Lowndes Academy JV girls win state title

Published 10:09 am Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Lowndes Academy junior varsity girls won the 2A state invitational basketball tournament held at Lowndes Academy on Saturday, Jan. 19. From left, front row, are Emily Dunning, Taylor King, Carmen Till, Laura Jean McCurdy and Sarah Anna McIntosh. From left, back row, are Logan McMahon, Avery Morgan, Abby Ray, Madolynn Headley and Coach Jeff Lovell.

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The Lowndes Academy junior varsity girls basketball team, coached by Jeff Lovell, won the Alabama Independent School Association’s 2A State Invitational Basketball Tournament, hosted by Lowndes Academy, on Saturday, Jan 19.

The Lowndes Academy junior varsity boys, coached by Art Sullivan, finished as runners-up in the boys side of the tournament.

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In the semifinal game the Lady Rebels defeated South Choctaw Academy 30 to 19. For the Lady Rebels, Abby Ray had 15 points, Sarah Anna McIntosh 9 and Taylor King had 6.

In the championship game the Lady Rebels defeated Pickens Academy 36 – 26. McIntosh led with 11 points, King and Ray both had 9, Madolynn Headley had 4, Emily Dunning 2 and Carmen Till had 1.

The All-Tournament Team included Abby Ray and Carmen Till with Most Valuable Player honors going to Sarah Anna McIntosh.

On the junior varsity boys side of things, the Lowndes Academy Rebels won the semifinal game over Crenshaw Christian Academy 39-34. David Hussey led scoring with 26 points.  Brady Eiland and Cody Janes had 4 each Alex Thrash had 3 and Wade Howard had 2.

In the championship game, Restoration Academy downed Lowndes Academy 57-33.

For the Rebels, Hussey, who made the all-tournament team, had 17 points, Thrash and Eiland 5, Howard and Shane Arnold had 3 each.