The league and section title by Athens were mainly due to its strong defense throughout the season.
Athens have had issues with keeping possession all season, and now it helps ends its season.
Athens needs its defense to step up in the district semifinals against Zane Trace.
Every game, Justin Hynes steps up when the team needs someone.
Strong zone defense and clutch free throws led Athens to a sectional championship over Logan Elm 43-40.
To win a sectional final Friday, Athens will need to use its experience and size advantage against Logan Elm.
A tough road game and a makeup game from a couple weeks ago end Athens’ regular season.
Athens gave up a combined five points in the second and third quarters.
The tournament seedings were announced Sunday.
The ability to play a 2-3 zone and man-to-man defense has been crucial for Athens this year.
Athens shut down the Alexander offense and made its free throws.
The Bulldogs look to take sole possession of first place in their conference after this weekend.
A Logan Maxfield steal and score with 10 seconds remaining in the game secured the 63-57 win for the Bulldogs.
Athens learned a lot from its first two games despite both being losses.
Athens opened the season with a 45-35 loss to Gallia Academy.
Despite graduating Griffin Lutz, the Bulldogs expect to be just as good next season.
Athens dropped its district semifinal playoff game to Miami Trace in The Convo.
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Athens will have a tall task in beating Sheridan in its first playoff game Friday night.