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Hoover’s Dylan Smith Added To Alabama All-Star Roster

     Alabama and Mississippi High School All-Star Teams reported for the 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games Wednesday afternoon as preparations began for Friday night’s 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Classic at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome.
     All players reported but Alabama had one late change with 6-foot-6 guard Dylan Smith replacing Clay-Chalkville’s Hasan Abdullah. Abdullah, who also reported Wednesday, will miss the game due to a leg injury.
      Smith averaged 15.1 points for 2015 Class 7A state champion Hoover. He has committed to Texas Pan American. His prep coach Charles Burkett is coaching the Alabama boys’ team along with Obadiah Threadgill IV, who directed LaFayette to the 2A state championship.
         The Alabama-Mississippi girls’ all-star game will tip off at 5 p.m., Friday, followed by the boys at 7.  The games will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network and will be video live-streamed by the NFHS Network.  Tickets will be available at the Acadome.
   Mississippi’s boys’ and girls’ squads practiced at Huntingdon College Wednesday afternoon and Alabama’s teams practiced at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex.
     All four squads will conduct two drills each Thursday with Alabama’s boys and girls back at the Multiplex for their morning session at 9 a.m., and Mississippi will report back to Huntingdon at 9. The Mississippi squads will return to Huntingdon’s campus for their 2 p.m., practice while Alabama’s girls will practice at Faulkner University at 2 p.m., and the Alabama Boys will practice at the Multiplex.
    Mississippi girls will conduct a shoot-around at Dunn-Oliver Acadome Friday afternoon from 1:30-2 p.m.. The Mississippi boys will follow at from 2 to 2:30.  Alabama’s girls and Alabama’s boys will have shoot-around drills from 2:30 to 3:30 Friday.
        Alabama won the boys’ game last year 90-83 with Mississippi winning the girls’ game 95-89. The Alabama boys now hold a 13-11 edge in the series while the girls’ series is even at 12-12. Two of  last year’s stars, Mississippi boys’ standout Devin Booker of Moss Point and Alabama girls’ standout Shakayla Thomas of Sylacauga, will be playing this weekend in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  Booker is a freshman guard for top-seed and SEC champion Kentucky while Thomas is a freshman forward for women’s 2 seed and ACC champion Florida State.
     Among Alabama’s standouts this year are Theodore guard Dazon Ingram and Luverne 6-10 center Donta’ Hall. Hall is heading to Alabama and Ingram, who signed last November with the Crimson Tide, said Wednesday he is now undecided. Among the top girls reporting are Shaquera Wade of Huntsville and Amahni Upshaw of Brantley. Wade is heading to Auburn and Upshaw to Troy University.
   Coaches for the Alabama girls’ squad are Donnie Roberts of Red Bay and LaKenya Knight of Jeff Davis.
       Mississippi boys’ head coach is Calvin Brown of East Marion and girls’ head coach is Patricia Wilson. Headlining the Mississippi girls’ team are Michigan State commit Octavia Barnes of Raymond and Mississippi State commit Jazzmun Holmes of Harrison Central. Quinndary Weatherspoon of Velma Jackson and Terence Davis of Southaven are two of the top boys’ players reporting. Weatherspoon is heading to Mississippi State and Davis to Ole Miss.
     Alabama’s rosters and Mississippi’s rosters can be found at www.ahsaa.com.

All-Stars Report Wednesday for 25th Ala-Miss All-Star Games

Alabama and Mississippi High School All-Star Teams report for the 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Montgomery.
     Mississippi’s boys’ and girls’ squads will practice at Huntingdon College Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Alabama’s teams will practice at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex during the same time period.
      The 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi Games will be played at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome  March 20 with the girls tipping off at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7.  The games will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network and will be video live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
        The games were played in Mississippi for the first time since 2002 last year, but return to Alabama this year. The games rotated between the two states from 1991-2002 but moved to Pelham Convention Center in 2003 where they remained through 2011. Alabama State hosted the games at Dunn-Oliver Acadome in 2012 and 2013.
        Alabama won the boys’ game last year 90-83 with Mississippi winning the girls’ game 95-89. The Alabama boys now hold a 13-11 edge in the series while the girls’ series is even at 12-12.
       Coaches for the Alabama girls’ squad are Donnie Roberts of Red Bay and LaKenya Knight of Jeff Davis. Roberts, 64, is the state’s all-leading career wins leader for girls’ basketball with an 835-347 slate over 42 seasons. He directed Red Bay (25-9) to the Class 2A state championship in 2015 and was 2A runner-up in 2014. Knight, 41, coached Jeff Davis (31-4) to the AHSAA’s first Class 7A state title this season. She has compiled a 219-66 record in 12 seasons. Brenda Mayes of Muscle Shoals is the administrative coach.
        Coaches for Alabama’s boys are Hoover High School’s Charles Burkett and Obadiah Threadgill IV of Lafayette. Burkett directed the Bucs (27-9) to the Class 7A state championship winning 50-43 in the finals to beat two-time state champion Mountain Brook. Threadgill, 78-36 in four seasons, directed LaFayette (25-5) to the Class 2A state championship with a 69-39 win over defending champion Elba in the finals. He is the son of Notasulga coaching legend Obadiah Threadgill III.   Burkett’s career record was unavailable.  Jamie Lee of Decatur is the administrative coach.
    Mississippi boys’ head coach is Calvin Brown of East Marion and girls’ head coach is Patricia Wilson.
     Alabama’s rosters and Mississippi’s rosters can be found at www.ahsaa.com.
     The practice itinerary is listed below.





2015 ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS

DAILY PRACTICE AND

GAME SCHEDULE

 

 

Wednesday, 3/18/2015          Thursday, 3/19/2015                         Friday, 3/20/2015

                                                Morning Practice                                  Afternoon Shoot Around

                                                9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                        1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

                                                                                                           

 

                                                AL Boys @ CB                                     MS Girls @ ASU 1:30-2:00

                                                AL Girls @ CB                                     MS Boys @ ASU 2:00-2:30

                                                MS Boys @ HC                                    AL Girls @ ASU 2:30-3:00

                                                MS Girls @ HC                                    AL Boys @ ASU 3:00-3:30

 

 

Afternoon Practice                  Afternoon Practice                                Games

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.              2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                         

 

MS Girls @ HC                        AL Girls @ FU                                   5:00 p.m.

MS Boys @ HC                        AL Boys @ CB                                  AL/MS Girls @ ASU

AL Boys @ CB                        MS Boys @ HC                     

AL Girls @ CB                         MS Girls @ HC

                                                                                                7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                AL/MS Boys @ ASU

                                                Evening Practice @ ASU

                                                7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. MS

                                                8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AL

HC – Huntingdon College

FU – Faulkner University

CB – Cramton Bowl Multiplex

ASU – Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University


Teams Set For 2015 Champions Challenge At Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl Aug. 21-22

      Six teams have been selected for the 10th annual AHSAA Champions Challenge Football Classic Aug. 21-22 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
      Two defending champions, Class 4A Leeds and Class 3A Madison Academy, will kick off the Champions Challenge on Friday night, Aug. 21, in the first of three games, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), which hosts the event each year.
      The two remaining games are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. with 2014 Class 3A semifinalists Gordo versus Glencoe and Class 6A Carver-Montgomery squaring off against Class 7A Bob Jones at 7:30 p.m.
      Schools still have a choice whether to count a week one contest as a regular-season or exhibition contest. The Leeds-Madison Academy game will be a regular season game while the other two will be considered exhibition games, Briggs said, and will not count on either team’s record.
      Madison Academy (14-1) and Leeds (14-1) met in the 2013 Class 3A state finals with the Mustangs winning the state title. The two teams then agreed to meet in the season opener last season with the Green Wave winning 27-24 to snap a 25-game winning streak for Coach Eric Cohu’s Mustangs. Madison Academy rebounded to win its next 14 games including a 70-34 victory over Dale County at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium to win its third straight Class 3A state championship.  Coach Keith Etheredge’s Green Wave won 13 of their next 14 games to capture the Class 4A, Region 3 title and then beat Deshler 30-0 in the state finals to claim the Class 4A state championship.
     Glencoe (13-1) and Gordo (13-1) were unbeaten heading into the Class 3A semifinals and both lost heartbreakers to end their seasons. Coach Lee Ozmint’s Yellow Jackets fell 31-28 when Madison Academy kicked a field goal to beat Glencoe. Gordo lost 32-28 to Dale County in the other semifinal with the Warriors completing a touchdown pass on the final play of the game to nip Coach Ryan Lolley’s Green Wave.
      Carver (9-3) won the Class 6A Region 2 title. Coach Billy Gresham’s Wolverines averaged 33.2 points a game, advanced to the second round of the state playoffs before falling to Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 35-14. Bob Jones (8-3), coached by Kevin Rose, and reached the first 7A playoffs qualifying second in Region 8. The Patriots, averaging 37.7 points per game, lost to Tuscaloosa County 28-21 in the first round.

      In last year’s Champions Challenge, Opelika edged Carver-Montgomery 20-16, Dadeville nipped Piedmont 14-8 and Spanish Fort beat Stanhope Elmore 42-14.
        The 2015 Champions Challenge schedule at Cramton Bowl is:

        Friday, August 21 – 7 p.m.: Madison Academy (14-1) vs. Leeds (14-1)

        Saturday, August 22 – 5 p.m.: Glencoe (13-1) vs. Gordo (13-1)
       Saturday, August 22 – 7:30 p.m.: Carver-Montgomery (9-3) vs. Bob Jones (8-3)


All-Stars Selected for 25th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games

   Twenty-four seniors have been selected to represent Alabama in the 25nd annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome  March 20.
        The Alabama teams, comprised of 12 senior boys and 12 senior girls, were announced Thursday 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 for the first time since 2002 last year,
but return to Alabama this year. The games rotated between the two states from 1991-2002 but moved to Pelham Convention Center in 2003 where they remained through 2011. Alabama State hosted the games at Dunn-Oliver Acadome in 2012 and 2013.
        Alabama
won the boys’ game last year 90-83 with Mississippi winning the girls’ game 95-89. The Alabama boys now hold a 13-11 edge in the series while the girls’ series is even at 12-12.
       Coaches for the Alabama girls’ squad are Donnie Roberts of Red Bay and LaKenya Knight of Jeff Davis. Roberts, 64, is the state’s all-leading career wins leader for girls’ basketball with an 835-347 slate over 42 seasons. He directed Red Bay (25-9) to the Class 2A state championship in 2015 and was 2A runner-up in 2014. Knight, 41, coached Jeff Davis (31-4) to the AHSAA’s first Class 7A state title this season. She has compiled a 219-66 record in 12 seasons. Brenda Mayes of Muscle Shoals is the administrative coach.
        Coaches for Alabama’s boys are Hoover High School’s Charles Burkett and Obadiah Threadgill IV of Lafayette. Burkett directed the Bucs (27-9) to the Class 7A state championship winning 50-43 in the finals to beat two-time state champion Mountain Brook. Threadgill, 78-36 in four seasons, directed LaFayette (25-5) to the Class 2A state championship with a 69-39 win over defending champion Elba in the finals. He is the son of Notasulga coaching legend Obadiah Threadgill III.   Burkett’s career record was unavailable.  Jamie Lee of Decatur is the administrative coach.
        Headlining the Alabama girls’ squad are four girls who played in the Class 7A State Tournament. Ta’Naisha Hill and Shaquera Wade represented Huntsville (32-4), Chloe Long and Rayven Pearson played for Hazel Green (29-6) in the semifinals. Wade, averaged 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds, is heading to Alabama, Hill to Tennessee-Martin, Long and Pearson to Jacksonville State. Hill averaged 15.7 points as a senior, Long, 12.0 and Pearson, 16.0. Also named to the girls’ squad is Brantley 6-foot forward Amahni Upshaw, a three-time Class 1A All-State tournament selection. Upshaw, who averaged 10.1 points and 11.9 rebounds, was Class 1A state tournament MVP in 2014. She will play collegiately at Troy University.
     Highlighting the
Alabama boys is 2015 Class 6A state-tournament MVP Brandon Austin of state champion Carver-Montgomery. The 6-foot-5 forward and Alabama recruit averaged 18 points as a senior. He will be joined by fellow Alabama signees Donta’ Hall of Luverne and Dazon Ingram of Theodore. The 6-fpo10 Hall led the Tigers to the 2A state finals in 2014 while Ingram, a 6-5 guard, averaged 20.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in sparking Theodore (28-5) to its first Class 7A state basketball tournament trip to the BJCC in 2015.
    Lee-Montgomery’s 6-9 duo, Tommy Burton and Trenton Clayton, will join Hall on the post along with 6-7 forward Gerron Scissum of Lee-Huntsville. Scissum averaged 16.4 points while helping Lee reach the 6A state finals while Burton and Clayton, who averaged 16.4 and 10.3 ppg, respectively, led Montgomery-Lee to a 29-4 record and Class 7A state tournament berth.
     Scissum and Burton are currently undecided about their college plans while Clayton is heading to Southeastern Louisiana.  Guard Lawson Schaffer of Cullman, who sank 17-of-17 free throws in a 71-68 overtime win over Athens in the Northwest Regional semifinals, comes in as one of the state’s most accurate free-throw shooters in AHSAA history. Homewood guard Malik Cook-Stroup, who averaged 16.9 ppg in leading Homewood to the Class 6A state tournament, will join Schaffer in the backcourt.

    Several of the all-stars are still undecided about their college choice.


 2015 Alabama Boys All-Star Basketball Team

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Coach

College

 

Hasan Abdullah

Clay-Chalkville

G

6'0

Jeremy Monceaux

Naval Academy

 

Brandon Austin

Carver - Montgomery

F

6'5

James Jackson

Alabama

 

Tommy Burton, Jr.

Lee - Montgomery

G

6'9

Bryant Johnson

Undecided

 

Trenton Clayton

Lee - Montgomery

C

6'9

Bryant Johnson

Southeast Louisiana

 

Donta' Hall

Luverne

C

6'10

Richard Dorsey

Alabama

 

Dazon Ingram

Theodore

G

6'5

Philip Roebling

Alabama

 

Anthony Moore

Central - Phenix City

G

6'4

Bobby Wright

Undecided

 

Camron Reedus

Austin

G

6'3

Jake Miles

Undecided

 

Lawson Schaffer

Cullman

G

6'0

Bobby Meyer

Undecided

 

Gerron Scissum

Lee - Huntsville

F

6'7

Gregory Brown

Undecided

 

Ethan Stair

Hazel Green

F

6'5

Todd Jeffers

Mercer

 

Malik Cook-Stroup

Homewood

G

6'0

Tim Shepler

Undecided

 

Coaches

 

Charles Burkett

Hoover

 

Obadiah Threadgill

LaFayette

 

Jamie Lee, Adm

Decatur

 

 

2015 Alabama Girls All-Star Basketball Team

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Coach

College

 

Kendrea Dawkins

Sparkman

C

6'1

Patrick Delay

Central Arkansas

Areleatha Gipson

Lee - Montgomery

G

5'7

Freeah Smith

Undecided

 

Ta'Naisha Hill

Huntsville

G

5'7

Krystle Johnson

Tenn.-Martin

 

Kristian Hudson

Clay-Chalkville

G

5'7

Justin Haynie

Undecided

 

Baylee Johnson

Cullman

G

5'7

Jonathan Hayes

Alabama-Huntsville

Chloe Long

Hazel Green

F

6'1

Tim Miller

Jacksonville State

 

Kimberly Parrish

Center Point

G

5'9

Ulysses Haynes

Undecided

 

Rayven Pearson

Hazel Green

C

6'2

Tim Miller

Jacksonville State

 

Jada Smith

Hoover

G

5'9

Tiffany Frederick

Union

 

Amahni Upshaw

Brantley

F

6'0

Andrew Kilcrease

Troy University

 

Salina Virola

Lee - Huntsville

F

6'1

JeTaime Silas

Presbyterian

 

Shaquera Wade

Huntsville

G

5'11

Krystle Johnson

Alabama

 

 

Coaches

 

Donnie Roberts

Red Bay

 

LaKenya Knight

Jeff Davis

 

Brenda Mayes, Adm.

Muscle Shoals

 

 


Class 7A Boys Finals Hoover 50, Mountain Brook 43

    Hoover ended Mountain Brook’s dream of a three-peat Saturday night as the Bucs posted a 50-43 victory in the final game of the 93rd annual AHSAA State Basketball Tournament to claim the Class 7A boys state title.
   The Bucs (27-9) of Coach Charles Burkett clinched the school’s first-ever state boys basketball crown with as tenacious defensive effort and some timely free-throw shooting . Class 7A state tournament MVP Austin Cherry was 7-of-9 at the foul line and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.
   Burkett’s defense limited Mountain Brook (27-8) to just 1-of-18 from the 3-point line and spoiled the Spartans’ run at a third straight big-school state title. Coach Bucky McMillan’s team won the 6A crown in 2013 and 2014 and advanced, like Hoover, the first 7A finals with a double-overtime semifinal win.
    Leonard Wood scored eight points and had five steals, Maurice Brown added seven points and nine rebounds and Sam Bowman had seven points for Hoover.
    Jack Kline led Mountain Brook with 15 points and seven rebounds in the finals. Terrell Guy also had 15 points going 4-for-4 at the foul line.
    The announced attendance for the final day of the 2015 state tourney was 15,940 and 60,716 for the week.
 Class 7A Boys All-Tournament Team
Austin Cherry, Hoover (MVP); Dylan Smith, Hoover; Jack Kline, Mountain Brook; Terry Guy, Mountain Brook; Tommy Burton, Lee-Montgomery; Dazon Ingram, Theodore.

Class 7A Girls Finals Jeff Davis 55, McGill-Toolen 54

    Jeff Davis nipped McGill-Toolen 55-54 in the first AHSAA Class 7A girls basketball finals Saturday night at the BJCC Legacy Center to win the first Lady Vols state crown since 2006.
    Coach LaKenya Knight’s Vols (31-4) used their superior height to score 26 second-shot points in a battle where every made basket was needed. Class 7A state tournament MVP Jasmine Walker had 23 points on a 10-of-16 shooting performance and cleared nine rebounds. She also had four steals.  Tia Horne added 10 points and 10 rebounds to help Jeff Davis finish with a 35-21 rebounding edge.
    Ahyiona Vason also had eight points and was 6-of-8 at the foul line.
    Pacing McGill-Toolen (31-5), coached by Carla Berry, were Lauren McKee and Shelby Hall with 13 points each.  Shauntai Battle added 12 points and Ryann Sylvester had 10.
Coach Carla Berry’s M      Burnett led Lee (27-7), coached by Greg Brown, with 12 points and was perfect on both treys attempted. Gerron Scissum had 10 points and nine rebounds and Ashton Ray had 10 points.
      The state title was Jeff Davis’ third overall with the other title coming in 1978. McGill’s Coach Berry played on McGill-Toolen’s last state championship team (1988).
Class 7A Girls All-Tournament Team
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (MVP); Tia Horne, Jeff Davis; Ryann Sylvester, McGill-Toolen;  Shelby Hall, McGill-Toolen;  Shaquera Wade, Huntsville; Rayven Pearson, Hazel Green.

Class 6A Boys Finals Carver-Montgomery 57, Lee-Huntsville 55

   Carver-Montgomery out-scored Lee-Huntsville 28-17 in the fourth quarter to claim a 57-55 victory in the AHSAA Class 6A boys’ state basketball finals at the BJCC Legacy Arena Satruday.
   The Wolverines trailed by 10 when Lee’s Tracey Burnett sank a free throw 12 seconds into the final quarter. Carver (29-4) began clawing back, however, finally tying the game with four minutes left when Brandon Austin sank two free throws. The Wolverines took the lead for good a minute later when Lyndell Wilson sank two more.
   Austin made six more down the stretch, but it was a pair by Darian Adams with six seconds left that gave Carver a much-needed 57-52 cushion. Lee’s Malik Burnett drilled s 3-pointer with one second left to set the final 57-55 margin.
    Austin, named Class 6A state tourney MVP, had 20 points on the night with 8-of-10 coming at the foul line. He also had five steals and five rebounds.   Antonio Nelson added 16 points for Coach James Jackson’s Wolverines and Adams had 10. Carver finished 24-of-32 at the foul line. The Generals were 12-of-18.
     Burnett led Lee (27-7), coached by Greg Brown, with 12 points and was perfect on both treys attempted. Gerron Scissum had 10 points and nine rebounds and Ashton Ray had 10 points.
   The state title was Carver’s fourth overall and the first since 2012.
Class 6A Boys All-Tournament Team
Brandon Austin, Carver-Montgomery (MVP); Joseph Strugg, Carver-Montgomery; Antonio Nelson, Carver-Montgomery; Gerron Scissum, Lee-Huntsville; Tracey Burnett, Lee-Huntsville; Malik Cook Stroupe, Homewood; Javien Williams, Woodlawn.

Class 6A Girls Finals Homewood 69, Blount 60

   Homewood (30-4) downed Blount 69-60 in the Class 6A finals to capture the school’s first AHSAA state girls championship Saturday at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    Ajah Wayne scored 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead Coach JoVanka Ward’s Lady Patriots. Hannah Barber added 11 points, a tournament-high eight assists and cleared four rebounds.  The two freshmen were named co-MVPs of the Class 6A state tournament. 
    Tori Webb added 11 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots and Shelby Hardy cleared 10 rebounds.
     Blount (18-9), coached by Janel Williams, was paced by junior Cierra Johnson’s 24 points and freshman Daja Woodard’s Class 6A state-tournament record 22 rebounds. Woodard also scored 13 points and Johnson had 10 rebounds.  Jermecya Harris added 10 points.
Class 6A Girls All-Tournament Team
Hannah Barber and Ajah Wayne, Homewood (co-MVPs); Tori Webb, Homewood; Cierra Johnson, Blount; Daja Woodard, Blount; Camryn London, Shades Valley.

Class 5A Boys Finals J.O. Johnson 59, Ramsay 52

   J.O. Johnson High School (32-4) beat Ramsay 59-52 Saturday at the BJCC Legacy Arena to capture the Class 5A boys state basketball title.
     The win also gave Jaguars Coach Jack Doss the eighth state title of his prep coaching career. He is the first boys basketball coach in AHSAA history to win eight titles -- snapping a tie with R.C. Hatch legendary coach Eugene Mason.
    Class 5A state tournament MVP John Petty had 15 points, four assists, three steals and five rebounds and exited the game with the other Jaguars starters with 1:42 remaining and Johnson leading 52-39. Ramsay went on a 13-7 run to end the game to close to seven.  Terrion Bone added 14 points for Johnson and Justin Hopkins had 13.
    Jordan Millsap and Jonathan Etheridge each had 15 for Ramsay (30-6), coached by Kelly Cheatham. Baniko Harley added 12. The Rams were Class 5A runner-up to Parker in 2014 and J.O. Johnson lost in overtime to Dallas County in the 2014 Class 4A finals.  
    Mason, who won all seven of his state titles at R.C. Hatch of Uniontown, collapsed earlier this week while helping his former student and player Cecil Williams prepare Keith High School’s girls team for the Class 1A state championship game Williams’ team won Friday.  Mason was later pronounced dead at a Selma hospital.
     Doss offered condolences to Mason’s game during his post-game press conference. “I have always respected Coach Mason the R.C. Hatch program.  I was shocked to learn of his death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Mason’s family.”

Class 5A Boys All-Tournament Team
John Petty, J.O. Johnson (MVP); Terrion Bone, J.O. Johnson; Justin Hokpins, J.O. Johnson; Jordan Millsap, Ramsay;  Albert Luke, Ramsay; Jerrod Moorer, Dallas County; Josh Hill, Faith Academy.


Class 5A Girls Finals Wenonah 49, Brewbaker Tech 29

   Wenonah’s Lady Dragons (32-3) beat Brewbaker Tech 49-29 Saturday morning at the BJCC Legacy Arena for the school’s second straight AHSAA Class 5A state girls basketball championship.
   Wenonah has now won six state girls’ titles in school history including the Dragons’ third since 2004 under Coach Emanuel Bell’s direction.
   Class 5A state tournament MVP Kaitlyn Rodgers, a 6-foot-2 junior center, had just four points in the win over Brewbaker. However, she ruled inside with eight rebounds five blocked shots, seven assists and four steals.   Alexus Dye led Wenonah with 16 points. Point guard Jayla Morrow added eight points and four steals.
    Brewbaker Tech (23-8), coached by Cynthia Thompson, was led by sophomore guard Bianca Jackson’s 11 points and two steals.  Michaia Fluellen added eight points and was perfect on all four free throws attempted.
    Wenonah’s previous state titles were won in 1986, 1990, 1993, 2004 and 2014.
Class 5A Girls All-Tournament Team
Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah (MVP); Alexus Dye, Wenonah; Jayla Morrow, Wenonah; Michaia Fluellen, Brewbaker Tech; Bianca Jackson, Brewbaker Tech; Kiyana Bullock, Anniston.