The allure of a home-cooked meal is strong. Just ask Kaitlin Hogan, Christian McGowan and Elizabeth Philpot. They play college basketball at Birmingham-Southern College, not much more than a stone’s throw from the houses they grew up in. Hogan and McGowan are in their junior seasons, and played their high school ball at Vestavia Hills and Oak Mountain, respectively. A year behind them is Philpot, who hails from Hoover and attended Spain Park. “Our families are always there,” Hogan said.