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Troup teams close in style

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

The red-hot Troup Tigers closed the regular season with a 64-44 road win over Jordan on Friday.

Troup (11-8 overall) finished with a 5-3 Region 2-AAAA record, and it will be the number three seed in next week’s region tournament.

After losing its first three region games, Troup closed the regular season on a five-game winning streak against region opponents.

Mon Woodard and Nick Philpot each scored 11 points to lead a balanced scoring attack, and KJ Tucker added nine points.

Nine of the 10 Troup players who appeared in the game scored.

In the girls’ game, Troup (11-4 overall) handled Jordan 67-20 to finish the regular season with a 7-0 region record, and it will be the number one seed for the region tournament.

Alexcia Murphy had a big game for Troup with 23 points, Samarria Weldon scored 11 points, Monyia Murphy added 10 points, and Jada Green had nine points.