BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Joshua Langford collected 21 points, 19 rebounds and six assists to lead Madison Academy to a 54-47 victory over Southside-Selma on Saturday in the Class 3A boys championship game.
Madison Academy (24-12) rallied from a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter for its first state title since winning three in a row from 2006-08.
Southside-Selma (24-10) took a 40-33 lead on Jevon Hall's 3-pointer early in the fourth. Then Langford had four points and an assist to spark a 6-0 run for Madison Academy, which closed with a 21-7 surge.
Langford, who was named the tournament MVP, hit 4 of 6 free throws in the final 1:07 to help ice the win.
Quan Cothron added eight points for Madison Academy.
Sammarkus Jones led Southside-Selma with 17 points while Jeffery Mack had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ivy Wallen scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead Lauderdale County to its second straight state championship with a 59-41 win over Holly Pond Saturday in the Class 3A girls championship game.
It is the 10th state title for Lauderdale County (33-5), which built a 36-21 halftime lead to as high as 23 points in the third quarter.
Wallen also had four assists and three steals and was 3 for 3 from 3-point range. Karlee Brown was 5-of-6 shooting for 13 points while tournament MVP Chatara Cox added 11 points and six rebounds.
Taylor Terry led Holly Pond (29-6) with 15 points and four steals. Rachel Finley had 10 points and six rebounds.
Lauderdale County made 21 of 39 shots (53.8 percent) in the game.
Holly Pond fell behind by 12 points in the first quarter but cut that deficit in half early in the second.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Seab Webster scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds in the 4A boys championship game as he helped Madison County to a 28-25 victory over J.O. Johnson on Saturday.
Madison County (29-4) took a 26-25 lead with 1:25 to go on a layup by Webster, who received tournament Most Valuable Player honors. J.O. Johnson (22-9) then missed four free throws in the final minute to help give the Tigers their second state title.
J.O. Johnson missed two free throws with 13 seconds left and Webster prevented a chance for a tap-in by securing the rebound. Webster then hit 1 of 2 from the free throw line to put the game away for the Tigers.
Lionel Love scored seven points to lead J.O. Johnson as the school was looking to win its first state championship since 1987.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Destiney Elliott scored 30 points to lead Oneonta to its first state title with a 53-39 victory over Clarke County on Saturday in the Class 4A girls championship game.
Elliott, the tournament MVP, made 11 of 17 shots and had five rebounds and four steals for Oneonta (32-4). Abby Blackwood added 11 points.
Rachel Brownlee led Clarke County (28-5) with 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting.
Oneonta took a 40-21 lead on a jump shot by Blackwood late in the third quarter. Clarke County rallied with an 18-6 run and closed the gap to 46-39 on Bronwlee's free throw with 2:10 remaining.
Oneonta made 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Oneonta shot 18 of 37 from the floor (49 percent) and had a 25-15 halftime lead.