One of the season’s first significant upsets has officially occured, and the Class 5A, Area 13 girls standings have been shaken up because of it. No. 8 Cullman went to Florette and beat No. 2 Brewer 73-21 Tuesday night, creating a tie for the top spot in the Area 13 standings.
Brewer, which returns almost everyone from last season’s Final Four team, beat Cullman 62-50 in December. Both teams are now 3-1 in the Area 13 standings.
What does this mean? Well, if both teams win their final two Area 13 games against Hartselle and West Point, then the tiebreaker for the top seed in the area tournament will likely be decided by a coin flip. The win also gives Cullman a confidence boost since this is the first time the Lady Bearcats have beaten their rival in years.
Both teams are talented. Both were Northwest Regional participants last season, too. This little shake-up should make for an interesting February when tournament time rolls around.