Troup looking to finish strong
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Troup Lady Tigers are one win away from making it through a regular season without a region loss for the second straight year.
During the 2019-2020 season, Troup went 12-0 in Region 5-AAAA, and it lost to Sandy Creek in the championship game of the region tournament
Flash forward a year and Troup finds itself at 6-0 in Region 2-AAAA, and it finishes the regular season with Friday’s game at Jordan.
Carver is also unbeaten in the region, but it was unable to play its game against Troup because of COVID-19 issues, and those teams could meet in next week’s region tournament.
Troup beat Carver in the state semifinals last season before falling to Americus-Sumter in the championship game.
Troup (10-4 overall) was 4-4 overall after back-to-back losses to Carrollton and East Coweta, but it has been smooth sailing since the start of region play.
After a 41-32 win over Hardaway to open region play, Troup has won each of its past five region games by at least 39 points.
There’s a good chance that trend will continue on Friday, since Jordan (0-8 overall) is 0-6 in the region.
Also on Friday, Troup’s boys’ team will look to finish the regular season with a fifth straight region win.
Troup (9-8 overall) lost its first three region games, but it has won four in a row since then, including Wednesday’s 86-55 win over Shaw.
Troup will put its 4-3 region record on the line against Jordan, which is 2-4 in the region.
Also on Friday, LaGrange High’s boys’ and girls’ teams close the regular season with Region 2-AAAA home games against Hardaway.
The Lady Grangers (5-12 overall) are 3-4 in the region, while the Grangers (10-9 overall) have lost three in a row to fall to 3-4 in the region.
The Grangers have had some tough luck in their region games, losing three of them in overtime.