tony Toney                    Mae Jemison                  G       6’2
Zondrick Garrett             Oxford                           F       6’7
Coaches
Darrell Barber                Pinson Valley                 Head Coach
Audwin Howard              Wenonah                        Assistant Coach
David Good                    Mountain Brok               Administrative Coach
James Jackson                Carver-Montgomery       Administrative Coach
Meg Ikeda                      Encore                           Trainer                


 


Class 7A Boys’ Championship Lee-Montgomery 40, Mountain Brook 38

    BIRMINGHAM –Robert E. Lee High School of Montgomery nipped  Mountain Brook 40-38 Saturday night at the BJCC Legacy Arena here to close out the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships by winning the Class 7A state boys’ title.
     The championship for the Generals (33-1) of Coach Bryant Johnson, was the school’s first in its storied history. It wasn’t settled until senior forward Jamari Smith nailed a free throw with 18 seconds left and 6-foot-3 senior teammate Deyunkrea Lewis grabbed the rebound after Mountain Brook took one final shot just before the buzzer that just missed its mark.
   Senior guard De’Marquiese “Duke” Miles earned 7A State Tourney MVP with 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and one blocked shot. He also sank 4-of-5 free throws. Smith had seven points – including a free throw ahead for good with 4:14 left to play.  Lewis finished with six points and five rebounds.
    Mountain Brook (32-3), coached by Bucky McMillan, was led by Carter Sobera’s 14 points and Colby Jones’ 10 points and four steals. Holt Bashinsky added seven points and five rebounds.
        A total of 16,402 attended the 2020 State Championships’ final session Saturday and 65,047 attended over the six-day tourney. The attendance for the week included 8,117 on Monday, 8,198 on Tuesday, 10,552 on Wednesday, 10,513 on Thursday, and 11,165 on Friday.
    While the state title was the first for the Generals, it was their second chance to beat Mountain Brook at Legacy Arena. The Spartans eliminated the Generals in the semifinals in 2019.
    All 42 games were live-streamed over the NFHS Network and televised live over the AHSAA TV Network by WOTM TV.

 

Class 7A Boys’ All-State Tournament Team
De’marquiese Miles, Lee-Montgomery (MVP); Jamari Smith, Lee-Montgomery; Colby Jones, Mountain Brook; Carter Sobera, Mountain Brook; Zane Nelson, Oak Mountain; Riley Leonard, Fairhope.
AHSAA 2020 STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

SATURDAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Class 5A Girls Finals

Charles Henderson (29-0) 50, Madison Academy (31-5) 48
Class 5A Boys Finals
Fairfield (30-5) 50, Center Point (16-15) 42
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (35-2) 40, McAdory (28-8) 34
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (32-3) 56, Bessemer City (19-15) 48
Class 7A Girls Finals
Spain Park (32-4) 47, Hoover (31-3) 44
Class 7A Boys Finals
Lee-Montgomery (33-1) 40, Mountain Brook (32-3) 38

THURSDAY & FRIDAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Class 1A Girls Finals

Spring Garden (35-2) 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-5) 45
Class 1A Boys Finals
Pickens County (26-3) 57, Lanett (21-12)  55
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 (29-3) 61, Deshler (24-11) 51
Class 4A Boys Finals
Williamson (28-5) 68, Talladega (26-7) 61

 


Class 7A Girls’ Championship Spain Park 47, Hoover 44

    BIRMINGHAM – Spain Park High School emerged in the battle of Hoover’s two high schools Saturday night to win the AHSAA 2020 Class 7A girls’ state basketball championship besting Hoover High School 47-44 at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
     The game was a classic with the Jaguars (32-4) dominating the first half to take s 31-19 lead into the fourth quarter. Coach Mike Chase’s team, playing without sophomore guard Camille Chase, who was injured in the semifinals, rode the strong play of senior Sarah Ashlee Barker into the fourth period.
     The defending Class 7A state champion Bucs (31-3) began its battle back in the third period and turned up the pressure in the final quarter and started trimming the Jags’ lead quickly. By the time Hoover’s Mackenzie Culpepper scored on a short jumper and drew Barker’s fifth foul, Spain Park was holding a shaky 40-35 lead. Barker, who finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two blocked shots and two steals to earn Class 7A State Tourney MVP honors, and Hoover turned up the pressure even more.
    Chase turned to junior guard Avery Masdon,  and freshman forward Haley Russell. Russell made a layup and two free throws and Masdon sank a free throw with five seconds left to seal the win. Masdon had 12 points, three assists and finished 4-of-6 at the foul line. She also sank two 3-pointers. Katie Flannery had seven points and Russell finished with six points and five rebounds.
    Reniya Kelly, who closed the gap to two points with a layup and free throw with 43 seconds remaining, finished with a game-high 23 points for Coach Krystle Johnson’s Bucs. She was 9-of-11 at the foul line, had five steals and seven rebounds. Madison Adamson ‘s jumper with seven seconds left drew Hoover to 46-44 to set up Masdon’s clutch free throw. Adamson finished with seven points and six steals. Jada Knight added eight points.
    Hoover and Spain Park have each won two Class 7A state championships in the last four years. The Bucs won in 2017 and 2019 and Spain Park won in 2018 and 2020. Hoover beat Spain Park 51-47 in overtime to win the 2017 title.
      The AHSAA State Finals conclude Saturday night with defending Class 7A state champion Mountain Brook (32-2) vs. Lee-Montgomery (32-1) in the 14th state championship game at the Legacy Arena since Thursday.
     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 7A Girls’ All-State Tournament Team
Sarah Ashlee Barker, Spain Park (MVP); Katie Flannery, Spain Park; Avery Masdon, Spain Park; Reniya Kelly, Hoover; Jada Knight, Hoover; Madison Adamson, Hoover.

AHSAA 2020 STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPs

SATURDAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Class 5A Girls Finals

Charles Henderson (29-0) 50, Madison Academy (31-5) 48
Class 5A Boys Finals
Fairfield (30-5) 50, Center Point (16-15) 42
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (35-2) 40, McAdory (28-8) 34
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (32-3) 56, Bessemer City (19-15) 48
Class 7A Girls Finals
Spain Park (32-4) 47, Hoover (31-3) 44
Class 7A Boys Finals
Lee-Montgomery (32-1) vs. Mountain Brook (32-2), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Class 1A Girls Finals

Spring Garden (35-2) 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-5) 45
Class 1A Boys Finals
Pickens County (26-3) 57, Lanett (21-12)  55
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 (29-3) 61, Deshler (24-11) 51
Class 4A Boys Finals
Williamson (28-5) 68, Talladega (26-7) 61


 


Class 6A Boys’ Championship Huffman 56, Bessemer City 48

    BIRMINGHAM – Huffman High School’s Vikings fell behind Bessemer City by 11 points midway through second quarter Saturday afternoon in the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships Class 6A boys’ semifinals at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
      The Vikings (32-3) clawed back, however, in the final 20 minutes to outscore the Tigers 29-10 and captured the school’s first state championship with a 56-48 win.
      Huffman, coached by Steve Ward, not only won the Vikings’ first boys’ state title, but it was the first 6A crown in 20 years. Woodlawn won the 6A title in 2000.
      Junior guard Dequarrin Ezell had 15 points to lead Huffman’s comeback effort. He was 4-of-7 from the field and 7-of-10 at the foul line.  Senior guard James Burgess had 11 points – chiefly on a 3-of-4 shooting performance from beyond the 3-point arc. Jamal Mott had seven points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals, Jamon Reed totaled eight points and seven rebounds and Jonathan Murray had seven points.
      Bessemer City (18-15), which lost a regular-season tournament game to Huffman by 40 points before Christmas, was led by Thaddeus Williams’ 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists. He didn’t play in the earlier game.  Coach Thad Fitzpatrick, who took over the Tigers’ basketball program in August, also got a big game from Jaquan Rollins, seven points and a game-high 12 rebounds. He also had three blocked shots. Calvin Townes chipped in eight points and six boards.
     Birmingham City Schools dominated championship from 1969-1982 winning 4A (now 6A) nine state titles in 14 years from 1979-1982. West End won back-to-back 6A championships in 1996 and 1997 after the AHSAA expanded from 4A to 6A and Woodlawn clinched the 6A championship in 2000.
     Bessemer City was playing in its first boys’ state final in school history.
      The AHSAA State Finals conclude Saturday night with defending Class 7A state champion Hoover (31-2) meeting Spain Park (31-4) at 4 p.m. in the girls’ finals and defending 7A boys’ champs Mountain Brook (32-2) vs. Lee-Montgomery (32-1) closing out the 2020 State Championships at 5:45 p.m.
     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 6A Boys’ All-State Tournament Team
Dequarrin Ezell, Huffman (MVP); Jamon Reed, Huffman; James Burgess, Huffman; Thaddeus Williams, Bessemer City; Jaquan Rollins, Bessemer City; Demetrice Harin, B.C. Rain.

AHSAA 2020 STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPs

SATURDAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Class 5A Girls Finals

Charles Henderson (29-0) 50, Madison Academy (31-5) 48
Class 5A Boys Finals
Fairfield (30-5) 50, Center Point (16-15) 42
Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (35-2) 40, McAdory (28-8) 34
Class 6A Boys Finals
Huffman (32-3) 56, Bessemer City (19-15) 48
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.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Class 1A Girls Finals

Spring Garden (35-2) 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-5) 45
Class 1A Boys Finals
Pickens County (26-3) 57, Lanett (21-12)  55
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 (29-3) 61, Deshler (24-11) 51
Class 4A Boys Finals
Williamson (28-5) 68, Talladega (26-7) 61