Alabama's All-Stars used a
balanced scoring attack to beat Mississippi 90-83 Friday night in the 24th
annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game played at Jackson State University's
Lee Williams Athletics Assembly Center.
Alabama MVP Riley Norris of Albertville had 10 of his team-leading 16 points in the second half to pace the all-stars coached by Reginald McGary of Parker and Darrell Barber of Midfield. Norris also had a team high nine rebounds and handed out three assists.
The University of Alabama signee had plenty of help offensively with Divine Miles of Blount, Nathan Potts of Athens, William Lee of Dallas County and Lewis Sullivan of Hazel Green each adding 10 points. Demetrius Houston of Carver-Montgomery and T.J. Lang of LeFlore chipped in nine points apiece.
Miles, who played 31 of the 40 minutes at point guard, also had six rebounds and six assists. Potts also had seven rebounds while Lee and Sullivan, both UAB signees, had five each. Purdue signee Isaac Haas Haas, a 7-2 center from Hokes Bluff, also had five rebounds and six points. Lee also had two blocked shots.
Jacob Ivory added 17 points, all in the second half, for Mississippi. The Murrah guard is a Middle Tennessee signee.
Alabama, which made 29-of-43 free throws and out-rebounded the host Mississippi team 55-46, has now won three in a row and holds a 13-11 edge over Mississippi in the series that started in 1991.
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