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Crockett leads FCHS to win, fifth-place tournament finish
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Franklin County sophomore Erinn Brooks (40) shoots over a Floyd County defender from the low post during a preseason match-up between the two teams from November. (Staff Photo by Steven Marsh)
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Monday, December 24, 2012

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Miranda Crockett netted a game-best 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds Saturday to lead Franklin County's girls' varsity basketball team to a 67-41 victory over Volunteer (Tenn.).

With the win, FCHS (7-3) takes fifth place in the 15th annual Frank (Doc) Maples Holiday Hoops Classic hosted by Tennessee High. This is the Eagles' first appearance in the eight-team event.

FCHS, a winner of two straight games, led 15-10 after the first quarter and outscored Volunteer by 10 points, 15-5, to double the score at intermission, 30-15.

The Eagles won the third period by six points, 19-13, to make the count 49-28, and they took the fourth quarter, 18-13, to produce the final spread.

Eight players scored for Volunteer, one of whom finished in double figures with 17 points.

Crockett, a sophomore, paced a trio of double-figure scorers for FCHS.

Charmaine Hairston tallied 17 points and Zarkia Mattox scored 10.

Also scoring were Destani Mitchell and Brianna Taylor each with six points, Erinn Brooks with four, Marisa Brooks with two and Daishi Dudley with one.

FCHS returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 against Patrick Henry in the Western Valley District opener for both clubs. Tip off in Roanoke is 7 p.m.


Eagles cash in lead, fall in tourney opener

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Ashlee Mitchell and Kelsey Stoops combined for 43 points Thursday to lead Tennessee High to a 67-60 victory over Franklin County's girls' varsity basketball team in the opening round of the 15th annual Frank (Doc) Maples Holiday Hoops Invitational.

FCHS (5-3), which saw a three-game winning streak end with the loss, led by as many as 13 points in the first half and by 10, 40-30, at intermission.

Tennessee High opened the second half with a 13-2 run to move in front by a point, and the Vikings (7-2) outscored the Eagles 23-7 in the quarter.

Stoops swished five 3-point field goals and finished with a team-best 22 points.

Mitchell, a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) signee, tallied 21 points.

FCHS led 19-16 after the first quarter and outscored Tennessee High 21-14 in the second stanza.

Tennessee High's third-quarter run enabled the ikings to take a 53-47 edge.

Tennessee High won the fourth quarter 14-13.

Mitchell was 10 of 15 from the field.

Shenna Johnson finished with 11 points and four other players scored for the winners.

Charmaine Hairston netted a game-best 23 points for the Eagles and Miranda Crockett netted 13.

Also scoring for FCHS were Brianna Taylor with six points, Zarkia Mattox and Destani Mitchell each with five and Daishi Dudley and Erinn Brooks each with four.


Ten players contribute points to 35-point win

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Charmaine Hairston and Miranda Crockett each finished in double figures and all 10 of its players scored as Franklin County's girls' varsity basketball team routed Peal-Cohn (Tenn.) 67-32 Friday in a loser's bracket game of the 2012 Frank (Doc) Maples Holiday Hoops Invitational.

Hairston, a senior, netted a game-best 16 points and Crockett, a sophomore, tallied 10.

Five players scored for Peal-Cohn (8-3) none of whom were in double figures.

FCHS (6-3) led by seven points, 12-5, after the first quarter, and outscored Peal-Cohn by 10, 23-13, in the second stanza to move in front 35-18 at halftime.

The Eagles won the third quarter 15-11 to increase their lead to 21 points, 50-29, and a 17-3 fourth-quarter push to secure the victory.

Also scoring for FCHS were Taylor Greenway with nine points, Zarkia Mattox with eight, Brianna Taylor and Daishi Dudley each with six, Marisa Brooks with five, Destani Mitchell with three and Erinn Brooks and Brianna Holland each with two.

The two teams combined to make seven 3-point field goals: four by FCHS, three by Peal-Cohn.

Hairston and Dudley each swished two 3-pointers for the Eagles.

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