Lady Tigers continue to roll

Fayetteville High School’s Gracie Hoagland (30) nailed this 3 with only 37 seconds remaining in game against Richland, putting the Lady Tigers in the lead before sealing the win with 2 free throws. FHS took the big win, 62-57, at home.


Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers continue to roll, racking up two more wins last week.

In an edge-of-your-seat match-up with Richland’s Lady Raiders last Monday, the Lady Tigers came up big in the last seconds of the game to get the win.

“It was a great team win, really balanced scoring,” said Lady Tiger Coach Holly Hoagland.

The Lady Tigers took a 21-18 lead after the first quarter and were up by 3, 35-32, at halftime. At the end of the third, FHS was ahead, 49-42, but the Lady Raiders had a strong final frame, narrowing the gap and eventually tying the game with less than a minute to play.

Sophomore Gracie Hoagland hit a 3 with 37 seconds to go ahead and sealed the win with 2 free throws. This was her second game-winning 3-point shot in the last 3 games.

“Za’naria (Robinson) came up big on the boards with 16 rebounds,” Coach Hoagland said. “Elexis Humphrey came back from quarantine and had an amazing defensive night with 6 deflections and 4 steals to go with 7 points.”

On Friday night, the Lady Tigers hosted Cascade and claimed a 54-21 victory.

FHS jumped out to an early lead, 13-6, after the first quarter and led 26-11 at the intermission. The Lady Tigers never looked back, holding a 39-15 lead after 3 periods of play before taking the 54-21 win.


By the numbers

Lady Tigers vs. Richland

Scoring by quarter: FHS, 21, 14, 14, 13 (total, 62);  Richland, 18, 14, 10, 15, (total, 57).

Scoring: Gracie Hoagland, 19; Za’naria Robinson, 14; Hannah Litaker, 8; Isabella Martin, 8; Elexis Humphrey, 7; Shaneka Nance, 4; Amaria Thomison, 2.

3-Pointers: Hoagland, 2; Humphrey, 1.

Free Throws: FHS, 9 of 14; Richland, 6 of 9.


Lady Tigers vs.  Cascade

Scoring by quarter: FHS, 13, 13, 13, 15 (total, 54);  Cascade, 6, 5, 4, 6 (total, 21).

Scoring: Robinson, 15; Hoagland, 10; Martin, 8; Hannah Giffin, 7; Tatum Delap, 4; Litaker, 3; Nance, 3; Humphrey, 2; Thomison, 2.

3-Pointers: Giffin, 1; Nance, 1.

Free Throws: FHS, 6 of 7; Cascade, 5 of 12.