Barnes’ 3s lead Mayfield to all-time FHS girls win mark
Ith his Farragut Lady Admirals players helping him celebrate, Jason Mayfield was recognized as the school’s all-time winningest varsity girls head coach. He picked up career win No. 164 after a 74-10 romp at Lenoir City Friday, Jan. 10, led by eight 3-point baskets from junior guard Macy Barnes.
LENOIR CITY — One apparent Farragut High School girls basketball program record, most three-point baskets in one quarter, helped lay the foundation for head coach Jason Mayfield’s milestone victory.
In his eighth season as Lady Admirals’ skipper, Mayfield became the program’s all-time winningest coach — 164 victories — after junior guard Macy Barnes nailed six 3-point baskets in the first quarter to help dismantle Lenoir City 74-10 Friday night, Jan. 10, at LCHS.
With team members making a couple of “congrats coach” posters for a team photo after the game, Barnes said about Mayfield, “I think he does a great job. He expects a lot out of us when we do get on the court (such as) boxing out and defense and running the floor.”
As Farragut improved to 13-5 overall, 4-1 in District 4-AAA action, the team’s four seniors also weighed in on Mayfield’s milestone.
LENOIR CITY — After a tough December and rough opening performance in 2020, Farragut needed to vent some frustration with a dominant performance.
Lenoir City was the perfect opponent for such venting, as the Admirals (11-9 overall, 3-2 in District 4-AAA entering the week) built a big lead midway into the opening quarter and cruised to a 79-29 victory Friday night, Jan. 10, at LCHS.
“We haven’t been playing up to par lately, so I feel like it was a game where we were trying to really get back on track,” said Isaiah Smith, sophomore guard who tossed in 16 points.
“We’ve struggled in this middle part of the season after starting off hot,” said senior guard Robby Geron, who led the Admirals in scoring with 17. “We executed really well and played a lot harder than we have lately.”
Other Farragut scorers were senior wing Kaleb VanAcker with 13, junior post Jake Wallace adding 11 and Jack Wrapp, Elisha Brabson and Saish Malluri scoring six each. Zain Zitawi and Carter Mayfield added two points apiece.
KNOXVILLE -— The 2019-2020 basketball season has been a roller-coaster ride for Christian Academy of Knoxville girls basketball, but the Lady Warriors nabbed a signature Division II-A East Region District 1 win Friday night, Jan. 10.
“I’m hoping that maybe this will be the win that helps us really turn the corner,” Lady Warriors’ second-year head coach Abby Williams said after CAK (8-7 overall, 3-1 in the district) routed rival Webb School -at home 64-43.
Freshmen led the way scoring-wise, as Keira Leffew scored a game-high 22 points, followed by 14 points from Emily Wilson. Senior Hannah Carroll added 12 and senior Mackenna Mozingo scored 10.
“Our two freshmen really stepped up, and we had two of our seniors really come up big,” Williams said.
“This win really feels good,” Leffew said.
KNOXVILLE — If one word best describes Webb School of Knoxville’s boys hoops, it is “unselfish.”
The Spartans’ brand of play was on display Friday night, Jan. 10, routing rival Christian Academy of Knoxville 91-57 at CAK.
Lucas Walls’ 20 points led Webb (12-5 overall and 3-0 in Division II-A East Region District 1), while David Sanger added 16. Tariq Daughton and Uriah Powers scored 15 each. Luke Burnett had 10.
Webb also got eight points from Jaylon Green, while Owen Feld and John Tolsma scored five apiece.
“We do a great job moving the ball around and we don’t care who scores,” Sanger said.
Farragut Middle School boys hoops team celebrates after earning its second straight Golden Turkey Trophy by beating HVMS.
HARDIN VALLEY — The Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference’s regular season is now in the rear view mirror and the James A. Ivey Jr. Memorial Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament begins today (Thursday, Jan. 16), as Farragut will host a first round playoff game.
The Admirals (10-5 in KCMSBC play) won three games in the final week of the season and will be the seventh seed in the tournament.
One of Farragut’s victories was a 43-25 win at rival Hardin Valley Thursday, Jan. 9, which earned the Ads the Golden Turkey Trophy for a second straight season.
“This was a pretty well-played game, I thought,” said FMS coach Randy Swartzentruber, dean of county middle school hoops coaches. “As our defense goes, we go.”
Hardin Valley Middle School girls hoops team celebrates after earning its first Golden Turkey Trophy with a win against FMS.
HARDIN VALLEY — Hardin Valley Middle School’s girls basketball team earned a signature victory Thursday, Jan. 9, at HVMS, claiming a 30-19 win over Farragut (12-3 in conference) and earning its first Golden Turkey Trophy in the rivalry.
“I’m really proud of the girls because we just came out and took it to them,” HVMS head coach Cahak said,
The Lady Hawks (9-6 in conference) were led in scoring by Ava Claire Wrather with 10 points. Madison Smith added nine and Kyndra West finished with six.