Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers split in Richland Classic action over the holidays, defeating Riverside Christian Academy, 54-51, before falling to Spring Hill, 51-26.
On the Friday before the Christmas break, the ladies went down at home to Forrest, 67-29.
Coach Kim Dye’s team depth took a hit in the game with Forrest. Jasmine Parks went down with an ankle injury in the ladies’ first offensive possession of the game, leaving FHS down to a roster of six. But, since that time, added to the team is freshman Carrie Staples, a much-needed transfer who saw action during the holiday tournament.
Fayetteville opened the classic with a win over RCA. The ladies trailed in the first quarter, 13-7, but broke the game open in the second, taking the period, 22-11, with Trevah Thompson adding 12 points in the period. At the intermission, FHS was up 29-24.
The Lady Tigers won the third quarter, 16-11, led by Tamia Baker with 7 points. FHS went 6 of 6 from the line in the period.
But, the Lady Knights battled until the buzzer, taking the final period, 16-11, led by Morgan Honey with 12 points. As time expired, the Lady Tigers finished on top, 54-51.
Trevah Thompson led for the Lady Tigers with 16; Carrie Staples, 11; Tamia Baker, 9; Kerry Brown, 7; Lexie Horton and Sarah Lawson, 4; and Makenzie Moorehead scored 3.
FHS was 19 of 28 from the line. Staples hit three from the arch and Baker had 1.
Morgan Honey led for the Lady Knights with 23; Emma Campbell, 12; Emma Herrin, 5; Hailey Albert and Leah Hampton, 4; and Alysa San Flippo had 3.
RCA was 17 of 34 from the line.
In their second game of the Richland Classic, the Lady Tigers went down to a strong Spring Hill team, 51-26.
The ladies got off to a slow start, down 16-3 at the end of one and trailing 33-14 by the break. The Lady Raiders won the second half, 18-12, for the win.
Trevah Thompson led for the ladies with 9; Carrie Staples, 7; Kerry Brown, 3; Lexie Horton and Tamia Baker scored 2.
FHS was 4 of 13 from the line. The ladies had four from the arch coming from Brown, Baker, Thompson and Staples.
On Friday before the Christmas break, the ladies took a district loss, 67-29, to Forrest. With the loss of Jasmine Parks early in the game and Lexie Horton out with an injury, FHS had to go most of the 32 minutes with five players. The Lady Rockets jumped out to an early 28-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and were up 41-15 at the intermission. Forrest won the second half, 26-14, for the win.
Trevah Thompson led for the ladies with 14; Tamia Baker had 12; and Kerry Brown scored 3.
FHS was 3 of 6 from the line. Baker had two from the arch – Brown and Thompson had 1 each.
Currently in District 9-A standings, Community is 4-0; Forrest, 3-0; MTCS, 3-1; Moore County, 3-2; Eagleville, 1-3; Huntland, 1-4; and Fayetteville is 0-5.
For their next action, the ladies host Giles County on Friday of this week, then travel to Eagleville Jan. 7. Games start at 6 p.m.