Sunday, March 29, 2020






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.


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.

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.

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