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Class 7A Boys’ Semifinals Lee-Montgomery 65, Oak Mountain 57

   Robert E. Lee High School of Montgomery used a big third-quarter rally to grab the lead Thursday morning, then staved off Oak Mountain’s tenacious comeback effort to win 65-57 –
advancing to the 98th AHSAA Class 7A State Basketball Championship game at the BJCC Legacy Saturday at 5:45 pm.
   Generals senior point guard De’marquiese Miles had 20 points, three assists, four steals and no turnovers. Jamari Smith added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Deyunkrea Lewis had 12 points and two steals. Lee (32-1), coached by Bryant Johnson, had just seven turnovers and made 10 steals for the game.
    Oak Mountain (22-9), coached by Chris Love, out-rebounded the Generals 35-32 and had just 12 turnovers. Senior Zane Nelson had a strong performance with 25 points, four assists, six rebounds and a 5-of-7 shooting performance behind the 3-point arc.  Wilder Evers added 10 points, Noah Young added nine points and wight rebounds, Will Shaver had four points and eight rebounds.
    Lee will be striving to win the Montgomery school’s first boys’ state basketball championship Saturday. The Generals will face the winner of the other 7A semifinal Thursday featuring defending state champs Mountain Brook and Fairhope. Oak Mountain reached its first state tournament with its Northeast Regional championship last week.
    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.

Wednesday’s Results

Class 7A Girls Semifinals

Hoover (31-2) 58, Central-Phenix City (21-8) 42
Spain Park (30-4) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (26-6), Thursday, noon

Class 7A Boys Semifinals

Lee-Montgomery  (32-1) 65, Oak Mountain (22-9) 57
Mountain Brook (31-2) vs. Fairhope (24-4), Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

Class 1A Girls’ Championship
Spring Garden (34-2) vs. St. Luke’s Episcopal (22-4), Thursday, 4 p.m.
Class 1A Boys Championship

Lanett (21-11) vs. Pickens County (25-3), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.


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