Tuesday, December 11, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-12-11 16:45:34)
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

ROGERSVILLE-A strong fourth quarter helped pace the Cocke County High School freshman
basketball team to their first victory of the 2012-13 season.

Cocke County turned a five-point lead after three quarters into a 44-28 win on the road at Cherokee High School. Jared Jackson led the Fighting Cocks to the win with a 16-point outing, including six in
the pivotal final period of play.

Cocke County led the game the entire way, holding a 13-8 advantage after a quarter. Cocke County nearly doubled their output in the second quarter to lead the game 25-13 as the teams headed into locker room for halftime.

However, the home standing Chiefs put a strangle on Cocke County in the third quarter, limiting them to only a pair of field goals from Jacob Jackson. The lackluster period trimmed Cocke County's lad to 30-25, before the Fighting Cocks rebounded with a strong close to the game in the fourth quarter.

Four players combined for 14 fourth period points, while the Chiefs were held without a field goal over the final eight minutes.

Cocke County returns to action when they host Morristown West High School on Thursday evening.

COCKE COUNTY (44): Jared Jackson 16, Jacob Jackson 7, Addison Fancher 6, Jacob Varner 6, Keary Nease 5, Zac Amick 2, Dorian Dockery 2.

CHEROKEE (28): Josh Drinnon 8, John Owens 5, Kolby Trent 4, Kendall Felder 4, Gabe Ellison 2, Damon Wilson 2, Tyler Farmer 2, Mylan Brewer 1.<  

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