Wildcats host Larry Ransom Classic

Fayette Ware #3 Mikkkel Norment in the lane surrounded by the Wolfpack

The Fayette-Ware Wildcats fell to Craigmont 76-71 Saturday night in the first round of the Larry Ransom Christmas Classic at Fayette-Ware High School. Fayette-Ware jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter. However, Craigmont (8-5) outscored the Wildcats 24-11 in the second quarter to tie the game at halftime. Both teams traded baskets in the third quarter before Craigmont took the lead in the fourth. The loss is only the third of the season for the Wildcats (14-3), which suffered an 84-79 loss last week to Bartlett. The Wildcats will play Whitehaven Tuesday night in the consolation game. ABOVE: Markerro Broadnax drives to the basket. ABOVE: Mikkel Norment scored 10 points in the game. See page 6 for more game coverage.