It was the school's fifth girls basketball state championship.
The Trojans girls also beat the Falcons by just one point, as both New Hope teams earned a first-round bye in the Class 5A playoffs.
A former coach and an unlikely alliance are bringing Bergstrom to Senatobia.
The rhythm between the junior and the senior was evident Friday, and it carried the Rams to a 10-point win over the Blue Devils in Steens.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy (Alabama) girls basketball team beat Patrician Academy 49-29 on Thursday at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery to reach the AISA Class 2A championship game.
Blayze Berry pitched three innings, Cole Ketchum pitched two, and the Patriots won in five innings on the run rule.
Although senior left-hander Ryan Burt returns, New Hope lost the other three of its top pitchers -- and a whole lot of power in its starting lineup.
The Heritage Academy girls were eliminated with a loss to Pillow Academy.
"We've got a bunch of young guys that really have a lot of talent," senior center fielder Sam Clark said.
Goalkeeper Charlie Cox shut out the Patriots, sophomore Isaac Lepard scored in the first half, and the Volunteers blanked the Patriots.
With the victories, the Falcons and Trojans will face off in the boys and girls tournament finals on Friday.
Sophomore Cole Ketchum wasn't worried when the Heritage Academy baseball team lost its first three games last season, and he's not worried now.
MACON -- It was mid-January, and the Noxubee County girls basketball team needed a spark.
Jared Long led the Patriots with 24 points. Heritage Academy will play Washington in the first round of the north state tournament next week.
West Lowndes has not gone undefeated in a regular season since at least the 2006-07 school year.
The Yellow Jackets fought through the absence of senior guard Forte Prater (hip flexor), came back from 12 points down and shocked the Tigers in Friday's game in Macon.
The Trojans knocked down six 3s in the final quarter -- including four on consecutive offensive possessions -- to gain the separation they needed.
The Patriots beat the Chiefs by at least nine goals for the second time in three days after a shutout win Tuesday.
The Rams boys beat Kemper Academy to achieve the feat, while the girls beat Hebron Christian for the title.
Defensive backs Christopher Johnson and Kameron Jenkins and offensive linemen Deveon Boykins and Gerald Wells all signed Wednesday.