The DAR varsity basketball teams hosted the Section Lions last Thursday for the first games of the new year.
The varsity girls defeated the Lions 49-45, but the boys let one get away in the 2nd half as Section pulled away for an 85-68 win.
DAR 49, Section 45
The Lady Patriots avenged a 4-point loss early in the season with a 4-point win of their own.
The game was close throughout.
The two teams were tied 12-12 after the opening quarter and 22-22 at the half.
Section took a 32-29 lead after a low scoring 3rd quarter. DAR outscored the Lady Lions 20-13 in the final quarter for the win.
Peyton Lankford led the Patriots with 18 points followed by Brianna Bolt with 12.
DAR 68 Section 85The DAR varsity boys jumped out to 20-16 lead at the end of the 1st quarter before Section took a 41-37 lead at the half.
The Lions began to pull away in the 2nd half and led 62-50 after three quarters.
Section made fourteen 3-pointers for the game.
Koltyn Harbin led the Patriots with 23 points followed by Landen Harbin with 16 and TJ Leonard with 10.