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Tiger boys keep pace in area

Staff Report

Area tournament seeding for Class 5A/Area 4 will likely be determined with the final regular season area games.

Tallassee picked up a big win on Thursday against the team that handed them their first area loss. The Tigers beat Valley 67-53 at Stumberg Gym to improve to 2-2 in the area.

Jamicah Humphery led the way with 21 points. Sandarius Hughley and Jaleel Dumas had 14 each. Truck Griffin had 7 points and 13 rebounds.

The win put Tallassee in a tie with Valley for second in the area standings. Beauregard is atop the area at 2-1. One of the preseason favorites, Brewbaker Tech is 1-2.

The regular season area champion will host the area tournament at season's end.

Jamicah Humphery shoots for three

Tallassee (18-4) plays at Beualah on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and returns to area play at Brew Tech on Friday, Jan. 25 with the area finale vs. Beauregard on Jan. 29 on Senior Night in Tallassee.

The Tigers finished in a tie for the area title last year but were seeded second on a coin toss. They won the area tournament championship in Dadeville and then hosted a sub-regional playoff game.

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