Who won HS basketball state titles? Meet the 14 champs (2024)

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The AHSAA crowned its 2017 basketball state champions last week at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.

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The winners came from smalltowns likeLanettandLocust Fork,suburban schools likeHooverandHomewoodand urban schools likeMae JemisonandWenonah.

Let’s take meet the 14Alabamahigh school state championship basketball teams that took home Blue Map in 2017.

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Class 7A girls: Hoover

First-yearHoovercoachKrystle Johnson -- a Hoover grad -- led the Bucs to a 51-47 overtime victoryover city rivalSpain Park51-47 in the Class 7A final.Spain Park'sSarah Ashlee Barkerforced overtime by hitting a 3-pointerat the fourth-quarter buzzer, but the Bucs pulled away in overtime.

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Photo:Hoover'sJoiya Maddoxjumps high as Hoover celebrates the victory over Spain Park during the AHSAA Class 7A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.,Saturday, March 4, 2017. (MarkAlmond| AL.com)

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Class 7A boys: Mountain Brook

Sean Elmoreswished five 3-pointers andTrendon Watfordadded 26 point and 11 rebounds and Mountain Brook pulled away in the fourth quarter fora 63-43 victory over Auburn in the 7A title game.

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Photo:Mountain Brook's Sean Elmore and Trendon Watford lead the charge to claim the trophy after their victory over Auburn in the AHSAA Class 7A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.,Saturday, March 4, 2017. (MarkAlmond| AL.com)

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Class 6A girls: Homewood

Homewoodwon its second Class 6A girls title in the last three years,beating No. 1-ranked Hazel Green 52-49 in the title gameafter losing in the 2016 championship game. ""We've been through a lot," point guard Hannah Barber said. "We know what it's like to win and we know what it's like to lose. It feels great to be back on top."

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Photo:Homewood players run to claim their trophy after defeating Hazel Green in the AHSAA Class 6A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.,Saturday, March 4, 2017. (MarkAlmond| AL.com)

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Class 6A boys: Paul Bryant

Seth Williams-- an elite wide receiver recruit in the Class of 2018 -- scored 16 points to sparkPaul Bryanttoa 48-44 victory over Parker in the 6A title game, securing the first state championship in school history.

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Photo:Paul Bryant players claim their trophy after the victory over Parker in the AHSAA Class 6A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.,Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Mark Almond | AL.com)

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Class 5A girls: Wenonah

Wenonahwon a fourth straight Class 5A title, erasing a five-point deficit in the final minute afterCharles Henderson'sMaori Davenportfouled outto win 55-52. Davenport finished with an incredible stat line -- 20 points, 25 rebound and 19 blocked shots for perhaps the most impressive triple-double in state tourney history. "I told the girls, 'Keep fighting, keep fighting.' When we've had tough games, we've won them in the fourth quarter," said Wenonah coach Emanuel Bell, who is battling lung cancer.

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Photo:Wenonah coach Emanuel Bell reacts to the championship win following the AHSAA Class 5A state title game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, March. 4, 2017. (DennisVictory/preps@al.com)

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Class 5A boys: Mae Jemison

John Pettyfinished his storybook high school career with a third straight state title, giving veteran coach Jack Doss his 10th career state title, with Mae Jemison's 58-52 victory Saturday over Faith Academy."It's been a blessing to be coached by the best coach of all time in my book," Petty said. Petty finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds in his final high school game.

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Photo:Mae Jemison's John Petty dunks the ball against Sylacauga during an AHSAA Class 5A state championship semifinal game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, March. 1, 2017. (DennisVictory/preps@al.com)

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Class 4A girls: Madison Academy

Madison Academy ended Deshler's run at perfection,beating the Tigers 50-47 in Friday's championship game. The Mustangs also ended Deshler's 68-game win streak. "We had to execute a game plan today that we had not executed all year; being able to control the tempo against them,"Madison Academycoach Brian Privett said. They try to speed you up so much and score at high volume. We knew if we could keep the score down a little bit lower, we'd have a chance at the end. The girls executed the plan and were able to turn it up in the fourth quarter.

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Photo: Madison Academy players celebrate the victory over Deshler in the AHSAA Class 4A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, March 3, 2017. (Mark Almond/preps@al.com)

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Class 4A boys: Hale County

Alabama commitHerb Jonesended the third quarter with a monster dunk, Kaddell Perry scored 31 points andHale County defeated Monroe County 67-56to win its first state basketball championship.Monroe County'sDeAndre Robinsonscored 34 points, while Jones had 16 points.

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Photo:Hale County's Herb Jones celebrates the victory over Monroe County in the AHSAA Class 4A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, March 3, 2017. (MarkAlmond/preps@al.com)

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Class 3A girls: Locust Fork

Locust Forkhit three consecutive 3-pointers --two fromKimberly Hortonand one fromRachael Baker-- late in the fourth quarter to earna 72-62 victory over Pisgah in Friday's 3A girls final.

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Photo:Pisgah's Brooklyn Frost walks away as Locust Fork's Kimberly Horton runs to hug Locust Fork's Rachael Baker after the Locust Fork victory in the AHSAA Class 3A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, March 3, 2017. (Mark Almond/preps@al.com)

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Class 3A boys: Midfield

Freshman point guardKam Woodsscored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter asMidfield pulled away for a 60-56 victory over Plainviewin Friday's 3A boys championship game."He's a special player, and the only thing he wants to do is win," said Midfield coach Darrell Barber. "He's not afraid of the big stage."

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Photo:Midfield's Cameron Square celebrates the victory over Plainview in the AHSAA Class 3A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, March 3, 2017. (MarkAlmond/preps@al.com)

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Class 2A girls: Geneva County

Geneva Countyscored the game's final three points, heldTanneron a final tension-filled possession andearned a 44-42 victoryto claim the Class 2A girls basketball state title at the BJCC's Legacy Arena. It's the school's first girls basketball state championship.

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Photo:Geneva County's Kyia Nath holds the trophy after Geneva County defeated Tanner in the AHSAA Class 2A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, March 3, 2017. (MarkAlmond/preps@al.com)

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Class 2A boys: Lanett

Lanettturned to its twin towers --6-foot-6AnquaeviousPollard and 6-foot-7Emanuel Littlesin the fourth quarter and theycombined for 10 points as Lanett pulled away for a54-40victory over R.C. Hatch toclaim its second straight Class 2A title."When we get home, we are going to celebrate this up," said Littles, who finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Panthers (24-7). "We might celebrate until school starts next year."

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Photo:Lanett's Tifton Dobbs celebrates the victory over R.C. Hatch in the AHSAA Class 2A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, March 3, 2017. (MarkAlmond/preps@al.com)

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Class 1A girls: R.A. Hubbard

Eighth-graderAlexandria Orrhit a free throw with no time on the clock -- she said she closed her eyes after releasing it -- to pushR.A. Hubbard to a 44-43 victory over defending champ Spring Garden."I know it was win or lose," Orr said. "I wasn't plan on losing."Orr's free throw wasthe Chiefs'lone point during the final 5:45.

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Photo:R.A. Hubbardplayers celebrate their victory over Spring Garden in the AHSAA Class 1A state championship game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, March 2, 2017. (Mark Almond/preps@al.com)

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Class 1A boys: Sacred Heart

Sacred Heartforced 28 turnovers, shot 62 percent from the field in the second half and rolled toan 82-59 victory over South Lamarto win a third straight Class 1A boys championship. ""I don't mean to be arrogant, but we expected to win three," Sacred Heart coach Ralpheal Graves said.

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Photo:Sacred Heart players celebrate the championship during the AHSAA Class 1A state title game at the BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, March. 2, 2017. (DennisVictory/preps@al.com)

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Saturday'schampionship games:
Class 5A girls championship game:Wenonah 55,Charles Henderson52
Class 5A boys championship game:Mae Jemison58,Faith Academy52
Class 6A girls championship game:Homewood52,Hazel Green49
Class 6A boys championship game:Paul Bryant48,Parker44
Class 7A girls championship game:Hoover 51,Spain Park47, OT
Class 7A boys championship game:Mountain Brook 63,Auburn43

Friday's scores championship games:
Class 2A girls championship game:Geneva County 44, Tanner 42
Class 2A boys championship game:Lanett 54, R.C. Hatch 40
Class 3A girls championship game:Locust Fork 72, Pisgah 62
Class 3A boys championship game:Midfield 60, Plainview 46
Class 4A girls championship game:Madison Academy 50, Deshler47
Class 4A boys championship game:Hale County 67,Monroe County56

Thursday's championship games:
Class 1A girls championship game:R.A. Hubbard44, Spring Garden 43
Class 1A boys championship game:Sacred Heart 82,South Lamar 59

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