The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 10, 2014

East girls win 5A Area 15 Championship

By Jonathan Deal
jonathan@athensnews-courier.com

EAST LIMESTONE — Brennan Crabtree and Rachael Diamond combined for 53 points to lead East Limestone to a 5A Area 15 championship Monday. Diamond led the way with 27 points while Crabtree, the school’s all-time leading scorer poured in 26.

The duo scored more than half the team’s points on the way to a 75-63 win over Cullman.

Diamond set the tone with four 3-pointers in the first quarter to give a 20-14 first quarter lead. Crabtree picked up the slack in the second half, scoring 14 points in the third quarter to help East pull away.

Baylee Johnson scored a game-high 31 points to lead Cullman.

East Limestone will host rival Athens Thursday at 7 p.m. for a sub-region game. Cullman will travel to Muscle Shoals.