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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.

AHSAA STATE FINALS: Carver’s season comes to an end

Combined Report
(March 2, 2017)

BIRMINGHAM - Homewood placed four players in double figures as the Lady Patriots beat G.W. Carver, 78-48, to advance to the AHSAA Class 6A state tournament girls’ basketball championship game for the third year in a row.

AHSAA STATE FINALS: BTW-Magnet falls to Madison Academy

Combined Report
(March 1, 2017)

BIRMINGHAM - A slow start and poor shooting was too much to overcome in Booker T. Washington Magnet’s first-ever trip to the AHSAA State semifinals in the Legacy Arena on Tuesday.

Madison Academy (34-1) jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in a 68-24 win over the Yellow Jackets in the AHSAA Class 4A State Basketball Championships. The Mustangs will face defending state champion Deshler (34-0) on Friday.

Cavalry comes too late in MA’s loss to Locust Fork

Locust Fork’s Ashlyn Adkins shoots over Caroline Kirkham in the Class 3A semifinal game in Birmingham on Tuesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 1, 2017)

BIRMINGHAM – It may turn out to be one of the most inspiring moments of the Alabama High School Athletic Association state basketball tournament, but it came too late to save Montgomery Academy.

Junior center Caroline Kirkham, diagnosed with a meniscus tear and a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, limped onto the Legacy Arena court at the start of the fourth quarter, determined to prolong the Eagles’ season.

It didn’t work, but for a moment it looked as if it might.

AHSAA STATE FINALS: Hatch back in finals

Combined Report
(February 28, 2017)

BIRMINGHAM - R.C. Hatch had an easy time defeating Sheffield, 52-27, Monday in the Class 2A boys’ state tournament semifinals. The win allowed the Bobcats to advance to Friday’s championship game for the first time since 2009.

Brooks, MA break through to earn Central Region title

Jade Brooks scored 28 points and was named tourney MVP leading Montgomery Academy to the 3A Central Regional title. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 23, 2017)

Thirty minutes had settled nothing.

Montgomery Academy had led for just a little more than 12 minutes in the contest and trailed for 11 minutes, an indication that Wednesday’s 3A Central Region championship match with Midfield was hard-fought and bitter, a physical war where neither team had the upper hand for long.

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