Multiple Teams · Golden Tigers seal regular season area championship with 80-58 rout of East Limestone

The Russellville Golden Tigers boys basketball team completed the sweep of Class 5A Area 14 on Friday night with an 80-58 victory over the visiting East Limestone Indians.  With the win, they will host the area tournament during the week of February 6 (The times and dates will be published as soon as they are available.).  

The game started much like the previous game against East–a fast start for the Golden Tigers due to tough play on the defensive end.  However, unlike the game in Athens, East never really got close enough to make the game interesting.  

Bailey Motes scored 16 of his season high 32 points in the first quarter.  Austin Stidham had a dominant night around the rim, scoring 14 points in the paint.  Lucas McNutt added 13 points, and Devin Buckhalter scored 10 points.  

The Golden Tigers will return to the hardwood on Monday, playing host to the Central Wildcats.  The JV girls will start the night with a 4:00pm tip, followed by the JV boys, varsity girls, and varsity boys.