February 20, 2008 at 4:38 PM CST - Updated July 1 at 1:25 PM
(From WAFF-48 Sports) - Results from the AHSAA basketball regionals in Jacksonville:
1A Boys NE Semi-Finals Faith Christian 74, Collinsville 66 Kaleb Owens scored 27 points while Faith Christian shot 54.5% in the game to move on to the finals against Holy Family. Robert Gray led Collinsville with 25 points and 6 rebounds.
1A Boys NE Semi-Finals Holy Family 71, Spring Garden 58 Spring Garden's season ends at 14-19 despite 23 points from Andrew Morris, but a 38-26 deficit in the 1st half was too much to overcome. Holy Family had three players in double figures, led by Juman Brown with 21 points.
1A Girls NE Semi-Finals Spring Garden 72, Ragland 42 The Spring Garden Lady Panthers improve to 33-0 and move on in the regionals to face Gaston in the NE finals, Friday. Paige Anderson led Spring Garden with 26 points and connected on 5-of-8 three pointers. Bridget Parris added 17 points and Tara Mullinax added 12 points with 6 rebounds. The Lady Panthers were in control the entire game, hitting 20-of-32 shots from the floor en route to a 52-17 1st half lead.
5A Girls NE Semi-Finals Talladega 64, Johnson 34 The Johnson Lady Jaguars (12-14) couldn't pull off the upset over 28-2 Talladega, finding themselves in a 17-4 hole after the 1st period. Johnson shot just 28.9% from the floor and Talladega was 14-of-14 from the charity stripe in the 1st half.
5A Girls NE Semi-Finals Scottsboro 58, Anniston 46 Haley Nelson scored 18 and brought down 14 rebounds to lead the Scottsboro Wildcats to a Friday match-up with Talladega. The Wildcats got off to a quick 18-3 lead in the 1st quarter after Tyesha Dennord scored the first bucket of the game. Scottsboro never relinquished the lead, going in front by as many as 22 points in the 2nd quarter.
6A Boys NE Semi-Finals Gadsden City 79, Minor 69 Jerrell Harris and Franklin Howze each led four scorers in double figures with 19 points as Gadsden (21-8) will move on to face Homewood in the NE Boys Final on Friday. Minor ends their season with a 17-12 mark.
5A Boys NE Semi-Finals Anniston 56, Johnson 53 A three-pointer by Josh English with no time remaining handed Anniston a 56-53 victory over the Jags. Both teams battled back-and-forth in the 4th quarter, exchanging leads. Johnson led by as many as six points, 49-43, with 5:48 left before Anniston went on an 8-2 run, tying the game with 3:32 left, then for nearly three minutes, neither team was able to score. Cameron Logan then turned the ball over to Anniston after a missed shot from the line by English and Quintariu Henderson scored on a layup to give Anniston a 53-51 lead with :18 left. Logan tied it back up on a jumper with :08 left before English heaved a desperation shot with no time left. Johnson finishes the season 23-11.