Lanett wins back-to-back 2A State Titles!!

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Class 2A Boys’ Championship 

Lanett 54, R.C. Hatch 40     

BIRMINGHAM – Lanett went inside in the fourth period of its 95th  annual AHSAA Class 2A State Tournament boys’ championship game Friday at the BJCC Legacy Arena to out-score  R.C. Hatch down the stretch 19-7 as the Panthers claimed their second  straight state title.     

Anquaevious “Quay” Pollard and Emanuel “Manny” Littles, a pair of  6-foot-7 juniors, finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, and  combined for 26 of Lanett’s 45 rebounds. Littles had 15 rebounds and  Pollard, the Class 2A State Tourney MVP, hauled down 11. Littles also blocked three shots.      

Point guard Jalen Madden added 11 points for Coach Richard Carter’s Panthers (25-7).  Uniontown’s R.C. Hatch (24-3), coached by Homer Davis, trailed  35-33 to start the fourth quarter. Tyler Rhone had 12 points, Antwan  Powell and Venantris Lipcomb added seven each. Powell’s six rebounds led  the Bobcats, who were out-rebounded 45-25 overall.     


Lanett won its first state title in 2016. R.C. Hatch has won 10  state championships, more than any other boys’ program in the AHSAA, and  has been in the state championship game 13 times. The victory was  number 652 for Carter in his four decades as a head coach.      


Class 2A Boys’ All-Tourney Team     Anquaevious  “Quay” Pollard, Lanett (MVP); Jalen Madden, Lanett; Emanuel Littles,  Lanett; Tyler Rhone, R.C. Hatch; Jalen Lockett, R.C. Hatch; Markeith  Williams, Barbour County.

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