Linden ladies take 1A, Area 4 crown

Linden held a commanding lead at the end of each quarter Wednesday night, closing out A.L. Johnson 57-38 to win the Class 1A, Area 4 championship.

The Lady Patriots led 20-9 after one quarter of play and kept that double-digit advantage for much of the night. Linden put the game out of reach with a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter that saw ALJ connect on only two field goals in the frame.

Lady Eagle senior Tiffany Barber led all scorers with 22 points while Akayla McGhee added 10 for A.L. Johnson. Linden countered with four players in double figures.

Amber Richardson had 20 points on the night while Dajia Miller added 13. Imiya Agee had 11 points and Tomysha Boykin scored 10.

Linden is set to host a sub-regional game Monday while ALJ travels for sub-regional play.