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Week lay-off doesn’t stop Ads’ rout of Webb to stay unbeaten


Farragut senior post Tim Torrence goes up for a lay-up over a Webb defender during Friday night’s game at FHS, won by the Admirals 73-62 to stay unbeaten on the young season with a 7-0 record.- Alan Sloan/farragutpress
Webb rolled into Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium Friday night with an impressive 6-1 hoop record.

But Farragut came in even hotter with an unbeaten 6-0 mark, and stayed that way with 11 points to spare.

Farragut’s 73-62 victory over the Spartans was not as close as the final score indicates, as the Admirals used superior height and athleticism to build a 23-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

Considering his team hadn’t played in a week, “I thought the kids played well,” FHS head coach Donald Dodgen said. “We made some runs, and the game was really over with so I subbed with about five or six minutes left.”

Four Admirals reached double figures, led by senior guard Greg Gibson with 18 points, including four three-point baskets. “I thought Greg played a pretty good ballgame,” Dodgen said while naming Gibson as Farragut’s TnBank Player of the Week.


Junior Ben Bosse, a 6-foot-7 rising talent, got the Admiral ship out to sea quickly with nine first quarter points, ending with 15. Bosse added eight rebounds and two blocked shots.

Senior post Tim Torrence took charge in the second quarter with eight points, ending with 12, as Farragut led 40-26 at the half. “I thought Tim played pretty well at times,” Dodgen said.

Kyle Huckins pumped in six first period points, finishing with 10.

Other FHS scorers were Jay Hunter with seven, Michael Wright with six, Marcus Huie with three and Ben Wilson adding two.

DEPTH PAYS OFF

Saying this is the deepest team he’s had in eight seasons at FHS, Dodgen praised three members of his second-team unit.

“We subbed in the second quarter with (Nick) Brabson, (Nolan) Nevels and (Michael) Wright, and with Ben and Kyle inside we generated so much stuff,” Dodgen said. “We went on the floor after some loose balls. We just made some things happen.”

With his third-string in charge, Dodgen’s troops went more than four minutes without scoring in the fourth quarter, as Webb cut a 71-48 deficit with 5:30 to play down to 71-60 with 1:14 remaining.

“I put the sophomores in, and they struggled a little bit,” Dodgen said. “But they need some playing time.”

WEBB SCORERS

Webb’s J.T. Blair, who nailed three of his five three-point baskets in the final period to help the Spartans go on their 12-0 run, finished with a game-high 24 points.

Three other Spartans each added eight points: Evan Dilworth, Hunter Baddour and Steve WIlliams.

P.J. Henley and Brian Dilworth added four apiece, with Dawson Morton, James Anderson and Jeremiah LaDage each scoring two.

HERITAGE DETAILS

Editor’s note: Due to a sports and news department layout “mix-up,” some of the details of the Dec. 12 Admirals’ game at Heritage were omitted. Farragut individual scorers from that game will follow.

The farragutpress apologizes for the omission.

LEADING SCORERS

In FHS’s 52-32 win at Heritage Dec. 12, Greg Gibson led with 11 points, followed by Jay Hunter with 10 and Tim Torrence with nine.

Ben Bosse pitched in eight points, seven rebounds and four blocks. Kyle Huckins had six points, with Nolan Nevels, Michael Wright, Blake Denny and Marcus Huie each scoring two.

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