Linden downs Marengo to advance to 1A, Area 4 final

Linden made an appointment for Thursday’s Class 1A, Area 4 championship game as it downed Marengo High 58-46 in the tournament’s first round Tuesday.

Dequan Charleston was the high scorer for Linden, dumping in 18 points in the effort. De’Antre Johnson added 14 points while Isiah Scott finished with 12.

Michael Kennedy had 18 points to go along with eight rebounds and five steals for Marengo, which ends its season at 4-13.

Linden is set to face top-seeded A.L. Johnson in the championship round Thursday at 6 p.m. in Thomaston.