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CLASS 4A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Westminster Christian 53, Cordova 34

        Westminster Christian of Huntsville limited Cordova to just 11 points in the second and third quarters Friday night as the Wildcats captured the AHSAA Class 4A state boys’ basketball championship 53-34 in the 2016 State Finals championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
       The state title was the first in school history for the Wildcats (30-3), coached by long-time Coach Ronnie Stapler. Stapler won two previous titles as head coach at Huntsville’s Grissom High School in in 1988 and 1999.
     Senior guard Trey Petty scored 15 points, had five rebounds and was 5-of-6 at the foul line to earn Class 4A state tourney MVP honors for Westminster.  John Kendall had 12 points, six coming on two 3-point goals, and was 4-of-5 on free throws. The Wildcats were 18-of-25 for the game. Tysean Whitehead added 11 points.
    Westminster’s talented defense limited Cordova (25-6) to just 11 field goals and just 29.7 percent shooting from the floor to seal the win. The Blue Devils, coached by Heath Burns, got 15 points and eight rebounds from 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Isaac Chatman.  Older brother Mykelti Chapman, a 6-6 senior, had six points and a game-high nine rebounds. Jayce Willingham scored seven points and Kolbi Fuqua six.
    The AHSAA State Finals championship games resume Saturday at the BJCC Legacy Arena with boys’ and girls’ championship games for Classes 5A, 6A and 7A to close 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 4A State Finals All-Tourney Team
Trey Petty, Westminster Christian (MVP); John Kendall, Westminster Christian; Tysean Whitehead, Westminster Christian; Mykelti Chatman, Cordova; Isaac Chatman, Cordova; Deandre Robinson, Monroe County.



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