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St. Paul's Episcopal 3, Brewer 0
St. Paul's Episcopal survived a tough 26-24 first game then swept Brewer 25-17, 25-21 to claim the Class 5A state crown.
Senior Shelley Spires, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter for Coach Kelli Hillier's Lady Saints, had 29 kills and 10 digs to earn MVP honors. Setter Olivia Scarcliff had seven digs and 28 assists, Kittie Harless added 11 digs and Morgan Eiland had five kills.
Riley Northway led Brewer with 12 kills and four blocks. Savana Flack had eight kills and two blocks. Mallory Drinkard also had four service aces.
The state title was St. Paul's 13th overall dating back to 1976 and their sixth in the last eight years. It was Brewer's first trip to the finals.
Class 5A All-Tournament Team
Shelley Spires, St. Paul's Episcopal MVP); Kourtney Wadkins, St. Paul's Episcopal; Morgan Eiland, St. Paul's Episcopal; Riley Northway, Brewer; Savana Flack, Brewer; Kelsi Hobbs, John Carroll Catholic; Ellie Poticny, John Carroll Catholic; Haley Jared, Hartselle.