The Lady Tigers got their offensive jets firing early and raced to a 25-8 lead after a full quarter of play, then used a 22-10 run in the second frame to improve to 47-18 at the game’s midway point.
A 20-5 run in the third quarter stretched the lead to 67-23 and Darlington closed with a 14-6 run in the final period.
Emily Willingham and Andrea Taylor led the Lady Eagles offensively with 10 points each. Miriam Hibbard dropped in 6 points for Excel.
The loss dropped Excel’s overall record to 5-14. It is 1-7 in Region 6A-A.
Darlington raised its record to 14-5 overall, 7-1 in the region.
Excel returns to the hardwood today when it steps up two classifications to host St. Pius X. Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m.