Prior to Friday night's boys' varsity basketball game, Darlington honored senior Patrick Shelley with a commemorative basketball to signify the senior passing the 1,000-point milestone for his career. Shelley achieved the feat in the Tigers’ recent win over Model in the Rome Seven Hills Rotary Christmas Tournament Championship Game.
“It’s a great individual accomplishment, but Patrick would be the first to tell you it’s a team award too,” said head coach Nathan West. “Patrick plays the game the right way. He’s a high-character kid. He’s a great teammate, and I am very proud of him.”
The Tigers went on to defeat Mount Paran 46-26 win in the Region 7-A Private opener. Shelley led the offensive output for the Tigers with a game-high 16 points.
The team will play at Heritage Christian School Friday night at 7:30 p.m.