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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.

Class 1A Girls’ Championship R.A. Hubbard 44, Spring Garden 43

    BIRMINGHAM -- Eighth grader Alexandria Orr was fouled as the fourth quarter of the AHSAA Class 1A girls’ state basketball finals ended Thursday night, then sank the second of two free throws with no time remaining to give R.A. Hubbard of Courtland a 44-43 victory and the 2017 championship over defending state champion Spring Garden at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    Orr, who had missed her first four free throws of the night, was fouled with the score tied at 43 all when she and a Spring Garden player collided on the floor near the Spring Garden basket as time expired. She missed the first of two shots but the second sealed the win. She finished with nine points and seven rebounds, made 2-of-3 3-point attempts and handed out three assists to be named to the Class 1A All-State Tourney Team.
    Tiyonna Rogers tied the game for Coach Ricky Austin’s Panthers (26-8) with 29 seconds left when she sank a 3-point shot. She got the rebound when Coach Candace Byrd’s Lady Chiefs (22-8) missed on a shot with five seconds remaining. That set up a last play for Spring Garden, but the ball bounced off a player’s legs and set up the scramble for the loose ball.
      R.A. Hubbard held a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Panthers clawed back outscoring the Chiefs 14-5.
      Charm Saulsberry and 1A tournament MVP Kee-Undria Bolden led Hubbard with 10 points each. Bolden also had 10 rebounds. A’Nautica Bibbs added five points and six assists.
      Rogers led Spring Garden with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Payton McGinnis also had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
      The 95th AHSAA State Basketball Tournament continues Friday at Legacy Arena with championship games for Classes 2A, 3A and 4A. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A will play championship games on Saturday. 
    All 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.
    Class 1A Girls All-Tourney Team
   
Kee-Undria Bolden, R.A. Hubbard  (MVP); Charm Sausberry, R.A. Hubbard; Alexandria Orr, R.A. Hubbard; Payton McGinnis, Spring Garden; Tyiona Rogers, Spring Garden; Mar’Quaja Brown, J.F. Shields.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena


THURSDAY, MARCH 2

CLASS 7A

Girls  Semifinals

Hoover (28-7)  59, Central-Phenix City (26-5) 46

Spain Park (22-11) 49, McGill-Toolen Catholic (27-7) 49 (OT)
Boys Semifinals

Auburn (23-9) 44, Vestavia Hills (19-15) 37

Mountain Brook (30-5) 52, McGill-Toolen (24-10) 41

CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 1A GIRLS
R.A. Hubbard (23-8) 44, Spring Garden (27-8) 43

CLASS 1A BOYS
South Lamar (21-8) vs. Sacred Heart Catholic (27-8), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.

CLASS 2A GIRLS
Tanner (28-2) vs. Geneva County (30-2), Friday, 9 a.m.

CLASS 2A BOYS
R.C. Hatch (24-2) vs. Lanett (24-7), Friday, 10:45 a.m.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (34-1) vs. Pisgah (27-7), Friday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (26-6) vs. Plainview (31-4), Friday, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Deshler (34-0) vs. Madison Academy (34-1), Friday, 4 p.m.
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 1A Boys’ Championship Sacred Heart Catholic 82, South Lamar 59

    BIRMINGHAM – Sacred Heart Catholic captured its third Class 1A state boys’ championship in a row Thursday night beating South Lamar 82-59 at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    South Lamar (25-8), coached by Chris Tucker, battled the Cardinals (29-8) toe-to-toe for the first two quarters and trailed by four 32-28 at intermission. The intense Sacred Heart pressure finally started to takes it toll in the second half as Coach Ralpheal Graves’ team outscored the Stallions 50-31.
    Dionte Wood, a 6-foot-4 junior, had 27 points, four assists, five steals, four blocked shots and six rebounds to earn MVP honors for the Cardinals. Dontavis Heath scored 17 points and Murdock Simmons had 16. Simmons also had five steals and Heath had four. Kevion Nolan also scored nine points and had six assists.
     Leading South Lamar was junior guard Chase Gore. He scored 21 points with three 3point goals, three assists and four rebounds. Carson Lindsey chipped in 14 points and Malik Cox had nine. Cox also had 10 rebounds and Lindsey had eight.
      Championship games for Classes 2A, 3A and 4A will be played Friday at Legacy Arena. Classes 5A, 6A and 7A will play championship games on Saturday.  All 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.
    Class 1A Boys’ All-Tourney Team
   
Diante Wood, Sacred Heart (MVP); Dontavius Heath, Sacred Heart; Kevion Nolan, Sacred Heart; Chase Gore, South Lamar; Malik Cox, South Lamar; Nizaiah Smith, Georgiana.

AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena


THURSDAY, MARCH 2

CLASS 7A

Girls  Semifinals

Hoover (28-7)  59, Central-Phenix City (26-5) 46

Spain Park (22-11) 49, McGill-Toolen Catholic (27-7) 49 (OT)
Boys Semifinals

Auburn (23-9) 44, Vestavia Hills (19-15) 37

Mountain Brook (30-5) 52, McGill-Toolen (24-10) 41

CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 1A GIRLS
R.A. Hubbard (23-8) 44, Spring Garden (27-8) 43

CLASS 1A BOYS
South Lamar (21-8) vs. Sacred Heart Catholic (27-8), Thursday, 5:45 p.m.

CLASS 2A GIRLS
Tanner (28-2) vs. Geneva County (30-2), Friday, 9 a.m.

CLASS 2A BOYS
R.C. Hatch (24-2) vs. Lanett (24-7), Friday, 10:45 a.m.

CLASS 3A GIRLS
Locust Fork (34-1) vs. Pisgah (27-7), Friday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 3A BOYS
Midfield  (26-6) vs. Plainview (31-4), Friday, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 4A GIRLS
Deshler (34-0) vs. Madison Academy (34-1), Friday, 4 p.m.
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 7A Boys Semifinals Mountain Brook 52, McGill-Toolen 41

    Sophomore  forward Trendon Watford scored 22 points and cleared 19 rebounds Thursday as Mountain Brook beat defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic 52-41 in the Class 7A boys’ semifinals of the 95th annual AHSAA State Basketball Tournament being held at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    The win propelled Coach Bucky McMillan’s Spartans (30-5) into the state finals Saturday afternoon at 5:45 p.m. The 7A boys’ and girls’ finals will be shown over the Raycom Network live on WBRC TV 6’s main channel as well as Raycom Network D-2 stations across the start.
     Mountain Brook and McGill-Toolen (24-10) fought tooth-and-nail from start to finish. The Spartans outscored the Yellow Jackets, coached by Phillip Murphy, 11-3 in the final three minutes to seal the win.
    Ben McCool added nine points for the Spartans, and Sean Elmore had eight.
    Carlton Martial had 13 points and Manny Patrick had 11 to lead the Jackets.
     The Class 1A girls’ championship game between defending champ Spring Garden and R.A. Hubbard will be at 4 p.m., tonight, and the Class 1A boys’ title game will close out the day at 5:45 p.m. with two-time defending champion Sacred Heart Catholic taking on South Lamar.
       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 in the 95th AHSAA State Championships 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.