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A quick look II

Here’s a quick look at the Anniston-Central Tuscaloosa girls games in AHSAA Class 1A Final Four

(Wednesday, 6 p.m.)

The records: Central Tuscaloosa 27-5, Anniston 22-6.
The coaches: Michael Rivers (123-32, 5 years); Eddie Bullock (260-85, 11 years)
State titles: Central Tuscaloosa 3 (1982, 1984, 1996); Anniston 0.
Last time in state tournament: Central Tuscaloosa 2001; Anniston 2015.
Winning streak: Central Tuscaloosa 10; Anniston 9.

Central Tuscaloosa: G Traniva Pitts (482 points, 341 assists); G Jada Prewitt (371 points, 87 percent FTP); C Latasha Maddix (4 ppg, 225 rebounds, 64 blocked shots); G Antiyocka Howard (471 points, 81 percent FTP); F Shaunterius Stephens (13 ppg, 416 rebounds).

Anniston: G Miajah Bullock (390 points, 6 rpg, 4 apg); G Raven Cooley (478 points, 3 rpg, 3 apg); G Davia Palmer (100 points, 4 rpg, 5 apg); F Carsheuna Curry (184 points, 8 rpg); F J’Kyra Clemons (72 points, 10 rpg, 2 apg).

Central Tuscaloosa coach Michael Rivers: “The key to success for the Falcons is playing a tough schedule, specifically schools like Thompson, Hewitt-Trussville, Charles Henderson, Carver and many other 6A and 7A schools.”

Anniston coach Eddie Bullock: “(Our key) is playing defense and using team speed. Our key game was a loss to Oxford (in the Calhoun County Tournament), which got the team refocused on the team concept.”

NOTES: Prewitt is a 41-percent shooter from 3-point range, Howard 38 percent. … Curry and Clemons average two blocked shots a game.

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