NE Regional: Columbia boys advance with win over Homewood (video)
by Star staff
Feb 19, 2014 | 1472 views |  0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Homewood's Stanley Mizerany (12) is fouled by Columbia's Damion Evans (12) Wednesday during the AHSAA Northeast Regional high school basketball tournament at Pete Mathews Coliseum on the campus of Jacksonville State University.  (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Homewood's Stanley Mizerany (12) is fouled by Columbia's Damion Evans (12) Wednesday during the AHSAA Northeast Regional high school basketball tournament at Pete Mathews Coliseum on the campus of Jacksonville State University. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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Columbia 60, Homewood 52: Columbia earned a rematch with Ramsay after dispatching Homewood in the Class 5A Northeast Regional boys semifinals.

Columbia lost to Ramsay in last year's Northeast Regional semifinals. They'll meet in Friday's finals at 2 p.m. at Jacksonville State.

Columbia trailed 38-30 at one point in the third quarter before going on a 15-0 run. Homewood trailed the rest of the way.

Darrion Leslie had 27 points and seven rebounds for Columbia (25-9), while Gerrod Abram added 21 points.

Homewood (21-10) got 20 points and six rebounds from Malike Cook Stroupe, and Parker Smith added nine points and 13 rebounds.

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Video from the closing seconds of Columbia's win:

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