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Lady Ads bounce back from loss to MHS for 63-48 win versus West

The Farragut Lady Admirals recorded a win Thursday, Nov. 30, at Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium against West after dropping a game to Maryville Nov. 28.

The Lady Ads (5-2 record entering the week) defeated the Lady Rebels 63-48.

“I thought the first half we turned the ball over way too much and we didn’t do a good job rebounding,” Farragut head coach Mike Driver said. “We kind of talked about what we needed to do, to do a better job rebounding and take care of the ball and make better shot selection, and I thought we did a much better job in the second half.”

One thing that helped the Lady Ads was the amount of fouls called against West in the second half. The Lady Rebels were called for 17 fouls, giving Farragut the edge at the free throw line.

“It doesn’t hurt us,” Kara Beth Beverly said. “They’re going to foul us because they want to win the game. It helps getting us to the free throw line.”

The first quarter was a see-saw fest with both team swapping points. The Lady Ads went up by four points after Allison Bosse hit two free throws and Brittany Doss drained a basket with one minute left.

The Lady Ads were able to increase their lead by as many as seven points, but saw that lead fade away as the teams went into the locker rooms tied 21-21.

After the half the Lady Ads went on a shooting spree behind the efforts of Beverly, who had eight points in the third quarter.

Kiah Simmons started an 11-point run with two buckets in two minutes. Beverly shot two three-point buckets and C.J. Dake sank one free throw. A Simmons foul sent the Lady Rebels to the line.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter Farragut was up by seven points. Twenty-seven points later and the Lady Ads had a victory.

West got on the board first in the final quarter, but it didn’t take Farragut long to retaliate. Bosse grabbed a breakaway and passed it to Stephanie Torrence, who bounced it back to Bosse between two Lady Rebels’ defenders. Bosse laid it up for the two points and a huge roar from the crowd.

The Lady Ads went on one more run mostly due to the amount of fouls that were called against West. All nine unanswered points were scored at the free throw line.

For the game, Farragut sank 20 out of 39 free throws.

Two more trips to the free throw line and a basket later and the Lady Ads recorded their fifth victory in a ripe season.

Beverly led her team in shooting with 18 points on the night. Bosse and Dake tallied 11 points apiece.

Torrence had a standout night in the 56-48 loss to Maryville with 24 points. Bosse also got into double digits with 15 points.

Farragut was down by 10 points going into the second quarter, but bounced by with a 20-point quarter to pull within three.

Torrence banked 11 points in the second quarter rally. Farragut outscored Maryville by one point in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.

The Lady Ads travel to Sevier County on Tuesday before facing archrival Bearden Friday at BHS. Opening tip-off is 6:30 p.m.


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