Section’s Jacob Cooper drives to the basket as Lanett’s Elijah Whitfield (1) defends
Class 2A Boys’ Semifinals
Section 81, Lanett 58
BIRMINGHAM – Section High School’s Lions shot a blistering 64% from the field Monday night en route to an 81-58 win over Lanett in the semifinals of the 100th AHSAA State Basketball Championships Class 2A boys’ tourney at the BJCC Legacy Arena.
Section (27-9) of Coach Derek Wynn were 18-of-23 from the field on 2-point attempts in the second half for an even hotter 78.3%.
The Lions, reaching the state finals for the first time since 2006, was red-hot from the start taking a 22-13 lead after one quarter. Lanett, coached by Trentavious McCants, clawed back in the second quarter and trailed by five at intermission 33-28.
Seniors Alex Guinn, Logan Patterson and Jacob Cooper led the way for the Lions scoring 24, 20 and 16 points, respectively. The 6-foot-5 Cooper also had 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. Patterson added eight assists and senior Dominik Blair had 12 points.
Lanett was led by senior guard Markavious Atkinson’s 19 points and eight rebounds. Elijah Whitfield chipped in 11 points and Alanteo Cheeks had 10 and eight boards. Whitfield also had four assists.
The Lions will meet the winner of Monday’s other 2A semifinal Highland Home or Mars Hill Bible in the state championship Friday at 10:45 a.m.
All games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network and are being televised over the AHSAA TV Network this week. WOTM TV is producing all the contests. The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting all games over its radio/internet network as well.