Fayetteville Tigers claim week of wins
Fayetteville High School’s Nicholas Hopkins drives into the paint in action at home against Eagleville. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Fayetteville High School’s Tigers picked up two district wins last week.
Friday night at home, FHS defeated Eagleville. Tuesday night, the Tigers won on the road over Huntland in a barnburner.
In District 9-A standings, Middle Tennessee Christian is 7-1; Fayetteville and Cascade are 6-2; Huntland, 5-3; Forrest and Eagleville, 3-5; Community and Moore County are 1-7.
After the Tigers got off to a 16-6 first quarter, the Eagles came back in the second and made a ball game out of it. Eagleville won the 8 minutes, 20-17. Three pointers for FHS came from Michael Parks and Nicholas Hopkins. Fayetteville was up 33-26 at the break.
FHS had a big third quarter. Michael Parks, Aaron Parks and James Keith scored 7 points each in the period. The Tigers added 26 in the 8 minutes. Eagleville kept within striking distance, scoring 21, hitting 3 from the arch. At the end of the third, FHS was up 59-47.
Fayetteville sealed the game in the fourth, holding the Eagles to six points while adding 16 for the win.
Keith set the pace with 23. Nicholas Hopkins followed with 18; Michael Parks added 16; Aaron Parks, 11; Darren Patterson, 3; Isaiah Thompson and Andrew Lawson scored 2.
Tiger Michael Parks heads up the baseline in action against the Eagles. (Click here to purchase photo.)
The Tigers hit 20 shots in the paint and six from the arch – Michael Parks and Nicholas Hopkins had 2, Aaron Parks and Darren Patterson had 1. From the line, FHS was 17 of 23.
Tuesday night, the Tigers won a battle, 78-76, over the Huntland Hornets.
It was knotted at 15-15 at the end of one.
Huntland won the second frame, 21-16, and was up 36-31 at the break.
The Tigers won the third quarter, 19-17, and trailed 53-50 at the end of three. Keith added 7 points in the period.
With less than three minutes remaining, the Tigers regained the lead. In the final seconds, the Hornets had the opportunity to tie it, fouled while shooting a 3-pointer, but Jacob McLennan made one of the three at the line, and FHS had the win. Michael Parks nailed two from the arch in the quarter. Aaron Parks and Keith scored 7 each. The Tigers won it at the line, hitting 12 of 15 in the final frame.
Keith led for Fayetteville with 23 points, going 7 of 8 from the line. Hopkins finished with 19 with three from long range. Aaron Parks added 14; Michael Parks finished with 12, adding three from the arch; Isaiah Thompson had 8 points and 14 rebounds; Andrew Lawson scored 2.
The Tigers picked up 21 baskets inside. From the line, FHS was 16-21.
For their next action, FHS was to travel to Moore County Tuesday, then on to Community on Friday. Game times are at 6 p.m.