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Former JD star Walker waiting for debut with Crimson Tide

Former Jeff Davis star Jasmine Walker is patiently waiting for her debut with the Alabama women’s basketball team on Dec. 17. The Tide opens the season on Friday against Alabama A&M. (Photo courtesy

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 9, 2017)

The date is circled on the calendar: Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Coleman Coliseum.

The Alabama women’s basketball team makes its official debut on Friday with a game against Alabama A&M at Coleman Coliseum, but head coach Kristy Curry would be quick to mention that Dec. 17 game against Southern Methodist as well.

That’s because that day will mark the Crimson Tide debut of Jasmine Walker.

Kentucky the choice again in SEC Men’s basketball; Tide picked 4th, Auburn 9th

Combined Reports
(October 18, 2017)

Kentucky has been picked to win the 2017 Southeastern Conference men’s basketball championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members.

AUM announces men’s hoops schedule

(September 27, 2017)

A pair of tournaments, an exhibition with Alabama State and a full slate of Gulf South Conference games highlight the Auburn Montgomery men’s basketball team’s season, as the Warhawks will look to get back to their winning ways in 2017-18.

ALL-STAR WEEK: North continues dominance in basketball

St. James’ guard Micala Fisanick drives past Homewood’s Hannah Barber in Wednesday’s North-South All-Star game. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 20, 2017)

Micala Fisanick came into Wednesday’s Alabama All-Star Sports Week basketball competition hoping to showcase her shooting ability in the Auburn University Montgomery Physical Education Complex.

The Saint James senior-to-be came off the bench to open the second quarter and nailed the first 3-pointer she took, but didn’t make another basket the remainder of the game. Her next shot, a 15-footer from the left side of the court, was followed by a pair of 3-point misses as shots, in addition to playing time, was in short supply.

All-Star Sports Week has local flavor, new sport

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 16, 2017)

It took 20 years, but another sport finally has been added to Alabama All-Star Sports Week.

The 21st All-Star Sports Week will be held in Montgomery on July 17-22 featuring male and female high school standouts competing in football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer and now boys and girls cross country.

NOTES: AHSAA announces Bryant-Jordan winners; Tide hoops to open season in Vet Classic

(April 11, 2017)

Opelika High School’s RaKavius Chambers and Elkmont High School’s Leah Seibert were named the overall winners at the 32st annual Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Awards Banquet Monday night at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel… The Alabama men’s basketball team will participate in the 2017 Veterans Classic, the U.S. Naval Academy announced on Monday.

Huntingdon to play host to new showcase for prep basketball

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 10, 2017)

Keegan Bell has only been in town four months but he’s already gauged the potential of basketball in the central Alabama area.

Bell joined the teaching ranks at the Alabama Basketball Academy in Huntsville four years ago and has started a branch in Montgomery to help train the area’s future basketball stars.

ASU women advance in SWAC tourney

(March 8, 2017)

Two-time defending SWAC champ Alabama State women’s basketball team battled Arkansas-Pine Bluff before advancing to the tournament semifinals with a 48-46 victory at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Tuesday night.

AHSAA STATE FINALS: Lanett boys top R.C. Hatch; Deshler girls fall

Combined Report
(March 4, 2017)

BIRMINGHAM – Lanett went inside in the fourth period to out-score R.C. Hatch down the stretch 19-7 as the Panthers claimed their second straight state title in the 95th annual AHSAA Class 2A State Tournament boys’ championship game Friday at the BJCC Legacy Arena.

AHSAA STATE FINALS: Hubbard wins 1A on last-second free throw

Combined Report
(March 3, 2017)

BIRMINGHAM — Eighth grader Alexandria Orr was fouled as the fourth quarter of the AHSAA Class 1A girls’ state basketball finals ended Thursday night. She would sink 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.

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WBB - Alabama St at Miami, Fla., 6 p.m.
WBB - Birmingham Southern at Huntingdon, 6 p.m.
CFB - Raycom Camellia Bowl: Arkansas St vs MTSU, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
CFB - New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs North Texas, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
MBB - MTSU at Auburn, 5 p.m. (Birmingham - SEC Network)
MBB - Troy at Arkansas, 7 p.m. (North Little Rock, Ark.)
MBB -Winthrop at Alabama St., 1 p.m.
MBB - Maryville at Huntingdon, 2 p.m.
CBB - Delta St at AUM (w/m), 2 p.m.
CBB - AUM (w/m) at Bethel Unv., 2 p.m.
MBB - Berea at Huntingdon, 2 p.m.
WBB - Troy at Samford, 2 p.m.
High School
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