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All-Stars Selected for 27th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games

    MONTGOMERY – Twenty-four seniors have been selected to represent Alabama in the 27th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games to be played at Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the Alabama State University campus on Friday, March 17. 
       The Alabama teams, comprised of 12 senior boys and 12 senior girls, were announced Wednesday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The girls’ game will tip off at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow at 7.  
        The games were played in Mississippi last year with the hosts winning two close games. Mississippi’s girls evened the series at 13-13 with a 78-77 win over Alabama, and the Mississippi boys won 85-83. Alabama’s boys hold a slim 14-12 edge in that series.
        Emanuel Bell of Wenonah and Barbara Roy of Locust Fork will be the Alabama girls’ all-star coaches. Bell, who has a 485-178 career record over 23 seasons, will serve as head coach.  His Lady Dragons, 31-3 this season, have won four Class 5A state titles in a row. Roy guided Locust Fork (35-1) to the Class 3A state championship this season, the first in school history. She is 308-151 in 15 years as head coach.  Cold Springs’ Tammy West is serving as administrative coach.
      Coaches for Alabama’s boys are Midfield’s Darrell Barber and Lanett’s Richard Carter. Barber will serve as head coach. He is 177-80 overall and led Midfield (28-6) to the Class 3A state title last week, the third state championship in his tenure as head coach. Carter guided Lanett (25-7) to its second straight Class 2A boys’ title in 2017. He has been coaching for 40 years and has a career mark of 652-220. Administrative coaches are David Good of Mountain Brook and Jamie Lee of Grissom.
        Headlining the boys’ squad are eight players who competed in the AHSAA’s 95th State Basketball Tournament last week. Among them are 6-foot-7 guard/forward Herbert Jones of Class 4A state champion Hale County, 6-4 guard Shy’im Cunningham of 3A state champ Midfield, guards D.J. Heath and Kevion Nolan of 1A state champ Sacred Heart Catholic. Jones has already signed with Alabama.
        Others on the squad already signed to D-I scholarships already are 6-10 center Garrison Brooks of Auburn High School (Mississippi State), 6-5 Fairhope guard Tevin Brown (Murray State) and 6-9 Pelham forward Alex Reese (Alabama) and 6-4 Spain Park guard Jamal Johnson (Memphis University). Brooks led Auburn to the 7A state finals. Other all-stars in last week’s state tourney were 6-7 guard/forward Javan Johnson of Austin, 6-4 Midfield guard Shy’im Cunningham, 6-6 forward DeAndre Robinson of Monroe County and 6-7 forward Myles Parker of Madison Academy. Rounding out the team is guard Malik Burnett of Lee-Huntsville.
     The Alabama girls’ roster lists four players that participated in last week’s state tournament and three already signed to D-1 schools. South Carolina has landed 5-11 Brewbaker Tech guard Bianca Jackson and 5-10 Gadsden City guard Haley Troup.  Unique Thompson of Faith Academy, a 6-3 forward, has also signed with Auburn. Participating in last week’s state tourney were Deshler guard Nicole Shirley, Tanner forward Kirsten Brown, Wenonah forward Alexus Dye and point guard Jayla Morrow. Dye and Morrow helped the Lady Dragons win four state titles and Shirley helped Deshler win 68 straight games with the streak being broken in this year’s Class 4A finals.
  
  Both games will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network and will be broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network.


2017 Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star Games

ALABAMA GIRLS ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Queen Ford

Sipsey Valley

C

6-3

Kirsten Brown

Tanner

F

5-10

Alexus Dye

Wenonah

F

6-1

Terri Smith

Sparkman

F

5-8

Unique Thompson

Faith Academy

F

6-3

Brooke Burns

Gadsden City

G

5-10

Bianca Jackson

Brewbaker Tech

G

5-11

Allie Kennedy

Red Bay

G

5-8

Courtney Lee

Ramsay

G

5-7

Jayla Morrow

Wenonah

G

5-7

Nicole Shirley

Deshler

G

5-6

Haley Troup

Gadsden City

G

5-10

Coaches

Emanuel Bell

Wenonah (head)

Barbara Roy

Locust Fork

Tammy West

Cold Springs (administrative)

ALABAMA BOYS ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Garrison Brooks

Auburn

C

6-10

Malik Burnett

Lee-Huntsville

G

6-2

Tevin Brown

Fairhope

G

6-5

Shy'im Cunningham

Midfield

G

6-4

D.J. Heath

Sacred Heart

G

6-0

Herbert Jones

Hale County

G/F

6-7

Javan Johnson

Austin

G/F

6-7

Jamal Johnson

Spain Park

G

6-4

Kevion Nolan

Sacred Heart

G

6-2

Myles Parker

Madison Academy

G/F

6-7

DeAndre Robinson

Monroe County

G/F

6-6

Alex Reese

Pelham

F

6-9

Coaches

Darrell Barber

Midfield (head)

Richard Carter

Lanett

David Good

Mountain Brook (administrative)

Jamie Lee

Grissom (administrative)

 

THE ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI CLASSIC SERIES

(1991-2016)

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI CLASSIC YEAR-BY YEAR HISTORY

GIRLS

Year

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Site

2016

Mississippi

78

Alabama

77

Miss. College, Clinton

2015

Alabama

93

Mississippi

87

Alabama State U.

2014

Mississippi

95

Alabama

89

Jackson State U.

2013

Alabama

64

Mississippi

54

Alabama State U.

2012

Mississippi

94

Alabama

91

Alabama State U.

2011

Mississippi

73

Alabama

60

Pelham CC

2010

Mississippi

78

Alabama

56

Pelham CC

2009

Alabama

81

Mississippi

73

Pelham CC

2008

Alabama

89

Mississippi

86 OT

Pelham CC

2007

Alabama

90

Mississippi

65

Pelham CC

2006

Mississippi

89

Alabama

80

Pelham CC

2005

Mississippi

101

Alabama

83

Pelham CC

2004

Alabama

114

Mississippi

78

Pelham CC

2003

Mississippi

95

Alabama

82

Pelham CC

2002

Alabama

76

Mississippi

71

Miss. College, Clinton

2001

Alabama

87

Mississippi

76

North Alabama, Florence

2000

Mississippi

87

Alabama

82

Holmes JC, Goodman, MS

1999

Alabama

95

Mississippi

85

North Alabama, Florence

1998

Alabama

105

Mississippi

84

Miss. College, Clinton

1997

Alabama

60

Mississippi

54

North Alabama, Florence

1996

Mississippi

88

Alabama

72

Miss. College, Clinton

1995

Alabama

80

Mississippi

77

North Alabama, Florence

1994

Mississippi

92

Alabama

84

Miss. College, Clinton

1993

Alabama

73

Mississippi

66

North Alabama, Florence

1992

Mississippi

74

Alabama

61

Miss. College, Clinton

1991

Mississippi

82

Alabama

66

North Alabama, Florence

Series record: Alabama 13 wins; Mississippi 13 wins

BOYS

Year

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Site

2016

Mississippi

85

Alabama

85

Miss. College, Clinton

2015

Alabama

101

Mississippi

88

Alabama State U.

2014

Alabama

90

Mississippi

83

Jackson State U.

2013

Alabama

87

Mississippi

76

Alabama State U.

2012

Alabama

109

Mississippi

104

Alabama State U.

2011

Mississippi

85

Alabama

74

Pelham CC

2010

Mississippi

112

Alabama

88

Pelham CC

2009

Alabama

78

Mississippi

74

Pelham CC

2008

Alabama

101

Mississippi

99

Pelham CC

2007

Mississippi

118

Alabama

113

Pelham CC

2006

Mississippi

94

Alabama

87

Pelham CC

2005

Alabama

84

Mississippi

79

Pelham CC

2004

Alabama

87

Mississippi

86

Pelham CC

2003

Mississippi

82

Alabama

80

Pelham CC

2002

Mississippi

98

Alabama

67

Miss. College, Clinton

2001

Mississippi

87

Alabama

83

North Alabama, Florence

2000

Alabama

90

Mississippi

82

Holmes JC, Goodman MS

1999

Alabama

95

Mississippi

68

North Alabama, Florence

1998

Alabama

111

Mississippi

76

Miss. College, Clinton

1997

Alabama

110

Mississippi

91

North Alabama, Florence

1996

Mississippi

105

Alabama

97

Miss. College, Clinton

1995

Alabama

85

Mississippi

69

North Alabama, Florence

1994

Mississippi

123

Alabama

111

Miss. College, Clinton

1993

Mississippi

82

Alabama

75

North Alabama, Florence

1992

Mississippi

73

Alabama

71

Miss. College, Clinton

1991

Alabama

103

Mississippi

62

North Alabama, Florence

Series record: Alabama 14 wins; Mississippi 12 wins



Class 7A Boys’ Championship Mountain Brook 63, Auburn 43

    BIRMINGHAM – Mountain Brook sophomore Trendon Watford scored 26 points and junior Sean Elmore scored 17 as the Spartans downed 63-43 Saturday night in the AHSAA Class 7A boys’ state basketball finals at the BJCC Legacy Center.
    A total of 17,034 attending the final day of the 95th AHSAA State Basketball Tournament Saturday – with a final attendance 72,148 for the week-long tourney, a new state tournament attendance record. The attendance for the final three days topped 41,000.
    Watford dominated inside and Elmore sank 5-of-8 3-pointers, including three late in the third quarter. His last one came with three seconds left in the period and gave Coach Bucky McMillan’s Spartans (31-5) an eight-point lead. Auburn never recovered as Mountain Brook outscored the Tigers 25-11 in the final quarter.
     Ben McCool also had 10 points for Mountain Brook, which won its third state title in five years. Paulie Stragmaglia also had six points and five assists.
     Auburn (23-10), coached by Frank Tolbert, was led by Garrison Brooks’ 11 points. Justin Brooks added eight points, Will Elston and Antoine Pitts, six each. Pitts also had nine rebounds.
Class 7A Boys’ All-Tourney Team
Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook (MVP); Sean Elmore, Mountain Brook; Garrison Brooks, Auburn; Antoine Pitts, Auburn; Carlton Martial, McGill-Toolen; Mac Smith, Vestavia Hills.

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
.

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 (29-7)  51, Spain Park (22-12) 47 (OT)

CLASS 7A BOYS
Mountain Brook (31-5) 63, Auburn (24-10)  43


Class 7A Girls’ Championship Hoover 51, Spain Park 47 (OT)

    BIRMINGHAM – Hoover outscored Spain Park 7-3 in overtime Saturday night in the battle of the city’s two rival high schools and captured the 2017 AHSAA Class 7A girls’ state basketball championship 51-47.
    Coach Krystle Johnson’s Lady Bucs (29-7)  saw a 3-point lead vanish Sarah Ashlee Barker sank a 3-point goal with four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter for Spain Park (22-12) to tie the game at 44 all.
    Coach Mike Chase’s Lady Jaguars lost two key starters in overtime when Claire Holt and Barrett Herring fouled out. Hoover was clinging to two-point 48-46 lead with 1:05 left in overtime when Joiya Maddox stepped to the foul line and sank free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.
       Eboni Williams had 10 points and 11 rebounds to earn Class 7A state tourney MVP. Angela Grant also had a big game inside scoring 13 points and snatching eight rebounds. Maddox had nine points and Kelci Marable scored eight.
    Holt led Coach Mike Chase’s Jaguars with 22 points. Barker had 11 points and nine rebounds and Ahrielle Parks had four points and 10 rebounds.
     For Hoover’s Johnson, the state championship as a coach was her first. She sank the winning free throws in Hoover’s 2001 state championship win over Decatur to win a title as a player.
          The boys’ Class 7A championship game was set 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 7A Girls’ All-Tourney Team
   
Eboni Williams, Hoover (MVP); Angela Grant, Hoover; Claire Holt, Spain Park; Sarah Ashlee Barker, Spain Park; Teyah Johnson, Central-Phenix City; Shauntai Battle, McGill-Toolen.

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
.

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 (29-7)  51, Spain Park (22-12) 47 (OT)

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


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
.

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
.

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.
.

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.