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Quick start carries 'Toppers over Falcons

January 10th, 2014 11:19 pm by Greg Peters

Quick start carries 'Toppers over Falcons

CHURCH HILL — Science Hill’s road through the Big 7 Conference continues to experience few, if any, bumps along the way.

The Hilltoppers’ detour through Church Hill on Friday produced a 60-53 win over Volunteer. 

The Lady Hilltoppers also had an easy drive that led to an 81-41 win over the Lady Falcons.

In the nightcap, Calvin Songster’s opening 3-point basket produced a 3-0 lead that Science Hill (16-6, 6-0) never gave away. Songster finished the evening with 17 points, including five 3-point shots.

“I thought we got off to a great start and I think that was important here against a much improved Volunteer team,” said Science Hill coach Ken Cutlip. “The difference here is that this Volunteer team kept battling and coming back.” 

David McFarland led Volunteer (7-9, 1-5) with 19 points. McFarland had the hot hand early, scoring 11 in the first quarter.

Marquise Williams added 10 for the Falcons.

The Lady Hilltoppers  (21-0, 6-0) held true to being ranked No. 1 in the first Associated Press Tennessee Class AAA poll of the basketball season.

Science Hill opened with a hard pressing defense that gave the Lady Falcons (16-5, 3-2) problems throughout. Tianna Tarter grabbed three of the early Volunteer turnovers and produced six points in less than 50 seconds.

She finished the evening with a game-high 32 points.

Savannah Felgemacher was tops for Volunteer with 13 points. Lindsey Overbey chipped in 11.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Saturday's print edition or our electronic edition.

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