Player of the Week

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Congratulations to Chandler Kendall for being Team FYN’s player of the week for the Fannin Rebels basketball team! Kendall is a senior at Fannin County High School who plays the position of a starting guard.

Chandler is not only a great athlete, but also a great student. Kendall was inducted into the National Honors Society his sophomore year and remains a member today. Among his peers, Chandler was also voted as the most athletic in his senior class. Not only will this be the senior’s fourth year of playing basketball for the high school, he has also played baseball going on four years and participated in football for the first time this past season.

Chandler has lettered for three years in basketball and has earned many awards. His sophomore year, he earned the title of Defensive Player of the Year and was recognized for having the best three point percentage on the team. His junior year, he received an All Region Honorable mention and was selected as the GA Tip Off Club player of the month for January. He also earned awards for having the most charges, assists, steals, and once again earned recognition as the Defensive Player of the Year and had the best three point percentage.

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Player of the Week

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Congratulations to Team FYN’s player of the week for the Lady Rebels basketball team, Morgan Holt! Holt is a junior at Fannin County High School who plays the position of a starting guard.

This is Morgan’s third year of playing basketball for the high school. When Holt is not playing ball for the school, she spends her free time playing for a travel basketball team.

As far as basketball awards go, she has been earning them since her freshman year when she received the title of Rookie of the Year. Holt lettered her sophomore year, received the All-Tournament Player award at this past years ETC Tournament, and earned an MVP award for their Christmas Tournament this season at North Murray.

Morgan is a great player who is an asset to the Lady Rebels. Not only is she a great athlete, but she is also a great sport. She stays positive and always encourages her teammates on the court. Congratulations again to Morgan!

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Fannin Fights Union

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This past Saturday, the Fannin Rebels traveled to Union County to take on the Panthers for their second matchup of the season. Fannin looked to redeem themselves from their first game against the Panthers when they endured a 56-25 loss.

The Panthers started off with the ball and Fannin stayed neck and neck with them throughout the whole game. Dahla Myers led Fannin in scoring for the night with thirteen points overall. Union took an early lead in the first quarter just for Chandler Kendall to make a three point shot and tie the game 12-12. Kendall made three of his three point shots for the night and also added a foul shot to the mix to contribute ten points to Fannin’s score. The Panthers were able to add to their score and close out the first quarter with a 16-12 lead.

Kaeden Twiggs showed off his ball handling skills and was able to put Fannin two points behind the Panthers with an outside shot, leaving the score at 16-14. Twiggs added another jumpshot to the Rebels score later in the night and earned four points overall. Joel Kinser was an asset downlow where he blocked shots and put four points on the scoreboard for Fannin as well as Jalen Ingram who also contributed four. The Panthers were able to drive Fannin’s defense in as they passed out for shots to extend their lead to 30-24 to go into halftime.

Kendall banked one of his three point shots at the beginning of the third quarter just for Myers to turn around and also make a three to tie the game 30-30. The Panthers responded as they drew a foul and took a one point lead. Fannin sophomore, Cohutta Hyde, drove to the basket and gained a 32-31 lead for Fannin with his hustle. Union turned right back around and made an amazing hook shot to claim their two point lead. Brady Martin got the rebound off of a missed shot on Union’s side where he saw Chase Culpepper wide open for a shot that put Fannin back in the lead with a score of 34-33. Culpepper contributed four points to the Rebels score for the night with his outside shots while Martin added two. Fannin fouled as they were on defense and allowed the Panthers to tie up the game with a made free throw. Twiggs managed to get his hands on the ball and drove it back for one of his layups to take a 36-34 lead. Senior, Nathaniel Garrison, added to the trend as he made a move on the block and advanced the score to 38-34. Fannin fouled again and Union put the score at 38-35 to end the third quarter with Fannin in the lead.

Union started to catch back up to Fannin at the beginning of the fourth quarter as they scored a layup that put them one point behind with a score of 38-37. Culpepper did it again with one of his outside shots that put Fannin ahead 40-37. Each team kept adding to their score while Fannin kept the lead until the Panthers made a three point shot to tie the game 42-42. Union got fouled and went one for two on the free throw line, allowing them to take the 43-42 lead. More points kept being added on the teams score with the Panthers in the lead until Kendall tied up the game 45-45 with a made foul shot. Union snuck through the back door for a layup to claim a 47-45 lead with just ten seconds left on the clock. Fannin had possession of the ball and was about to throw it in bounds when the Rebels called a time out. Fannin used all but one of their four time outs with the clock still at ten seconds while Union called two. After the five back to back timeouts were called, Fannin finally was able to throw the ball in to try to create an open shot. After four second of dribbling the ball around, the Rebels called their last time out at six seconds to strategize how to get to the basket. When the Rebels got back on the court, Union played a heavy defense on them where they were unable to get to the goal as the buzzer sounded with the Panthers ahead 47-45. Fannins tough loss put their overall record at 3-17 while their region record remained the same at 0-7.

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Lady Rebels Comeback Against Union

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This past Saturday, the Lady Rebels traveled to Union County to take on the Lady Panthers for the second time this season. Fannin looked to redeem themselves from the first time they played Union and endured a heartbreaking 50-48 loss.

The Panthers started with the ball where they quickly encountered Fannin’s defense ready for them. The Rebels kept Union from scoring and were able to make their way to the basket for an early lead. Morgan Holt showed off her amazing ball handling skills as she moved right through the defense to add eleven points to Fannin’s score. Holt not only drove the basket, she also had great passes inside to Olivia Sisson who put six points on the board. As time passed by, Union began to adjust to the Rebel’s defense and claimed a 14-10 lead to end the first quarter.

Freshman, Becca Ledford, was on fire as she banked three of her three point shots and led Fannin in scoring with thirteen points. Ledford put Fannin into great scoring position only one point behind the Panthers with one of her three point shots. Reagan Henderson got rebounds and put them back for shots where she added eight points to Fannin’s score. Union began to drive right through Fannin’s defense and extend their lead to 26-15 to end the second quarter.

Although Fannin was behind, they kept up their intensity. Maleah Stepp pushed her way through the defense and scored six points. Prisila Bautista and Saidee Collins got scrappy on defense and drew fouls. Collins adeed two points to Fannin’s score from the free throw line while Bautista added one. Fannin kicked it into high gear and ended the third quarter only five points behind Union with a score of 35-30.

Ledford managed to tie up the game at the start of the fourth quarter with a layup and put the score at 37-37. It was a back and forth quarter with each team taking the lead from the other. Once Union got their lead back, Holt drove the lane to put them only one point behind with a score of 43-42. With twelve seconds left, Ledford made a three point shot to put the score at 49-47 with the Panthers still ahead. As the clock wound down, Fannin found themselves fouling the Panthers. With made foul shots, Union closed out the game with a 51-47 victory over the Rebels. Fannin’s loss put their overall record at 6-13 while their region record stayed the same at 3-4.

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Dawson Conquers Fannin

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This past Friday, the Fannin Rebels traveled to Dawson County to take on the Tigers for their homecoming game. The Rebels looked to redeem themselves from their first matchup against Dawson where they endured a 70-21 loss.

The Tigers started with the ball and got the first quarter started. It was a very fast paced game where Fannin put up a fight against Dawson’s heavy defense. Chandler Kendall and Joel Kinser both led the Rebels in scoring with nine points each. Kendall earned all of his points from three point shots while Kinser had moves downlow. Dawson’s lead scorer for the night was Jasper Gibson who earned twenty-three points. The Tigers closed out the first quarter with a 21-14 lead over the Rebels.

Although the Rebels were behind, they kept fighting. Dawson decided to press Fannin. The Rebels had great looks up the court and broke the press. Dahla Myers followed Kendall’s trend and contributed a three of his own. Cohutta Hyde showed off his ball handling skills as he maneuvered around the defense and pulled up for shots where he put four points on the board for Fannin. The Tigers were able to extend their lead and end the second quarter with a score of 42-28.

After halftime, Dawson started to catch on to Fannin’s offense and made steal after steal to take back to their basket for points. Kaeden Twiggs and Brady Martin showed off their speed as they drove past the defense and each added two points to the Rebel’s score. Twiggs was the only one able to score in the third quarter, making the score 55-30 with Dawson still in the lead.

Dawson added sixteen points to their score in the fourth quarter while Fannin was only able to add six. Jalen Ingram went after the ball downlow where he got rebounds and earned seven points for Fannin. While Fannin shot down low, Dawson found that the back door was wide open and drove to the basket. As the clock wound down, the Tigers found themselves with a 71-36 victory over the Rebels.                        

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Lady Tigers Defeat Rebels

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This past Friday, the Lady Rebels traveled to Dawson County to take on the Lady Tigers for their second matchup of the season. The Lady Rebels looked to redeem themselves from the first time they played Dawson and endured a 70-44 loss.

Fannin started with the ball from tipoff where the Lady Tiger defense was able to keep them from the goal. As soon as Dawson gained possession of the ball, they wasted no time to put points on the board. Sophia D’Oliveira led the Tigers in scoring for the night with fourteen points. Lady Rebel senior, Maleah Stepp, led Fannin in scoring for the night with eight points overall. Dawson closed out the first quarter with a 20-4 lead over the Rebels.

Dawson had a solid defense where they made Fannin work to score their points. Freshman, Becca Ledford, pushed through the heavy defense and contributed five points to the Rebels score. As the Rebels scored their points, the Tigers were on fire with their outside shots. Dawson went into halftime with a 33-17 lead over Fannin.

Fannin began to look to the block for more points. Abby Ledford sped up the court and had great passes inside to Olivia Sisson who scored six points from the block. Ledford also contributed to Fannin’s score for the night as she pulled up above the key and banked a three point shot. Reagan Henderson had grit downlow where she got rebounds then put them back up for shots. Henderson also added six points to Fannin’s score for the night. Although Fannin found their way to the basket, they were unable to hold Dawson on defense where they advanced their lead to a score of 58-28.

As the fourth quarter began, a new five went in to play for the remaining six minutes. Kennedy Harper took the position of post where she got after the ball and earned rebounds. Reagan York and Jenna Young were aggressive with the ball where they drove to the basket and drew fouls. The freshmen each contributed one point to Fannin’s score. Mackenzie Johnson responded to the Tigers defense as she earned steals and drove it back for a layup. The Rebels played a solid defense where they didn’t allow the Tigers to score any points. Although Fannin played with great intensity at the end, it was not enough to catch up to Dawson’s 58-32 lead. Fannin’s loss put their overall record at 6-12 while and their region record at 3-4.

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