The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 30, 2014

Athens No. 3 in latest hoops poll

Associated Press

— Athens continues to climb in the ASWA high school basketball rankings. The boys team moved up another spot to No. 3 in the latest poll, released today.

Athens defeated Grissom, which fell out of the 6A poll this week, and Decatur last week before clinching the regular season area title against Muscle Shoals Monday.

Tuesday’s game against James Clemens was postponed.

The win over Muscle Shoals was the Golden Eagles 17th consecutive victory. Athens hosts East Limestone Friday.

The only other Limestone team ranked was Tanner, which dropped to No. 10 in 2A.

Muscle Shoals swapped places with Athens in the 5A girls poll after defeating AHS Monday. The Trojans are ranked No. 10 and will host the 5A Area 16 girls tournament next week.

Tanner and West Limestone remained No. 5 and 7 in their respective regions.

Athens and East Limestone received votes in Class 5A.