Piedmont Boys Win, Advance To 3A Title Game


Class 3A Boys Semifinals

Piedmont 65, Excel 48

Taylor Hayes sparked Piedmont (22-11) to a 65-48 win over Excel in the AHSAA Class 3A state boys basketball tournament semifinals Tuesday scoring 18 points in the win.

Hayes was 12-of-16 at the foul line, had three steals and two assists for Coach Tommy Lewis’ team. Baley Blanchard added 12 points and Darnell Jackson had 11.

Excel (21-7), coached by Al Bowen, got 17 points each from Christian Gross and Quamie Penn. Devin Betts also had a game-high 11 rebounds.

Piedmont will take on Madison Academy in the 3A state finals Friday at the BJCC Legacy Arena at 5:30 p.m.

(Courtesy: AHSAA)

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