Alabama's 6A Final Four Preview
The battle for 6A has been at an all-time high since the beginning of the season. Every game was filled with nonstop intensity, hustle, and the grit to make it to this year’s state championship.
It is time for the semifinals, and the way these four teams have played this season, they have definitely made a case as to why one of them will be crowned the 6A State Champions.
Let’s look at the teams that have made it this far as they fight for a chance to move on to the next round.
Huffman vs. McGill-Toolen
One of the biggest showdowns of the basketball season will take place this Wednesday between these two powerhouses.
What makes this game so intriguing is the matchup of both teams. They both have guards that can make plays and score the rock very well.
The size matchup around the post is worth mentioning as the number one player in the state and Arkansas commit Barry Dunning takes on Huffman’s newest big, Michael Johnson.
Dunning has completely dominated the post throughout the entire season; against Spanish Fort, he dropped 27 points and snatched down an astonishing 18 rebounds.
Johnson will be the difference-maker with his incredible size and solid shot-blocking. CJ Blount has continued with his top-tier play, making great strides in the postseason.
After knocking off the defending champions in an overtime classic, Huffman has all the needed momentum headed into the game.
When it is all said and done, the team that shows up ready to play will walk away with the win.
Cullman vs. Park Crossing
If a game of intensity is what you’re looking for, then look no further than this face-off between Cullman and Park Crossing.
Cullman (27-3) put on quite a showing defeating Scottsboro 75-58 in the Regional championship, making an appearance in the semifinals in quite some time.
Cullman is an aggressive defensive squad that plays with a lot of heart and thrives on the support from their fantastic student section. Seniors Tucker & Max Gambrill, Jamar Kay, Tucker Cagle, and Tucker Apel enter this game to do the impossible of making it to state.
Some players can really get down the floor and are known to get streaky from beyond the arch, making them one dangerous team to face.
The entire Park Crossing team is as athletic as they come. Quickness, toughness, and hustle are some of their best qualities.
These guys play with a high motor competing nonstop from the starting five to deep down in their bench until the final buzzer.
Park Crossing (27-4) punched their ticket to the final four with a one-point victory over a talented Eufaula team.
Their solid rebounding separates them from Cullman as Jadavian Johnson and Cameron Williams have averaged over ten rebounds a game, ultimately owning the paint.
Senior guard Dee Smith is the engine that continues to drive this team to success. He’s a slasher, an excellent playmaker, and his shot is also pretty good.
Smith is averaging almost 16 points and nine assists a game getting better and better; he should definitely be the main focus of Cullman if they want to get this win.