courtesy photo The Athens Lady Hornets are 18-4 on the season. Team members are: 1-Clara Love; 3-Anna Holder; 4-Kathryn Schoonover; 5-Delaney Herrington; 6-Meagan Crabtree; 7-Allison Sanders; 12-Holly Eckert; 13-Jasmine Blakemore; 14-Sabrina Suttle; 15-Odie Rivera and 21-Bailey Starkes. Coaches are Natosha Spain and Gary Qualls.

GRAND SALINE — After a week off, the Athens Lady Hornets continued their winning ways Tuesday night.

The Lady Hornets (18-4) were not prepared for what they would face in the Grand Saline Lady Indians.

“We were sluggish, slow, and hesitant,” Lady Hornet coach Natosha Spain said. “Three things that drive a coach crazy, but we did come away with a win. It was ugly, but nevertheless a win.”

The Lady Hornets had to go five games with the scrappy Lady Indians, winning 25-17, 16-25, 25-20, 17-25, 15-11.

“When you play a team like Grand Saline, they are not going to hit the ball because of their lack of height, they are going to dink it at you,” Spain said “This kind of play forces a good team to play to their level. That is what we did, we dropped our game to Grand Saline’s level and it showed tonight.

“I am happy with the win, but we have to get a killer instinct where we can put teams away and not let them force us into a game we don’t play.”

The JV Lady Hornets were a winner, 23-25, 25-13, 25-14. The ninth grade squad lost.

The Lady Hornets have an open date on their schedule Friday, but Spain is attempting to find a game.

AHS is scheduled to open District 14-AAA action on the road Tuesday against Chapel Hill. Ninth grade action begins at 5 p.m.

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