A great night to be an Aggie: Fairview sweeps Good Hope

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Josh McBrayer

FAIRVIEW – Tuesday night was a great night to be an Aggie as Fairview swept Good Hope on senior night at Joe Shults Gymnasium.

Action was back and forth to open the boys’ game. Isaac Yarbrough scored the first basket to put Fairview on top, but Kallen Sharpton converted an and one on the Good Hope end of the floor to give the Raiders the early 3-2 advantage. The two teams spent the remainder of the quarter trading points as well as the lead with Good Hope holding the 12-11 advantage at the end of one.

Fairview came out hot in the second, going on a 12-2 run that prompted a Good Hope timeout. Out of the break, the Aggies continued their onslaught, scoring another 10 points before the clock hit 0:00 in the first half to take a 33-22 lead halfway through the contest.

Kenneth Lyle got Good Hoppe on the board first to start the second half but it was Fairview who quickly took over. Sam Elrod, Jacob Hill and Yarbrough combined for 10 points to put the Aggies on top 43-25 midway through the quarter. The rest of the third was played nearly even but the damage was done and the Aggies took a 49-29 lead to the fourth.

Good Hope was able to cut the Aggie lead in half thanks to a 12-2 run that was led by Sharpton to open the fourth. However, Fairview settled down and started hitting their open shots. The Aggies weathered the storm and stymied the Raider comeback attempt to take the contest 63-52.

 

Fairview 36, Good Hope 21 (Girls)

Getting off to a slow start would have been an understatement Tuesday as the reigning Cullman County Champion Lady Aggies took on the Lady Raiders. Missed shots and turnovers marred the first half for both teams as the two squads combined for just 24 total points in the first half and were deadlocked at 12-all heading to the half. That all changed in the third.

On the strength of a nine-point performance by Taylor Ann Yeager and a six-point quarter for Abbi Taylor, the Lady Aggies showed why the won the 2017 Cullman County Championship. They put up 18 points in the quarter, more than they scored in the entire first half, while holding Good Hope to a lone two-point bucket by Kate Kent. The 18-2 quarter-spanning run gave Fairview a 30-14 advantage going into the final frame.

Good Hope opened the fourth with a quick six-point flurry to pull to within nine, but it was as close as the Lady Raiders got. Fairview closed out the game with six straight points of their own to take the in-county rivalry 36-21.

 

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