Wednesday, February 19, 2020






CLASS 6A BOYS’ SEMIFINALS Carver-Montgomery 98, Hazel Green 68

     BIRMINGHAM – Carver-Montgomery shot 62.5 percent from the field Wednesday morning and defeated Hazel Green 98-68 in the Class 6A boys’ state tournament semifinals at the BJCC Legacy Arena. The win sends the Wolverines (29-7) of Coach James Jackson into the 96th annual AHSAA State Basketball Championships 6A finals Saturday at 2:15 p.m.
     Jaykwon Walton scored 26 points and Jalen Gaston had 21 to pace Carver’s high-scoring offense. Walton was 10-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 at the foul line. He also had eight rebounds and five assists. Gaston was 5-of-6 from the 3-point arc and also had eight rebounds.  Derrell Bailey added 16 points and four assists and Antonio Young scored 13.
     Carver shot 50 percent (7 of 14) on three’s and out-rebounded Hazel Green 37-20. The Wolverines also had eight different players record an assist and totaled 19, most in the 2018 state tourney for any classification thus far this week.
     Hazel Green (22-10), coached by Danny Anderson, got a 35-point performance from senior Kira Lewis. He was 14-of-28 from the field and made four treys. Jordan Beck chipped in 15 points and had four assists. All his points came on 5 3-pointers.
     The Class 6A boys’ and girls’ semifinals continued Wednesday with Class 7A  semifinals sety for Thursday morning. Class 1A girls’ and boys’ finals will be Thursday afternoon. Class 2A, 3A and 4A finals will be Friday and Classes 5A, 6A and 7A will conclude the tourney Saturday.
   All semifinal games in the tourney are being live video-streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. Both may be accessed at
. Raycom Sports will broadcast all finals.

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