Boys Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · Area basketball tournament brackets released

Muscle Shoals basketball teams will battle for area championships next week as the Trojans continue on the road to the state finals.

The Lady Trojans, winners of the Class 6A, Area 15 regular season title, will host the area tournament Feb. 6-8.

In the opening round, Athens will face Columbia at Muscle Shoals Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The winner will face Muscle Shoals in the championship at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

The Lady Trojans, now 15-11 overall, swept Athens and Columbia in home-and-home series’ during the regular season. Muscle Shoals has gone unbeaten in January.

With the first-round bye in the area tournament, the Lady Trojans have already secured a spot in the sub-regionals.

In the boys’ area tournament, Muscle Shoals and Columbia tied for the regular season area title, but Columbia will host the tournament after winning a coin flip.

Muscle Shoals will face Athens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the first round game at Columbia High School. The winner will take on Columbia at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 for the area championship.