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Class 7A Boys Finals Hoover 50, Mountain Brook 43

    Hoover ended Mountain Brook’s dream of a three-peat Saturday night as the Bucs posted a 50-43 victory in the final game of the 93rd annual AHSAA State Basketball Tournament to claim the Class 7A boys state title.
   The Bucs (27-9) of Coach Charles Burkett clinched the school’s first-ever state boys basketball crown with as tenacious defensive effort and some timely free-throw shooting . Class 7A state tournament MVP Austin Cherry was 7-of-9 at the foul line and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.
   Burkett’s defense limited Mountain Brook (27-8) to just 1-of-18 from the 3-point line and spoiled the Spartans’ run at a third straight big-school state title. Coach Bucky McMillan’s team won the 6A crown in 2013 and 2014 and advanced, like Hoover, the first 7A finals with a double-overtime semifinal win.
    Leonard Wood scored eight points and had five steals, Maurice Brown added seven points and nine rebounds and Sam Bowman had seven points for Hoover.
    Jack Kline led Mountain Brook with 15 points and seven rebounds in the finals. Terrell Guy also had 15 points going 4-for-4 at the foul line.
    The announced attendance for the final day of the 2015 state tourney was 15,940 and 60,716 for the week.
 Class 7A Boys All-Tournament Team
Austin Cherry, Hoover (MVP); Dylan Smith, Hoover; Jack Kline, Mountain Brook; Terry Guy, Mountain Brook; Tommy Burton, Lee-Montgomery; Dazon Ingram, Theodore.



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