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Lawrence County's Shea Mason shoots over R.A. Hubbard's Deszarae Ricks in prep basketball action Tuesday night in Moulton. LCHS won 74-40.
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Lawrence County's Shea Mason shoots over R.A. Hubbard's Deszarae Ricks in prep basketball action Tuesday night in Moulton. LCHS won 74-40.

No. 4 Athens rides Shoulders
Lady Eagles win sixth straight

From Staff Reports

Athens High's girls basketball team won its sixth straight game and remained unbeaten in its area with a 64-31 victory over Muscle Shoals on Tuesday night.

Fourth-ranked Athens (17-3, 3-0 in Class 5A, Area 16) forced 32 turnovers and limited Muscle Shoals to 23 percent shooting from the field. The Lady Golden Eagles shot 44 percent.

Keona Shoulders had 18 points to pace Athens, while Sierra Caudle added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jenea Strong scored 11 points, and Courtney Medlen passed out five assists.

For Muscle Shoals, Kathryn Thompson led with eight points.

Lawrence County 74, R.A. Hubbard 40: The Lady Red Devils, ranked fifth in 4A, won their fifth straight with a win over the Lady Chiefs.

Sallie Burch led Lawrence County (20-3) with 15 points, four assists and five steals, while Shea Mason pitched in 15 points. Jasma McDonald contributed eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and six steals.

For R.A. Hubbard, Bernisha Harris had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Sacashla Hampton added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Decatur Heritage 47, Athens Bible 31: Candace Lee had 21 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the Lady Eagles (9-9, 4-2 in 1A, Area 15).

Brittany Denson added 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Shayna Voss pulled down 10 rebounds.

For Athens Bible, Kirsten McClure had 10 points and nine rebounds. Lindsey McClure made five steals.

Kirsten McClure entered with 998 career varsity points, and her 10 against Decatur Heritage broke the 1,000-point barrier.

Hartselle 56, West Point 24: The Lady Tigers, ranked second in 5A, pounded West Point as Mary Virginia Reeves scored 18 points. Lauren Drake added 14, and Jessica Andrews had 10.

For West Point, Lindsey Kent had nine points.

Hartselle (20-3, 6-0 in 5A, Area 13) has won five straight games and hasn't lost since falling to Bob Jones, ranked third in 6A, in December.

New Hope 51, Danville 44: Kristen Sparkman paced Danville with 10 points and eight rebounds, and Lauren Simmons added nine points and 10 rebounds. Bethany Evans had nine points and four assists.

Jennifer Christian had 12 points to lead New Hope.

Speake 51, St. Bernard 38: The Lady Bobcats (6-13) pulled in the win behind Kylie Black's 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Malea Hensley added 13 rebounds and seven assists.

For St. Bernard, Natalie Kelly scored 15 points.

Hatton 62, Colbert Heights 41: Hatton (12-8) road 79 percent shooting from the free throw line to beat Colbert Heights.

Grace Harrison led the winners with 21 points and eight rebounds. Kaitlyn Fleming added nine points, and Breanna Culver passed out six assists and made five steals.

For Colbert Heights, Haleigh Bewley had 14 points.

East Lawrence 61, Fairview 42: LaKendra Wright had 27 points, 13 rebounds and five steals to lead East Lawrence (10-9), while Paige Hood added 17 points, 10 rebounds and five steals.

Sarah Torain pulled down 10 rebounds.

Amanda Smith's 17 points led Fairview.

West Limestone 70, Elkmont 62: Natalie Harrison scored 26 points for West Limestone (8-14), and Morgan Adams added 18 points. Elizabeth Dison pitched in 10 points.

Adams, Brandi Rice and Savanna Smith each pulled down 10 rebounds, and Dison passed out five assists.

Bailee Robinson scored 27 points to lead Elkmont, and Ashley Roberson added 10.

Covenant Christian 49, Mount Hope 38: Anna Roberson had 19 points to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets (7-9) in the loss, while teammate Tamara Robinson added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

For Covenant Christian (10-9), Chrystin Johnson scored 22 points.

Addison 63, Double Springs 29: Jessy Willingham paced the winners with 18 points and five rebounds, while Haley Wiggins added 12 points and six rebounds.

Kayla Carden added 11 points for Addison (13-5), and Britney Taylor passed out seven assists and made five steals.

Mallory Beasley led Double Springs (6-11) with 10 points.

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