Lady Rebel becomes Nighthawk

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Morgan Holt decided to take an exciting step towards her future as she committed to the University of North Georgia to play basketball! Holt is a recent graduate of the 2020 Fannin County High School class who is excited to start this next chapter of her life. 

The graduate has played basketball for all of her life as she fell in love with the sport over time. Morgan played the sport for the school all four years where she lettered for three of them and was named First Team All-Region for the remaining two. She even played a vital role in helping her team make it to the Sweet 16 this past basketball season. 

When asking Holt why she chose the University of North Georgia she stated, “ I chose UNG because it is my dream school. I want to say thank you to all of my friends and family who have supported me throughout the years. I want to say a huge thank you to coach Chastain for pushing me and molding me into a better player which has led me to this amazing opportunity. Last but not least, I want to say a huge thank you to my team for having my back. They are the reason I have made it this far.”

“Morgan is a great kid, teammate, and a great competitor! Everyone sees her performance on the court, but very few see the countless hours of work she has put in to become the player that she is. When we visited UNG for team camp last summer she told me that she would love to be able to play there. She asked me if it was possible. I told her that it was definitely possible, but that she would have to put in a lot of work to achieve something like that and she did. That’s the best part about coaching, getting to watch players work hard and achieve things that they didn’t even think were possible. What makes it even sweeter is that it never came at the expense of her teammates. She was all about our team and winning games. It was never about individual stats or recognition with Morgan. She was never bragging about who was recruiting her. She was just trying to help the team win in any way that she could, and the rest took care of itself. I am very happy for her! I think she will be a great fit and have a great career at North Georgia,” head coach of the Lady Rebels Basketball Team, Ryan Chastain, shared about the athlete.

Coach Chastain was not the only one who had good things to say about the athlete. Head coach of the Lady Nighthawks, Buffie Burson, also added. “We believe Morgan is a great fit for our program with her strong academic background and great character! Her versatility and athleticism will be a huge asset to our team. We can’t wait to get her on campus to join the team!”

Bulldogs defeat Lady Rebels in Murphy

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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.

GAC defeats Lady Rebels on senior night

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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.

 

 

 

 

Fannin Co. Lady Rebels defeat Raiders in Dalton

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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!

Lady Rebels defeat East Hall on the road

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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!

Lady Rebels defeat Cherokee Bluff at Flowery Branch

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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!

Trojans defeat Rebels

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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!

Lady Rebels battle Panthers

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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!

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

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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!

Lady Rebels fall at Greater Atlanta Christian

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Tuesday night, the Lady Rebels (12-4, 3-2 Region 7-AAA) traveled to Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC) to take on the Lady Spartans (7-9, 4-1 Region 7-AAA). Fannin had just come from a big rival win against the Gilmer Bobcats and hoped to continue the trend.

Senior, Morgan Holt, was the one to lead Fannin in scoring for the night with 29 points, 12 of them being from made 3 point shots. As the Lady Spartan’s scored most of their points by making 3 point shots, the Rebels earned most of theirs from layups and jump shots. GAC made 11 three point shots for the night while Fannin made six. With Fannin trailing just three points behind, GAC had a 16-13 lead to end the first quarter. 

Abby Ledford followed Holt’s lead as she also added a 3 point shot to the board and contributed eight points to Fannin’s score for the night. Becca Ledford did the same as she banked a 3 point shot, followed by more made baskets to make seven of her own points. The Lady Rebels continued to put up a fight as they were right behind the Lady Spartans with a score of 28-20 to go into half time. 

Although Fannin was behind, they refused to give up. They kept driving the basket and taking open shots to score points while the Spartans did the same. Natalie Thomas got after it as she made an outside shot to add to the Rebel’s score for the night. Anytime the Spartans would score, Fannin would be right behind them with another made basket. To end the third quarter, the Lady Spartans were able to extend their lead with a score of 45-31. 

To start the fourth quarter, both teams began to get scrappy on defense and draw fouls. Olivia Sisson had grit on the block as she made a basket and drew a foul to make a free throw. Becca Ledford and a Lady Spartan got into foul trouble as they both had four on them, but managed to play it safe to stay in the game until the buzzer sounded on Greater Atlanta Christian’s 66-49 victory. 

Fannin’s loss puts their overall record at 12-5 while their region record stands at 3-3. Catch the Lady Rebel’s next game this Friday as they take on Dawson County at home starting at 7pm!

Lady Rebels defeat Indians

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This past Tuesday, the Lumpkin County Indians traveled to Fannin County High School to take on the Lady Rebels for region play. 

Morgan Holt was the one to jump at tip off as she got Fannin started by gaining possession of the ball. The senior showed off her great ball handling skills and made her way to the basket to add 9 points to Fannin’s score for the night. The Lady Rebels were on fire as they were able to put an offense into action and add onto their score. They also had a solid defense that didn’t let Lumpkin score any points in the first quarter. Natalie Thomas hit her second 3 point shot of the night to put Fannin ahead 16-0 to end the first quarter. 

Despite their lead, Fannin continued to play hard. Becca Ledford followed the trend as she banked a 3 point shot to add 9 points to Fannin’s score overall. Abby Ledford and Reagan York kept it going for Fannin as they had their fair share of 3 point shots. Ledfrord led Fannin in scoring for the night with 13 points while York was right behind her with 12. In response, Lumpkin was finally able to put points on the board and go into halftime with a score of 24-14 with Fannin still in the lead.

The Indians started to come to life to start the second half. They began to drive the basket and score more points. Mackenzie Johnson was able to do the same as she showed off her hustle to earn a layup for Fannin. With Lumpkin still fighting to stay in the game, the Rebels closed out the third quarter with a 36-24 lead. 

Fannin continued to extend their lead as Lumpkin tried to catch up. The Rebels had good looks up the court for made layups while the Indians preferred to look inside for shots. As the buzzer sounded to end the game, the Lady Rebels found themselves with a 51-38 victory and their first region win.

The Lady Rebels loss puts their overall record at 6-3 and their region record at 1-2. Catch the Rebels next game tonight at home starting at 6pm!

Lady Rebels tame Panthers

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Last night, the Lady Rebels took on the Union County Panthers at home. While Fannin came from a tough loss the night before to North Hall, they came out ready to play for this matchup.

Saidee Collins was the first to put any points on the board for the night as she had a pass from Mackenzie Johnson to put the score at 2-0 to give Fannin an early lead. The Panthers quickly answered as they put their own shot on the board to tie the game. Both teams had grit as they kept stealing the lead from one another. Collins was an asset on the block as she contributed 11 points overall to Fannin’s score while Johnson added 7 of her own. Olivia Sisson also had a big impact on the game as she scored 4 points and even made a buzzer beater shot to tie the game 13-13 to end the first quarter.

Becca Ledford was the one to put Fannin ahead with a made foul shot to put the score at 14-13. Ledford showed off her hustle as she added 10 points to Fannin’s score for the night. Abby Ledford followed the trend as she banked a 3 point shot to extend the Rebels lead 20-13! Ledford led Fannin in scoring for the night with 12 points overall. Mackenzie Johnson showed off her hustle as she as she zoomed passed the defense to score baskets for Fannin and added 7 points to the score. Johnson was the last to score in the second quarter as the Rebels kept their lead with a score of 27-22 to go into half time. 

The Panthers applied heavy defensive pressure as they full court pressed Fannin in hopes of getting the ball back. Union was able to draw a foul and make both of their free throws to tie the game which was followed by a made layup to give them a 29-27 lead. They were able to extend their lead until Abby Ledford made one of her famous 3 point shots to put Fannin behind 35-34 but drew a foul in the process and made both free throws to give Fannin a 36-35 lead to end the third quarter.

Although the game continued to be neck and neck, Fannin managed to keep their lead. Reagan York had a great look up the court to Morgan Holt who scored a layup to put the Rebels ahead 49-45. Holt showed off her ball handling skills as she drove to the basket to score 8 points overall for Fannin. To close out the game, Union made 2 free throw shots to put the score at 52-47 with Fannin claiming the victory.

Fannin’s win puts their overall record at 5-3 while their region record remains at 0-2. Catch the Lady Rebels next game on Tuesday as they take on the Lumpkin County Indians at home starting at 6pm!

Lady Trojans defeat Rebels

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For their second region game of the season, the Lady Rebels traveled to North Hall to take on the Lady Trojans last night. Fannin had just come from a tough loss to Dawson County and hoped to redeem themselves against North Hall. 

The Lady Trojans wasted no time putting points on the board as they scored a layup right out the gate for an early lead. Morgan Holt was the first to put points on the board for Fannin as she scored a layup off of an assist from Abby Ledford. Saidee Collins continued the trend as she made a basket on the block to put Fannin ahead 4-3. Reagan York was the last Rebel to score in the fourth quarter as she put the score at 14-11 with Fannin in the lead.

North Hall quickly answered the Rebel’s call as they banked a 3 point shot to tie up the game 14-14. Becca Ledford was the one to put the ball into action and pull ahead of the Trojans with a layup to put the score at 16-14. Ledford led Fannin in scoring for the night with 11 points overall. The Trojans then put their own layups on the board to pull ahead 18-16. Morgan Holt made a spin move to make a jump shot and tied the game 18-18. Holt showed off her ball handling skills as she added 8 points to Fannin’s score for the night. The game continued to go back and forth as both teams kept stealing the lead from one another. Reagan York had a good look inside to Rebel post Olivia Sission for her to make a shot and put Fannin ahead 22-20. Sisson proved to be an asset on the block as she added 8 points to the Rebel’s score for the night. At the last second of the second quarter, the Trojans made a 3 point shot to go into halftime with a 23-22 lead over Fannin. 

The Lady Trojans came alive to start off the second half. Instead of Fannin taking back the lead, North Hall kept it and ran away with it. The Trojans half court pressed the Rebels and made them work to get to the basket. Natalie Thomas mader her presence known at the last second of the third quarter as she banked a 3 point shot to put the score at 40-29 with North Hall in the lead.

Although North Hall was in the lead, Fannin kept fighting until the end. Abby Ledford was able to draw a foul and make a free throw to add to Fannin’s score. Saidee Collins had rebounds down low where she put them back up for shots and scored 6 points overall for Fannin. Collins was the last Rebel to score before the clock wound down on North Halls 50-36 victory. 

Fannin’s loss put their overall record at 4-3 while their region record stands at 0-2. Catch the Lady Rebels next game today as they take on Union County at home, starting at 2pm!

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Fannin Boys Buckle, Girls Grab 3rd in Regional Tournament

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Fannin High School’s basketball teams played in the Region 7-AAA regional tournament this week with mixed results, as the Rebels went one-and-done and the Lady Rebels posted a 2-1 record, which was good enough for third in the tournament and a state tournament berth. (more…)

Fannin Withers Against White County

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The Fannin Lady Rebels tipped off against the White County Lady Warriors Tuesday night, January 15, 2013. The game was very competitive throughout, but saw the Lady Warriors pull away in the fourth and win 46-37. The boys did not fair as well as the Warriors coasted to a 75-32 victory. (more…)

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