The Final 48

Covering the AHSAA basketball playoffs has kept me from spending as much time as usual at the club.  Basketball season always seems interminable until it wraps up in a whirlwind with area, sub-region, region, and state playoff games.

So there’s no conversation here tonight, but I hope you’ll enjoy looking at a few of the things I’ve seen through my camera during the past week while sitting on the hardwood.

Keith Washington of St. Jude savors a slam dunk during the Class 1A state semi-final.

Here he is again later, going in for a lay-up against Cedar Bluff.


Cedar Bluff's Levi Mintz.


Brian Bower of St. Jude clutches one of six rebounds he reeled in during the state semi-final. At right is Cedar Bluff's Evan McBurnett.


Frederick Hackett of Cedar Bluff scored six points against St. Jude.


Cedar Bluff's DeAngelo Hardy shares a laugh with St. Jude's Kiante Bell while waiting on a free-throw attempt.


Cedar Bluff's bench celebrates the 64-58 win that gave the Tigers a spot in the Class 1A championship game.


Kaela Adams scored nine points during McIntosh's 65-58 Class 1A semi-final win against R.A. Hubbard.


Alexandria Gholston drives in for two of her 28 points against McIntosh. At right is Paige Barnes.


Ashlen McCoy secures a loose ball early in the Class 1A semi-final. Defending for McIntosh are Kaela Adams and Paige Barnes.


Madison Boyd of Oneonta is defended by Anniston's Quanetria Bolton and Apryl Lewis during the Class 4A Northeast Regionals.


Oneonta coach Amber Deline protests a call.


Childersburg's Tyrell Garrett maneuvers between two Guntersville defenders during the Class 4A Northeast Regionals semi-final game.

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