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After clinching Class 3A, Area 15 top spot, MA girls to tune up with tough matchups

With three weeks remaining until the postseason begins, Madison Academy has already clinched its area championship and will host the Class 3A, Area 15 tournament.

MA (14-6) is 5-0 in area play. The Mustangs have only one area game remaining, a home against Westminster Christian, on Tuesday.

The Mustangs will be well tested as they tune up for the postseason. Two games with Class 6A No. 1 Sparkman and one a home date with Class 4A No. 5 Randolph headline the stretch-run competition.

MA has already played six games against 6A opponents, winning four of the contests. The biggest win came against No. 7 Buckhorn in the Decatur Orthopedic Clinic Classic to finish third in the tournament. The Mustangs prevailed 73-50.

The Mustangs also played in the Huntsville Times Girls Classic a week earlier. MA coach Brian Privett said the tournaments, in which his team faced five 6A teams and one 4A opponent, were a good test for the Mustangs.

“I felt good about that,” Privett said. “It helps us prepare for postseason play.”

Road wins at Randolph and Madison County, another 4A team, also highlight the MA victories.

The Mustangs are getting significant contributions from throughout its roster.

“We’ve got a variety of girls that can score in double digits on any given night,” Privett said. “That’s a healthy thing for us.”

Sierra Jones has been the Mustangs’ primary scoring leader. Privett pointed to Amira Hider and Imani Kyser has key defenders.

Although the Mustangs have wrapped up the area’s regular season crown, they still have work to do before the state playoffs.

“The biggest thing is (the team) getting better each game and maximizing each (player’s) potential,” Privett said.