Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers split in basketball action last week.
On Friday at home, the ladies picked up a district win, defeating Eagleville in a barnburner. On Tuesday, FHS was edged on the road by Huntland.
In District 9-A standings, Moore County and Cascade are 7-1. Community, Huntland, Middle Tennessee Christian and Forrest are 4-4. Fayetteville and Eagleville are 1-7.
On Friday night, Coach Kim Dye broke out her lucky red shoes and finished with the win, 34-33.
It was a battle all four quarters. The ladies managed their foul situation well with a roster of six players without anyone fouling out of the game.
There would be 12 lead changes during the match-up. The greatest margin in the game was by the Lady Tigers, up by four points at the end of the third quarter.
Both teams picked up 9 points in the first period. The ladies’ points came from Trevah and Paeshence Thompson.
FHS held the Lady Eagles to four points in the second, and the Lady Tigers were up 15-13 at the break.
In the third with 3:06 on the clock, Liz Gurley nailed a three-pointer, putting the ladies up 25-21. Gurley hit two from the arch in the 8 minutes. The Lady Tigers won the frame, 14-12, and were up 29-25 at the end of three.
With 2:15 in the fourth, the Lady Eagles knotted it at 32-32. With 2:07, they hit one from the line and were up 33-32.
At the 40-second mark, the Lady Tigers got possession on a mid-court violation by Eagleville. With 25 ticks remaining in the game, Paeshence Thompson drove to the basket for what would be the game winner.
The Lady Eagles milked their final possession as long as they could, calling two time outs. A shot with 2 seconds missed its mark, and the Lady Tigers pulled the rebound for the win.
Paeshence Thompson led with 13 points. Trevah Thompson finished with 10; Liz Gurley had 6; and Jasmine Parks scored 5.
Twenty points from the ladies came from the paint; Gurley hit two shots from the arch. From the line, FHS was 8 of 21.
On Tuesday, the ladies went down on the road to Huntland, 58-46.
The Lady Tigers got off to a slow start but came back in the second half to make a game out of it.
Paeshence Thompson scored 10 points in the first half. FHS trailed 37-14 at the break.
The ladies rallied, winning the second half 32-21 but couldn’t overcome the first half deficit.
Trevah Thompson led for the ladies with 20 points. Paeshence Thompson followed with 17; Jasmine Parks, 5; and Liz Gurley had 4.
FHS hit 17 shots from the paint. From the line, the ladies were 12 of 21.
For their next action, the ladies travel to Moore County Tuesday, then on to Community on Friday. Game times are at 6 p.m.