Wednesday, February 19, 2020






North-South All-Star Basketball North Girls 65, South Girls 46

MONTGOMERY – The balanced North girls’ all-star team outscored the South 36-16 in the first half and coasted to a 65-46 victory in the 2019 North-South Girls’ All-Star basketball game played at Dunn-Oliver Arena on the campus of Alabama State University Tuesday night.
    The North, coached by Kim Nails of Southside-Gadsden High School and Rand Smith of Southside-Selma High School, improved to 20-3 in the series with the win. North MVP Farrah Pearson finished with 10 points and five rebounds, Destinee McGhee of Madison Academy had 11, including 5-of-6 at the foul line, and Central-Tuscaloosa point guard Quintasia Leatherwood had nine points and four steals. South MVP Elsie Harris of B.C. Rain and Charles Henderson’s Niaria Jones finished with 11 points each.
    The 77th North-South Boys’ All-Star game followed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.
    Both games are being video live-streamed over the NFHS Network with veteran sportscaster Gil Anthony handling the play-by-play. The NFHS Network is live-streaming all North-South contests live this week except for cross country, golf and tennis, which will be featured in a highlight program on a delayed basis on the network.
     Keira Griffin of Ramsay had six points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals for the North, and Sarah Barker of Spain Park had six points and six rebounds. Samira Moore of Charles Henderson had six points and a game-high eight rebounds for the South, which was out-rebounded 58-35. Midfield’s Jeremiah Moore led the North with seven boards and four assists.
    The North-South All-Star series, managed by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), continues Wednesday with the North-South Cross Country boys’ and girls’ races at AUM beginning at 7:30 a.m. The North-South Softball all-star competition will be played at Lagoon Park at 5 and 7 p.m., and the North-South girls’ and boys’ soccer matches will be played at the Emory Folmar Soccer Complex at AUM at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
        Thursday’s slate features the newest additions to the North-South lineup, golf and tennis, at 8:30 and 10 a.m., respectively at the Montgomery Country Club. Boys and girls will compete at the same time in match play in both venues. North-South Volleyball tips off at 4 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex and the 60th North-South Football All-Star Classic will close out the competition Thursday night at Cramton Bowl with a 7 p.m., kickoff.
    The Goshen High School NFHS Network SBP, led by producer Stephanie Snyder, will produce the soccer matches, and the Central-Phenix City NFHS Network SBP, led by producer Tim Loreman, will produce the other sports. The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast live the football clash.
    The AHSAA’s 23nd Summer Conference also is in full swing Wednesday at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center with the Coaching School providing professional development teachers, coaches and administrators. The attendance is expected to swell to more than 4,000 for the week this year.


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