2021 02 18 ACA Girls Basketball win State ChampionshipJon Johnson Feb 18, 2021 Updated Feb 18, 2021

Abbeville Christian Academy players, from left, Anna Grace Blalock, Caroline Armstrong and Amiyah Govan made the AISA Class A All-Tournament team.
Photo by Jon Johnson

MONTGOMERY – Some things get better with time.

Abbeville Christian Academy defeated Pickens Academy 49-48 Thursday at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex to claim the AISA Class A championship, the first for the girls basketball program since the school opened in 1970.

Ricky Ward has now coached a team to 10 state AISA titles – the previous nine coming as the head coach at Lakeside School.

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