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February 14, 2014

Limestone teams face tough road to Final 48

— The team that emerges a winner from Saturday’s sub-region game between No. 3 Athens and East Limestone will have a tough road to the Final 48 State Tournament. It will most likely face No. 2 ranked Wenonah in the first round of the North Regional at Wallace State Community College.

That potential game would be played at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Hanceville. Two other ranked teams — No. 10 Cullman and No. 6 Parker are also in the North Regional.

The winner of tonight’s 5A girls game will have a much easier path, on paper at least, to Birmingham. The Athens-East Limestone girls winner will play either Hayden or Pleasant Grove; neither team is ranked or receiving votes in the final ASWA poll.

The Athens-East winner will play at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Tanner’s boys and girls will also be in action Wednesday at Wallace should they advance from tonight’s sub-region games. Tanner’s boys team would face the winner of No. 9 Cold Springs/Holy Family at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The girls would play the No. 3 Cold Springs/Vincent winner at 3 p.m.

Should the West Limestone boys advance, they will play the Butler/St. Clair County winner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Should Ardmore’s girls upset No. 1 ranked Oneonta, they will play at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The 5A finals are Friday while the 2A and 4A finals are Saturday.

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