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Lady Ads bounce back, whip MHS

Struggling offensively against West in a 43-34 home loss Friday, Farragut’s Lady Admirals had just 24 hours to snap back as they hit the road against District 4-AAA nemesis Maryville.

Down 8-0 early, the Lady Admirals used hot shooting from senior guard Katie Cargo for a 17-5 second quarter edge en route to a 56-41 pounding of the Lady Rebs Saturday, Jan. 15.

“It took our girls a second to kinda compose themselves,” said FHS head coach Wes Edmonds, whose girls entered the week 15-4 overall, 3-3 in district. “They came out pressing us and we didn’t do a very good job adjusting.”

Ending with a game-high 20 points including four 3-point baskets, Cargo “had a great game, she was one of the reasons we had such a good second quarter,” Edmonds said.

Hayley Newby scored 15 for FHS, while Anna Brinson added nine and Jessica Griswold seven.

“Our posts did a good job,” Edmonds said of Newby, Brinson, Katie Overton and freshman Rebecca Jameson who held Maryville’s strong post game to a combined 20 points.

Jameson scored three points followed by Madison Blevins and Overton with two each.

Chris Cool’s FHS boys played powerful West close for a half before collapsing, losing 60-32, then led Maryville with a minute to play before collapsing in the final seconds and falling 70-65.

Twenty-six points, including five 3-point baskets, from junior wing Blake Williams at MHS, along with 16 from senior wing Taylor Diegel, kept the Admirals close. “Blake and Taylor shot the ball extremely well,” Cool said.

As a team at MHS, “We played great ... we shot the ball extremely well,” said Cool, whose Admirals entered the week 8-10 overall, 1-6 in 4-AAA. “We played great defense.”

A critical turnover in the final minute helped doom FHS after it led 34-25 at halftime.

DeMarcus Martin added seven points against Maryville, while Craig Leuthold scored six, Preston Spalding four and two each for Reed Haugh, Brian Park and Connor Martens.

Williams led Farragut scoring-wise against West Jan. 14 with 12.

“DeMarcus Martin played really well in the West game,” Cool said of the sophomore, who scored five.

Edmonds’ Lady Admirals had two in double figures against West, led by Newby with 11, Cargo 10 and Brinson eight.

“We did a good job defensively, we just weren’t able to score,” Edmonds said.


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