Madison Academy (19-12) placed four players in double figures as the Mustangs captured the AHSAA Class 3A boys state basketball championship with a 75-51 win over Piedmont in at the BJCC Legacy Arena Friday night.
Junior Josh Langford, a 6-foot-6 forward, had 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to earn Class 3A state tournament MVP honors for Coach Andy Blackston’s team. He was 6-of-7 from the foul line and also blocked two shots. Teammate Myles Parker added 12 points, Will Acuff and Cole Tomlinson chipped in 11 points each.
Piedmont (22-12), coached by Tommy Lewis, was led by Darnell Jackson’s 17 points. Taylor Hayes had 12.
The state titles was Madison Academy’s fifth since 2006 and the fourth with Blackston as head coach. The Mustangs won titles in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013.
Class 3A Boys All-Tournament Team
Josh Langford, Madison Academy (MVP); Will Acuff, Madison Academy; Darnell Jackson, Piedmont; Taylor Hayes, Piedmont; Josh Thomas, Montgomery Academy; Christian Gross, Excel.
AHSAA State Finals Adjusted Schedule With Revised Times
Friday Schedule – BJCC Legacy Arena
8:45 a.m. Keith (27-5) 38, Spring Garden (33-3) 25 (1A Girls Finals)
10:30 a.m. Sacred Heart (26-8) 70, Sunshine (28-5) 65 OT (1A Boys Finals)
12:15 p.m. Red Bay (25-9) 34, Geneva County (24-9) 29 (2A Girls Finals)
2:00 p.m. LaFayette (25-5) 69, Elba (21-7) 39 (2A Boys Finals)
3:45 p.m. Lauderdale County (39-0) 70, Pisgah (28-7) 39 (3A Girls Finals)
5:30 p.m. Madison Academy (19-12) 75, Piedmont (22-12) 51 (3A Boys Finals)
7:15 p.m. Deshler (34-2) 70, Jacksonville (29-5) 57 (4A Girls Finals)
9:00 p.m. West Limestone (33-3) 53, Westminster Christian (21-12) 42 (4A Boys Finals)
Saturday Schedule – BJCC Legacy Arena (No changes to original schedule)
9:00 a.m. Wenonah vs. Brewbaker Tech (5A Girls Finals)
11:00 a.m. Ramsay vs. J.O. Johnson (5A Boys Finals)
1:00 p.m. Homewood vs. Blount (6A Girls Finals)
3:00 p.m. Lee-Huntsville vs. Carver-Montgomery (6A Boys Finals)
5:00 p.m. Jeff Davis vs. McGill-Toolen (7A Girls Finals)
7:00 p.m. Hoover vs. Mountain Brook (7A Boys Finals)