Greenville edges Mobile for state titlePublished 4:05pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Greenville All-Star basketball teams traveled to Gadsden with dreams and aspirations of victory.
They returned with something more.
The Greenville All-Stars representing the 14-and-under division claimed the state championship in a nail-biter against Mobile 55-53, sealing the deal with a buzzer beater.
Despite the even final matchup, the 14-and-under boys faced relatively little opposition along the way, cruising to the championship round with convincing wins.
The Greenville boys trounced Lanett 55-35 and handled Anniston 48-41 for their ticket to the big dance.
Team members included Mark Bradley, Montavious Bradley, Adarius Bowen, Demontrez Warren, Reginald Mitchell, Rashad Crenshaw, Marktavious Patterson, Tracy Franklin, Isaac Howard, Auderius Posey, Kentaviu Oliver, Kordell Ball and Jonathon Powell.
The 18-and-under team reached the semifinals versus a talented Birmingham squad, but fell just short to a three-pointer made with seconds left on the clock, losing 58-61.
Team members included Chris Long, Brandon Smith, Derrick Powell, Quintrell Ball, Tradarius Banks, Willie Warren, Keyonnann Oliver, Jalen Mason, Jermarcus Crenshaw, Johntarance McCray and Raymone Goldsmith.
The 12-and-under boys went 2-1 and the 10-and-under boys broke even with a win against Homewood and a loss to Huntsville.
Team members on the 12-and-under squad included Chris Martin, Jakobe Miles, JaMichael Boone, Tyland Simpson, Chris Bedgood, Javion Posey, Padro Davidson, Ramontez Rhodes, Fandarious Martin, Trudell Williams, Javaris McCall and Demontrez Bowen.
Team members on the 10-and-under squad includedJerdarian Davidson, Dawson Sarblah, Jadakiss Anderson, Kevin Brown, Deandre Crenshaw, Erik Rudolph, Jamar Jackson, Brandon Haynes, Lateris Fore, Justice Palmer, Shonderick Hamilton and Tyron Ingram.