Wildcats fall in the Finals against Lanett


AHSAA - BIRMINGHAM - Lanett High School outscored St. Luke's Episcopal 25-3 in the third period and eased to a 73-48 triumph in the AHSAA State Basketball Finals Class 2A boys' championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena Friday.
The state title was the first for Lanett and the first for Coach Richard Carter in his 45-year coaching career.
Senior Tavaris Geiger tallied 22 points, had five assists and six steals to pace the Panthers (29-6). Freshman Terrion Truitt added 21 points and Anquaevious Pollard had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Emanuel Littles also had 12 rebounds and eight points and Jalen Madden had six assists for Lanett.
St. Luke's (23-12), coached by Kantonio Davis, was led by Mark Wilcox's 25 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Winston added eight points and Hunter Preston cleared 12 rebounds. The AHSAA championship game was the first in school history for St. Luke's basketball program.
Championship action continues Friday at the BJCC Legacy Arena with championship games for Class 3A and 4A. Saturday's championship slate (5A, 6A and 7A) closes out the 2016 championships.
All championship games are being televised live by Raycom Media's network of stations over their digital 2 stations and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network. Details can be found at