Richland Northeast dropped a 66-55 decision to Rockdale County in the Chick-fil-A Classic finale for both teams. The Cavaliers (9-5) return to action and Region 4-4A play on Jan. 4 at Ridge View.
Mike Murphy had a nice offensive game for RNE, ringing up a game high 20 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field including six 3-pointers. Travis Hammonds contributed 10 points and seven rebounds.
Rockdale County shot 47% from the field and had four men finish with double-digit scoring totals.