Tuesday, August 20, 2019






Class 6A Boys Finals Carver-Montgomery 57, Lee-Huntsville 55

   Carver-Montgomery out-scored Lee-Huntsville 28-17 in the fourth quarter to claim a 57-55 victory in the AHSAA Class 6A boys’ state basketball finals at the BJCC Legacy Arena Satruday.
   The Wolverines trailed by 10 when Lee’s Tracey Burnett sank a free throw 12 seconds into the final quarter. Carver (29-4) began clawing back, however, finally tying the game with four minutes left when Brandon Austin sank two free throws. The Wolverines took the lead for good a minute later when Lyndell Wilson sank two more.
   Austin made six more down the stretch, but it was a pair by Darian Adams with six seconds left that gave Carver a much-needed 57-52 cushion. Lee’s Malik Burnett drilled s 3-pointer with one second left to set the final 57-55 margin.
    Austin, named Class 6A state tourney MVP, had 20 points on the night with 8-of-10 coming at the foul line. He also had five steals and five rebounds.   Antonio Nelson added 16 points for Coach James Jackson’s Wolverines and Adams had 10. Carver finished 24-of-32 at the foul line. The Generals were 12-of-18.
     Burnett led Lee (27-7), coached by Greg Brown, with 12 points and was perfect on both treys attempted. Gerron Scissum had 10 points and nine rebounds and Ashton Ray had 10 points.
   The state title was Carver’s fourth overall and the first since 2012.
Class 6A Boys All-Tournament Team
Brandon Austin, Carver-Montgomery (MVP); Joseph Strugg, Carver-Montgomery; Antonio Nelson, Carver-Montgomery; Gerron Scissum, Lee-Huntsville; Tracey Burnett, Lee-Huntsville; Malik Cook Stroupe, Homewood; Javien Williams, Woodlawn.

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