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Class 7A Girls Finals Jeff Davis 55, McGill-Toolen 54

    Jeff Davis nipped McGill-Toolen 55-54 in the first AHSAA Class 7A girls basketball finals Saturday night at the BJCC Legacy Center to win the first Lady Vols state crown since 2006.
    Coach LaKenya Knight’s Vols (31-4) used their superior height to score 26 second-shot points in a battle where every made basket was needed. Class 7A state tournament MVP Jasmine Walker had 23 points on a 10-of-16 shooting performance and cleared nine rebounds. She also had four steals.  Tia Horne added 10 points and 10 rebounds to help Jeff Davis finish with a 35-21 rebounding edge.
    Ahyiona Vason also had eight points and was 6-of-8 at the foul line.
    Pacing McGill-Toolen (31-5), coached by Carla Berry, were Lauren McKee and Shelby Hall with 13 points each.  Shauntai Battle added 12 points and Ryann Sylvester had 10.
Coach Carla Berry’s M      Burnett led Lee (27-7), coached by Greg Brown, with 12 points and was perfect on both treys attempted. Gerron Scissum had 10 points and nine rebounds and Ashton Ray had 10 points.
      The state title was Jeff Davis’ third overall with the other title coming in 1978. McGill’s Coach Berry played on McGill-Toolen’s last state championship team (1988).
Class 7A Girls All-Tournament Team
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (MVP); Tia Horne, Jeff Davis; Ryann Sylvester, McGill-Toolen;  Shelby Hall, McGill-Toolen;  Shaquera Wade, Huntsville; Rayven Pearson, Hazel Green.



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