Tigers outpace ‘Dogs in homecourt win

Aljarea Johnson (24) breaks away for the basket during action against Cornersville Friday night. Johnson led the Tiger scoring with 16 on the night.

 

Fayetteville High School’s Tigers got a big district win over visiting Cornersville Friday night, outpacing the Bulldogs for the 61-45 win.

The Tigers got a lightning fast start in the game, up 17-4 by the end of the first quarter and 32-17 at halftime. FHS continued adding points to the board in the third, outscoring the Bulldogs 11-9 in the frame en route to the 61-45 win.

The Tigers poured in 7 3’s in the game and were nearly perfect at the foul line, hitting 12 of 13 on the night.

Earlier in the week, the Tigers took on a tough Moore County team, falling 53-30.

Moore County jumped out to an early 18-7 lead in the first quarter and was up 36-13 by halftime. At the end of three quarters, the Raiders had a comfortable 44-20 lead before taking the 53-30 win.

On Thursday in a boys’ only match-up, FHS hosted a formidable Madison Academy team from across the state line.

The teams stayed close throughout the first half, with the Tigers up 12-10 after the first quarter and down by only 2 at intermission, 26-28; however, Madison Academy came up with a big third period, pouring in 17 points to the Tigers’ 5 to take the lead, 45-31, heading into the final frame.

The scoring was nearly even in the final period, with Madison Academy scoring 10 and the Tigers 11; however, FHS couldn’t recover from the visitors’ big third period and took the loss by a final score of 42-55.

By the numbers

Tigers vs. Cornersville

Scoring by quarter: FHS, 17, 15, 11, 18 (total, 61); Cornersville, 4, 13, 9, 19 (total, 45).

Scoring: Aljarea Johnson, 16; Isaiah Thomison, 13; Marquise Nance, 11; Brayden Hockett, 8; Corian Cash, 6; Camaurionn Taylor, 4; Kentius Henderson, 3.

3-Pointers: Hockett, 2; Johnson, 2; Nance, 1; Henderson, 1; Thomison, 1.

Free Throws: FHS, 12 of 13; Cornersville, 8 of 16.

Tigers vs. Madison Academy

Scoring by quarter: FHS, 12, 14, 5, 11 (total, 42); Madison Academy, 10, 18, 17, 10 (total, 55).

Scoring: Thomison, 16; Nance, 11; Hockett, 8; Taylor, 5; Johnson, 2.

3-Pointers: Nance, 3; Hockett, 2; Taylor, 1.

Free Throws: FHS, 2 of 2; Madison Academy, 9 of 15.

Tigers vs. Moore County

Scoring by quarter: FHS, 7, 6, 7, 10 (total, 30); MCHS, 18, 18, 8, 9 (total, 53).

Scoring: Cayian Kelso, 6; Hockett, 5; Nance, 5; Cash, 4; Tyeus Layne, 3; Thomison, 3; Teondre Love, 2; Kentius Henderson, 2.

3-Pointers: Hockett, Nance, Layne, 1 each.

Free Throws: FHS, 3 of 5; MCHS, 10 of 13.