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Dodgen struggling for answers as Farragut falls to WBHS, Fulton

Against William Blount early last week, Farragut blew a 14-point halftime lead as the Governors lit-up the nets for 49 second-half points while the Admirals saw their shooting touch freeze up.

The pattern for that 68-64 loss at WBHS continued Friday at Fulton, as the Falcons burned the nets early in the third period and went on to beat Farragut 76-60.

“I’m really frustrated, I think the chemistry’s gone right now, for some reason,” said a perplexed FHS head coach Donald Dodgen about a series of Admirals ills, as FHS (17-6 record entering the week) had lost three of its last four games as of Tuesday. “We’re a good ballclub, but we’re doing things we don’t need to do … we just not jelling now. We’re not playing defense worth a flip. Our offense is out of sync. We miss so many easy shots. It’s not that we don’t work on it every day. We work every day (of practice) on different situations.”

Even effort is being questioned.

“We’re just simply not playing hard right now,” Dodgen said. “We dug such a hole, and we can’t get out of it. From three weeks (ago) ’till now, we’re not a team, not like we were right after Christmas. We’re not playing to our capability.”

In addition, “we’re a bigger team but we got outrebounded tonight,” Dodgen said about the Fulton game statistics.

With a possibly showdown with Bearden looming in the District 4-AAA Tournament semifinals Tuesday at BHS (see story, on this page) Dodgen knows time is running out to find answers.

“Evidently I haven’t pulled the right trigger here at the right time,” he said. “We’ve got to find the trigger, we’re getting close to tournament time.”

Individually Friday night, “I thought Michael Wright played awfully well,” Dodgen said about his junior backup guard. “I thought Nick Brabson played well.”

Jay Hunter and Ben Bosse led FHS with 14 points each Friday. Greg Gibson added 13.

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