After knocking off number one seed Robert E. Lee in the first round, the Auburn High boys basketball team was set to take on area rival Central-Phenix City in round two of the 7A regional championship. Auburn High won the game on a last second tip in by senior Garrison Brooks, leading to a 50-49 Auburn victory. Brooks ended the day with 15 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks and was named the regional tournament MVP. Christian Brandt and Preston Cook also had solid games for the Tigers, as they both recorded 12 points in the victory. Auburn has not made it to the state semifinals since 2005, when they took home the state championship.
The AHS girls team also played in round two of the regional tournament against Central-Phenix City, but fell short by a 39-34 final. Senior Nautika Philpot still had a nice game, as she put up 13 points, while Alexis Tate recorded 5 points, 6 steals, and 11 rebounds.
The Auburn boys team will now go on to face Vestavia Hills next Thursday (March 4). Scott Bagwell will bring you the broadcast at 10:30 AM on ESPN 106.7, which can be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app. Don’t forget that Scott Bagwell will also have the call for the Auburn High baseball home opener against Oxford tomorrow. That game can be heard on our sister station, 96.3 WLEE. The game can also be streamed online at 963wlee.com.