Bulldogs defeat Lady Rebels in Murphy

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Page Forsman making a move on the block for Fannin

Saturday night, the Lady Rebels (16-10, 6-6 Region 7AAA) traveled to Murphy to take on the Bulldogs for their second matchup of the season. Although Fannin looked to redeem themselves from their last loss to Murphy, the Bulldogs ended up running away with a 63-44 victory.

The Bulldogs got the ball from tipoff as they wasted no time to put the ball into action. While Murphy passed around the key to create open shots, Fannin made outside shots to add to their score. Natalie Thomas led Fannin in scoring for the night with 11 points from her outside shots. Abby Ledford followed the trend as she added 10 of her own points to the Rebels score, six being from shots above the key. Murphy responded to Fannin by making their fair share of 3 point shots and closing out the first quarter with a 23-9 lead. 

Murphy continued to extend their lead to start off the second quarter. Becca Ledford showed off her hustle as she drove past the defense and added nine points to the Rebels score. Riley Reeves made her mark in the game as she made a three pointer to add to Fannin’s score. Despite Fannin making their way to the basket, the Bulldogs were able to push right through Fannin’s defense and keep their lead with a score of 39-20. 

Becca Ledford goes up for a layup for Fannin

To start off the second half, Fannin began to look inside to their posts to score more points, Saidee Collins showed off her moves on the block as she made a basket followed by two made free throws to add to Fannin’s score. Page Forsman did the same as she made a basket of her own to put on the board for the Rebels to put the score at 55-28 with Murphy still in the lead.

Although Fannin was behind, they continued to work hard to make their way to the basket. Mackenzie Johnson showed off her speed as she rushed up the court to score a layup and drew a foul to add a free throw to Fannin’s score. Reagan York continued the trend as she drew a foul and made both of her shots to put the score at 63-44 for the Bulldogs to walk away with their second victory against the Rebels. Fannin’s loss puts their overall record at 16-10 while their region record remains the same at 6-6.

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GAC defeats Lady Rebels on senior night

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Morgan Holt jumping for the ball at tipoff

Last night, Greater Atlanta Christian (14-11, 10-2 Region 7-AAA) traveled to Fannin County to take on the Lady Rebels (16-9, 6-6 Region 7-AAA) for their senior night. Although Fannin fought hard until the end, the Lady Spartans ran away with their second region victory against the Rebels with a score of 66-53.

The Rebels got the ball from tipoff and came out ready to play. The Spartans were the first to put points on the board as they looked inside to their posts. Senior Saidee Collins and sophomore Reagan York made their own mark from the post for Fannin. York showed off her moves as she added 12 points to Fannin’s score while Collins contributed eight. Although Fannin was working hard on the block, GAC took an 18-11 lead to close out the first quarter.

Fannin had hustle to start off the second quarter. Becca Ledford rushed past the defense as her and York led Fannin in scoring for the night with 12 points each. Senior Morgan Holt pushed through the defense to add five points to the Rebels score before she endured an injury and had to sit out for the rest of the game. Fannin was trailing right behind the Spartans as they went into halftime with a 26-20 lead. 

Natalie Thomas throwing the ball in for Fannin

To start the second half of the game, Fannin began to show off their outside shooting game. Abby Ledford added nine points of her own to the Rebels score while Natalie Thomas contributed six from outside shots. The Spartans continued to drive to the basket to extend their lead and put the score at 44-34 to end the third quarter.

Although GAC had the lead, Fannin refused to give up. Mackenzie Johnson was spunky on defense as she drew fouls and added one point to Fannin’s score from the free throw line. The Spartans continued to apply their heavy defense as they put a full court press into action and kept working Fannin until a buzzer sounded on their 66-53 victory. Fannin’s loss puts their overall record at 16-9 and their region record at 6-6.

 

 

 

 

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Fannin Co. Lady Rebels defeat Raiders in Dalton

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Becca Ledford going up for a layup for Fannin

Saturday, the Lady Rebels (16-8, 6-5 Region 7-AAA) traveled to Southeast Whitfield to take on the Lady Raiders. Fannin had just come from a win the night before and was able to continue the streak with a 57-27 victory against the Lady Raiders.

Fannin came out ready to play as they made their way to the goal by driving to the basket. Becca Ledford led Fannin in scoring for the night with 15 points overall. Morgan Holt followed the sophomores lead as she was able to drive through the defense and contribute 10 points of her own. The Lady Rebels were able to get the early lead to end the first quarter with a score of 23-9.

Fannin continued to run away with their lead to start the second quarter. While the Raiders earned most of their points from free throws, Fannin earned theirs from making 3 point shots. Natalie Thomas was on fire with her outside shooting as she added nine points to Fannin’s score, six of them being from 3 point shots. Jenna Young followed the trend as she made a 3 pointer of her own. Each team was able to score eight points to end the quarter and put the score at 31-17 to go into halftime with the Rebels still in the lead.

Saidee Collins shooting foul shots for the Rebels

The Lady Rebels began to look inside to their posts for more points while the Raiders had trouble making their way to the basket. Saidee Collins showed off her moves on the block as she added seven points from the block for Fannin. Page Forsman followed the trend as she added a basket of her own to put on the board for the Rebels to take a 48-23 lead against the Raiders to end the third quarter.

Although they were ahead, Fannin continued to play a great defense. They also remained aggressive on offense as they drew fouls and added onto their score. Reagan York showed off her hustle as she made her way through the defense as she added 10 points to Fannin’s score, four being from made free throws. Mackenzie Johnson followed the trend as she was able to make a foul shot of her own and put the final score at 57-27 for Fannin to take the victory. 

Fannin’s victory puts their overall record at 16-8 while their region record stays at 6-5. Catch the Lady Rebels next game this Friday as they take on Greater Atlanta Christian at 7pm for senior night!

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Lady Rebels defeat East Hall on the road

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Morgan Holt going up for a Lady Rebel layup

For their second region matchup of the season, the Lady Rebels(15-8, 6-5 Region 7-AAA) traveled to East Hall to take on the Lady Vikings (8-14, 3-7 Region 7-AAA) last night. Fannin played a great game as they were able to pull off a 60-37 victory.

The Lady Rebels came out ready to play as they were on fire with their shots above the key to get the early lead. Morgan Holt led Fannin in scoring for the night with 25 points overall, 15 of them being from 3 point shots. Abby Ledford kept the trend going as she added eight points to the Rebel’s score and closed out the first quarter with a 20-11 lead. 

Fannin’s 3 point game stayed strong while the Vikings followed suit. Becca Ledford showed off her ball handling skills as she made her way past the defense to put 11 points on the board for Fannin. The Lady Vikings continued to work hard as the Rebels went into halftime with a 38-25 lead. 

Natalie Thomas shooting free throws for Fannin

While East Hall came out ready to put more points on the board, Faninn’s defense was solid and made the Vikings work hard to get to the goal. The Rebels began to get scrappy on offense as they got after it and drew fouls. Natalie Thomas added six points to Fannin’s score for the night as she made a 3 pointer, followed by three foul shots. Paige Forsman followed the trend and was aggressive on the block as she drew a foul and made a free throw to add to Fannin’s score to extend their lead 49-34 to go into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter, Fannin only allowed East Hall to score three points while the Rebels earned 11. Mackenzie Johnson showed off her hustle as she zoomed right past the defense to contribute five points to Fanni’ns score. Reagan York followed Johnson’s lead as she was scrappy and made a basket to put on the board for Fannin to close out the game with a 60-37 victory.

When asking Lady Rebel Abby Ledford about her team’s victory, she responded, “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” Fannin’s win puts their overall record at 15-8 and their region record at 6-5. Catch the Lady Rebels next game today as they travel to Southeast Whitfield to play at 3pm!

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Lady Rebels defeat Cherokee Bluff at Flowery Branch

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Last night, the Lady Rebels(14-8, 5-5 region 7-AAA) traveled to Cherokee Bluff to take on the Lady Bears (4-18, 1-8 Region 7-AAA) for their second matchup of the season. Fannin defeated Cherokee Bluff the first time around and was able to walk away with a 69-38 region win this time around.

Both teams came out ready to play as they began to put points on the board. Olivia Sisson was the go to girl in the first quarter as she made moves on the block to earn eight points for the Rebels. Saidee Collins followed the trend as she had grit under the goal and made a basket of her own. While Fannin was having luck down low, the Bears made outside shots to end the first quarter with a close 16-13 lead. 

Fannin began to make their comeback in the second quarter as Abby Ledford and Morgan Holt started to make outside shots and led Fannin in scoring by each earning 13 points overall. Becca Ledford followed right behind as she drove to the basket and contributed 12 points to the Rebels score. Reagan York showed off her hustle as she earned 11 of her own points! While Fannin had found their groove, they were able to take the lead and go into halftime with a score of 31-26. 

The Rebels kept working hard in the second half to keep their lead. Mackenzie Johnson showed off her ball handling skills as she zoomed right past the defense to make baskets and contribute six points to Fannin’s score for the night. Fannin managed to keep working their way to the basket to outscore the Bears and extend their lead 52-37 to go into the fourth quarter. 

Although the Rebels had the lead, they still continued to make the Bears work hard to score points. Jenna Young and Page Forsman showed off their spunk as they each drew a foul and made both of their free throws to put more points on the board. Fannin played a great defense as they only let the Bears score one point the entire fourth quarter, leaving the Rebels with a 69-38 victory to close out the game.

Fannin’s victory puts their overall record at 14-8 and their region record at 5-5. Catch Fannin’s next game this Friday as they travel to East Hall to take on the Lady Vikings starting at 6pm!

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Trojans defeat Rebels

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

For their second region matchup of the season, the North Hall Lady Trojans (15-6, 6-2 Region 7-AAA) traveled to Fannin County High School last night to take on the Lady Rebels (13-7, 4-4 Region 7-AAA). While the Rebels started off the game strong, they were unable to keep up with the Trojans which resulted in a 64-47 North Hall victory. 

Fannin started off the game with great intensity as they quickly responded to North Hall’s early lead. When the Trojans would make a basket to extend their lead, Fannin would put points on the board to barely trail behind them. Becca Ledford showed off her ball handling skills as she drove right through the defense to make a layup and put Fannin behind one point with a score of 10-9. Ledford was the one to lead Fannin in scoring for the night with 13 points overall. After a made layup for the Trojan’s to take the lead once again, Abby Ledford made a 3 point shot for Fannin to tie the game 12-12! Ledford was able to add eight points to the Rebel’s score for the night with her great outside shooting. After North Hall responded and made a few 3 point shots of their own, they closed out the first quarter with a 17-14 lead. 

Fannin managed to keep hanging in there to start off the second quarter as they battled to get their lead back Olivia Sisson made her presence known on the block as she made a basket to put Fannin behind by just one point with a score of 17-16. Sisson had a great night down low as she earned six points for Fannin. Saidee Collins continued the trend as she was aggressive on the block and added five points to the Rebel’s score. Despite the posts great efforts to put more points on the board, North Hall’s 3 point game came alive and they were able to run away with their lead. To go into halftime, the Lady Trojans took a 34-24 lead against the Lady Rebels. 

The Trojans kept up their intensity in the second half of the game as they came out and pressed the Rebels. Despite their heavy defensive pressure, Morgan Holt was able to speed right past the defense and add 10 points on the board for Fannin while six of her points came from 3 point shots. Natalie Thomas took advantage of any slack the Trojans showed on defense as she took open outside shots to earn four points of her own. Although Fannin outscored North Hall in the third quarter, the Trojans managed to keep their lead and go into the fourth with a score of 46-39. 

Fannin began to get tired to start the fourth quarter of the game. When North Hall saw this, they took advantage and continued to drive to the basket for more points. While many of the Rebels began to give up hope on the game, Mackenzie Johnson still hustled after the ball on defense and made the Trojan’s work hard until the buzzer sounded on North Halls 64-47 victory. 

The Lady Rebels loss puts their overall record at 13-7 and their region record at 4-4. Catch Fannin’s next game on Thursday as they travel to Lumpkin County to take on the Lady Indians at 6pm!

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Lady Rebels battle Panthers

Fannin County High, Team FYN Sports

Natalie Thomas blocking a shot for Fannin

For their second matchup of the season, the Lady Rebels (13-5, 4-3 Region 7-AAA)  traveled to Union County to take on the Lady Panthers (13-3, 5-1). Fannin had beat Union the first time around and hoped to do it once again.

The intensity was high right from tip-off. Union wasted no time to put points up on the board as they pulled up for a jump shot. Morgan Holt quickly answered as she made a 3 point shot to take the lead for Fannin. The lead kept jumping from team to team until Natalie Thomas drove up the middle for a layup to give the Rebel’s a 15-13 lead for it to quickly be taken away by Union with a made 3 point shot. Thomas showed off her outside shooting game for the night as she added seven points to Fannin’s score. The Lady Panthers were able to make a buzzer beater layup to take an 18-15 lead over Fannin to end the first quarter. 

Union continued to look inside to their posts to score points and extend their lead as Fannin passed the ball around the key to create open shots. The Panthers still had the lead until Becca Ledford stole the ball on defense and drove it back for a layup to tie the game 27-27. Both teams were playing a solid defense and worked hard as they kept adding onto to their scores and went into halftime with the game tied at 29-29. 

Union county going up for a shot

Holt and Ledford each earned 10 points overall for the night to lead Fannin in scoring. Mackenzie Johnson showed off her hustle as she added five points to the Rebel’s score, two of the points being from a made layup to tie the game 34-34. After Union was able to get the lead this time around, they were able to keep it and run away with it. While Fannin was still fighting hard to catch up, Reagan York hit a 3 point shot to put the score at 46-39 with Union ahead to end the third quarter.

Although they started to trail further and further behind, Fannin still kept up their fight. As the Rebels worked Union hard on the press, the Panthers did the same back which ran both teams into foul trouble. After a great night of getting after it, Johnson earned her fifth foul. Saidee Collins and Olivia Sisson were both aggressive on the block for Fannin as they each drew fouls and made two of their free throws to add to Fannin’s score. Abby Ledford followed the trend as she contributed eight points to the Rebels score, one being from a made foul shot. Despite their intensity, Fannin endured a 62-47 loss to the Panthers.

The Rebel’s loss puts their overall record at 13-6 while their region record stands at 4-3. Catch Fanni’s next game on Tuesday as they take on the North Hall Trojans at home starting at 6pm!

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Lady Rebels defeat Lady Tigers, 54-53, in Blue Ridge

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Fannin Rebels stand side by side to recognize those who are currently or have previously faced a battle with cancer

For their second region matchup of the season, the Dawson Lady Tigers (11-6, 5-1 Region 7-AAA) traveled to Fannin County High School to take on the Lady Rebels for their pink out game (12-5, 3-3 Region 7-AAA). Dawson previously beat Fannin and the Rebels hoped to redeem themselves this time around.

Fannin got the ball from tip-off and wasted no time putting it into action. Fannin had great passes up the court to make baskets to add to their score. Morgan Holt showed off her shooting game as she led Fannin in scoring for the night with 19 points overall. The Lady Rebels were playing a great defense as they kept Dawson from scoring until there was only 1:52 left in the first quarter. Right as the buzzer sounded, Holt banked a 3 point shot to put the score at 15-6 with Fannin in the lead. 

Reagan York started off the second quarter with a jump shot to extend the Rebels lead. The sophomore showed off her speed as she rushed past the defense and added six points to Fannin’s score. Becca Ledford followed York’s lead as she was able to contribute 10 points of her own. Despite Dawson’s full court press, the Rebel’s were able to break past it and earn more points. Abby Ledford was able to break past the heavy defense and add eight points to Fannin’s score to extend the Rebel’s lead 26-14 to go into halftime. 

Becca Ledford goes up for a layup to add to Fannin’s score

The Lady Tigers came alive to start off the second half. They started to drive to the basket and push back the defense to draw fouls and make free throws. The Rebel’s followed the trend as they added foul shots of their own to the score. Olivia Sisson showed off her moves on the block as she added five points to Fannin’s score, three of them being from made foul shots. Mackenzie Johnson had grit as she followed the trend and made three free throws to add to Fannin’s score. Dawson began to make a comeback as Natalie Thomas made an outside jump shot followed by a free throw, to put the score at 33-29 with Dawson trailing right behind.

Dawson County pulled ahead for the first time in the game as they hit a 3 point shot to put the score at 34-33 which was followed by another to extend the Tiger’s lead 37-33. Holt responded to this as she made a 3 point shot of her own to put the Rebels behind by just one point with a score of 37-36. Johnson was scrappy as she drew a foul and made both of her shots to put Fannin ahead once again. Becca Ledford extended Fannin’s lead as she made a layup to put the score at 40-37. Just as Fannin began to get their lead back, Dawson hit another 3 pointer to tie the game 40-40. The game kept going back and forth until it was tied up 53-53 when Olivia Sisson made a foul shot to put Fannin ahead 54-53. With seven seconds left, Fannin’s defense worked hard and kept the Tigers from scoring for the buzzer to sound on Fannin’s victory.

 The Rebel’s win puts their overall record at 13-5 while their region record stands at 4-3. Catch Fannin’s next game tonight at Union County starting at 6pm!

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