Sunday, October 20, 2019






CLASS 7A GIRLS’ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Hoover 47, Hewitt-Trussville 33

Hoover 47, Hewitt-Trussville 33
BIRMINGHAM – Hoover High School limited Hewitt-Trussville to only one made basket in the second quarter and only three total in the first half to build a commanding lead en route to the Bucs’ 47-33 victory in the in the 2019 AHSAA Class 7A state girls’  championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena Saturday night.
    Hoover (34-1) led 23-11 at the half, stretched the lead to 20 by the end of the third quarter to sew up the Lady Bucs’ sixth state championship.  Coach Krystle Johnson played on Hoover’s first state championship team in  2001, served as an assistant coach on another and has now coached the Bucs to two state titles (2017 and 2019). She is the fourth coach in school history to coach a state title. Lori Elgin coached the 2001 champs. Donnie Quinn coached the 2010 and 2012 champs and Tiffany Frederick, the 2013  champs. Quinn serves on Johnson’s current staff.
    Class 7A state tournament MVP Skyla Knight had nine points in the finals Saturday. She also had two assists and one steal despite playing just 15 minutes. Miya Kimber had 13 points, Joiya Maddox 11 and Aniya Hubbard 10. Maddox also had eight rebounds and three assists, and Hubbard had three steals. The Bucs closed the season winning 32 games in a row. The only loss came to Hazel Green on Nov. 15. The Trojans won the Class 6A girls’ title earlier Saturday at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    Hewitt-Trussville (21-11), coached by Tonya Hunter, was led by Morgan Kirk’s 14 points. She was 9-of-12 at the foul line.  Amiya Payne added eight points and five rebounds. She also had two assists and two steals. D’yona Jones added five rebounds, three blocked shots, three steals and four points.
    The Class 7A All-Tourney Team included: Skyla Knight, Hoover (MVP);  Joiya Maddox, Hoover; Morgan Kirk, Hewitt-Trussville; Amiya Payne, Hewitt-Trussville; Alexandria Pierre, McGill-Toolen Catholic; and Olivia Porter, Auburn.
     The Class 7A boys’ championship game will conclude the 2019 State Basketball Championships today at the BJCC Legacy Center. All championship games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals are also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2

Class 5A Girls Finals
Central-Tuscaloosa (28-3) 68, Madison Academy (28-8) 65
Class 5A Boys Finals
Wenonah (31-5) 51, Center Point (18-15) 34

Class 6A Girls Finals
Hazel Green (34-3) 55, Opelika (26-7) 31
Class 6A Boys Finals
Pinson Valley (24-9) 58, Carver-Montgomery (23-11) 44

Class 7A Girls Finals
Hoover (34-1) 47, Hewitt-Trussville (21-11) 33
Class 7A Boys Finals
Mountain Brook (30-3) vs. Baker (21-13), 5:45 p.m.

Class 1A Girls Finals
Phillips (26-10) 71, Skyline (29-6) 63
Class 1A Boys Finals
Decatur Heritage (32-4) 63, St. Luke’s Episcopal (18-10) 42

Class 2A Girls Finals
Cold Springs (28-6) 57, Fyffe (30-6) 53 (OT)
Class 2A Boys Finals
Central-Coosa (23-4) 54,Sacred Heart Catholic (23-11) 52

Class 3A Girls Finals
Pisgah (34-1) 46, Montgomery Academy (31-3) 41
Class 3A Boys Finals
Plainview (33-4) 54, Westminster Christian (27-5) 52

Class 4A Girls Finals
Rogers (32-3) 46, Anniston (29-5) 38
Class 4A Boys Finals
Talladega (26-8) 60, West Limestone (21-14) 48

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