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Coach Keiven Mixson's Tigers have won 61 games over three seasons. Photos by Kyle Thornton.

Area tourneys this week

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee boys basketball team will host the area tournament this week. Last week was a historic one. The Tigers broke the win mark for most victories in a season.

Last year's team tied that number of 22 wins set back in 1969-70. Keiven Mixson's team is now 24-4 headed into the area tournament.

"The best was 22-3 in '69-(70)," said Mixson, whose club was 22-8 last season. "(It's) a big accomplishment for these kids. 50 years - wow! It may not be broken for another 50."

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Expectations remain high for Tallassee to cross another hurdle. The program has not won a playoff game under the current playoff format.

This Mixson's third year at THS. His first two teams fell in the first round sub-regional game of the post-season.

Tallassee hosted Sipsey Valley and lost 59-51 in 2018. Last year, the Tigers were beaten by Charles Henderson in Troy 44-38.

"For three years we have built this program up."

It's "do or die" now. Tallassee plays Beauregard on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Stumberg Gymnasium - the same gym that was brand new for that '69-70 squad five decades ago. A win secures a playoff spot. A loss ends the season. The area title game will match the Tallassee/Beauregard winner with the Brewbaker Tech/Valley winner on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The No. 3 seed Tallassee girls are playing on Tuesday at Valley vs. No. 2 seed Brew Tech at 4 p.m. The winner advances to face the Valley/Beauregard winner on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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