AHSAA Southeast Regional Finals Recaps

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 25, 2001

Barbour County punches ticket to Final Four

Class 2A Boy’s Finals

Barbour County 65,

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Vincent 63

LaKeith Persons punched Barbour County’s ticket to the Class 2A Final Four in Birmingham with a 34 point effort on Friday against No. 1 Vincent.

Persons was named Tournament MVP in the Jaguars 65-63 win.

The Jaguars were down 44-36 after a free throw by Vincent’s Kedric Davis in the third quarter, a lead the Yellowjackets held at the end of the period, 46-38.

But Barbour County battled back. Persons 3-pointer with 5:49 left in the game gave the Jaguars a 51-48 lead.

The two teams exchanged leads several times in the final period, but the Jaguars’ Michael Blackman gave his team a four point cushion with two free throws in the last 30 seconds of the game.

Antonio Thomas added 12 points for the Jaguars.

Kelvin Youngblood had 17 and Alvin Swain had 14 to lead Vincent.

Class 4A Girl’s Finals

Geneva 59,

Elmore County 44

Geneva knocked off No. 1 and previously unbeaten Elmore County, 59-44, on Thursday to advance to the Class 4A Girl’s Final Four.

Geneva was led by Karla Hughley’s 20 points, Jamie Gillis had 17 and Leanne Grayson added 14. Gillis led the Lady Panthers in rebounding with 11, followed by Grayson’s 10.

Melanie Simmons dished out nine assists for Geneva.

Elmore County had two players in double digits. Nica Westbrooks scored 13 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Tamara Leonard had 10 points.

Class 3A Girl’s Finals

Weaver 55, Dadeville 50

Weaver downed Dadeville High School in the Class 3A girl’s Southeast Regional finals, 55-50, despite the Lady Tigers getting off 66 shots to Weaver’s 43.

However, Weaver outshot Dadeville for the game with a 57 percent field goal percentage.

Michelle Morgan had 21 points, while Lauren Housand had 11 and Latora Downie had 10, to lead Weaver.

Jennifer Higgins had 23 points and Mikira Rowell added 13, leading Dadeville.

Class 3A Boy’s Finals

Calhoun 74, Catholic 66

Calhoun kept Catholic from taking its third straight trip to the Final Four on Saturday, handing the Knights a 74-66 defeat.

The Knights, who won state titles in Class 2A last season, couldn’t overcome Calhoun’s free throw percentage in the game. The Tigers hit 19-of-26 foul shots, while the Knights shot just 12-of-23.

Harold Taylor and Morris Davison led Calhoun with 16 points apiece. Donell Martin had 12 points for the Tigers and Marcus Miles ripped down 13 rebounds.

Quenton Urquhart had 23 points for Catholic, while Vaidotas Pecuikas pulled down 14 rebounds and scored 21 points. Ben Reardon had 11 points and 10 rebounds also for the Knights.

Class 4A Boy’s Finals

Central-Hayneville 68,

Dallas County 55

Issac Miles had 31 points to lead Central-Hayneville over Dallas County, 68-55, in the Class 4A boy’s final on Friday night.

Cornelius Moorer had 18 points for Central to follow Miles.

Andron Stewart and Corey King had 13 points each for Dallas County and Clifton Lyons had 11 points along with 11 rebounds.

Central got to the foul line 22 times to Dallas County’s four.

Class 6A Girl’s Finals

Jeff Davis 44,

Central-Phenix City 37

Jeff Davis continued its quest for a Class 6A state championship by defeating Central-Phenix City, 44-37 on Saturday in the regional finals at Troy State.

Amy White led the Lady Vols with 17 points, followed by Dee Dee Tyus’s 16 points.

Cenral was led by Diandra Griffin’s 10 points and Latrece Griffin’s 13 rebounds.

Neither team shot well from the field, with Jeff Davis shooting 27.8 percent and to Central’s 25.9 percent.