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BOYS BASKETBALL: Darlington earns two region wins

The Darlington Tigers took a big step forward with back-to-back wins in Region 6A-A play Friday and Saturday night.

Darlington coasted past Southwest Atlanta Christian Friday, 68-40, on the road behind even scoring.

Hector Picon led the Tigers with 16 points, followed by Hackett Shiflett, who had 15 and Seth Little, who chipped in 14.

Darlington followed that performance with a 72-37 thrashing of Christian Heritage at home Saturday.

Will Sparks took his turn leading the Tigers, notching 24 on the evening. Little scored 22, while Sawyer Hicks and Jeremiah McClure each scored seven.

Darlington, 9-4 (3-1), plays next at Gordon Lee Tuesday night.