Hazel Green girls win 6A basketball championship

The Trojans defeated Opelika 55-31

Hazel Green girls win 6A basketball championship

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.

GAME STATUS: FINAL | Hazel Green - 55, Opelika - 31

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.

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