Tigers split in Forrest Classic
Fayetteville High School’s Nicholas Hopkins drives into the paint in action against Cascade in the Forrest Thanksgiving Classic. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry
Fayetteville High School’s Tigers split in basketball action over the Thanksgiving holidays in the Forrest Classic.
On Friday, the Tigers went down to Cascade, 76-62, but won Saturday over Watertown High School, 69-58.
Against the Purple Tigers Saturday, Fayetteville trailed 15-14 at the end of one, but rallied big in the second, taking the period, 21-10, led by Michael Parks who added 9 points. At the break, FHS was up 35-25. Fayetteville won the second half, 34-33, for the win.
Nicholas Hopkins set the pace with 25; Michael Parks, 18; Aaron Parks, 8; Cain McWilliams, 7; James Keith and Darren Patterson, 4; and Darrion King had 3.
FHS was 12 of 21 from the line. Michael Parks had 2 from the arch, and Darrion King had 1.
Friday, the Tigers went down to Cascade, 76-62. It was knotted at 16-16 at the end of one, but the Champions set the tone, taking the second frame, 25-6, and taking the lead, 41-22, at the break.
Fayetteville battled back in the third, taking the period, 26-15, with Michael and Aaron Parks adding 8 points each in the period. At the end of three, the Tigers trailed 55-48, but that was as close as it would get. Cascade won the final frame, 21-14, for the win.
Nicholas Hopkins led with 22; Aaron Parks, 16; Michael Parks, 10; James Keith, 6; Cain McWilliams, 4; and Darrion King and Darren Patterson scored 2.
Fayetteville was 10 of 15 from the line. Michael Parks, Aaron Parks and Hopkins each had 2 from the arch.
For their next action, the Tigers open District 9-A play traveling to Huntland Tuesday, then continue district action traveling to Moore County on Friday. The girls’ game gets underway at 6 p.m.