The Thursday before last, the North Hall Trojans traveled to Fannin County High School to take on the Rebels for their last home game of the season. The Rebels were just coming from a loss and looking to redeem themselves with a win.
North Hall applied heavy defensive pressure on the Rebels by full court pressing them. Fannin did a great job at looking up the court for open teammates and breaking the press. Rebel, Payton Holt, led his team in scoring with eighteen points due to his willingness to drive through the Trojan defense to get to the basket. Trojan, Noah Holman, led his team in scoring with fifteen points. North Hall had a 8-4 lead at the end of the first quarter with Fannin close behind.
Every Rebel who stepped on the court played with heart. They wanted a win and it showed through their performance. Chase Culpepper and Brady Martin contributed two points for the Rebels by taking and making outside shots. The score was inconsistent throughout the quarter with the lead going from team to team. Fannin took the lead at the end of the second quarter with a score of 23-19.
With the game being so close, North Hall started to foul Fannin in hopes of stopping them from scoring. Joe Satchell added twelve points to the Rebels score, eight of them being from foul shots. Rebel, Chandler Kendall, followed the trend and added four points to his teams score, two being from foul shots. North Hall took the lead back at the end of the third with a score of 39-37.
Everyone was biting their nails at the start of the fourth quarter. It was an intense game full of twists and turns. The Rebels made good passes inside to Ryan Beavers who added eight points onto their score. With the tension being high, Chander Kendall fouled out towards the end of the quarter. Fannin was only behind by one point with twenty-five seconds left. North Hall got their second wind at the end of the fourth quarter. The Trojans got steals on defense and ran them back for points. As the buzzer sounded to end the game, the Trojans had a 51-46 victory over the Rebels.
The Rebels loss puts their overall record at 4-20 while the Trojans stand at 8-15.