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February 10, 2014

No. 3 Athens sets school record with 22nd consecutive win

Tanner wins 15th consecutive area championship

— No. 3 Athens won its third consecutive area championship and set a school record on the same night Monday. The Golden Eagles knocked off Muscle Shoals 50-33 in the 5A Area 16 championship game to set a school record with 22nd consecutive victories.

Giddy Potts led the way for Athens with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Jackson Pettus scored 12 points while Trey Potts chipped in 11 points and nine boards.

Athens blew open a close game in the fourth quarter after leading by no more than eight points through the first three quarters. Ismimeal Nance led Muscle Shoals with 18 points.

With the win, Athens will host East Limestone in a sub-region playoff game at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Muscle Shoals will travel to Cullman.

Other scores from Monday’s area championships

Boys

5A Area 15

Cullman 92, East Limestone 89 (2OT)

4A Area 16 Championship

West Limestone 62, Wilson 55

2A Area 15

Tanner 76, Lexington 69

Girls

5A Area 15

East Limestone 75, Cullman 63

2A Area 15

Tanner 58, Lexington 45

 

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