Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Trojans storm past Athens to claim area championship

ATHENS – Muscle Shoals’ record with Athens coming in to Thursday night’s area championship game against the Lady Golden Eagles wasn’t very impressive.

Two games, two losses.

The Lady Trojans made sure to deny Athens a third win in the season series.

Muscle Shoals hammered Athens early and built up several double figure leads on the way to a 53-44 victory on the road/

The win means Muscle Shoals will host Hartselle in a sub-regional game Monday at 7 p.m. with a trip to the regional tournament in Hanceville on the line.

Sara Puckett led all scorers with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Makiyah Horrison added nine points and eight rebounds in the win.