Tigers take down rival Tornadoes, NWC hoops title

The Fred T. Foard boys basketball team picked up a conference-clinching victory against rival Hickory before standing room only crowd at Jerry Copas Gymnasium on Friday.

The Tigers improve to 20-4 overall and 10-2 in Northwestern 3A/4A, while the Red Tornadoes fall to 19-5 overall and 9-3 in the NWC.

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