2012 NPT PHOTO BY SETH BUTLER CCHS senior reserve guard Kyle Green (left) moves down the floor against the defense of Cherokee senior Ty Ryans. The Chiefs won the game 58-51 over the Fighting Cocks.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-12-13 16:19:09)
Author: Caleb Chrisman
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Free throws seem to be a lost art in several levels of basketball these days.

The Cherokee Chiefs used those extra opportunities at the line to win a game on Tuesday though as they held off Cocke County, 58-51.

The Chiefs hit 22-of-24 shots at the stripe to lead them to the victory, and Cocke County head coach Ray Evans was quick to give Cherokee credit.

"They hit 22-of-24 free throws. For a high school team, that's amazing," Evans said. "They outscored us by 14 at the free throw line."

Even with the outstanding performance at the line, Cocke County (4-6, 1-2) had chances to win at the end.

A Jacob White layup cut the lead to just two with 1:40 left, but the Chiefs continued to get to the line and make big shots.

For the full story, see the December 13 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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