CLASS 3A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Madison Academy 77, Midfield 59

        Madison Academy broke open a game tied at intermission Friday with a 24-7 advantage in the third quarter and the Mustangs rolled to a 77-59 win over Midfield at the BJCC Legacy Arena to claim the school’s third Class 3A state basketball championship in the last four years.
      Senior Josh Langford closed the book on his Madison Academy career with 25 points, nine rebounds and four steals to earn MVP honors in the 3A tourney of the 2016 AHSAA State Basketball Finals. The 6-foot-6 guard also had four assists for Coach Andy Blackston’s Mustangs (22-12). Myles Parker, Madison Academy’s 6-7 junior forward, added 23 points on an 8-of-10 shooting performance. He was also 7-of-8 at the foul line and had five rebounds.  Senior guard Will Acuff sank four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and five assists.
     Midfield (21-13), coached by Darrell Barber, got 16 points each from Shy’m Cunningham and Corey Davis and 10 from Keenan Isaac. Davis and Cunningham also had six rebounds each.
      Madison Academy’s 2016 state title is the sixth in school history. Midfield has won three – including the 2014 championship.
   The AHSAA State Finals championship games continue Friday at the BJCC Legacy Arena with championship games for Class 4A. Saturday’s championship slate (5A, 6A and 7A) closes out the 94th AHSAA State Basketball Finals.
      All championship games are being televised live by Raycom Media’s network of stations over their digital 2 stations and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network. Details can be found at www.ahsaa.com.

Class 3A State Finals All-Tourney Team
Josh Langford, Madison Academy (MVP); Myles Parker, Madison Academy; Will Acuff, Madison Academy;  Shy’m Cunningham, Midfield; Corey Davis, Midfield; Omar Jolly, New Hope.

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