AHSAA News

rss

AHSAA News


Class 5A Boys Semifinals Mae Jemison 80, Sylacauga 59

    Mae Jemison High School 6-foot-7 senior forward John Petty scored 36 points, had 11 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Jaguars past Sylacauga 80-59 Wednesday night in the Class 5A boys’ semifinals of the 95th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena Wednesday.
    Petty, named Mr. Basketball last year after leading J.O. Johnson to the Class 5A state crown, was 14-of-22 from the field and 8-of-11 from the foul line. He also had three steals.  Teammates Jamar Jackson and Brandon McCarver added 13 points each for Coach Jack Doss’ Jaguars (33-4).
    Sylacauga (26-8), coached by Will Copeland, was tied after one quarter at 9-9 but Mae Jemison outscored the Aggies 26-10 in the second period to take control. Khalil Pope led Sylacauga with 16 points and Darlan Garrett had 13. Jasade Smith also chipped in 11. Pope also had five assists.
      Doss, inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2015,  coached J.O. Johnson to state titles in 2015 and 2016 before the Huntsville School System closed  the high school and opened Mae Jemison last August in its place.
     Doss, who has 811 career wins, has led three high schools (J.O. Johnson, Butler and Hayes) to state titles and hoping to notch the 10th overall of his career in the finals Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Legacy Arena.
     The 2017 AHSAA State Basketball Championships got underway earlier this week with semifinals for 1A and 2A on Monday, 3A and 4A on Tuesday and had semifinal games in Classes 6A and 5A on Wednesday. Class 7A semifinals will be Thursday morning.  State finals in Class 1A will be held Thursday afternoon. Championships for boys and girls in Classes 2A, 3A and 4A are scheduled for Friday with Class 5A, 6A and 7A finals set for Saturday’s final day.
      All semifinals are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network, and the finals will be televised live and live-streamed by Raycom Sports. The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting all games over its statewide radio network and internet link.



Comments are closed.