Local athletes named to all-state teams
With the 2019-2020 basketball season finished the Alabama Sports Writers Association announced their All-State team over the weekend.
On the girls’ side, Charles Henderson and Pike Liberal Arts were both represented on the all-state teams.
Niaira Jones and Samira Moore, both of whom were named First Team All-State, represented Charles Henderson.
Jones and Moore both played a major factor, in Charles Henderson’s undefeated season. Following Charles Henderson’s win the state championship game, Jones was named tournament MVP. She finished her final game with 16 points. Moore finished her final game with 14 points.
Pike Patriot senior Shelby Renfroe was named Second-Team All-State. Renfroe and the Patriots advanced to the AISA Final Four in Montgomery in 2020. Renfroe finished her season with 359 total points.
The Pike County boys made it all the way to Birmingham for the State Tournament and left with their first state championship. They were led by senior Andres Burney. Over the weekend Burney was named First-Team All-State. Burney finished his career with 1,734 points and 720 rebounds
Javon Christian and the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots advanced to their first ever AISA State Championship in 2020. Christian was named All-State honorable mention as a junior.