Armuchee boys win at hom
Despite a late Armuchee comeback, Darlington held on Thursday night to advance to its third straight Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament championship game, beating the Lady Indians 57-45.
At 5:30 p.m. today at Georgia Highlands College and Berry College the 61st edition of the Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament begins.
Armuchee (5-2, 1-2)
Armuchee (2-5, 0-3)
The Model-Armuchee rivalry is deep-seated in Floyd County, and it continued Friday night in a hard-fought battle between the Lady Blue Devils and the Lady Indians.
Model found its touch in the second half against Armuchee on Friday night, going on a 16-2 run in the third quarter to push the Blue Devils past the Indians, 55-37 in Armuchee.
The Darlington defense played lights out in its 59-35 win against Armuchee Tuesday night, and held the Indians to 10, nine, five and 11 points in each of the respective periods during Region 7-AA action.
Each of Darlington’s five starting players contributed massively and uniquely to its 60-37 victory over previously undefeated Armuchee on Tuesday evening in a Region 7-AA contest.
Armuchee girls 73, Coosa 43
A defensive adjustment at halftime for Coosa helped hold off Armuchee in overtime, as the Eagles beat the Indians 63-53 in the first region tilt of the season.