Baker High School’s HiQ academic team earned a bye to the Alabama HiQ Championship, to be held in March.
At the end of the 2014 HiQ regular season, Baker was the top scoring team out of the 15 high schools competing. It is now guaranteed at least $1,000 in prize money provided by New Horizons Credit Union for use in scholastic programs.
During the final match of the season at Mary G. Montgomery High School on Thursday, February 27, MGM moved up in the rankings by scoring 36 points. Vigor earned 19 points while Leflore scored 13 points.
Only the top 7 of the 15 teams in HiQ advance. The teams that came in second, fourth and sixth will compete in the first semi-final, while the teams that finished third, fifth and seventh compete in the second. The winner of each contest will advance to the championship, which will be held on March 25 at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile.
The first semi-final match will be held March 18 at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. McGill will compete against Mary G. Montgomery and Murphy.
The second semi-final contest is March 20 at Davidson High School. It will compete against Bryant and St. Luke’s Episcopal.
Here are the final standings for the 2014 regular season. The points scored by each team is in parentheses.
1. Baker (152)
2. McGill-Toolen Catholic (141)
3. Davidson (132)
4. Mary G. Montgomery (104)
5. Bryant (103)
6. Murphy (96)
7. St. Luke’s Episcopal (71)
8. Theodore (65)
9. Satsuma (65)
10. Vigor (56)
11. B.C. Rain (55)
12. Blount (55)
13. Citronelle (52)
14. Leflore (39)
15. Williamson (22)