FHS Tigers split in district play

 

Fayetteville High School’s James Keith earned a spot in the records books as the first Tiger to dunk in a game during action last week against Community. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Fayetteville High School’s James Keith earned a spot in the records books as the first Tiger to dunk in a game during action last week against Community. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Fayetteville High School’s Tigers split in District 9-A action last week.

On Friday, FHS went down in a barnburner at home to undefeated Middle Tennessee Christian, 74-72. Tuesday, the Tigers picked up a win at home, 75-73, over Community.

Currently in the district standings, MTCS is 10-0, 2-0; Forrest, 4-7, 2-0; Fayetteville, 7-2, 3-1; Community, 7-4, 3-1; Moore County, 3-7, 1-3; Huntland, 3-5, 0-3; and Eagleville is 2-9, 0-3.

Friday night the Tigers took a 56-52 lead into the fourth quarter but couldn’t hang on for the win. With the game tied at 72-72, the Cougars took the lead from the line with 11 seconds remaining in the game. FHS had a shot for the tie or win in the final seconds, but it missed its mark.

City was up 22-20 at the end of one. The Cougars took the second frame, 26-20, and took the lead, 46-42, into the intermission.

The Tigers recovered the advantage, taking the third, 14-5, but MTCS’s Derrick Spears poured in 12 points in the fourth, going 4 for 4 from the line. By the buzzer, Spears finished with 36 points for the game. The Cougars won the period, 22-16, for the win.

Aaron Parks set the pace for the Tigers with 19 points; Nicholas Hopkins, 17; James Keith, 14; Michael Parks, 13; Darren Patterson, 5; and Cain McWilliams scored 4.

Fayetteville was 18 of 25 from the line. The Tigers hit 6 from the arch with Michael and Aaron Parks with 2 each. Hopkins and Patterson also had a three.

Tuesday FHS hung on for a 75-73 win at home over Community.

The Tigers were up 16-14 at the end of one and took a 34-26 lead into the intermission.

Fayetteville was on top by 16 going into the fourth, up 56-40, but the game was far from over. The Vikings won the final frame, 33-19, nailing four shots from the arch with Luke Primm pouring in 13 of his 26 points in the period. With four seconds remaining, FHS was up by five, 75-70. Primm nailed the final three at the buzzer, and the Tigers finished with the win.

Aaron Parks led the scoring with 28 points; Nicholas Hopkins, 16; Michael Parks, 15; James Keith, 13; Darren Patterson, 2; and Cain McWilliams scored 1.

The Tigers were 13 of 21 from the line. FHS hit seven from the arch coming from Michael Parks with 3 and Aaron Parks and Hopkins with 2 each.

For their next action, Fayetteville plays out of district traveling to Coffee County Tuesday. The Tigers will play in the Forrest Christmas Tournament starting Friday.

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm