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Pinson Valley 54, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 51

CLASS 6A BOYS’ SEMIFINALS 

    BIRMINGHAM – Pinson Valley sophomore guard Ga’quincy McKinstry sank a layup  and three free throws in the final 1:24 of the fourth quarter Wednesday to lift the Indians past Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 54-51 in the Class 6A boys’ semifinals at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    It was the Indians’ defense in the final seconds that provided just enough pressure to make the Patriots’ final shot at buzzer just miss its mark.
     Pinson Valley (23-9) will face defending state champion Carver-Montgomery (23-10) in the finals Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at Legacy Arena.
    McKinstry finished with 18 points, had two steals, three rebounds and was 7-of-7 at the free-throw line for the game. The Indians of Coach  Darrell Barber were 11-of-13 as a team.
      Kam Woods had 13 points, Marques McConico added 11 and Geordon Pollard contributed 10 points in the balanced offensive effort. Horace Wilson also had a game-high 12 rebounds and Pollard had eight.
    Hillcrest (28-8), which set a school  record for wins this season, was paced by Ja’Lon Johnson’s 27 points and five rebounds. Christian Jones chipped in 13 points for Coach Scott Suttle’s Patriots.
      The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Wednesday with the r the Class 5A girls’ and boys’ semifinals.  The Class 7A semifinals will begin Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2



WEDNESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Opelika (26-6) 61, Carver-Birmingham (26-9) 44
Hazel Green (33-3) 55, Blount (26-5) 39
6A Girls Finals
Opelika (26-6) vs. Hazel Green (33-3), Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Montgomery (23-10) 62, Muscle Shoals (25-8) 47
Pinson Valley (23-9) 54, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-8) 51
6A Boys Finals
Carver-Montgomery (23-10) vs. Pinson Valley (23-9), Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 5:45 p.m.


Hazel Green 55, Blount 39

CLASS 6A GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS 

     BIRMINGHAM – Defending Class 6A state girls’ basketball champion Hazel Green forced 20 turnovers and made the most of their 34 shots from the field Wednesday to beat Blount 55-39 in the 6A girls’ semifinals at the BJCC Legacy Arena. 
     The victory sends the Trojans (33-3) to the Class 6A state championship game Saturday at 12:30 p.m., at the Legacy Arena. Hazel Green, coached by Tim Miller, won its first state title since 1995 last season and now has a chance to go for two in a row against Opelika (26-6).
      Senior guard Marisa Snodgrass scored 15 points to lead the Trojans. She made three 3-pointers, including two at a critical time in the second quarter to help Hazel Green stretch its small lead to double digits. She also had three assists and five steals in a solid effort.
    Jaelyn Johnson added 11 points and MaKenzie Hill had 10. The two combined to go 9-of-10 at the foul line and Hazel Green finished 19-of-25 for the game. Farrah Pearson added eight points and a team-high eight rebounds.
    Blount (26-5), coached by Kimyatta Perry, struggled from field shooting just 33% in the second half.   Jamya Sharpe led the Leopards with nine points. Lajauna Lambert also had eight points and eight rebounds.

      The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Wednesday with the remaining Class 6A boys’ semifinal, followed by the Class 5A semis.  The Class 7A semifinals will begin Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2



WEDNESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Opelika (26-6) 61, Carver-Birmingham (26-9) 44
Hazel Green (33-3) 55, Blount (26-5) 39
6A Girls Finals
Opelika (26-6) vs. Hazel Green (33-3), Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Montgomery (23-10) 62, Muscle Shoals (25-8) 47
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 5:45 p.m.


Carver-Montgomery 62, Muscle Shoals 47

    BIRMINGHAM – Defending Class 6A state boys’ basketball champion Carver-Montgomery broke open a close game with a 14-3 run to start the second half quarter and the Wolverines moved into the state finals winning 62-47 over Muscle Shoals Wednesday.
     The Class 6A boys’ semifinal win at the BJCC Legacy Center sends Coach James Jackson’s Wolverines (23-10) into the championship game against the winner of the Pinson Valley vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa semifinal set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
      Carver’s 6-foot-8 Jaykwon Walton scored 24 points, including 6-of-7 at the foul line and two 3-pointers. He also had three assists, three blocked shots and one steal in a strong all-around effort.  Jereme Robinson, Carver’s 6-8 center, added 15 points and 10 rebounds and  Anthony Scott had nine points, seven rebounds and was 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. Carver was 15-of-21 for the game sinking 13-of-18 in the final quarter.
     Muscle Shoals senior guard Mark Sears had 19 points to lead Coach Neal Barker’s Trojans (25-8). He handed out four assists, had five rebounds and was perfect on all nine free throws attempted.  Avery Dilworthy chipped in seven points and Nicholas Griffith cleared a team-high seven rebounds.
      The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Wednesday with the remaining Class 6A girls’ and boys’ semifinals, followed by the Class 5A semis.  The Class 7A semifinals will begin Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2



WEDNESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Opelika (26-6) 61, Carver-Birmingham (26-9) 44
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Montgomery (23-10) 62, Muscle Shoals (25-8) 47
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 5:45 p.m.


Opelika 61, Carver-Birmingham 44

CLASS 6A GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS

    BIRMINGHAM – Opelika used balanced scoring with four players notching double figures to down Carver-Birmingham 61-44 Wednesday morning as the Class 6A girls’ semifinal game kicked off the third day of the 97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
     Coach Devin Booth’s Bulldogs (26-6) outscored the Rams (26-9) 22-11 in the second quarter and turned up the intensity on defense to clinch a berth in the Class 6A girls’ finals Saturday, March 2 at 12:30 p.m.
     Shaquala Walton led Opelika with 14 points and nine rebounds. Claire Worth, Kaitlyn Bryant and Ananda Huguley had 10 points each. La’Dajah Huguley added eight points and eight rebounds and Haley Sanders had seven points. Worth also had six assists.
      Carver, coached by Jarvis Wilson, was led by senior Kobi Warner’s 13 points and 14 rebounds. Ciondra Darden had 15 points, including sinking three 3-pointers, and Randrea Wright scored 12 points.
      The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Wednesday with the remaining Class 6A girls’ and boys’ semifinal, followed by the Class 5A semis.  The Class 7A semifinals will begin Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2



WEDNESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Opelika (26-6) 61, Carver-Birmingham (26-9) 44
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-10), 10: 30 a.m.
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 5:45 p.m.


Talladega 69, Hillcrest-Evergreen 58

CLASS 4A BOYS’ SEMIFINALS 

      BIRMINGHAM – Talladega won a Class 4A Boys State Tourney semifinal battle of intense streaks over Hillcrest-Evergreen 69-58 Tuesday night to close out day two of the 97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena here to set the final pairings for Friday’s 4A boys’ state championship game.
     Coach Chucky Miller’s Tigers (25-8) will face West Limestone (21-13) in the finals at 5:45 p.m., Friday.
      Talladega jumped out fast to take a 17-8 led after one quarter and led by 10 47-37 with 1:55 to play in the third period before Hillcrest (26-3) roared back to cut that margin to three with seven unanswered points over the next minute to send the two teams into the fourth quarter with the Tigers holding a slim 47-44 lead.
   Coach Chenson Griffin’s Jags cut the lead to 48-46 early in the final period but Talladega then out-scored Hillcrest 12-2 over the next four minutes to stretch the lead back 12.  The Jaguars were unable to recover.
    Junior D’Corian Wilson scored 22 points to lead Coach Miller’s Tigers. Arron Greene had 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists and Kobe Simmons had 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists for what became their coach’s 758th career win. Miller owns a 758-340 record heading into the championship game Friday.
     Jarrett Taylor had 18 points, Adarius Oliver had 15 and Eddie Watkins had 12 for Hillcrest, which saw its current winning streak end at 17 games with the loss. Oliver also had a team-high nine rebounds.
      The AHSAA State Basketball Championships will begin the Class 6A and 5A tourneys Wednesday with girls’ and boys’ semifinals set beginning with the first 6A girls’ game at 9 a.m. pitting Carver-Birmingham (26-8) versus Opelika (25-6).  Class 7A semifinals will begin Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2


TUESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS

CLASS 3A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (31-2) 48, Winfield (31-2) 41
Pisgah (30-1) 63, Prattville Christian (24-9) 47
3A Girls Finals
Montgomery Academy (31-2) vs. Pisgah (30-1), Friday, Mar. 1, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Westminster Christian (27-4) 50, Bullock County (17-12) 32
Plainview (32-4) 74, Prattville Christian (30-4) 55

3A Boys Finals
Westminster Christian (27-4) vs. Plainview (32-4), Friday, Mar. 1, 2:15 p.m.


CLASS 4A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Rogers (31-3) 50, Childersburg (33-2) 41
Anniston (29-4) 64, Greensboro (24-3) 50
4A Girls Finals
Rogers (31-3) vs. Anniston (29-4), Friday, Mar. 1, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
West Limestone (21-13) 50,  B.T. Washington (21-9) 48
Talladega (25-8)  69, Hillcrest-Evergreen (26-3) 58
4A Boys Finals

West Limestone (21-13) vs. Talladega (25-8), Friday, Mar. 1, 5:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Birmingham (26-8) vs. Opelika (25-6), 9 a.m.
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-10), 10: 30 a.m.
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 5:45 p.m.


Anniston 64, Greensboro 50

CLASS 4A GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS 

    BIRMINGHAM – Anniston sophomore guard Allasha Dudley scored a season-high 36 points Tuesday night to lead the Bulldogs to a 64-50 win over Greensboro in the AHSAA Class 4A State Championships girls’ semifinals at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
    She was 15-of-26 from the field, made 2-of-5 from the 3-point arc and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the foul line in what Anniston Coach Eddie Bullock described as an amazing performance. Dudley also had four assists and five steals as the Bulldogs (29-4) clinched a berth in Friday’s Class 4A state finals against Rogers (31-3) at 4 p.m. at the Legacy Arena.
     Senior forwards Toniah Foster and Tekyia Jackson added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Jackson had a game-high 11 rebound and five steals, and Foster cleared seven rebounds.
   Greensboro (24-3), coached by Frances Dunn, was led by junior forward Trinity Hambright’s 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Adriana Jones also had 12 points was 4-of-4 on free throws. Reginiqua Fields also contributed eight points.
    The AHSAA State Basketball Championships will begin the Class 6A and 5A tourneys Wednesday with girls’ and boys’ semifinals set beginning with the first 6A girls’ game at 9 a.m. pitting Carver-Birmingham (26-8) versus Opelika (25-6).  Class 7A semifinals will begin Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2


TUESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS

CLASS 3A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (31-2) 48, Winfield (31-2) 41
Pisgah (30-1) 63, Prattville Christian (24-9) 47
3A Girls Finals
Montgomery Academy (31-2) vs. Pisgah (30-1), Friday, Mar. 1, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Westminster Christian (27-4) 50, Bullock County (17-12) 32
Plainview (32-4) 74, Prattville Christian (30-4) 55

3A Boys Finals
Westminster Christian (27-4) vs. Plainview (32-4), Friday, Mar. 1, 2:15 p.m.


CLASS 4A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Rogers (31-3) 50, Childersburg (33-2) 41
Anniston (29-4) 64, Greensboro (24-3) 50
4A Girls Finals
Rogers (31-3) vs. Anniston (29-4), Friday, Mar. 1, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
West Limestone (21-13) 50,  B.T. Washington (21-9) 48
Talladega (24-8)  vs. Hillcrest-Evergreen (26-2), 7:30 p.m.
4A Boys Finals

Friday, Mar. 1, 5:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Birmingham (26-8) vs. Opelika (25-6), 9 a.m.
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-10), 10: 30 a.m.
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 5:45 p.m.


West Limestone 50, B.T. Washington 48

CLASS 4A BOYS’ SEMIFINALS 

    BIRMINGHAM – Senior guards Alec Baugher and Chayse Carter each sank two free throws in the final 26 seconds Tuesday afternoon to lift West Limestone to a 50-48 victory over Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee in the first semifinal game of the AHSAA State Basketball Championships Class 4A semifinals at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
   B..T. Washington senior point guard had put the Golden Eagles of Coach Thomas Torbert ahead 48-46 with 1:14 remaining in what had been a nip-and-tuck second half. BTW then got the ball back but Baugher came up with  steal=, was fouled and tied the game. The Eagles (21-9) inbounded the ball with just over nine seconds remaining and Carter came up with another steal and then put the Wildcats of Coach Justin Taylor ahead for good. Braden Tuten then sealed the win with a steal under the BTW basket as time expired.
    West Limestone (21-13) got 16 points and 11 rebounds from River Helms and 10 from Christian Clemmons. The Wildcats were 13-of-17 from the foul line, including 10-of-11 in the final quarter, and made seven 3-pointers on 21 tries.
    Booker T. Washington was paced by 6-foot-5 junior Martez Jones. The Eagles post player was 8-of-9 from the field and finished with 18 points. He also had a game-high 16 rebounds. Joseph Graham added 10 points and five steals.
Comer three. Each also had six rebounds.
    West Limestone will face the winner of the other 4A semifinal, Hillcrest-Evergreen or Talladega, at 5:45 p.m. Friday in the finals at the Legacy Arena.
    The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Tuesday with the Class 4A girls’ and boys’ semifinals. Classes 5A and 6A play Wednesday and Class 7A semis will be Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2


TUESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS

CLASS 3A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (31-2) 48, Winfield (31-2) 41
Pisgah (30-1) 63, Prattville Christian (24-9) 47
3A Girls Finals
Montgomery Academy (31-2) vs. Pisgah (30-1), Friday, Mar. 1, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Westminster Christian (27-4) 50, Bullock County (17-12) 32
Plainview (32-4) 74, Prattville Christian (30-4) 55

3A Boys Finals
Westminster Christian (27-4) vs. Plainview (32-4), Friday, Mar. 1, 2:15 p.m.


CLASS 4A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Rogers (30-3) vs. Childersburg (33-1), 3 p.m.
Anniston (28-4) vs. Greensboro (24-2), 6 p.m.
4A Girls Finals
Friday, Mar. 1, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
West Limestone (20-13) vs. B.T. Washington (21-9), 4: 30 p.m.
Talladega (24-8)  vs. Hillcrest-Evergreen (26-2), 7:30 p.m.
4A Boys Finals

Friday, Mar. 1, 5:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Birmingham (26-8) vs. Opelika (25-6), 9 a.m.
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-10), 10: 30 a.m.
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 5:45 p.m.


Rogers 50, Childersburg 41

CLASS 4A GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS 

    BIRMINGHAM – Rogers High School rallied from behind in the second half to down Childersburg 50-41 in the first semifinal game of the Class 4A Girls State Basketball Tourney at the BJCC Legacy Arena Tuesday.
    The Tigers (33-2) held a slim 20-18 lead at halftime but the Pirates (31-3) limited second shots in the final two quarters to squeak out the victory. Rogers advances to Friday’s Class 4A finals at 4 p.m. with the win.
     Rogers, coached by Blake Prestage, limited Childersburg to just two offensive rebounds in the second half. Coach Gavin King’s Tigers had eight in the first half.
    Sophomore forward Brooke Jones led all scorers with 19 points, going 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-6 at the foul line for Rogers.  She also had four steals and five rebounds. Gabrielle Davis added 10 points and seven rebounds and Maddie Krieger had nine points.
     Eunique McKinney and Jailah Swain had 13 points each for Childersburg. Ke’Asia McKinney also had nine. Yamaree Gaddis had six points and six rebounds.  
 The 97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Tuesday night with the remaining Class 4A girls’ semifinal and both 4A boys’ semifinals. Classes 5A and 6A play Wednesday and Class 7A semis will be Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based
    NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2


TUESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS

CLASS 3A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (31-2) 48, Winfield (31-2) 41
Pisgah (30-1) 63, Prattville Christian (24-9) 47
3A Girls Finals
Montgomery Academy (31-2) vs. Pisgah (30-1), Friday, Mar. 1, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Westminster Christian (27-4) 50, Bullock County (17-12) 32
Plainview (32-4) 74, Prattville Christian (30-4) 55

3A Boys Finals
Westminster Christian (27-4) vs. Plainview (32-4), Friday, Mar. 1, 2:15 p.m.


CLASS 4A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Rogers (31-3) 50, Childersburg (33-2) 41
Anniston (28-4) vs. Greensboro (24-2), 
6 p.m.
4A Girls Finals
Friday, Mar. 1, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
West Limestone (20-13) vs. B.T. Washington (21-9), 4: 30 p.m.
Talladega (24-8)  vs. Hillcrest-Evergreen (26-2), 7:30 p.m.
4A Boys Finals

Friday, Mar. 1, 5:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Birmingham (26-8) vs. Opelika (25-6), 9 a.m.
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-10), 10: 30 a.m.
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.


THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 
5:45 p.m.


Plainview 74, Prattville Christian 55

CLASS 3A BOYS’ SEMIFINALS 

    BIRMINGHAM – Defending Class 3A state champion Plainview missed the first eight 3-point shots attempted Tuesday in its boys’ semifinal battle with Prattville Christian at the BJCC Legacy Center.
    They made up it the rest of the way, sinking 15 treys in  the Bears’ next 26 3-point attempts, and beat Prattville Christian 74-55 to claim a berth in the Class 3A state finals for the third straight year.
     Plainview (32-4) will face Westminster Christian (27-4), which will be making its third state championship game appearance since 2017, in the 97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships Class 3A boys finals Friday at the Legacy Arena at 2:15 p.m.
    Five different Bears made at least two treys Tuesday’s semifinals.  Senior Koby Tinker was 4-of-11 and junior Tristan Willingham was 4-of-6. Cole Millican sank three, Taylor Haymon and Haden White, two each. Tinker finished with 20 points and seven rebounds, Willingham had 17 points, Cole Millican and Haymon had 10 points each for Plainview.  The Bears now have 458 treys as a team this season in 1,235 attempts. That total ranks second all-time in the AHSAA Record Book behind the Bears’ 467-of-1,288 effort last season. Tinker has 119 on the year.
     Prattville Christian (30-4), coached by Jason Roberson, got strong efforts from Cooper Meadows and B.J. Comer , who had 24 and 23 points, respectively. The Panthers were 7-of-20 from the 3-point arc with Meadows sinking four and Comer three. Each also had six rebounds.
    Roberson also coached Prattville Christian’s girls in the semifinal game just prior to the boys, making him one of only a handful of coaches to lead boys’ and girls’ teams to the state tourney in the same year.
    The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Tuesday with the Class 4A girls’ and boys’ semifinals. Classes 5A and 6A play Wednesday and Class 7A semis will be Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2


TUESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS

CLASS 3A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (31-2) 48, Winfield (31-2) 41
Pisgah (30-1) 63, Prattville Christian (24-9) 47
3A Girls Finals
Montgomery Academy (31-2) vs. Pisgah (30-1), Friday, Mar. 1, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Westminster Christian (27-4) 50, Bullock County (17-12) 32
Plainview (32-4) 74, Prattville Christian (30-4) 55

3A Boys Finals
Westminster Christian (27-4) vs. Plainview (32-4), Friday, Mar. 1, 2:15 p.m.


CLASS 4A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Rogers (30-3) vs. Childersburg (33-1), 3 p.m.
Anniston (28-4) vs. Greensboro (24-2), 6 p.m.
4A Girls Finals
Friday, Mar. 1, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
West Limestone (20-13) vs. B.T. Washington (21-9), 4: 30 p.m.
Talladega (24-8)  vs. Hillcrest-Evergreen (26-2), 7:30 p.m.
4A Boys Finals

Friday, Mar. 1, 5:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Birmingham (26-8) vs. Opelika (25-6), 9 a.m.
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-10), 10: 30 a.m.
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.


THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 
5:45 p.m.


Pisgah 63, Prattville Christian 47

    BIRMINGHAM – Defending Class 3A state champion Pisgah outscored Prattville Christian 22-8 in the third quarter Tuesday to break open a close game and advanced to the 2019 state championship game with a 63-47 win at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena.
    The Eagles (30-1) will face Montgomery Academy (32-1) in the 2019 AHSAA State Basketball Championships Class 3A finals Friday at 12:30 p.m.
    Molly Heard led Coach Carey Ellison’s team with 17 points and Annie Hughes had 16. Hall also had six rebounds and three steals. Chloe Womack chipped in 11 points.
   Prattville Christian (25-9) was led by Ella Jane Connell’s 21 points and teammate Kaitlyn Reyes added 20. Victoria DeMaio had 10 rebounds.
    The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Tuesday with the remaining Class 3A and boys’ semifinals and the Class 4A semis. Classes 5A and 6A play Wednesday and Class 7A semis will be Thursday morning. The remaining schedule will be the state finals.
    All semifinal games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based program and broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network. The finals will also be produced by the NFHS Network and AHSAA Radio Network with the live video also being shown over the Alabama Cable Network.
    

97th AHSAA State Basketball Championships
Legacy Arena, BJCC, Birmingham, Feb. 25-March 2


TUESDAY’S PAIRINGS/RESULTS

CLASS 3A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (31-2) 48, Winfield (31-2) 41
Pisgah (30-1) 63, Prattville Christian (24-9) 47
3A Girls Finals
Montgomery Academy (31-2) vs. Pisgah (30-1), Friday, Mar. 1, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Westminster Christian (27-4) 50, Bullock County (17-12) 32
Plainview (31-4) vs. Prattville Christian (30-3), 
1:30 p.m.
3A Boys Finals
Friday, Mar. 1, 2:15 p.m.


LASS 4A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Rogers (30-3) vs. Childersburg (33-1), 3 p.m.
Anniston (28-4) vs. Greensboro (24-2), 6 p.m.
4A Girls Finals
Friday, Mar. 1, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
West Limestone (20-13) vs. B.T. Washington (21-9), 4: 30 p.m.
Talladega (24-8)  vs. Hillcrest-Evergreen (26-2), 7:30 p.m.
4A Boys Finals

Friday, Mar. 1, 5:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
CLASS 6A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Carver-Birmingham (26-8) vs. Opelika (25-6), 9 a.m.
Hazel Green (32-3) vs. Blount (26-4), noon
6A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-10), 10: 30 a.m.
Pinson Valley (22-9) vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-7), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CLASS 5A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Madison Academy (27-7) vs. Ramsay (27-7), 3 p.m.
Brewer (24-9) vs. Central-Tuscaloosa (26-3), 6 p.m.
5A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  9 a.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Wenonah (29-5) vs. Ramsay (20-13) 4: 30 p.m.
Center Point (17-14) vs. Bibb County (14-15), 7:30 p.m.
5A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2,  10:45 a.m.


THURSDAY, FEB. 28
CLASS 7A 
GIRLS SEMIFINALS
Hewitt-Trussville (20-10) vs. Auburn (24-4), 9 a.m.
Hoover (32-1) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (29-2), noon
7A Girls Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m.

BOYS SEMIFINALS
Mountain Brook (29-3) vs. Lee-Montgomery (29-3), 10: 30 a.m.
Hoover (24-8) vs. Baker (20-13), 1:30 p.m.
6A Boys Finals
Saturday, Mar. 2, 
5:45 p.m.