Lady Tigers fall in openers
Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tiger Tamia Baker takes a shot in the ladies’ season opener. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers dropped their first two games at home last week.
On Tuesday, the ladies went down 44-38 to Cornersville. Friday night, the Lady Tigers were defeated by Richland, 47-28.
City opened their season with Cornersville. The ladies’ program continues to improve in their second year as a varsity schedule.
Cornersville is part of District 11-A. The game with FHS was their season opener.
The Lady Tigers played with the Lady Bulldogs in the first half, but defensive pressure and tired legs went in favor of Cornersville in the second half.
FHS has seven players on the roster. The Lady ‘Dogs suited up 13.
Fayetteville led at the end of the first quarter, 13-10, and was up 22-18 at the intermission.
Lady Tiger Trevah Thompson drives to the paint. (Click here to purchase photo.)
But, Cornersville took charge, winning the third period, 19-6, up 37-28 at the end of three. A full court press resulted in easy baskets.
With 1:20 in the fourth, Tamia Baker hit a three, making it a five-point ball game, 41-36. With 20 ticks on the clock, Trevah Thompson scored, cutting the deficit to four, 42-38. But, with nine seconds, Lady Bulldog Brooke Holt dropped two clutch free throws to seal the win.
Trevah Thompson led for the ladies with 17 points; Paeshence Thompson, 8; Tamia Baker, 6; Jasmine Parks, 4; Kerry Brown, 3; and Liz Gurley scored 2.
City was 5 of 9 from the line.
Baker had two from the arch.
Friday the Lady Tigers hosted Richland for their second game of the season and were defeated, 47-28.
The Lady Raiders came into the match-up, falling to Moore County in their season opener, 62-58. Richland is a part of District 11-A.
The ladies never got into a rhythm as they had their previous game. Depth was an issue with Trevah Thompson cramping up and Paeshence Thompson with an ankle on ice.
Richland brought a good team. The Lady Raiders pressed on defense and shot the ball well, picking up 15 points from the arch.
FHS trailed 12-5 at the end of one and was down 27-10 at the break.
Lady Tiger Paeshance Thompson takes a jumper. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Richland won the second half, 20-18, to finish with the win.
Jasmine Parks led for the ladies with 11 points; Trevah Thompson, 6; Lexie Horton and Tamia Baker, 4; Liz Gurley, 2; and Paeshence Thompson had 1.
FHS showed well from the line, going 16 of 24. Parks was 9 of 10 tries, going 8 for 8 in the fourth quarter.
For their next action, the ladies were to host Loretto on Monday. Wednesday, the ladies play Giles County in the Forrest Classic starting at 4 p.m.
Friday tournament action continues as the girls take on LEAD Academy at 11:30 a.m., and the boys play at 1 p.m.
Saturday tournament play concludes with the ladies taking on Gabriel Christian at 10:30 a.m. and the boys starting at 1:30 p.m.