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Montgomery Academy 48, Winfield 41

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.
    

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 (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.




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