The Bulldogs search for their fourth win of the season despite being the underdog in the matchup.
A persistent knee injury threatened to derail what was shaping up to be a great season for the Bulldogs’ point guard.
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.
Athens finished the regular season with two straight losses in which its shooting struggled.
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.