HAZEL GREEN – The Fort Payne Lady Wildcats had their season come to a close Monday in an 81-40 loss to Class 6A’s defending state champion Hazel Green Lady Trojans.
Hazel Green caught fire from deep range early and often on their home court Monday. The Lady Trojans (30-3) drained 15 3-pointers, 11 of which came in the first half, while the Lady Wildcats (20-9) hit just one from deep range all night.
Hazel Green’s 15 threes came on just 23 attempts, giving a them a 65.2 shooting percentage from beyond the arc Monday.
Fort Payne took an early 2-point advantage before Hazel Green ripped off 18 straight points to nearly put the game out of reach.
The Lady Trojans led 21-8 after one, 46-15 at the half and 65-27 at the end of the third.
Junior Mattie Prewett led the Lady Wildcats with 14 points while junior classmate Isabelle Goggans led the team with 10 rebounds.
John Ferry of AL.com contributed to this story