The Homewood Middle School girls’ basketball team just ended an undefeated season with a 22-0 record.
The team also won the Metro South Championship Tournament this season for the first time in 23 years, said coach Christi Martin.
“Last year, half of our team played on the seventh-grade team and half played on the eighth grade team due to inadequate numbers on the eighth grade team,” Martin said. “Once they were finally able to play together this year, they were on a mission, and that mission was to win a championship.”
HMS won the metro tournament crown by defeating Berry Middle School 60-44. Homewood led 21-4 at the end of the first quarter and 35-11 at halftime.
Homewood’s Sakeria Hollis, Lia Roberson and Kalia Cunningham were named to the all-tournament team. Cunningham was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Nine of the 11 HMS players also play AAU basketball, Martin said.
“My hope is that we can continue to build on this solid foundation these girls have laid,” she said. “You’re going to hear about this group for the next four years, and that is what is so promising for Homewood girls’ basketball. They aren’t done yet. They’re just getting started.”