Tuscaloosa Academy (31-8) fell short of the AISA Class AA state championship Thursday night against Macon East Academy.
TA defeated No. 1 seed Kingwood Christian in the Final Four to advance to the championship, 25-23, 25-11, 20-25, 25-14.
Rachael Fincher had 13 blocks, three kills, five digs and an ace, Brittany Ledbetter had 19 assists, four kills, two aces and a block, Kaci Cochran recorded nine digs and six kills. In the championship game, TA fell to Macon, 12-25, 24-26, 12-25.
Fincher had seven blocks, five digs and two kills, Ledbetter tallied 12 assists and Shelby Curry had nine kills, two digs and an ace.
Fincher and Ledbetter received All-Tournament honors.
“Beating Kingwood Christian and securing a spot in the Championship game was the highlight of our season,” TA head coach Rachel Roberts said. “We can’t thank the TA administration, faculty and students enough for supporting us. It was an amazing end to an unforgettable season. I’m so proud to be a Knight.”