The Fayetteville Middle School girls improved their record to 6-2 last week with wins over Western Greenbrier and rival Collins. Following is a review of recent games:
W. Greenbrier 25
A solid second quarter enabled the Pirates to get enough cushion to post the triumph over host Western Greenbrier on Jan. 16.
Leading by just two points, 6-4, Fayetteville got some breathing room by outpointing Western Greenbrier 15-2 in the second frame to assume control.
“After a close first quarter, we probably played our best quarter of the season, scoring 15 points to stretch our lead to 21-6 at the half,” explained FMS coach Phil Samples.
Western came out “aggressively” in the third period and trimmed the FMS lead to nine points, 25-16, and the hosts continued their inspired play early in the fourth, tallying eight straight points to creep to within one point, 25-24.
“But our girls stepped up and finished strong,” Samples said.
Fayetteville (6-2) was led by Autumn Hill’s 11-point effort. Other scorers were: Caroline Fenton, 8; Amaya Grant, 7; Madison Prichard, 2; Savannah Kincaid, 2; and Whimzey Gipson, 2.
Makayla Adkins scored eight for Western Greenbrier. Other scorers were: Rachel Adkins, 6; Brittany Bevins, 4; Myrinda Robinson, 2; Caity Keatley, 2; Hope Boone, 2; and Caity Mullins, 1.
Weather permitting, the Pirates are slated to face Clay County at home on Thursday, Jan. 23.
Meadow Bridge 13
The Greyhound girls trailed by four points, 10-6, heading into the final period Thursday before rallying.
Kyla Smith and Taylor Oden each scored four crucial points in that last six-minute frame to lift Valley to the victory.
“I know it wasn’t pretty,” said VMS coach Johnny Whitt, but he credited his team for not giving up and playing better down the stretch.
“We had some good shots but just couldn’t make any,” Whitt added.
He praised Smith and Amaya Walker for the defensive pressure they put on Meadow Bridge.
Smith finished with four points and 10 steals, while Oden registered four points and five rebounds. Hannah Foster scored six points and had four steals.
For Meadow Bridge, Taylor Smith led the way with five points. Shauna Harless added four, and Makayla Church and Cydney Claypool had two apiece.
The ‘Hounds (4-3) visit Ansted Thursday.