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Cold Springs' Elizabeth Hill defends against Central-Hayneville's Jalyiah Gordon.

Elizabeth Hill followed up her tremendous junior season with an equally impressive senior campaign.

And the Alabama Sports Writers Association's prep committee recognized her superb work yet again.

The reigning Class 2A Player of the Year was announced late Friday night as one of three finalists for the prestigious award — she joins Collinsville's Brittany Rivera and Geneva County's Karoline Striplin — the winner of which will be revealed March 27.

Striplin was also a finalist in 2019, along with Cold Springs' Camryn Crider.

Player of the Year finalists for the boys will be announced on Saturday, and the winners March 28.

The ASWA's annual basketball awards luncheon in Montgomery had originally been slated for April 7 but was canceled due to the recent coronavirus outbreak.

Super All-State Teams will be released March 31 (girls) and April 1 (boys).

The unveiling of Miss Basketball (April 3) and Mr. Basketball (April 4) is set to follow shortly afterward.

Hill averaged 19.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Lady Eagles last season.

She also claimed 96 blocks and 59 steals en route to securing All-State honors (Class 2A First Team) and a spot in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

Hill finished her dominant prep career with 2,203 career points and a slew of other accolades.

See Player of the Year finalists from all classifications below:


Class 7A

Sarah Ashlee Barker, Spain Park

Aniya Hubbard, Hoover

Amiya Payne, Hewitt-Trussville


Class 6A

Farrah Pearson, Hazel Green

Kaitlin Peterson, Eufaula

Sara Puckett, Muscle Shoals


Class 5A

Niaira Jones, Charles Henderson

Quintasia Leatherwood, Central-Tuscaloosa

Shaniah Nunn, Fairfield


Class 4A

Allasha Dudley, Anniston

Madie Krieger, Rogers

Jada Watkins, Sumter Central


Class 3A

Molly Heard, Pisgah

Jemeriah Moore, Midfield

Ruthie Smith, Lauderdale Co.


Class 2A

Elizabeth Hill, Cold Springs

Brittany Rivera, Collinsville

Karoline Striplin, Geneva Co.


Class 1A

Katie Jones, Decatur Heritage

Ally McCollum, Phillips

Bailee Usrey, Skyline


AISA

Augusta Arnold, Southern Academy

Mya Brooks, Glenwood

Chloe Johnson, Lee-Scott

% Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 136 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

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