Boys Basketball: Model head coach Jacob Travis
Model boys head coach Jacob Travis encourages his players in a game against Armuchee at Model High, December 7, 2012. (Brittany Hannah/RN-T)
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:44 am
Updated: 2:46 am, Sat Jan 19, 2013.
Model’s Davy Fisher scored 26 points on Friday night — and as it turned out, the Blue Devils needed almost every one of them.
Facing rival Armuchee on the road, the Devils fought off the Indians, 70-67, in a typically intense contest between the Region 7-AA teams.
“We made the free throws at the end and we (forced) a couple big turnovers and we stretched the lead,” said Model coach Jacob Travis. “We couldn’t seem to get away from them.
“The key was probably the end, a couple of rebounds, and a couple of possessions here and there,” he said.
Jonathan Mason scored 22 for the Indians (3-14, 0-8), who have endured a series of close-call losses this season.
“We played a terrific game, (and) had a lot of heart,” said Armuchee coach Ray Tucker. “Maybe it’ll carry into the next six games that we’ve got.
“We’ve had a real good spirit about us, and I think our kids will continue to have that spirit. We’ve just got to keep working on things.”
Model hosts Dade County on Tuesday and Armuchee hostd Murray County.
Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:44 am.
Updated: 2:46 am.