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FHS sweep at HVA

While her teammates went through offseason and preseason workouts Madison Blevins was on the sideline nursing injuries.

Early in the season Blevins, Farragut High School’s junior guard/forward, has labored to find her place.

She announced her presence with a bang Thursday, Dec. 1, in Farragut’s 47-30 victory at Hardin Valley Academy. She scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the first half to lead the Lady Admirals to their sixth win of the season.

“She’s been injured and I think she’s been a little frustrated as she’s tried to find her way,” Farragut head coach Wes Edmonds said of Blevins. “She’s had a knee injury this summer and then she got a concussion during the preseason.”

Blevins, now healthy, was not only the Lady Admirals’ leading scorer. She moved to point guard when starter Whitney Smith was whistled for a pair of early fouls. “Blevins did a great job tonight stepping up,” Edmonds said. “She ran the point for us well.”

Blevins, who helped the Lady Ads improve to 6-0, said the game came easy. “It wasn’t that hard,” Blevins said. “The tempo was up and I just wanted to come out and give us a spark.”

After falling behind by six early, FHS changed defenses. From there, the Lady Admirals finished the opening stanza with a 14-4 run and cruised.

Anna Brinson finished 12 points. Smith, who returned in the second half, had nine points (all after halftime).

Meanwhile, the winning streak reached three for the Farragut boys, who notched a 61-53 victory over the Hawks (3-2).

The two teams played a virtually even first half with the visiting Ads (3-3) clinging to a slim 24-23 advantage at the break.

After halftime, the Admirals returned to the floor with a vengeance. Farragut used an 18-8 third-quarter surge to open a 42-31 lead by third quarter’s end, then went 16-of-25 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

Blake Williams scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the second half and Demarcus Martin scored 11 of his 14 points over the final 16 minutes.

Martin said the Admirals are finding their stride after early losses to Campbell County, Karns and Austin-East. “Early, we thought we were going to be one of the best teams and I think we got the big head,” he said. “Against Campbell County, we shot poorly. After the Karns game, we decided to play as a team and now we’re starting to come together. We want to play every game like it’s our last.”

Entering the week, Farragut also has beaten Tennessee High and Morristown West.


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