Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers took a tough loss to the Lady Eagles Tuesday night.
The ladies went down, 46-41.
FHS remains with a roster of six with Kerry Brown still out of the line-up with a foot injury. The lack of depth keeps the ladies playing conservatively on defense to control the foul situation.
The Lady Tigers opened up fast, up 18-5 with 1:58 in the first period. Eagleville added four points in the remaining minutes, and FHS was up 18-9 at the end of one.
In the second quarter, the Lady Eagles went to full court pressure, picking up five consecutive turnovers at one point. With 3:58, Eagleville took the lead, 21-20. The host school added a 3-pointer at the buzzer and had the lead, 27-23, at the break.
The Lady Eagles led by as many as 11 in the second half. Eagleville won the final two periods, 19-18, for the win.
Trevah Thompson led for the ladies with 20. Tamia Baker followed with 9, and Jasmine Parks and Paeshence Thompson both scored 6.
The ladies picked up 15 shots from the paint and had 1 from the arch coming from Baker. From the line, FHS was 8 of 16.
For their next action, the Lady Tigers will play in the Richland Classic Dec. 28 with game time at 2 p.m. On Dec. 29, the ladies play at 5 p.m.