CLASS 3A GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS BIRMINGHAM – Montgomery Academy outscored Winfield 14-4 in the final quarter Tuesday morning to grab a 48-41 victory over the Lady Pirates as the second day of the AHSAA 2019 State Basketball Championships got underway at the BJCC Legacy Arena with the Class 3A girls’ semifinals. Coach Barry Fancher’s Eagles (31-2 came into the semifinals riding a 22-game winning streak. Winfield (32-2), coached by Joseph Wilson, won 25 in a row at one stretch and had a seven-game win streak coming in. Both teams battled with intensity, especially on defense. The Eagles forced 24 Pirates turnovers and Winfield caused 16 for Montgomery Academy. Leighton Robertson sparked the Eagles with 26 points and also had seven steals on defense. Gabriella Ramirez added nine points – all coming on three 3-pointers. Senior forward Margaret Head had a game-high rebounds and five points. None was bigger than her offensive rebound and put-back with 1:39 remaining to extend Montgomery Academy’s two-point lead to 43-39. The Pirates never recovered. C’era Beck had 14 points, 12 coming on a 4-of-11 3-point shooting performance, to lead Winfield. Emma Kate Tittle added 11 points. Montgomery Academy won the rebound battle 38-30. The Eagles were 6 of 15 at the foul line and Winfield was made one of two. Montgomery Academy moves to the Class 3A championship game at Legacy Arena Friday at 12:30 p.m. The Class 3A boys’ finals will follow at 2:15 p.m. The AHSAA State Basketball Championships continue Tuesday with the remaining Class 3A girls’ 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. 97 th 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 (32-1) vs. Prattville Christian (24-8), noon 3A Girls Finals Friday, Mar. 1, 12:30 p.m. BOYS SEMIFINALS Westminster Christian (26-4) vs. Bullock County (16-12), 10: 30 a.m. 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 (20-9), 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 (24-4), noon 6A Girls Finals Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:30 p.m. BOYS SEMIFINALS Muscle Shoals (25-7) vs. Carver-Montgomery (22-9), 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 (28-2), 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.