Player of the Year finalist

Pisgah's Annie Hughes (10) is a finalist for the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Class 3A Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.

Pisgah varsity girls basketball standout Annie Hughes is up for two of the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s top awards for the second straight year.

The junior point guard is a finalist for ASWA Class 3A Girls Basketball Player of the Year as well as the state’s top overall player award, Miss Basketball, which is chosen from among the player of the year finalists in each Alabama High School Athletic Association classification and the Alabama Independent School Association division.

The awards will be presented during the annual ASWA Player of the Year Banquet at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center on March 26.

Hughes, an Auburn signee, won the Gatorade Alabama Girls Basketball Player of the Year last week. 

Hughes was the Class 3A state tournament MVP for a second straight season after helping the Eagles win back-to-back state championships. The 5-foot-9 point guard averaged 21.3 points, seven rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.4 steals as the Eagles went 34-1 this past season. Hughes finished her career with 2,694 points, 889 rebounds, 384 assists and 439 steals.

The other two finalists are Midfield junior guard Jemeriah Moore and Prattville  Christian senior guard Kaitlyn Reyes, who scored 20 points in a 63-47 state tournament semifinal loss to Pisgah last month. 

Reyes averaged 20.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 3.4 steals as Prattville Christian advanced to the state tournament for the first time. 

Moore, a finalist for the second straight season, averaged 19.7 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. She missed  the final few weeks of the season with an injury as Midfield reached the sub-regional round.

All three players were AWSA first-team all-state selections. 

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