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Lady Admirals rip CHS in hoop season opener

The Lady Admirals shot out in front of the Lady Dragons Thursday, Nov. 16, during its season-opening game at Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium, keeping Clinton scoreless in the first three minutes.

Farragut kept its edge, never trailing throughout the game and securing the win, 65-48.

“It was good, we got everybody a chance to play,” Farragut head coach Mike Driver said. “We played fifteen different girls and we’re young this year. We have four new starters. It was a good win for us, a good confidence booster. Everybody got a chance to score and a lot of people scored.”

Stephanie Torrence scored five of her 11 points in the first quarter, while C.J. Dake scored four.

By the end of the first quarter the Lady Ads had doubled their lead, 14-6.

With less than three minutes to go in the first half, Clinton had nine points accompanied by nine fouls.

At the half, Farragut had increased its lead to 20 points, 35-15.

In the second half, Clinton tried to rally behind the shooting of Amber Taylor who was the top scorer of the night with 13 points.

Kara Beth Beverly nailed a three-pointer for the Lady Ads with six minutes remaining to help begin a run.

Moments later, Kiah Simmons connected on a two-point shot, gained her second foul and rebounded a missed shot before dishing it out to Torrence who added another two points, as the Lady Ads went up 42-23.

Torrence got the crowd’s attention when she threw a no-look pass to Brittany Doss, who followed through with a basket.

The Lady Ads were outscored in the fourth quarter, 19-13, but had already built a cushiony lead.

Two baskets were made in the last 15 seconds of play, one by Clinton’s Taylor and the other by Farragut’s Doss.

Torrence led the Lady Ads in points followed by Doss, Beverly and Morgan Holbrook who recorded nine each.

“In our scrimmages we’ve been getting behind in the first quarter and have to dig it out of a deep hole,” Driver said.

“Getting off to a good start was positive for us. I think it gave us a lot of confidence. And again, if we get a lot of people in the game at our tempo that will work well against another team.”

Farragut closed the week with its second victory of the 2006-07 season with a 56-44 win versus Red Bank in Chattanooga.


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