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Top-seeded FHS freshman boys hot; Farragut Middle School girls perfect; Knoxville Christian boys streaking

Three West side schools are enjoying basketball winning streaks as January action winds down: the Farragut High School freshman boys, Farragut Middle School girls and Knoxville Christian School high school boys.

Following a 70-61 victory against archrival Bearden Thursday, Jan. 20, the FHS freshman boys end its season with a perfect 9-0 KIL record, 11-1 overall, as they entered this week’s KIL tourney at Gibbs High School as the top seed.

The freshman Ads played the Central vs. West winner Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the quarterfinals. A win Wednesday would carry Farragut into the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) against either Powell, Gibbs or Austin-East. The championship game is Saturday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m.

More details on the FHS freshman boys later in this story.

Becky Reno’s FMS girls improved to 10-0 in the Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference standings after a 47-34 win at Halls Monday, Jan. 24. They opened January with close victories against Holston (43-39, Jan. 6), at Karns (31-26, Jan. 10) and at Bearden (37-34, Jan. 13).

Coach Reno’s team, tied with Northwest in the league standings entering the week, will host NMS in an “in-school” showdown Thursday, Feb. 3.

The KCS boys won its sixth consecutive game Friday, Jan. 21, with a 71-43 win against Appalachian Christian. Clayton Woodward led the winners with 22 points.

In a 48-46 overtime victory vs. TSD Tuseday, Jan. 18, David Amos led with 21 points, nine in overtime. His steal and layup late in OT sealed victory. Woodward’s 28 points and Glenn Honeycutt’s 26 led a 77-33 KCS rout of Mt. Pisgah Christian Jan. 14.

The Knights carried a 7-7 record into this week’s action.


Jeff Jameson’s 22 points and 10 rebounds led the way for the FHS freshman boys against Bearden. Kyle Binder added 16 points and 10 rebounds, with Riley Hunley scoring nine while dishing out five assists and grabbing five steals. Esean Phillips added nine points, 10 assists and three steals.

Jameson (14.9 points per game) and Binder (14.5) are the team’s two leading scorers.

Among other FHS contributors during the season, Tyler Hill and Chris Carroll each scored eight points to help lead the freshman Ads to a 60-30 early season win against Central.

Other contributors are Calvin Brown, Mike Hornick, Brenton Dickerson, Justin Griswold, Ryan Upchurch, Andrew Martland, Brandon Hylton, Dylan Young and Matt Newhart.


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