Icy touch nixes Ads’ quick start at West

Farragut girls win 2 of 3 last week

Will Doerger, Farragut senior post, drives to the basket against West defender Glenn Humphrey. Having already taken Bearden to the wire, and then some, in an overtime loss at BHS Jan. 9, Farragut looked to crack District 4-AAA’s “top three” barrier with a win at West Friday night.

A solid first half of defense, a triangle-and-two that held the Rebels without a point for more than eight minutes, plus stout defensive rebounding allowed the Admirals to build a 19-10 lead.

That was whittled to 22-21 at halftime before West cranked up its own defensive pressure in the fourth quarter.

Holding Farragut without a field goal in the final eight minutes, the Admirals also were cold at the free throw line (16 of 32) in a 50-35 loss Jan. 23.

“The free throw line, that’s what killed us,” said Will Doerger, FHS senior post who came off the bench to score eight points.

Meanwhile, Farragut’s Lady Admirals (17-6, 9-2) cruised to a 58-31 victory against a West team with only one win this season (0-10 in district). Kristen Freeman led FHS with 12 points, followed by Annie McMurry and Miranda Burt with nine each. Maegan Hudson scored six.
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Tough losses for Ice Ads vs. Knights, BHS-Karns

Early penalties took their toll on the Farragut High School hockey team Thursday, Jan. 15, in a 4-2 loss to the Knoxville Knights in the Icearium.

Coupled with a tough 5-4 setback to Bearden-Karns Thursday, Jan. 22, the Admirals stand at 1-5-2 on the season.

Against the Knights, Farragut quickly found itself fighting an uphill battle as they were short-handed throughout much of the first period. The Admirals killed off a pair of 5-on-3 penalties in the opening frame and didn’t surrender a shot to the Knights, the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association’s top high school team.

“Our kids played hard and they didn’t quit,” FHS head coach Jeff Lindsay said. “When we were two men down, they [the Knights] didn’t get a shot.

“But the penalties just killed us.”
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Bearden hoop teams fight off HVA rallies to stay atop 4-AAA

Both Bearden High School basketball teams kept long winning streaks alive with home victories Friday night, Jan. 23.

The Lady Bulldogs won their seven consecutive game, defeated Hardin Valley Academy 57-45, while the BHS boys saw their winning streak reach six with an 83-62 win over the Hawks.

The Lady Bulldogs kept their perfect District 4-AAA record intact despite a lackluster effort in the second half. Bearden (22-3 overall, 11-0 in the district after the win) jumped to a 36-18 lead. However, the Lady Bulldogs “just didn’t come out of the locker room for the second half. We were not pulling together defen-sively in the second half and we gave them some easy opportunities,” BHS head coach Justin Underwood said.

Madison Rice led Bearden with 17 points. Chanler Geer added 12 while Trinity Lee and Olivia Pfeifer scored nine points each. Junior point guard Holly Hagood finished with eight.
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