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Heritage girls rally past Lady Ads


A tough pill to swallow in the race for second-place in District 4-AAA girls hoops.

As first reported at Farragut First Edition, www.farragutpress.com Feb. 4, Lauren Burnette of Heritage swallowed up the Farragut Lady Admirals’ defense in the last three quarters — especially in the final eight minutes with three 3-pointers, 24 total. She led a Lady Mountaineers’ rally for a 57-52 win at FHS Feb. 4.

Farragut, which led from early in the first quarter until midway into the fourth, lost a 13-point lead late in the third and eight-point lead with five minutes remaining.


“We led Lauren Burnett hit a whole bunch of threes and we didn’t switch and get a hand in her face,” said FHS head coach Wes Edmonds. “She’s too good of a shooter to leave open out there like that … we got slow on the switch.

The HHS girls improved to 10-2 in district, 19-4 overall, a secured second-place in 4-AAA.

“Heritage is an aggressive team, and they had some girls in there bigger than my post players, and they got in there and knocked us around and got rebounds, too,” he said. “We just didn’t step up and made plays. … We have to get tougher.”

Farragut sophomore post Hayley Newby, who ended with 12 points, converted a pair of free throws with 34.5 seconds left to give FHS the lead 52-51.

But six HHS free throws combined with a critical Lady Ads turnover in the last five seconds when trailing 53-52 sealed the outcome. “It’s tough because we were going for second-place in the district,” said junior wing Kylann Scheidt, who led FHS with 13 points. “They just out-roughed us and out-hustled us.”

Stephanie Torrence scored 12 for Farragut, followed by Jennifer Rutherford with eight, Brittany Doss four, Anna Brinson two and Katie Cargo a free throw.

 

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