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Cool FHS Boys era starts 1-1; girls 3-0

Forcing Anderson County into scoring droughts of 4:53 and 9:48 in the first half, Farragut's Lady Admirals defense has clamped down early in the hoops season.

After a 48-29 victory against ACHS in opening-round action of Gibbs Kroger Thanksgiving Tournament at GHS Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Lady Ads improve to 3-0.

While young players are contributing big early, senior All-District 4-AAA post Hayley Newby’s 19 points led FHS followed by Katie Cargo with nine.

"As a coach you feel pretty good when you go into games and you know your defense is going to be there," FHS head coach Wes Edmonds said.

A 77-47 FHS road rout of Cocke County Friday, Nov. 19, saw Newby lead in scoring with 16 points followed by Cargo (14), Anna Brinson (9) and Madison Blevins and Courtney Ingram with eight each.

Farragut opened the 2010-11 season by simply smothering Clinton’s turnover-prove offense en route to an extremely easy 67-19 win Nov. 18 in FHS’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium.

The FHS girls held CHS without a field goal the final 12:05 of the first half, trailing 32-7 at the half.

Newby's 16 points led Farragut.

Twenty-seven points came from the Lady Ads’ bench.

Sophomore post Katie Overton’s nine points led the bench patrol. Overton said about the second string, “We built confidence over the summer because … I think we all just really mesh together well.”

Blevins, a sophomore post, and freshman post/wing Rebecca Jameson each scored eight. “I was really nervous, but once I got out there I felt better,” Jameson said.

About Blevins, “She’s extremely athletic … she showed a lot of restraint today but still was aggressive,” Edmonds said.

Edmonds said Overton “did a good job … kept on fighting” while Jameson “did a good job.”

Jessica Griswold scored eight versus Clinton, as did Whitney Smith. Cargo added five points while Brinson had three.

Other scorers against ACHS were Griswold and Jameson with five each, Overton four, Ingram three, Smith two and Caylee Carter one point.


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