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Class 3A Girls’ Championship Locust Fork 72, Pisgah 62

    BIRMINGHAM – Locust Fork High School closed out a 35-1 season with a 72-62 victory over Pisgah in the 2017 AHSAA State Basketball Tournament Class 3A girls’ championship game Friday at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    Four starters, Kimberly Horton, Carissa Horton, Ashlyn Adkins and Rachael Baker, scored in double figures and the other starter, Madison Cater, had nine for coach Barbara Roy’s Hornets.  Kimberly Horton had 21, her sister Carissa scored 16, Adkins had 15 and Baker, 12.  Locust Fork was 10-of-28 from the 3-point line with Carissa Horton netting four, Adkins had three, and 3A State Tournament MVP Kimberly Horton had two key treys after the Eagles (27-8) of Coach Carey Ellison had cut a 16-point lead to four late in the third quarter. The Horton sisters are also nieces of the head coach.
     Baker and Carissa Horton also had seven rebounds each and Cater had six  assists.
     Annie Hughes scored 27 points to lead Pisgah. She also had three steals, eight rebounds and was 6-of-7 at the foul line. Presley Higdon added 21 points, three assists, four steals and seven rebounds.
     The championship for Locust Fork was the first of any kind in school history8.
     Championship games for Classes 3A and 4A are also scheduled for today with Classes 5A, 6A and 7A playing championship games at Legacy Arena Saturday.  All finals are being 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.
    Class 3A Girls’ All-Tourney Team
   
Kimberly Horton, Locust Fork (MVP); Carissa Horton, Locust Fork; Ashlyn Adkins, Locust Fork; Annie Hughes, Pisgah; Presley Higdon, Pisgah; Kayla White, Montgomery Academy.



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