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Boys’ and Girls’ All-Stars Selected for 32st Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic 

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MONTGOMERY – 24 high school seniors have been selected to represent Alabama in the upcoming 32st annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Classic to be played Saturday, March 12 at Mississippi College in Hinds, MS.
     Brandon Dean, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), announced the squads Tuesday. The teams, consisting of 12 boys and 12 girls, were selected from coaches’ nominations by the AHSADCA All-Star Selection Committee.
    “Our committee has once again selected two outstanding teams,” Dean said. “We thank them for their time and commitment and we also thank our schools for their nominations.”
    The Alabama girls’ team will be coached by Blake Prestage of Rogers High School and Tonya Hunter of Hewitt-Trussville High School. Cold Springs coach Tammy West will serve as the girls’ team administrative coach.
    The Alabama boys’ coaches are Mike Curry of Montgomery Catholic High School and Jimbo Tolbert of Spanish Fort High School. Dru Powell of Thompson High School is the administrative coach. Encore’s Deshena Thomas will serve as team trainer for both teams.
     Among the Alabama girls’ players are five who played in state championship games in 2021. Samiya Steele, who signed with Alabama State, has helped Hazel Green win the state championship all three years she has been in high school. Aniya Hubbard of Hoover, a Florida Atlantic signee, helped the Lady Bucs win the 2021 Class 7A state crown; Pisgah’s Molly Heard has earned two straight MVP awards as the Lady Eagles won the 3A state championship in 2020 and the 2A title in 2021. Madilyn Kreiger of Rogers led her team to the Class 4A state crown in 2021, and Dyona Jones of Hewitt-Trussville played in the 7A state championship game with the Huskies against Hoover in 2021. One other player, Shaniah Nunn of Fairfield, earned MVP honors in last summer-s North-South all-star game. Heard has signed with Lipscomb University, Kreiger with Alabama-Huntsville and Nunn with Coastal Carolina.

Molly Heard, Pisgah

     Headlining the boys’ squad are four players who played in state finals as juniors. Elijah Terry of Enterprise, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward, helped the Wildcats reach the 7A finals in 2021.  Point guard Jacari Lane helped Lee-Huntsville win the Class 5A state crown last season. He is headed to the University of North Alabama next season. Anthony Johnson, a 6-3 guard from Midfield, led the Patriots to the Class 2A state championship in 2021, and Spanish Fort’s Kolby Horace was a key leader for the Toros in their first-ever Class 6A state basketball final last season. Horace, Johnson and Terry are currently unsigned. SEC signees Barry Dunning of McGill-Toolen Catholic (Arkansas) and Martavious Russell of Sipsey Valley (Mississippi State) are also on the Alabama roster.

Alabama All-Stars Barry Dunning, McGill-Toolen

     Alabama’s girls won last year’s game over Mississippi at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex 102-70, and the Alabama boys dropped a 93-91 decision. Alabama holds a 16-15 edge in boys’ series, and the Alabama girls’ have a 17-14 edge in the girls’ series, which date back to 1991.


     The teams include:
2022 AHSAA Alabama Girls’ All-Star Team
Player                                    School                       Pos.    Ht.      College choice
Alexis Andrews                       Park Crossing       G         5-7      U. of Charleston
Molly Heard                            Pisgah                  G/F     6-0      Lipscomb U.
Aniya Hubbard                       Hoover                   G/F     5-9      Florida Atlantic
Dyona Jones                          Hewitt-Trussville   F          6-1      Undecided
Madilyn Krieger                      Rogers                   G         5-6      UAH
Masyn Marchbanks                Hartselle          G         5-8      Samford
Shaniah Nunn                        Fairfield                  G/F     6-0      Coastal Carolina
Libby Privett                            Madison Acad.         G         5-7      Wofford College
Emma Smith                           Vestavia Hills             G         5-8      Undecided
Samiya Steele                        Hazel Green               G         5-8      Alabama State
Kelsey Thompson                  Davidson                    G         5-11     South Alabama
Emma Kate Tittle                    Deshler                      G         5-7      North Alabama
Coaches
Tonya Hunter, Hewitt-Trussville
Blake Prestage, Rogers
Tammy West, Cold Springs (Administrative)

2022 AHSAA Alabama Boys’ All-Star Team
Player                                    School                       Pos.    Ht.      College choice
Barry Dunning                        McGill-Toolen             G/F     6-6      Arkansas
Kolby Horace                          Spanish Fort               G         6-3      Undecided
Rylan Houck                           Oxford                         G         6-4      Lipscomb U.
Anthony Johnson                   Midfield                       G         6-3      Undecided
Efrem Johnson, Jr.                 Grissom                      G         6-5      Undecided
Michael Jones                        Pelham                       PG       6-1      Undecided
Jacari Lane                             Lee-Huntsville            G         5-11     North Alabama
Martavious Russell                 Sipsey Valley             G/F     6-4      Mississippi State
Corey Stephenson                 Hueytown                  G/F     6-5      Undecided
Elijah Terry                             Enterprise                   G/F     6-6       Undecided
Colin Turner                           Spain Park                   F          6-9      North Georgia
Knute Wood                            Brooks                        G         6-4      Tennessee State
Coaches
Tonya Hunter, Hewitt-Trussville
Blake Prestage, Rogers
Tammy West, Cold Springs (Administrative)



ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

YEAR BY YEAR HISTORY

GIRLS

YEAR                                       SCORE                                    SITE

2021               Alabama 102, Mississippi 70             Cramton Bowl Multiplex, Montgomery, AL
2020               Alabama 70, Mississippi 63               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2019               Alabama 101, Mississippi 82             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2018               Alabama 109, Mississippi 96             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2017               Mississippi 93, Alabama 86               Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2016               Mississippi 78, Alabama 77               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS       

2015               Alabama 93, Mississippi 87               Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2014               Mississippi 95, Alabama 89               Jackson State, Jackson, MS

2013               Alabama 64, Mississippi 54               Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2012               Mississippi 94, Alabama 91               Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2011               Mississippi 73, Alabama 60               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2010               Mississippi 78, Alabama 56               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2009               Alabama 81, Mississippi 73               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2008               Alabama 89, Mississippi 86 (OT)       Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2007               Alabama 90, Mississippi 65               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2006               Mississippi 89, Alabama 80               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2005               Mississippi 101, Alabama 83             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2004               Alabama 114, Mississippi 78             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2003               Mississippi 95, Alabama 82               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2002               Alabama 76, Mississippi 71               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2001               Alabama 87, Mississippi 76               North Alabama, Florence, AL

2000               Mississippi 87, Alabama 82               Holmes CC, Goodman, MS

1999               Alabama 95, Mississippi 85               North Alabama, Florence, AL

1998               Alabama 105, Mississippi 84             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1997               Alabama 60, Mississippi 54               North Alabama, Florence, AL

1996               Mississippi 88, Alabama 72               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1995               Alabama 80, Mississippi 77               North Alabama, Florence, AL

1994               Mississippi 92, Alabama 84               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1993               Alabama 73, Mississippi 66               North Alabama, Florence, AL

1992               Mississippi 74, Alabama 61               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1991               Mississippi 82, Alabama 66               North Alabama, Florence, AL

Series History: Alabama 17 wins; Mississippi 14 wins

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BASKETBALL CLASSIC SERIES

BOYS

YEAR                                       SCORE                                    SITE

2021               Mississippi 93, Alabama 91               Cramton Bowl Multiplex, Montgomery AL

2020               Alabama 118, Mississippi 97             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2019               Alabama 107, Mississippi 90             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2018               Mississippi 127, Alabama 90             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2017               Mississippi 96, Alabama 91               Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2016               Mississippi 85, Alabama 83               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2015               Alabama 101, Mississippi 88             Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2014               Alabama 90, Mississippi 83               Jackson State, Jackson, MS

2013               Alabama 87, Mississippi 76               Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2012               Alabama 109, Mississippi 104                      Alabama State, Montgomery, AL

2011               Mississippi 85, Alabama 74               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2010               Mississippi 112, Alabama 88             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2009               Alabama 78, Mississippi 74               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2008               Alabama 101, Mississippi 99             Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2007               Mississippi 118, Alabama 113                      Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2006               Mississippi 94, Alabama 87               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2005               Alabama 84, Mississippi 79               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2004               Alabama 87, Mississippi 86               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2003               Mississippi 82, Alabama 80               Pelham CC, Pelham, AL

2002               Mississippi 98, Alabama 67               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

2001               Mississippi 87, Alabama 83               North Alabama, Florence, AL

2000               Alabama 90, Mississippi 82               Holmes CC, Goodman, MS

1999               Alabama 95, Mississippi 68               North Alabama, Florence, AL

1998               Alabama 111, Mississippi 76             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1997               Alabama 110, Mississippi 91             North Alabama, Florence, AL

1996               Mississippi 105, Alabama 97             Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1995               Alabama 85, Mississippi 69               North Alabama, Florence, AL

1994               Mississippi 123, Alabama 111                      Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1993               Mississippi 82, Alabama 75               North Alabama, Florence, AL

1992               Mississippi 73, Alabama 71               Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

1991               Alabama 103, Mississippi 62             North Alabama, Florence, AL

SERIES RECORD:   Alabama 16, Mississippi 15

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