Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Trojans cruise to area title

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Lady Trojans left no doubt Friday night in the Class 6A, Area 15 tournament championship game.

After a slow start, Muscle Shoals picked up steam and crushed Athens 64-37 to complete the sweep of the area regular season and tournament championships.

The Lady Trojans went 5-0 against area opponents this season.

The win sets up a 7 p.m. Monday night sub-regional showdown with Cullman at Muscle Shoals High School. The winner advances to the Northwest Regional tournament at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.

Sara Puckett led all scorers with 24 points, while Dazja Hankins added 12 points and 14 rebounds. Fallon Haley chipped in with 11 points and eight assists for the 10th ranked Lady Trojans.