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February 11, 2014

Tanner sweeps Lexington for Area 15 hoop titles

Love’s 27 points propels Rattlers to 76-69 win; Houston tallies 19 in girls’ 58-45 victory

(Continued)

TANNER —

Limestone scoreboard

Area tournament champions get to host a sub-regional game, while the runners-up must travel to face another area’s champion.

The sub-regional winner qualifies for the Northwest Regional Tournament in Hanceville on Feb. 18-22, while losing teams will be eliminated from the postseason.

Five teams in Limestone County — the boys’ teams from Athens, Tanner and West and the East Limestone and Tanner girls — claimed area tourney titles on Monday.

As tournament runners-up, the Athens and Ardmore girls and East boys are still in contention for a regional berth but a need a road upset to get to Tom Drake Coliseum.

Listed below are scores from Monday’s area tournament championship games.

Boys

Class 5A, Area 16

• Athens 50, Muscle Shoals 33

Class 5A, Area 15

• Cullman 92, East Limestone 89 (double OT)

Class 4A, Area 16

• West Limestone 62, Wilson 55

Class 2A, Area 15

• Tanner 76, Lexington 69

Girls

Class 5A, Area 16

• Muscle Shoals 58, Athens 44

Class 5A, Area 15

• East Limestone 75, Cullman 63

Class 4A, Area 14

• J.O. Johnson 57, Ardmore 42

Class 2A, Area 15

• Tanner 58, Lexington 45

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