Despite a slow start for both teams, Homewood came into control of the game fairly early and it seemed to be a run away at one point.
That was, until Hazel Green started lighting it up from beyond the arc.
In the end, Homewood was able to hold off the Trojans just long enough to win their second title in three years 52-49, avenging last year’s loss to LeFlore.
Homewood led 26-14 at the half, largely thanks to tournament MVP Ajah Wayne and Tori Webb, along with Alabama commit Hannah Barber. Wayne finished the day with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Webb finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Barber had eight points and five rebounds.
For Hazel Green, Imari Martin led the scoring with 15 points and also eight rebounds. Caitlin Hose had 14 points.
In the end, Homewood shot 48% from the floor, out-rebounded the Trojans 38-24 and had a +10 turnover margin. Hazel Green hit seven threes compared to Homewood’s one.
Athletic director and now head coach of the Homewood girl’s team, Kevin Tubbs, will have the vast majority of this roster back, including Barber, Wayne and Webb. They will go for their fourth straight championship game appearance with this team next season.