Basketball

HHS girls basketball team recognized


The Haleyville High School varsity and junior varsity basketball teams were honored at the HHS basketball banquet Sunday, March 31. Pictured above are members of the girls varsity team. From left: Senn Williams, head coach; McKenzee Reid, senior; Mae Boyles, Madison Caine, Molly Gilbert, Reagan Kutis, juniors; Tesley Callahan, Ashton McCullar, sophomores; Catie Aldridge, freshman; Andy Lambert, assistant coach. Not pictured are juniors Kaitlyn Mobley and Allie Temple.

HHS basketball banquet honors athletes


A banquet was held Sunday, March 31, in the Ninth Avenue Church of Christ fellowship hall to honor the Haleyville High School varsity and junior varsity basketball teams. Pictured are members of the Haleyville boys varsity basketball team. From left assistant coaches Tyler Malone and Tyler Hallman, Rusty Nelson, Ben Lowman, Mason Lambert, Clay Blanton, Grayson Long, Jon Tyler Gilbert, Gavin West and Dylan Burleson, head coach.

Double Springs 10U takes Northwest Alabama basketball youth championship


Pictured on the front row, left ro right are: Lily Grace Elliott and Easley Gray. Back row: Maci Blevins, Allie Tidwell, Tennyson Gilbreath, Coach Adam Veal, Emma Kate Veal and Lynleigh Cobb. The team finished with a 11-0 record.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Double Springs youth basketball league’s 10U captured the 10U Northwest Alabama Youth Basketball championship in February, hosted in Double Springs. The  team had to play the second Double Springs team in the championship round. The team finished with an 11-0 record. The 8U team was runner-up in their division, finishing with an undefeated regular season record. Adam Veal served as head coach for the teams.

Double Springs 8U 2019 Northwest Alabama basketball runners-up


The Double Springs 8U basketball team earned the runner-up spot in the Northwest Alabama basketball championship. Pictured left to right, front row: Tiffany Thomas, Kaitlyn Thorn, Caris Twilley, Ellie Veal and Maggie Roberts. Back row: Baila Morgan, Briley Wakefield and head coach Adam Veal. The team had an undefeated regular season.

Local high school basketball players named to All-State teams

The Northwest Alabamian’s sports coverage area had players selected to the 2019 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State high school basketball teams.
 CLASS 2A GIRLS
First-team All-State Camryn Crider, Cold Springs, Sr., G, 5-3
Ayanna Foster, Sacred Heart, Sr., F, 6-1
Elizabeth Hill, Cold Springs, Jr., F, 5-11
Mary Beth Long, G.W. Long, Jr., C, 6-1
Karoline Striplin, Geneva Co., So., C, 6-3
Second-team
All-State

Kirby DeBoard, Sand Rock, Sr., G, 5-8

SHE BEARS STATE CHAMPS: She Bears defeat Skyline 71-63 in finals


The Phillips High School She Bears are the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 1A state champions. The She Bears defeated Skyline by a score of 71-63 on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center’s Legacy Arena. Pictured above on the front row, from left are Jill Gillum-team manager, Caitlin Martin, Lexie Dishner-MVP, Gracie Hallman-All Tournament, Mary Ashton Hyde. Back row: assistant coaches, Deb Cook and Julie Hallman, Amber Edwards-team manager, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Amber Markham, Allie Veal, head coach Scott Veal, assistant coaches Brandon Clement and Jacob Feltman.

BIRMINGHAM – It was an 11-point run in the last couple minutes of the game that gave the Phillips High School She Bears (26-10) the  Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 1A state basketball championship Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Birmingham Jef-ferson Civic Center’s Legacy Arena.
The She Bears, led by head coach Scott Veal, defeated the Skyline Vikings (29-6) by a score of 71-63. The state crown was the third in school history for the She Bears, but the first since 1986.

All-Tournament members


The Phillips She Bears had three mem-bers named to the state All-Tourn-ament team. Second from left, Ally McCollum, fourth from left Gracie Hallman and Lexie Dishner - Most Valuable Player. The other two players are Skyline members Caitlin Ledwell and Bailee Usrey. Not shown is Morgan White, of Westminister-Oak Mountain.

PHS wins 81-41 over Falkville to win region title


Amber Markham does a good job handling the ball through defenders for the She Bears.

HANCEVILLE - Gracie Hallman lead the charge for the Phillips She Bears Monday, Feb. 18, in the Northwest Regional basketball finals in Hanceville with 25 points. Ally McCollum was not far behind with 24 points. The She Bears defeated Falkville 81-41 to capture the title and move to the Final Four at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. The She Bears defeated Westminster-Oak Mountain on Monday, Feb. 18, in the semi-final game 66-48. They will play Skyline Thursday, at 4 p.m., at the BJCC.