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