BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFF) - The Hazel Green Trojans girls basketball team can now celebrate back-to-back state championships.
The Trojans jumped out to an early start and never fell behind in the dominating 55 to 31 victory over Opelika.
Hazel Green jumped out to the early 14-2 lead. Marisa Snodgrass, who plans to play for Montevallo after graduation, dominated the court early on with 9 points in the first quarter.
However, Opelika’s offense came alive minutes into the second period. The Bulldogs went on a 9 point run to close the gap to 14-11 with five minutes left in the second quarter.
The Trojan defense stepped up and the offense went to work to bring the score to 28-16 at the half. Marisa Snodgrass remained the scoring leader at the break with 16 points.
Hazel Green played a championship-caliber third quarter. The Trojans held Opelika to just 4 points to make a Bulldogs comeback even more unlikely.