Fayetteville Middle School’s Tigers won the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Middle TN East Area Championship held at Lincoln County High School last week.

The Tigers finished on top of the Moore County Raiders, 40-34, to take the championship.

Fayetteville advanced to the title game with a 59-56 double overtime win over Smith County in the semifinals. Moore County earned its spot defeating Huntland, 38-19, in the semifinals.

Receiving All-Tournament honors from Fayetteville were KJ Jackson, Teondre Love and Kentius Henderson. Love was also selected as tournament MVP. Getting the nod from Moore County were Keller Morey, Logan Heywood and Alex Copeland.


By the numbers


Tigers vs. Raiders

By Quarters: Tigers, 14, 04, 08, 14 (final, 40); Raiders, 11, 05, 06, 12 (final, 34).

Scoring: Teondre Love, 14; KJ Jackson, 12; Kentius Henderson, 6; Calvin Hughes, 5; Cole Cash, 3; Raiders, Keller Morey, 6; Wes Clifton, 6; Logan Heywood, 6; Alex Copeland, 6; Will Parker, 3; Brett Dobbs, 3. 

Free Throws: Tigers, 4 of 11; Raiders, 3 of 11.

3-Pointers: Tigers, Love, 3; Cash, 1. Raiders, Clifton, 2; Morey, 1.

Next: Both teams advanced to the Middle TN Sectionals played Saturday at LCHS and Lincoln Central. Results were not available at press time. Sectional action continues on Monday of this week at both locations with the finals to be played on Thursday at LCHS.

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