Boys Varsity Basketball · Florence boys hold off rival Muscle Shoals

MUSCLE SHOALS — Tuesday’s meeting between the boys basketball teams from the Shoals’ largest high schools matched an experienced Florence group against a Muscle Shoals team that looks starkly different from last year.

Experience comes in handy in tense games against strong competition, and it might have made the difference in a predictably close battle.

Florence (10-0) never trailed in the second half and held on for a 48-43 win over its rival in a jam-packed Muscle Shoals gym. READ MORE