PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs’ Elizabeth Hill named this year’s 2A Miss Basketball

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Elizabeth Hill (3) shoots over a defender during the Lady Eagles' 57-53 OT win over Fyffe in the 2A State Championship Game. (Martha Needham for The Cullman Tribune)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This year’s Mr. and Miss Basketball Banquet was held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery Tuesday and Cold Springs’ Elizabeth was one of just 14 basketball players in the state recognized with the prestigious award, as voted on by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. A Mr. and Miss Basketball is selected from each classification, and an overall Mr. and Miss Basketball for the state, and after an outstanding junior campaign, Hill was named the class 2A winner.

Hill battled through injuries early in the season but quickly found her rhythm when she returned and only improved as the year progressed, collecting All-County and Northwest Regional All-Tournament team honors on the Lady Eagles’ way to state. After helping Cold Springs capture this year’s state title, she not only earned a spot on the 2A State All-Tournament team but also earned MVP honors.

She finished her junior season with one of her best performances of the year, posting 30 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks in the Lady Eagles' 57-53 win over Fyffe in the Class 2A state championship game, where the team earned its first title since 2009. Hill was also selected to participate in this year’s North-South All-Star Basketball Game in July.

This year’s other Mr. and Miss Basketball winners:

Class 1A

Miss Basketball – River Baldwin, Pleasant Home

Mr. Basketball – Noah Boler, Decatur Heritage

Class 2A

Miss Basketball – Elizabeth Hill, Cold Springs

Mr. Basketball – Jayden Stone, Sacred Heart

Class 3A

Miss Basketball – Annie Hughes, Pisgah

Mr. Basketball – Auston Leslie, Westminster Christian

Class 4A

Miss Basketball – Kathleen Wheeler, Priceville

Mr. Basketball – Kobe Simmons

Class 5A

Miss Basketball – Quintasia Leatherwood, Central-Tuscaloosa

Mr. Basketball – Cameron Tucker, Wenonah

Class 6A

Miss Basketball – Marissa Snodgrass, Hazel Green

Mr. Basketball – Kam Woods, Pinson Valley

Class 7A

Miss Basketball – Sarah Ashlee Barker, Spain Park

Mr. Basketball – Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook

Overall state winners

Miss Basketball – Annie Hughes, Pisgah

Mr. Basketball – Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook

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