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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Model cruises past Murray County

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Girls Basketball: Model v. Cartersville

Model girls head coach Sally Echols talks to her players during a timeout in a game against Cartersville in the Rome News-Tribune/Seven Hills Rotary Club Holiday Festival at Georgia Highlands College, December 20, 2012. (Brittany Hannah/RN-T)

Brittany Hannah

Model 60, Murray County 29

The task of traveling to Murray County to play the Lady Indians on their home floor has proven to be difficult for some of the Region 7-AA teams this season, but the senior-oriented Model squad had no problems.

Racing out to a 21-7 lead in the first eight minutes, the Lady Devils (14-4, 4-1) set the tone for a lopsided win.

Senior Carla Clemmons finished with a game-high 14 points and fellow senior Timia Reynolds added 11. Rachel McFry hit a pair of 3s for the Lady Devils in the victory.

Model’s defense limited Murray County to 10 points or less in all four quarters.

Model came into the game on the heels of an emotional weekend. The Lady Devils suffered their first region loss on Friday night against Calhoun, but bounced back to register an intensity-filled victory over non-region foe Darlington on Saturday.

Model visits crosstown rival Armuchee on Friday.