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Class 6A Boys’ Championship Paul Bryant 48, Parker 44

    BIRMINGHAM – Paul Bryant High School of Tuscaloosa captured its first AHSAA state boys’ basketball championship Saturday afternoon with a 48-44 win over Birmingham-Parker in  the 95th AHSAA Class 6A State Basketball Tournament at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    Coach Sean Peck-Love’s Stampede (24-11) trailed by one at the half but took the lead by the end of the third quarter and then never relinquished the lead despite  a tenacious Parker comeback effort in the final period to win.
    Paul Bryant point guard Jared Sherfield earned Class 6A state tourney MVP honors thanks to his floor leadership. He scored eight points, had seven assists and was 2-of-3 on 3-point goals. Teammate Seth Williams scored 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had three steals. He was also 4-of-4 at the foul line down the stretch. Daviyon Dennis added eight points.
    Parker’s Thundering Herd (28-8), coached by Reginald McGary, got 15 points and eight rebounds from Cam’Ron Beard.  Xavier Williams had 12 points and five rebounds and Jason King had 10 points and two steals.
      The Girls’ and boys’ championship games for Class 7A are set to close out the 2017 state tournament Saturday night at Legacy Arena.  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 6A Boys’ All-Tourney Team
   
Jared Sherfield, Paul Bryant (MVP); Seth Williams, Paul Bryant; Xavier Williams, Parker; Cam’Ron Beard, Parker; Javan Johnson, Austin; Terrin Atkinson, Spanish Fort.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

 

CLASS 1A BOYS
Sacred Heart Catholic (28-8) 82, South Lamar (25-8)  59

CLASS 2A GIRLS
Geneva County (31-2) 44, Tanner (28-3) 42

CLASS 2A BOYS
Lanett (25-7) 54, R.C. Hatch (24-3) 40.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (35-1)  72, Pisgah (27-8) 62
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (28-6) 60, Plainview (31-5) 46

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Madison Academy (35-1) 50, Deshler (34-1) 47
CLASS 4A BOYS
Hale County (28-4) 67, Monroe County (23-5) 56
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CLASS 5A GIRLS
Wenonah (30-3) 55, Charles Henderson (30-6) 52

CLASS 5A BOYS
Mae Jemison (35-4) 58, Faith Academy (22-9) 52

CLASS 6A GIRLS
Homewood (34-2) 52, Hazel Green (37-2) 49
CLASS 6A BOYS.

Paul Bryant (24-11) 48,  Parker (28-8) 44

CLASS 7A GIRLS
Hoover (28-7)  vs. Spain Park (22-11), Saturday, 4 p.m.

CLASS 7A BOYS
Auburn (24-9) vs. Mountain Brook (30-5), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 6A Girls’ Championship Homewood 52, Hazel Green 49

    BIRMINGHAM – Homewood High School juniors Kalia Cunningham and Ajah Wayne each sank two free throws in the final 22 seconds to lift Homewood over Hazel Green, 52-49, in the AHSAA Class 6A girls’ basketball tournament finals at the BJCC Legacy Arena Saturday afternoon.
     The Lady Patriots (34-2), coached by Kevin Tubbs, never trailed in the 95th AHSAA State Basketball Tournament finals, but 3-point goals by Imari Martin and Claire Walker in the final minute of play put Coach Tim Miller’s Trojans (37-2) into position to have the chance to win.
      The championship game appearance was the third in a row for Homewood. The Patriots won the school’s first girls’ state title in 2015 and lost in the 2016 finals to LeFlore.
      Wayne, named the MVP of the 2017 Class 6A Tourney, had 19 points, 12 rebounds and three steals to lead the Patriots. She finished 5-of-6 at the foul line. This year’s title was very special to her. She injured her knee in last year’s semifinals and did not get to play in the championship game as Homewood fell to LeFlore.
    Tori Webb also had 16 points and seven rebounds and Hannah Barber had eight points.
      Leading Hazel Green, which set a school record for wins in a season, was Martin with 15 points and eight rebounds. She also had four steals.  Caitlin Hose added 14 points.  Each had two 3-pointers and Marisa Snodgrass also had two.
    Girls’ and boys’ championship games for Class 7A are set for this afternoon at Legacy Arena.  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 6A Girls’ All-Tourney Team
   
Ajah Wayne, Homewood (MVP);  Tori Webb, Homewood; Hannah Barber, Homewood; Caitlin Hose, Hazel Green; Brooke Hampel, Hazel Green; Imari Martin, Hazel Green.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

CLASS 1A GIRLS
R.A. Hubbard (23-8) 44, Spring Garden (26-8) 43

CLASS 1A BOYS
Sacred Heart Catholic (28-8) 82, South Lamar (25-8)  59

CLASS 2A GIRLS
Geneva County (31-2) 44, Tanner (28-3) 42

CLASS 2A BOYS
Lanett (25-7) 54, R.C. Hatch (24-3) 40.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (35-1)  72, Pisgah (27-8) 62
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (28-6) 60, Plainview (31-5) 46

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Madison Academy (35-1) 50, Deshler (34-1) 47
CLASS 4A BOYS
Hale County (28-4) 67, Monroe County (23-5) 56
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CLASS 5A GIRLS
Wenonah (30-3) 55, Charles Henderson (30-6) 52

CLASS 5A BOYS
Mae Jemison (35-4) 58, Faith Academy (22-9) 52

CLASS 6A GIRLS
Homewood (34-2) 52, Hazel Green (37-2) 49
CLASS 6A BOYS.

Paul Bryant (23-11) vs.  Parker (28-7), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 7A GIRLS
Hoover (28-7)  vs. Spain Park (22-11), Saturday, 4 p.m.

CLASS 7A BOYS
Auburn (24-9) vs. Mountain Brook (30-5), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 5A Boys’ Championship Mae Jemison 58, Faith Academy 52

    BIRMINGHAM – Mae Jemison High School closed out its first year the way J.O. Johnson High School ended its final year. The Jaguars won the AHSAA Class 5A state boys’ basketball championship.
    The Jaguars (35-4) downed Faith Academy 58-52 in the finals of 95th AHSAA State Basketball Tournament at the BJCC Legacy Arena to close out the school’s first season. John Petty had 22 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three assists to earn MVP honors for Jemison. He was also the MVP in 2016 and 2015 as J.O. Johnson won state titles. That school ceased to be a high school after the 2015-16  school yeare and the students now attend Mae Jemison, Huntsville’s newest high school.
      Coach Jack Doss directed all three championships with the 2017 title the 10th of his prep coaching career – an AHSAA state record. He has now won state titles at four different high schools, Hayes, Butler, J.O. Johnson and Mae Jemison.
    Devonte Lanier added 12 points and Brandon McCarver had 11 for the Jaguars. Brandon Crosby also had four assists.
     Mobile’s Faith Academy (22-9) trailed 27-20 at the half but out-scored Jemison in the second half 32-31. Coach Chad Applin’s Rams played well, especially on the boards where they were dead-even in rebounds with each team claiming 34.
    DeJonte Thomas had 22 points to pace Faith Academy.  Michael McGowan also had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Kaleb Jackson had nine points and 11 rebounds. Thomas sank a long-distance 3-pointer from almost 45 feet away as the buzzer sounded the end of the third period to cut an 11-point Jaguars lead to just eight.
  Girls’ and boys’ championship games for Classes 6A and 7A are set for today at Legacy Arena.  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 5A Boys’ All-Tourney Team
   
John Petty, Mae Jemison (MVP); Brandon McCarver, Mae Jemison; DeJonte Thomas, Faith Academy; Michael McGowan, Faith Academy; Khalil Pope, Sylacauga.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena

CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 1A GIRLS
R.A. Hubbard (23-8) 44, Spring Garden (26-8) 43

CLASS 1A BOYS
Sacred Heart Catholic (28-8) 82, South Lamar (25-8)  59

CLASS 2A GIRLS
Geneva County (31-2) 44, Tanner (28-3) 42

CLASS 2A BOYS
Lanett (25-7) 54, R.C. Hatch (24-3) 40.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (35-1)  72, Pisgah (27-8) 62
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (28-6) 60, Plainview (31-5) 46

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Madison Academy (35-1) 50, Deshler (34-1) 47
CLASS 4A BOYS
Hale County (27-4) vs. Monroe County (23-4),  Friday, 5:45 p.m.
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CLASS 5A GIRLS
Wenonah (30-3) 55, Charles Henderson (30-6) 52

CLASS 5A BOYS
Mae Jemison (35-4) 58, Faith Academy (22-9) 52

CLASS 6A GIRLS
Hazel Green (37-1) vs. Homewood (33-2), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 6A BOYS.

Paul Bryant (23-11) vs.  Parker (28-7), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 7A GIRLS
Hoover (28-7)  vs. Spain Park (22-11), Saturday, 4 p.m.

CLASS 7A BOYS
Auburn (24-9) vs. Mountain Brook (30-5), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 5A Girls’ Championship Wenonah 55, Charles Henderson 52

    BIRMINGHAM – Wenonah (30-3) scored the last eight points of the game Saturday morning to post a 55-52 come-from-behind victory over Charles Henderson and claimed the Lady Dragons’ fourth straight AHSAA Class 5A girls’ state basketball title.
    The Lady Trojans (30-6), coached by Dyneshia Jones, trailed by five heading into the fourt h quarter but took the lead with 5:57 remaining when 6-foot-4 sophomore Maori Davenport scored inside to put her team ahead 40-39. The lead stretched five with 1:10 to play, but the momentum changed 13 seconds later when Davenport picked up her fifth foul. She exited the game with 20 points, 25 rebounds and 19 blocked shots.
    That was the break Bell’s Dragons needed. Down 52-47, Faith Reynolds cashed in a lay-up, Dastani Davidson nailed a 3-poiont goal to tie the game and Alexus Dye put Wenonah ahead for good, 54-52, with a lay-up with 16 seconds left.
    Wenonah’s defense caused two straight turnovers to seal the win.
    Dye finished with 17 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots and four steals to earn Class 5A state tourney MVP honors. Davidson added 15 points and Kourtnie Smith had 10 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots for the Dragons.
      Davenport’s 20 points led the Trojans. Tatyana Siler added 12 points and eight rebounds, Niaira Jones had nine points, 10 rebounds and two steals.
      Wenonah’s state title was the school’s eighth overall -- winning in 1986, 1990, 1993, 2004, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The victory was especially emotional for Bell, who has been undergoing cancer treatment all season.
  Girls’ and boys’ championship games for Classes 6A and 7A are set for today at Legacy Arena.  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 5A Girls’ All-Tourney Team
   
Alexus Dye, Wenonah (MVP); Faith Reynolds, Wenonah; Dastana Davidson, Wenonah; Maori Davenport, Charles Henderson; Niaira Jones, Charles Henderson; Tatyana Siler, Charles Henderson.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena

CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 1A GIRLS
R.A. Hubbard (23-8) 44, Spring Garden (26-8) 43

CLASS 1A BOYS
Sacred Heart Catholic (28-8) 82, South Lamar (25-8)  59

CLASS 2A GIRLS
Geneva County (31-2) 44, Tanner (28-3) 42

CLASS 2A BOYS
Lanett (25-7) 54, R.C. Hatch (24-3) 40.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (35-1)  72, Pisgah (27-8) 62
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (28-6) 60, Plainview (31-5) 46

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Madison Academy (35-1) 50, Deshler (34-1) 47
CLASS 4A BOYS
Hale County (27-4) vs. Monroe County (23-4),  Friday, 5:45 p.m.
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CLASS 5A GIRLS
Wenonah (30-3) 55, Charles Henderson (30-6) 52

CLASS 5A BOYS
Mae Jemison (33-4) vs. Faith Academy (22-8), Saturday, 10:45 a.m.

CLASS 6A GIRLS
Hazel Green (37-1) vs. Homewood (33-2), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 6A BOYS.

Paul Bryant (23-11) vs.  Parker (28-7), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 7A GIRLS
Hoover (28-7)  vs. Spain Park (22-11), Saturday, 4 p.m.

CLASS 7A BOYS
Auburn (24-9) vs. Mountain Brook (30-5), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 2A Boys’ Championship Lanett 54, R.C. Hatch 40

    BIRMINGHAM – Lanett went inside in the fourth period of the 95th annual AHSAA Class 2A State Tournament boys’ championship game Friday at the BJCC Legacy Arena to out-score R.C. Hatch down the stretch 19-7 as the Panthers claimed their second straight state title.
    Anquaevious “Quay” Pollard and Emanuel “Manny” Littles, a pair of 6-foot-7 juniors, finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, and combined for 26 of Lanett’s 45 rebounds. Littles had 15 rebounds and Pollard, the Class 2A State Tourney MVP, hauled down 11. Littles also blocked three shots.
     Point guard Jalen Madden added 11 points for coach Richard Carter’s Panthers (25-7).
      R.C. Hatch (24-3), coached by Homer Davis, trailed 35-33 to start the fourth quarter. Tyler Rhone had 12 points, Antwan Powell and Venantris Lipcomb added seven each. Powell’s six rebounds led the Bobcats, who were out-rebounded 45-25 overall.
    Lanett won its first state title in 2016. The victory was number 652 for Carter in his four decades as a head coach.  R.C. Hatch has won 10 state championships, more than any other boys’ program in the AHSAA, and has been in the state championship game 13 times.    

     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 2A Boys’ All-Tourney Team
   
Anquaevious “Quay” Pollard, Lanett (MVP); Jalen Madden, Lanett; Emanuel Littles, Lanett; Tyler Rhone, R.C. Hatch; Jalen Lockett, R.C. Hatch; Markeith Williams, Barbour County.

Class 4A Boys’ Championship Hale County 67, Monroe County 56

    BIRMINGHAM – Hale County  senior guard Kaddell Perry’s 31 points sparked the Wildcats to a 67-56 victory over Monroe County in the Class 4A state boys’ basketball finals  Friday night at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    The state championship was the first boys’ state crown in school history and closed out Friday’s session of the 95th AHSAA State Basketball Championships.
    The tournament concludes Saturday with Classes 5A, 6A and 7A playing girls’ and boys’ championship games beginning with the 5A girls’ match-up between three-time defending champion Wenonah of Birmingham at 9 a.m. and concluding with Mountain Brook and Auburn in the Class 6A boys’ finals at 5:45 p.m.
    All finals are being televised live and live-streamed by Raycom Sports over their D-2 / Bounce channels. The Class 5A boys’ game between Mae Jemison and Faith Academy will also be shown on the main channel of WAFF TV 48 in Huntsville. The 7A girls’ finals featuring Hoover and Spain Park and the 7A boys’ finals will be shown on WBRC TV Fox 6’s main channel as well. For local channel information, go to http://www.pathtotheplayoffs.com/

   The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting all games over its statewide radio network and internet link.
     Perry was 12-of-17 at the foul line, had four assists, five rebounds and two steals to earn Class 4A state tourney MVP honors for Hale County (28-4), coached by Antwan Butler. Senior Herb Jones added 16 points, 11 rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals while sinking 5-of-6 at the foul line. Chris Rollin also had 14 points.
    Monroe County (23-5), coached by Anthony Hayes, was led by DeAnthony Robinson’s 34 points. He also had three assists. Jhacques Gulley added 11 points and Jeremy Calhoun had 10 rebounds.
    Class 4A Boys’ All-Tourney Team
   
Kaddell Perry, Hale County (MVP); Herb Jones, Hale County; DeAndre Robinson, Monroe County; Tyler Stallworth, Monroe County; Collin Blanchard, Madison Academy; Kolbi Fuqua, Cordova.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 1A GIRLS
R.A. Hubbard (23-8) 44, Spring Garden (26-8) 43

CLASS 1A BOYS
Sacred Heart Catholic (28-8) 82, South Lamar (25-8)  59

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
CLASS 2A GIRLS
Geneva County (31-2) 44, Tanner (28-3) 42

CLASS 2A BOYS
Lanett (25-7) 54, R.C. Hatch (24-3) 40.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (35-1)  72, Pisgah (27-8) 62
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (28-6) 60, Plainview (31-5) 46

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Madison Academy (35-1) 50, Deshler (34-1) 47
CLASS 4A BOYS
Hale County (28-4) 67, Monroe County (23-5) 56
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SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCHEDULE
CLASS 5A GIRLS
Wenonah (29-3) vs. Charles Henderson (30-5), Saturday, 9 a.m.

CLASS 5A BOYS
Mae Jemison (33-4) vs. Faith Academy (22-8), Saturday, 10:45 a.m.

CLASS 6A GIRLS
Hazel Green (37-1) vs. Homewood (33-2), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 6A BOYS.

Paul Bryant (23-11) vs.  Parker (28-7), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 7A GIRLS
Hoover (28-7)  vs. Spain Park (22-11), Saturday, 4 p.m.

CLASS 7A BOYS
Auburn (24-9) vs. Mountain Brook (30-5), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 4A Girls’ Championship Madison Academy 50, Deshler 47

    BIRMINGHAM – Madison Academy snapped the third longest winning streak in AHSAA girls’ basketball history Friday afternoon and captured the school’s second state title in the process with a 50-47 victory over two-time defending Class 4A state champion Deshler at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
     The Mustangs (35-1), coached by Brian Privett, outscored Coach Jana Killen’s Lady Tigers 23-12 in the fourth quarter to overcome an eight-point deficit heading into the final frame.
     Deshler (34-1) came into the Class 4A championship game of the 95th AHSAA State Basketball tournament riding a 68-game winning streak. Center Destinee McGhee scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds to lead Madison Academy’s effort. She also blocked three shots to earn 4A state tourney MVP honors.
     Guard Jaden Langford added 14 points, three assists and two steals and Jasmine Gracie had seven rebounds.
     Deshler, which has won seven state championships in its storied school history,  was paced by Karleigh Sledge’s 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nicole Shirley added 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals. The 68-game winning streak started early in the 2015-16 season. Lauderdale County holds the state record with 86 wins in a row from 2013-15. Athens won 72 straight from 2001-03.
    Madison Academy won its first championship with the 2011 Class 3A state title 2011.
    Girls’ and boys’ championship games for Classes 5A, 6A and 7A are set for Saturday at Legacy Arena.  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 4A Girls’ All-Tourney Team
   
Destinee McGhee, Madison Academy (MVP); Jaden Langford, Madison Academy; Jasmine Gracie, Madison Academy; Karleigh Sledge, Deshler; Nicole Shirley, Deshler; Elexis Evans, Greensboro.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena

CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 1A GIRLS
R.A. Hubbard (23-8) 44, Spring Garden (26-8) 43

CLASS 1A BOYS
Sacred Heart Catholic (28-8) 82, South Lamar (25-8)  59

CLASS 2A GIRLS
Geneva County (31-2) 44, Tanner (28-3) 42

CLASS 2A BOYS
Lanett (25-7) 54, R.C. Hatch (24-3) 40.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (35-1)  72, Pisgah (27-8) 62
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (28-6) 60, Plainview (31-5) 46

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Madison Academy (35-1) 50, Deshler (34-1) 47
CLASS 4A BOYS
Hale County (27-4) vs. Monroe County (23-4),  Friday, 5:45 p.m.
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CLASS 5A GIRLS
Wenonah (29-3) vs. Charles Henderson (30-5), Saturday, 9 a.m.

CLASS 5A BOYS
Mae Jemison (33-4) vs. Faith Academy (22-8), Saturday, 10:45 a.m.

CLASS 6A GIRLS
Hazel Green (37-1) vs. Homewood (33-2), Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 6A BOYS.

Paul Bryant (23-11) vs.  Parker (28-7), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 7A GIRLS
Hoover (28-7)  vs. Spain Park (22-11), Saturday, 4 p.m.

CLASS 7A BOYS
Auburn (24-9) vs. Mountain Brook (30-5), Saturday, 5:45 p.m.


Class 3A Boys’ Championship Midfield 60, Plainview 46

    BIRMINGHAM – Midfield freshman guard Kam Woods scored 29 points to spark the Patriots to a 60-46 victory over Plainview Friday in the Class 3A boys’ championship game of the 95th AHSAA State Basketball tournament at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena.
     The state title was the third in the last six years for Midfield and the fourth overall. Other state crowns were won in 2014, 2012 and 1984.
      Coach Darrell Barber’s Patriots (28-6) struggled against a hustling Plainview squad that set a school record for wins this season finishing 31-5. Coach Robi Coker’s Bears led 15-11 after the first quarter, 27-26 at the half and 36-35 after three quarters.  Midfield took the lead on Woods’ lay-up just seven seconds into  the fourth period, followed 35 seconds later with  3-pointer and then hit a jumper to put the Pats up six at 42-36. Plainview pulled to within one at 42-41 with 4:48 to go but was out-scored 16-5 the rest of the way.
    Woods finished with four assists and three steals to go with his 29 points and was selected the 3A State Tourney MVP. Shy Cunningham added 11 points and seven rebounds and Kalon Williams had 10 points. Anthony Brown cleared eight offensive rebounds and finished with a game-high 19 total. He scored six points.
     Caden Millican had 15 points for Plainview – all coming on five 3-point goals.  Luke Graham added 11 points and 16 rebounds. Jeffery Armstrong also had eight rebounds.
    Girls’ and boys’ championship games for Class 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 Boys’ All-Tourney Team
   
Kam Woods, Midfield (MVP); Shy Cunningham, Midfield; Anthony Brown, Midfield; Luke Graham, Plainview; Caden Millican, Plainview; Drew Jones, Holly Pond; Kobe Bradley, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.

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.

Class 2A Girls’ Championship Geneva County 44, Tanner 42

    BIRMINGHAM – Geneva County eighth grader Karoline Sriplin had 11 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the 2017 AHSAA Class 2A girls’ state championship game Friday morning at the BJCC Legacy Arena to lead the Bulldogs to a 44-42 win over Tanner and the school’s first state title.
    The 6-foot-3 Striplin, who earned MVP honors for the Class 2A state tourney, and teammate TaMyya Hilliard dominated the inside to give first-year head coach Karie Striplin’s Bulldogs (31-2) a 48-38 rebounding advantage for the game. Hilliard, who had six points, also cleared 15 rebounds. Point guard Alexa Boutwell scored 15 points, including 7-of-8 at the foul line and a key lay-up in the final minute that gave Geneva County an important three-point lead.
      Tanner (28-3), coached by Larry Greene, was led by Jessika Milton’s 13 points, five steals and five assists. Nahri’yah Timmons added 11 points and Faith Franklin pulled down 10 rebounds. Kirstin Brown also had eight rebounds, seven points and six steals.
     The game was the final one for Tanner’s head coach. He is retiring after 20 seasons at Tanner with more than 500 wins and one state title (2011). 
     Championship games for Classes 3A and 4A are 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 2A Girls’ All-Tourney Team
   
Karoline Striplin, Geneva County (MVP); Alexa Boutwell, Geneva County; TaMyya Hilliard, Geneva County; Kirstin Brown, Tanner; Jessika Milton, Tanner; Brooklyn Dutton, Fyffe.