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The (10 - 21) Class 6a Hueytown Golden Gophers girls basketball team became AHSAA Class 6a Area 8 runner-ups during the Class 6a Area 9 tournament finals. Hueytown defeated Bessemer City in the semifinals on Tuesday, February 9 by a score of 68 - 40 to advance to the finals. In the finals, on Friday, February 12 the Hueytown Golden Gophers were defeated by the McAdory Yellow Jackets by a score of 40 - 68. 

Hueytown will advance to the sub-regionals to face off against the Class 6a Area 7 Champion (17 - 6) Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa Patriots on Wednesday, February 17 at Hillcrest-Tuscalossa at 2:00 p.m. Winner will advance to the regionals to face the winner of the Eufaula vs Park Crossing sub-regional game.

Hueytown’s Jayden Powell made the Class 6a Area 8 All Tournament TeamMcAdory’s Makayla Gordon was named MVP of the Class 6a Area 8 Tournament.  McAdory’s Tameria Taylor, Jordan Austin, Kamasia Morrissette and Makayla Gordan made the Class 6a Area 8 All Tournament Team. 

Bessemer City’s Tania Peoples made the Class 6a Area 8 All Tournament Team

For More info on the AHSAA Basketball playoffs visit www.ahsaa.com