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Area tourneys this week

By Michael Butler

Tallassee's varsity basketball teams will be on the road this week for area tournament play.

Last week, the junior varsity boys beat Elmore County on Tuesday in Tallassee 49-46. The varsity girls and boys teams completed the sweep on Senior Night with victories. The girls won 39-36. The THS boys took the nightcap 54-34. The boys then beat Saint James on Friday, 48-45.

The Tallassee boys are riding a seven-game win streak and are 13-11 overall. Their 6-2 area mark was good enough for a tie with Dadeville for first place. The two teams split during the regular season, but Dadeville won the tiebreaker to receive the top seed and bid to host the area tournament.

The Tigers girls are at Alabama Christian in Dadeville for the area tourney this week. Tallassee is the No. 3 seed and will get a rematch with Elmore County on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 5:00 p.m. The winner will get a sub-regional berth and play for the area title on Friday, Feb. 9 at 6:00 p.m.

The No. 2 seed boys team will play Alabama Christian in Dadeville on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 5:00 p.m. A win would clinch a sub-regional spot as well, placing the Tigers in the area championship on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:00 p.m.