Fayetteville Tigers (boys)
The Tigers got off to a good start this season with a win over Community High School, 50-49.
Fayetteville, missing almost half their team because of the football playoffs, gutted out a win over the Vikings.
Fayetteville jumped out to an early, 22-14, lead after the first quarter. Eighteen of the 22 first quarter points came downtown for the Tigers. The Tigers’ hot shooting cooled off in the second quarter, but they still held a 32-22 lead at the break. Community started to chip away at the lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers, 15-9. Starting the fourth quarter, Fayetteville held a 41-37 lead. Teondre Love made a big three-pointer for the Tigers late as they held off Community for the win.
Camaurionn Taylor led Fayetteville in scoring with 19 points, followed by Brayden Hockett with 16 points.
The Tigers’ lack of depth may have played a role in the Vikings comeback in the second half.
Fayetteville played all eight players on the roster. Reinforcements are coming for Coach Chris Murdock’s Tigers.
Fayetteville Tigers (girls)
Coach Holly Hoagland’s Tigers opened the season against the Community Vikings.
The Tigers fell in a nail biter, 45-43, to the Vikings.
Fayetteville led after the first quarter, 12-9, with Shaneka Nance’s five points in the first frame.
The Tigers held a, 24-20, lead at the break behind A’maria Thomison’s eight first half points. Things still looked good for Fayetteville after three quarters as the Tigers held a 36-30 lead. Community outscored the Vikings, 15-7, in the final period and escaped with the win.
Shaneka Nance led the Tigers with 11 points, A’maria Thomison had eight, and Hannah Giffin, Autum Nunemaker, and Gracie Hoagland had six points each.
Lincoln County Falcons (boys)
Coach Mark Cornelius plans on using his depth as a strength on the 2021 Falcons. After one game, he has Lincoln County on schedule to do so. Lincoln County blew out the Ardmore Tigers, 78-45. The Falcons had 12 players score in the game compared to the Tigers five.
The Falcons jumped to a 20-14 lead after the first quarter as Ardmore attempted to run with Lincoln County. Ardmore played right into Lincoln County’s game plan and it showed in the second quarter as the Falcons outscored Ardmore, 29-7, to take a 49-21 lead into the break.
Lincoln County cruised through the second half to the easy win outscoring the Tigers, 29-24, after the break.
Lincoln County was led by Eli Ogle with 17 points, followed by Cody Allen with 14 points and Owen Sandlin with 13 points.
In the second game of the season, the Falcons matched up with the Giles County Bobcats.
Lincoln County rode the hot shooting of Owen Sandlin’s 31 points to an impressive, 91-49, win over Giles County. The Falcons led 46-31 at the half. As with their first game against Ardmore, Lincoln County’s depth appeared to wear down the Bobcats. Cody Allen chipped in 16 points for Lincoln County to go along with Sandlin’s 31 points.
Lincoln County Falcons (girls)
Coach Chad Tipps’ Lady Falcons rode a big first half from Annalise Malone and Alyssa Petty to a, 42-29, halftime lead in their first game of the season against the Giles County Bobcats. After some halftime adjustments, the Falcons would spank the Bobcats in the second half and take the easy, 83-44, win.
Malone poured in 24 points to lead the Falcons. Petty had 13 points followed by Molly Brown with 11 points. Lincoln County made 13 three-pointers in the game.