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Lady Ads survive Irish
Farragut boys fall at Catholic

It was a night of mixed results for the Farragut High School basketball teams. Both the Lady Admirals and Admirals were locked in tight District 4-AAA tilts at Knoxville Catholic High School Friday night, Jan. 20.

When the dust settled the Lady Admirals outlasted the Lady Irish 39-33 while Farragut fell to Catholic 53-41 before a boisterous house.

The Lady Ads (17-5 overall, 6-3 in the district entering the week) notched a victory that was anything but stylish. But no one was ready to give it back.

“You’re not going to put any of our games on YouTube,” Lady Admirals head coach Wes Edmonds said. “We win ugly and we lose ugly.

“All of our games are ugly.”

Farragut played some tough defense but the Lady Admirals had trouble getting the shots to fall.

“I knew that Catholic would come out and play a zone [defense] and we attacked it well but my post players had a tough night,” Edmonds said. “They missed shots that they don’t usually miss. They missed a lot of 2-foot shots.”

Lady Admirals junior point guard Whitney Smith led the offensive attack with 10 points.

“Our post [players] are usually consistent for us and that’s why Catholic went into the 2-3 zone,” said Smith, who hit a pair of 3-pointers to open the game. “They may have had a tough game tonight, but next time, they’ll kill it.”

Meanwhile, the Farragut boys (9-13, 3-7) are still in search of their first win in 2012. The Admirals, who have been streaky all season, have now lost four straight.

Farragut put up a valiant effort that again came up a little short. Admirals head coach Chris Cool couldn’t have been pleased with the loss and season split with the Irish, but he couldn’t find fault with his squad’s effort.

“Our guys are playing as hard as they can,” Cool said. “They’re playing their hearts out.

“We’re just going to find people who can score, other than Demarcus [Martin] and Blake [Williams].”

Martin paced Farragut’s offense with 16 points (including four 3-pointers) and Williams added 11 for the Ads, who finished with eight 3-point shots.


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